New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

As part of Marvel Legacy's comic industry change that we are still trying to work out exactly what it was, we got this homage cover for Cable by Rob Liefeld.

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

This is the famous cover to New Mutants #87, the first appearance of Cable, by Rob Liefeld.

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

Because this is the cover to Avengers #145 by Gil Kane and Dan Adkins.

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

Not only is there a superficial similarity in placement of images and poses but the hand holding the gun is a direct swipe, in terms of finger placement.

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

It has become far more famous and people have signed their covers "after Liefeld". But Liefeld didn't sign "after Kane" so no one else followed suit.

Even though he did for the cover of New Mutants #86, so it's not like he's averse to it.

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

But it is possible, if nothing else, future homage covers should be "after Liefeld, after Kane"? Here are a few others from Liefeld and others over the years…

New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"? New Mutants #87 Homage Covers "After Liefeld" – Should They Be "After Gil Kane"?

 

 

 

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