Comic Book Cover Cliches

Comic book cover cliches…”Oh, for crying out loud!”

Comic book cover cliches have been around for as long as…well comics. Sifting through a long-box or browsing the shelf at your local comic book store you may have noticed something. And that something is a cover with an overused, repeated, iconic scene. There is one such cliche that I cannot believe artists still use to this day.

Below is a little gallery of just some of those cliche covers. The only sad thing about these covers is their lack of originality. It’s no wonder they’re crying!

I can proudly say that I avoided using such gimmicks for all five covers of The Deciders mini-series.

‘Til Death Do They Part

This article about Marvel Marriages is brought to you by

Irreconcilable Differences: MARVEL Marriages Gone Wrong

Marvel Marriages Sentry


The world’s mightiest mortal marrying the love of his life has a particularly mythical ring to it. Even if the bride later reported that she wished she’d killed him on their wedding night.

But marital bliss was not on the cards for the Sentry and his wife. The Sentry found himself manipulated by Norman Osborn to join the so-called “Dark” Avengers. A mistake that eventually led to Lindy’s death just to make him more reliant on Osborn’s guidance.

Top 10 Comic Book Character Knockoffs

Comic Book Character Knockoffs = Generic Brand

Think of your favorite character. Now, imagine someone creating comic book character knockoffs of him,her, or it. It’s not easy creating a new comic book character with never-seen-before superpowers and costumes. (and I definitely know how hard it is after creating  The Deciders).

What you’re about to read is my Top 10 List of  Comic Book Character Knockoffs. In some cases it’s the costume and in others it ‘s everything. I guess when these characters were being created, “originality” wasn’t top priority. (Please remember that the opinions expressed here are my own and I don’t expect everyone to agree…just 99% of you)