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WEEKLY COVER CONTEST 110 - Gimmick Covers!7583

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A theme will be chosen each week, so participants must find a comic book cover that fits the theme.

- One entry (one book) per person.
- Must be a real comic book in circulation.
- Magazine size books are also okay.
- The book does not have to be in your collection.
- Variants acceptable.
- The previous winner is allowed to win in this contest.

Each week we will vote on who had the best cover.

- Friday begins the new contest.
- Wednesday at 12 noon EST is the cutoff which starts voting that will go through Thursday at 11:59 PM EST.
- Please vote through the built in "Thumbs Up" system.
- One vote per person.
- Don't vote early.

The winner will choose the next theme and begin a new thread.

- In the event of a tie, the deciding factor will be if your photo was of a book in a CBCS slab. If both books are not in a CBCS slab then there will be a sudden death tie breaker overtime submission by both contestants.

- Repost these rules in your new thread to keep them easy to find and for new folks who want to play.

Week 01 - Genesis (winner @Darkga)
Week 02 - Madness (winner @Maverick)
Week 03 - The Horror (winner @Helric1)
Week 04 - Robots (winner @Darkga)
Week 05 - Femme Fatale (winner @Jeremy_K)
Week 06 - Pets (winner @Despain)
Week 07 - Outer Space (winner @Helric1)
Week 08 - Water (winner @AndyRexia)
Week 09 - Death (winner @esaravo)
Week 10 - Dragons (winner @steveinthecity)
Week 11 - Sports (winner @esaravo)
Week 12 - Catfight (winner @BigRig)
Week 13 - Weapons (winner @dielinfinite)
Week 14 - Alternate Timelines (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 15 - Swords (winner @JLS_Comics)
Week 16 - Merry Christmas! (winner @RyanHicks)
Week 17 - Weddings! (winner @AndyRexia)
Week 18 - The Kiss (winner @Despain)
Week 19 - Iconic Vehicles (winner @D84)
Week 20 - The Punch (winner @Neoheroka)
Week 21 - Smoking (winner @Sirtoddington)
Week 22 - Politics (winner @Studley_Dudley)
Week 23 - Cover Homage/Swipe (winner @DarthLego)
Week 24 - Master of Evil/The Villain (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 25 - Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my!!(winner @VaComicsGuy)
Week 26 - Reflections (winner @Darkga)
Week 27 - The Wild Wild West (winner @Helric1)
Week 28 - SKULLS!! (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 29 - Your First Comic (winner @vacaboca)
Week 30 - HaHaHaHa (winner @shrewbeer)
Week 31 - POWER UP! (winner @kaptainmyke)
Week 32 - KUNG FU FIGHT! (winner @VaComicsGuy)
Week 33 - WAR (winner @DrChaos)
Week 34 - YOU AIN'T NOTHIN BUT A HOUND DOG (Winner @Towmater)
Week 35 - BEST USE OF A CAPE (winner @DarthLego)
Week 36 - THAT BITES! (winner @DrChaos)
Week 37 - GOLDEN AGE (winner @Darkga)
Week 38 - BROMANCE (winner @DarthLego)
Week 39 - SHARK WEEK!!! (winner @Darkga)
Week 40 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary (winner @JLS_Comics)
Week 41 - Bad Weather (winner @RyanHicks)
Week 42 - HOT HOT HOT! (winner @DarthLego)
Week 43 - COLD AS ICE! (winner @D84)
Week 44 - Animals (winner @DarthLego)
Week 45 - Gunslingers!(winner @esaravo)
Week 46 - Double Vision (winner @vacaboca)
Week 47 - Wrapper's Delight (winner @Darkga)
Week 48 - Frak, Marry, Kill (winner @Watcher)
Week 49 - Symbolic Defeat of a Hero (winner @Thanatos)
Week 50 - Yer a wizard, Harry (winner @Atakmunky7)
Week 51 - Unlikely Pairings (winner @Thanatos)
Week 52 - New 52 Battle Royale (winner @DielInfinite)
Week 53 - The Team! (winner @shrewbeer)
Week 54 - Golden Age Free-For-All!!! (winner @esaravo)
Week 55 - Double Cover Continuity (Winner @Vacomicsguy)
Week 56 - Courtrooms (winner @DrChaos)
Week 57 - The Horror! (winner @martymann)
Week 58 - Motorcycle covers (winner @DrChaos)
Week 59 - Archery (Winner @jlscomics)
Week 60 - Witches, Ghosts & Demons (Winner @Vacomicsguy)
Week 61 - Zombies (Winner @jlscomics)
Week 62 - Ragnarok (winner @Deadpoolica)
Week 63 - 1963 (winner @helric1)
Week 64 - Let's Go To The Beach! (Winner @GeeWiz)
Week 65 - Damsel in Distress! (Winner @shrewbeer)
Week 66 - Hell! (Winner @Jesse_O)
Week 67 - Winter is here! (Winner @Darkga)
Week 68 - Babies - (Winner @shrewbeet)
Week 69 - Merry Christmas! (Winner @Helric1)
Week 70 - Things with Wings (Winner @zombiebigfoot)
Week 71 - VARIANTS (shared win @comicsforme@shrewbeer)
Week 72 - Upcoming Movies (Winner @jlscomics)
Week 73 - Upgrades! (Winner @Helric1)
Week 74 - Music (Winner @Foghorn_Sam)
Week 75 - Background Circles (Winner @helric1)
Week 76 - Non-Fictional Characters (Winner @conditionfreak)
Week 77 - Cops (winner @shrewbeer)
Week 78 - BANNED CAMP!(winner @DrChaos)
Week 79 - Do I make you Horny? (winner @helric1)
Week 80 - It's Electric! (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 81 - Photo Covers (winner @dshel61)
Week 82 - It's About Time (winner @Odins_Raven
Week 83 - Leaps and Bounds (winner @conditionfreak)
Week 84 - Sweat (winner @helric1)
Week 85 - Feats of Strength (winner @DrChaos)
Week 86 - Medieval Times (winner @dshel61)
Week 87 - What's Bugging You? (winner @esaravo)
Week 88 - Ancient Egypt (winner @GeeWiz)
Week 89 - Amusement Parks (winner @shrewbeer)
Week 90 - Newsstand is Dead (winner @dielinfinite)
Week 91 - Mirror Match (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 92 - Ambush Time!!! (winner @Odins_Raven)
Week 93 - Sunny Daze (winner @Savage_Spawn)
Week 94 - Gambling (winner @Jesse_O)
Week 95 - Airplanes (winner @DrChaos)
Week 96 - Hello Nurse! (winner @Helric1)
Week 97 - Shadowy Figures (winner @martymann)
Week 98 - Pirates (winner @MR_SigS)
Week 99 - Surrounded In A Circle (winner @Odins_Raven)
Week 100 - 100th Issues (winner @DrChaos)
Week 101 - There is No Eye in Team (winner @GAC)
Week 102 - Swords and Sandals (winner @DrChaos)
Week 103 - A Day at the Beach (winner @esaravo)
Week 104 - Do You Believe in Magic? Winner @Jesse_O)
Week 105 - Sneaky Snake (Winner @zombiebigfoot)
Week 106 - EPIC SHOWDOWNS!!(Winner @JLS_Comics)
Week 107 - Giant Sized (Winner @Studley_Dudley)
Week 108 - Sports! (Winner @helric1)
Week 109 - SKULLS (Winner @RyanHicks)

