John Tyler Christopher Credited For Other People’s Action Figure Variant Covers

Posted by March 8, 2016 Comment

John Tyler Christopher wasn’t the inventor of a comic book cover that looks like it’s an action figure toy, inside its blister pack. Hell, I still have a copy of the first I can remember, Scud The Disoosable Assassin from the nineties, but odds are there are ones before that.

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But last year, the artist John Tyler Christopher created an action figure variant for Star Wars #1. And demand amongst comic fans, toy collectors and Star Wars fans converged to create unprecedented demand.

STK661630That then spread to Taylor creating covers for the X-Men and across the Marvel titles.

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Christopher was also targeted for retailer exclusive variant covers –  and he created his own licensed cover with Boba Fett that he sold on-line and at shows.

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And now other publishers are running their own action figure variant covers not by Christopher.

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But Titan Comics have gone a step further, running their own action figure cover variants not by John Tyler Christopher – but giving him credit.

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(Last Updated March 8, 2016 10:27 am )