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This used to be a blog called "Multi-Cover Images." Anytime multiple covers are used to form one image, I think that's cool. Who doesn't, right? My thought at the time was that I'd try to put some of them together here; my goal being to catalog all of the interconnected cover images I could find. I had a little over two dozen posted here when a site redesign killed images site-wide. I had fixed some of them, but never gotten around to totally redoing this blog.

So I decided to do them as a list series called "Connected" instead. Each list will have one connected cover image, and then list the individual issues that the covers came from. If available, I'll post the virgin art for the interconnected cover image as well. This blog is now the library for the Connected series. Thanks for checking it out. :)

These are the categories the Connected index has been broken into:

DCMarvelVertigo

Thanks for reading. Enjoy.

DC:

Marvel:

Vertigo:

*All Connected Lists in Numerical Order:

Thanks for stopping in! :^D

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#1 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19149 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah, this always bugs me when they don't match up

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#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (17342 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if the last lot don't look connected, they still look unique & in a similar style & theme.  I think I prefer those.

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#3 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
"yeah, this always bugs me when they don't match up "
Yeah, as a teenager, I used to go through the rack, trying to find two covers that lined up.  Now I just move 'em askew so the image lines up. It would be nice if they made it line up, since they went to the trouble of doing the image.

@xerox-kitty said:
"Even if the last lot don't look connected, they still look unique & in a similar style & theme.  I think I prefer those. "

The NTT/BATO image has always been a favorite - probably because it's one of the first I actually owned.  I like the Legionnaires image tho' - it actually seems to line up.  The Outsiders image is unified by the background, but that Legion image... I like those too, but I just don't think this one does a good job.  But I just recalled one that does. :)
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#4 Edited by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio

I have that last set, another I thought of was the Fables story arc in the Detective Comics/Green Arrow/Question Annuals from '88 . 

 
 

OK, maybe not interlocking, but same theme thru-out.  And a pretty good story to boot, 'specially the interaction of Batman/Question.
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#5 Edited by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio
@Donovan Montgomery: Hey, cool!  Those are definitely interlocking across the top... I had written a decent paragraph at this point, looking at what made it connect and what didn't, when I noticed a problem.  Tell me if you agree, because it's not super clear... 
 
Here's your image (I had to grab the covers again - yours is all one image, so I couldn't manipulate it):
 
................................................^....Right there, the line in the mist continues from one cover to the next, but there's not a good connection from the GA to the Q cover.  The drop off from the right hand side of the GA cover cityscape to the left hand side of the Q cover cityscape was kind of weird.  And those clouds on the GA cover's skyline were bugging me, until I noticed a cloud on the right hand side of the Q cover. So... 
 
I tried this:
  
.................................................^...............................................^^... 
^The mist at the bottom seems to just barely connect, and the skyline seems to curve down and back up again, in a better curve, although still not a great match by any lengths, but... 
^^...The cloud on the skyline seems to match up well, from the Q to the GA cover.  I know that puts the covers Part I/ III/ II, but the second order seems to work.  What do you think?  It would be better if the mist design was consistent from one cover to the next.  Let me know - I want to add it to the blog, but not until I've gotten a good consensus on what order it should be in.
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#6 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio
@cbishop:
I actually think they may have put the mist in backwards as it looks like the Detective cover should go after the Green Arrow cover, so it would go 3-2-1, but then that messes up the whole pose thing they got going.  The Question should defenatly be in the middle pose wise.
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#7 Edited by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio
@Donovan Montgomery: I had tried that, but didn't think it worked well: 
 
    
...................................................................................................^... The background design meshes up well, and with Batman's cape blocking the cityscape, you could even say that matches.  The edge of the cape does not flow over to the GA cover though.  Just for the sake of it: 
 
    
 
<sigh> That doesn't work either.  Yeah, I think it's 1/3/2.  Okay, I'll add it to the blog.  Thanks for the help! :)
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#8 Posted by Mercy_ (94572 posts) - - Show Bio
Secret Invasion: X-Men.  
 
