The Great Comic Book Homage Streak Hits 300 Weeks!

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? The streak began on September 27, 2012. It's been over a YEAR since I last updated it (my bad!), but totally by coincidence, this past week would be Week 300 if the streak gets that far (hint, see the headline, it got that far). It's really funny that I just happened to choose this week to update the streak. It really was a lucky coincidence (kind of eerie, though, right?).

Week 244 was Theotis Jones' cover for I Am Groot #1, which homaged the album cover of The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness.

Week 245 was Mike Choi's cover for Cable #1, which homaged the album cover of 50 Cent's Guess Who's Back?.

Week 246 was Mark Brooks' cover for Darth Vader #1, which homaged Dave Cockrum's cover for Uncanny X-Men #145.

Week 247 was Alex Maleev's cover for Defenders #1, which homaged the album cover for De La Soul's Stakes is High.

Week 248 was Russell Dauterman's cover for The Mighty Thor #20, which homaged Walter Simonson's cover for Thor #337 .

Week 249 was David Marquez's cover for Defenders #2, which homaged Kevin Nowlan's cover for New Defenders #128 .

Week 250 was Will Robson's cover for Spider-Man/Deadpool #19, which homaged Joe Quesada's house ads for One More Day.

Week 251 was David Lopez's cover for Deadpool #33, which homaged Norman Rockwell's painting dubbed either Shiner or The Principal's Office .

Week 252 was Jorge Jimenez's cover for Superman #27, which homaged Archibald Willard's painting, Spirit of '76 .

Week 253 was Simon Myers' cover for Doctor Who 11th Year Three #7, which homaged J.M. Flagg's famous Uncle Sam recruitment poster .

Week 254 was Juan Doe's cover for Mech Cadet Yu #1, which homaged the movie poster for Transformers: The Movie .

Week 255 was Rafael Albuquerque's cover for Detective Comics #962, which homaged Mike Mignola's cover for Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62 .

Week 256 was Arthur Adams' cover for X-Men Blue #9, which homaged Jim Steranko's cover for X-Men #50 .

Week 257 was Brooke Allen's cover for Heavy Vinyl #1, which homaged the movie poster for Empire Records .

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