Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Completely Unnecessary Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary Graphic Novel Cover Meme

From Stuart Immonen:

Here’s the deal. Remember the Typophile Album Cover Meme? This is much like that, requiring you to re-imagine a Marvel Comics cover from the last 70 years as an actual contemporary novel cover. Follow the steps below, and post the results on your own site or forum:

1) Click this link for a list of Marvel publications from a random month and year at Random Marvel date*. Choose the 7th cover (if there are fewer than 7, choose the last one). EDIT: I thought I had the java script working but I don't - click over to Stuart's post and follow his directions there. HIs link works.

2) Search for the first word appearing on the cover that jumps out at you (this may be the title itself) on Flickr. Select the 7th (or last) image (as with the album cover meme, it’s best to select an image with Creative Commons rights released).

3) Use your favourite image manipulation app to create a new 6×9 image, incorporating the original title (and as much other original text as you like) and the new image.

4) Share!

I got July 1959 and Tales to Astonish #4:

and here's my revision/update:

To see what some others have come up with, see Stuart's post here.

Happy 70th Marvel Comics.


Rich said...

Love the cover and the meme from Stuart's page!

I created a Flickr group to upload covers to here if you're interested.

Steve Epting said...

That's cool Rich. I just added mine.

IADW said...

Sweet have just added mine to - Cool idea!