Gimmick Covers!
Lets see everyone's favorite gimmick covers (mostly from 90's - 00's but can be any age). Can be any type of cover which appears to be a sales gimmick (ie. Foil Covers, acetate covers, die-cut covers, embossed covers, glow-in-the-dark covers, etc)

The Fatal Attractions mini-crossover with the hologram cards was one of the first "sets" I can remember collecting and taking care of (bag and boarding) as a kid. I actually got my original set graded a few years ago that I had bought off the shelf when they came out (surprisingly one of the 6 actually came back 9.8). I'm currently trying to get a full 9.8 set of blue label Newsstand copies.

Here is my entry as this is just a classic, nostalgic cover for me:


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Changed my pick
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This one had a cool die-cut cover, but I sold it a few years ago anyway.


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Mighty Magnor #1




Here it is without the cover popped out.


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Peel off cover!



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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
why do I always think of a better cover right after I post??
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Glow in the dark
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Almost did the venom one
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatKomics
why do I always think of a better cover right after I post??
I can think of better ones than what I posted, but I don't necessarily own them. I prefer to post images of things I own and already have scanned. There's a comic with a hole going through it. Continuity was the king of gimmicks and had multiple things to choose from. Any Chromium covers would be suitable. There's a Tick comic with a square cut out on the cover. 3D comics. There are a lot of options.
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I loved this cover the first time I saw it on the shelf of my local comic book shop. It has a cool wraparound acetate cover. Still have my copy in a box all bagged and boarded.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by esaravo
This one had a cool die-cut cover, but I sold it a few years ago anyway.




I loved this one too. I unknowingly bought 2 copies on separate occasions and still have both.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
I will go with a classic that kicked off DC's deluxe format. The follow up on the deluxe format was Green Arrow Long Bow Hunters.


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OO

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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
Talk about gimmick







Eclipso #1 had a plastic “jewel” glued on to the covers.
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Talk about gimmick




Eclipso #1 had a plastic “jewel” glued in to the covers.


LOL!

I accidentally voted on this, forgetting this was the weekly contest.

I stand by my decision.
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@DJC_II

Lol 👍🏻
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
This is supposed to be a die-cut cover, but mine is one of the error copies.



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The Amazing Spider-Man #666 — This is the number one comic with the most variants credited to it. Clocks in with an amazing 145 variants! How is that for a gimmick???


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@OGJackster weren’t a lot of those covers identical save for the Comic Shop Name/logo? Not saying they don’t count. If anything, they add to the gimmick
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@OGJackster weren’t a lot of those covers identical save for the Comic Shop Name/logo? Not saying they don’t count. If anything, they add to the gimmick


Yes, I read 141 were the different comic shops.
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