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Wonder COVERS...Homages to Some of Comics Most ICONIC Covers pt.2

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2016

Conventional wisdom says not to judge a book by its cover, but in the world of comics, covers are our first sales point to the masses!  And the construction of the Wonder Care covers has been FAR from accidental -- quite a bit of thought and consideration goes into each design and you're about to get a first look into that process.  With Wonder Care already being rooted in both childhood and comic book iconography (each of The Kinder Guardians can find its inspiration from fan-favorite characters like Superman, The Flash, Batgirl, Lex Luthor, and Wolverine), we thought to use that same love to mine ideas for our covers.  So, paying homage to some classics, we created these:

What CAN'T Your Dad Do?: A great deal of our characters were modeled after DC character archetypes, but with this story, we were taking a dramatic shift into Marvel territory.  With a story focused on a person's worth as a hero, I thought that the BEST homage we could ever make would be to Spider-man -- a hero whose entire career is built on second-guessing his own actions.  But what Spidey story should we use?  I think we looked at a few options, but settled on the iconic "Spider-man No More!" cover of The Amazing Spider-man #50 (by John Romita, Sr and Mike Esposito).  There was such weight to the Peter, whose vibrant colors created an amazing contrast from the wash of red throughout.  And that ethereal image of Spidey himself -- it was just powerful!  I think because we were still establishing characters, we didn't even consider changing Castor's color schemes for the cover.  But, whenever it's on the table, people DEFINITELY stop to flip through it.

Check out the cover that inspired Issue #1: How Far is UP?!

Check out the cover that inspired Issue #3: Beware the Kid Napper!

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