Swipe File: Green Arrow And…Green Arrow

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On the left is Ivan Reis' Green Arrow #0 cover, on the right is Daniel Sampere's new Green Arrow #35 promo image.

Are they just a similar pose or is there a swipe going on? Swipe File investigates!

Compare the muscle shading on his right thigh.

The torso angle.

The perspective problems on the right arm.

And the prime exhibit, the way his belt canisters hang.

Maybe Sampere could have replicated the perspective on Reis' bow as well?

In Swipe File we present 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 trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself? If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn't judge, it's 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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