As part of Marvel Legacy’s comic industry change that we are still trying to work out exactly what it was, we got this homage cover for Cable by Rob Liefeld.
This is the famous cover to New Mutants #87, the first appearance of Cable, by Rob Liefeld.
Because this is the cover to Avengers #145 by Gil Kane and Dan Adkins.
Not only is there a superficial similarity in placement of images and poses but the hand holding the gun is a direct swipe, in terms of finger placement.
It has become far more famous and people have signed their covers “after Liefeld”. But Liefeld didn’t sign “after Kane” so no one else followed suit.
Even though he did for the cover of New Mutants #86, so it’s not like he’s averse to it.
But it is possible, if nothing else, future homage covers should be “after Liefeld, after Kane”? Here are a few others from Liefeld and others over the years…
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- Barack Panther from Brian Denham in Antarctic Press June 2018 Solicits - March 21, 2018
- DC Comics Launches the DC Boutique for Smaller or More Distant Comic Cons - March 21, 2018
- Christopher Priest Writes The Black Panther Vs. The Justice League (SPOILERS) - March 21, 2018
- All Marvel Comics Trade Paperbacks Out Today Are, Again, 99 Cents on ComiXology - March 21, 2018
- The Avengers Editors Appear to be Keen Bleeding Cool Readers… - March 21, 2018