Gotta say, love the idea and I LOVE that you link to the previous and next blogs, it's a smart idea.
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#9 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: Thanks on both counts. :)  I did the same thing with my lists.  It's a pain to do initially, but I think it's worth it when it's done.  What I haven't done for my blogs (that I probably should) is add a link to each one that goes to my Blogs & Forum Topics index page.  Yes, I can be incredibly detail-oriented (I refuse to call it "anal-retentive" lol).  What can I say?  I want people to read my blogs. lol
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#10 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

Since Donovan's suggestion of the Fables arc, and Dark Huntress' suggestion of Secret Invasion: X-Men, I have added Justice League: A Midsummer's Nightmare and Huntress.

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#11 Posted by ArtJoker (605 posts) - - Show Bio

Marko Djurdjevic does my favorite match up covers

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#12 Posted by Mercy_ (94572 posts) - - Show Bio
@cbishop: No problem. :D And it's totally anal-retentive. ;)
 
 
 
@ArtJoker said:
" Marko Djurdjevic does my favorite match up covers "
Agreed, completely. 
Siege: Battlefield
Siege: Battlefield


Wolverine
Wolverine


Invincible Iron Man #500
Invincible Iron Man #500


Amazing Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man


X-Men Variant Covers
X-Men Variant Covers
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#13 Edited by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: First off: ;^P lol  ...Second: Those covers are awesome: too bad CV's filing system keeps us from getting thumbnails of 'em all (I don't have a computer I can put Chrome on yet, so I cannot upload my own) or I'd add 'em to the blog.  People will have to enjoy them from the comments. Thanks. :) 
 
Oh, and added The Walking Dead TPB covers! :)
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#14 Posted by doublezeroduck (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Best blog ever. Thanks for putting them all together like this.

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#15 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

@doublezeroduck: Thanks much! It needs some additions, but I just don't have the time and constant access, like I did a couple years ago. There are some excellent ones in the comments. I love these things, but nowadays, it's hard to justify at $3.99 a pop, just to put an image together, if it's from the same issue. Crossover things, like the Titans/Outsiders at the beginning, is easier to get behind.

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#16 Posted by CainPanell (23760 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle for the Cowl Works pretty well.

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#17 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

@sk666: Just got my own Internet access again, and I'm working out some kinks, but I'll check that out once I'm set up properly. Thanks. :)

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#18 Posted by redleigh86 (570 posts) - - Show Bio

Those X-Men Secret Invasion covers are so very pretty. They're some of my favorites. The various X-Men books in general tend to have very pretty covers these days. So many colors, and so vibrant.

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X-Men Variant Covers
X-Men Variant Covers

I really love this too. So gorgeous!

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#19 Edited by X35 (6464 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the one you got when you put Mighty Avengers #21-23 together, ust because on the surface it looks like an amazing Avengers line-up :)

Oh and the Marko Djurdjevic are always great.

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#20 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

6/6/12 - Updated with an image from L.A.W.: Living Assault Weapons #1-6. There's plenty I have missed lately. Hopefully, I will catch up soon. :)

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#22 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: I was really digging that until I saw "Twilight" lol. But okay, okay, the art on it is great.

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#23 Posted by pikahyper (16933 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: lol had to throw that curve ball in :P It's actually pretty good, it is a tweaked version of the novels and to me at least it makes it a lot better.

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#24 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: <sigh> I honestly haven't read them (and have never desired to). I fell asleep, trying to watch the first movie. Not just jumping on the bandwagon here, but "sparkles" as a reason vampires can't go in the sun is just kind of weak. Why the frick would a vampire's skin sparkle? I guess it makes as much sense as anything else, when it comes to fictitious characters, but I don't care for it.

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#25 Posted by pikahyper (16933 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: the movies are a guilty pleasure and I loathe Kristen Stewart and her character, so far I haven't actually read the books, don't really want to but I know eventually I'll probably break down and do it, only reason I know the manga is better is cause of comparison reviews and friends. The sparkling is pretty bad though...

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#26 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: Annnnnd that's enough Twilight for this thread lol. ugh.

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#27 Posted by cbishop (12365 posts) - - Show Bio

Added the Millenniumn Giants covers, and a cool Superman Red/Blue image! :)

I'll be adding some of the ones from the comments soon.