Tag Archives: Swipe File

Swipe File: Days Of Futures End Past

The classic cover to Uncanny X-Men by John Byrne. And from today’s New 52: Future End… Whoa indeed. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic …

Swipe File: The White Shadow And Lady Death

On the left, the cover of L’Ombre Blanche by Antoine Carrion and on the right a sketch cover of Lady Death by Frank Cho, courtesy of Eurocomics USA Invasion… In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other …

Swipe File: Daytripper And Feliz Aniversário, Feliz Obituário

I feel like I may be going to Hell for this. But here we go. Popular Brazilian comic book site Mel Hores Domundo has published what it alleges as a possible unacknowledged inspiration for the Eisner Award winning 2010 Vertigo …

Swipe File: Kamiya Yuu Of No Game No Life

Well, I don’t have to do the heavy lifting on this one. A Twitter account has been set up to look at the similarities between the work of Kamiya Yuu of No Game No Life and all manner of other …

Swipe File: Fairest And Mnemovore From DC Vertigo

From last year’s Fairest #17, cover by Adam Hughes, published last year by DC/Vertigo… And from Mnemovore #1 by Mike Huddlestone, published last decade by DC/Vertigo…. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to …

Swipe File: Red Sonja And Red Reaper

Okay, the bottom bit of the Swipe File always talks about how Bleeding Cool doesn’t judge regarding swipes. How we understand that they are often part of the creative process. And we let you judge. But this one? Let’s just …

Swipe File: When A Swiper Gets Swiped – Marko Manev And X-Men Days Of Future Past Blu-Ray

This is the cover for the X-Men: Days of Future Past Ultimate Edition. And this is the X-Men inspired piece “Mutants” from Marko Manev from 2011. I think we can all see some similarity there. But don’t grieve too much, Marko …

Swipe File: Green Arrow And…Green Arrow

On the left is Ivan Reis‘ Green Arrow #0 cover, on the right is Daniel Sampere‘s new Green Arrow #35 promo image. Are they just a similar pose or is there a swipe going on? Swipe File investigates! Compare the …

Swipe File: Rat Queens And Dungeons And Dragons

Here is preview art from the new D&D Player’s Handbook. And the character Violet from the ongoing Image Comics series Rat Queens. Considering how… liberally Rat Queens has borrowed its imagery, it’s entertaining when someone tries to borrow it back! In …

SPOILER Swipe File: Earth 2 And Watchmen And Why Superman Fans Might Like To Pick A Copy Today

From Watchmen… And from the film And from today’s Earth 2…   And furtehr reading, including a rather big last page spoiler…We see Val-Zod, the Kryptonian living on Earth, trying to lie up to the legacy of the now-dead Superman, …

Swipe File: Tim Bradstreet’s Punisher And Marko Manev’s Prometheus

This is a Prometheus poster, licenced published by Mondo by artist Marko Manev. Or at least it was. Until some folk pointed out its similarity to Tim Bradstreet‘s Punisher image. Inside The Rock presented the evidence… The poster was suddenly cancelled with …

The $28 Million Dollar Swipe File – Jeff Koons And Dark Horse Comics

Jeff Koons has created a six-and-a-half foot, two thousand pound, stainless steel statue of Popeye, auctioned for $28,200,000 by Sothebys to casino owner and art buyer Steve Wynn. The auction house stated “The history of Pop Art begins and ends with …

Wondercon Swipe File: The Skeletor Of Spades

This article used to host a swipe file showing two images, one by Tom Bryski, exhibiting at Wondercon, and another by Josh Ellingson created in 2008, that looked fairly similar, sent in by a reader. Tom got rather upset about …

Swipe File: Crossed Vs Walking Dead, Via The Biscuit Game

Today’s Walking Dead continues the storyline from last issue, with Negan’s plan to infect the weapons his crew use against Rick’s crew with zombie stuff. And it seems to work. Although I still reckon there’s a bait-and-switch with Dwight and …

Swipe File: Shadowrun And James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

If a cluster of interlinked ideas are worth having once I suppose they’re also worth having twice.

Swipe File: Twilight Horrorbles

The Phantom Zone variant cover of Twilight Zone #1… Cover to the Kickstartered EC Comics tribute comic, Haunting Tales Of Horrorbles. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be …

Swipe File: Afterlife And Afterlife With Archie

This is the cover to Afterlife, a TokyoPop series from a few years ago. And this is a cover to the Afterlife With Archie comic currently rocking the charts. Do compare logos… In Swipe File we present two or more …

Swipe File: Marko Manev And Francesco Francavilla’s Silver Surfers

From Marko Manev‘s series of iconic superhero posters from February this year. And from the March solicitations for Marvel Comics’ Silver Surfer, by Dan Slott and Michael Allred, variant cover by Francesco Francavilla. But was actually published originally in 2010! …