Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Original Steranko Cover

Talk about stealing from the best. Pointed out in the comments in the post "Barsoom Rocks!" whoever designed the cover decided to "borrow" certain elements, namely the cover of issue 21 of Creatures on the Loose!, a Marvel Comics series from the 1970s, drawn by the legendary Jim Steranko. So here's the original cover art for comparison. One funny note-this issue was the last in a six-issue adaptation "Gullivar Jones, Warrior of Mars!" I guess they didn't find a John Carter cover they liked. A brief update: A friend of mine also pointed out that the girl on the album cover was taken from another Creatures cover, this time issue 19 by Gil Kane. You can see that one here

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