Friday, August 16, 2013

Comic covers

Lazy day in office, so let's just write bout something shall we (speaking to self)

Lets change it up to comics shall we? But still in relation to movies. 2nd thing (but can be 1st..depends..I can't decide) I'm passionate bout is comics..been collecting since a wee bit (7 me thinks) comics are a tad expensive..and I'm trying to cut down on the titles I follow.

Thankfully I solely follow X-men related titles..Avengers? Me no likey..EXCEPT till recently (last Dec to be exact) I collected Avengers Arena. I know it goes against my strong believes that Avengers sux hard. Howeverrrrr...the name Avengers is just a title..this title compile a list of fan favorite from different teams in the Marvel Universe...taking teams from Runaways (never read but I heard it's good) , Avengers Academy , X-men Academy and Capt Britain Academy (newly introduced)

These mutant kids were brought together by Arcade (from the covers of X-men and Avengers) who before this is hardly a major villain. The kids are gathered on some mysterious island and are forced to off each other or die on the island ..sounds familiar no? Yep it's Battle Royale baby! ..even the cover of issue #1 pays homage to the legendary flick...see for yourself... I.....L-O-V-E IT ...maybe one day when I have the money I'm gonna frame it..who knows maybe one of those Great Britain kids (mostly first appearance here) will become a popular Avengers / X-men

The 2nd issue cover is amazing as well, it got me guessing awhile..I at first thought it was Apocalypse Now (boleh?) ..and after doing a bit of's a cover from Lord of the Flies's a book cover though..not the flick.. issue 3 and 5 continues with the movie cover theme..with issue 3 being The Hunger Games (pretty obvious) and issue 5 with The Clockwork Orange.

Lord of the Flies Homage

Hunger Games

Kid Briton posing as Malcolm McDowell

Issue 4 is a tricky one..I didn't find any mentioning of it paying homage to a movie flick..I could've sworn I've seen this cover somewhere..maybe you guys know? I was about to say Raging Bull but ooops that's not it. Have a looksie..

Any ideas?
And one of the more recent issue pays homage to Platoon...I didn't notice it at took me awhile to notice that this issue was a movie cover..also side note, this issue rocks hard..the sacrifice made by one of the cast member can shed a tear or two (maybe even bawl) for whoever loves this character..(she's pretty popular)

So that's it for today..comic cover that translate from movie posters...there are a lot more..another more interesting movie covers translated to comics is during the Necrosha run..they covered all the famous Vampire flicks posters..alas I didn't buy the issues..I only bought the Paperback version. I leave you with the Necrosha run cover..(not all)

Loving this one, John Carpenter's Vampires!