Separated At Birth: Rolling The Dice

Shane Davis is the artist of Metal Men, Superman: Earth One and currently in massive dispute with someone who is trying to sell his original art to people in car parks. Maybe he may have found a potential buyer? Posting his recent cover from Red Hood & The Outlaws #32…

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

And this cover from Patrick Gleason from upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #38 in January…

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

He writes,

It's funny, me and Pat have been confused as the same person at cons over the years, but Jesus Christ. LOL.

Patrick Gleason replied,

Woah! lol

Of course, there are precedents… such as Avengers #71 from 1998…

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

X-Force #128 from 2002…

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

And U.S.Avengers #3 from 2017…

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

While You Are Deadpool #4 was a little more on the nose.

Separated At Birth: Roll The Dice

You roll your dice, you take your chances…

Separated At Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences, or works of the lightbox. We trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done.

The Swipe File didn't judge; it was interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal, who originally ran this column, as well as the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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