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January 20, 2009 8:48 AM   Subscribe

Covered: A new blog showcasing reinterpretations of classic comic covers. Jeffrey Brown covers Mike Zeck. Johnny Ryan covers Carl Barks. Fred Hembeck covers Pat Boyette (And many others).
posted by Alvy Ampersand (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Only the Wolverine one is arguably a reinterpretation. The rest appear to be simply recreations (or read another way, simple copyright infringement).
posted by adamms222 at 10:15 AM on January 20, 2009

I guess Hembeck better lawyer up.

Cover recreations/reinterpretations/homages are pretty uncontentious things in the comics world; a lot of artists do them on commission, and I've never heard of any legitimate legal concerns or lawsuits arising from them. If you have an example, I'd really be interested in hearing about it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:35 AM on January 20, 2009

I really like the concept of this blog, but that Johnny Ryan "reinterpretation" just reminds me of what I used to do as a 9 year old with a Disney light table.
posted by joelhunt at 1:48 PM on January 20, 2009

Yes, well, the kids these days seem to like the Johnny Ryan, so I figured mentioning his inclusion would put some bums in the seats. I'm guessing that the gimmick is that 'Johnny Ryan covering Carl Barks' conjures images of Scrooge swimming in a money pit filled with Beagle Boy urine while Huey, Dewey, and Louey engage in a daisy chain as Gyro Gearloose is forcibly sodomized by Magica De Spell, who's turned the Little Helper into a light bulb-headed strap-on, when in reality it's an innocuous-to-the-point-of-vapidity paint by numbers deal. I'm generally unimpressed by his stuff; his contribution was no exception.

*Realizes he's on the slippery slope of being one of those defensive posters who comment too much in their own FPP; shuts up, slinks off*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:04 PM on January 20, 2009

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