I Can’t Cover What I Am – 25 Action Comics #1 Cover Homages

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I Can’t Cover What I Am – 25 Action Comics #1 Cover Homages

In this feature, I spotlight comic book covers that follow a specific theme. Here is an archive of all the cover themes we’ve spotlighted so far.

Joe Shuster’s cover for Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, is one of the most famous covers in comic book history, and as a result, it has been one of the most homaged covers in comic history. Here are 25 of them!


Amazing Spider-Man #306 by Todd McFarlane

Secret Origins #1 by Jerry Ordway and Wayne Boring

Action Comics #685 by Jackson Guice

Action Comics #800 by Drew Struzan

Action Comics #900 by Alex Ross

Superman (Vol. 3) #19 by Al Jaffee

Doodle Jump #1 by Meredith Gran

Kevin Keller #5 by Dan Parent

Fantastic Four #291 by John Byrne

Multiversity #1 by Chris Burnham

Batman and Robin (Vol.2) #39 by Patrick Gleason

Superman #124 by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein

Superman #136 by Dan Jurgens and Joe Rubinstein

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Superman #201 by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines

Tales from the Bizarro World by Jaime Hernandez

Spawn #228 by Todd McFarlane

Popeye #1 by Bruce Ozella

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #32 by Georges Jeanty

Superboy/Risk: Double Shot #1 by Joe Phillips and Jasen Rodriguez

Fallen Angel #15 by Kristian Donaldson

Prime #1 by Norm Breyfogle

Nodwick #8 by Aaron Williams

Disney’s Hero Squad: Ultraheroes #1 by Magic Eye Studios

Uber #3 by Caanan White

Action Comics (Vol. 2) #27 by Jon Katz