Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

These are Francesco Mattina's exclusive covers of Detective Comics #1000 for Midtown Comics. $18 for the first, $25 for the second.

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

With a slightly different version painted over for a second virgin variant.

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

Of course, it's the allegations of painting over other images that have caused Francesco Mattina a little grief in recent weeks.  And so it is with this image. Such as this Frank Miller Dark Knight homage, a private commission from Gabrielle Del'Otto, posted online by its owner, Octavio D. 

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

 

There's this fella at the back…

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

And this Tyrannosaurus Rex at the back as well…

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

Let's combine them all…

Looking at 'Inspiration' For Francesco Mattina's Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Cover for Midtown Comics

Any more to add?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dennis O'Neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Others (A) Doug Mahnke, Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Tony S. Daniel, Steve Epting, Kelley Jones, Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! In Shops: Mar 27, 2019 Final Orders Due: Feb 18, 2019 SRP: $9.99

 

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