Loners Covers Part 2

Just to finish off the series… I compared the first three Loners covers to their corresponding John Hughes movie posters. Here’s the remaining three.

Loners #4 cover
The Loners #4
(Original plan; this was swapped with #3)
Weird Science
Weird Science
Loners #5 cover
The Loners #5
Some Kind of Wonderful
Some Kind of Wonderful
Loners #6 cover
The Loners #6
Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles

The first three were easier to do than these, because all of these movies have been reissued on DVD, and the art was “enhanced” on the new versions. The covers homage the original posters, so I had to find the older releases.

4 Responses to “Loners Covers Part 2”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Why do Lightspeed and Turbo keep ending up in romantic triangles in these reworkings?

    (And the only thing wrong with that is they would sell that many more books if it wasn’t just the covers.)

  2. Shawn Hill Says:

    Johanna, thanks so much for the work you’ve done on finding the sources for these Loners covers. I’ve yet to read an issue (but my partner does) and we both picked up on the “teen movie poster” theme, but couldn’t identify all the films. I think it’s a brilliant visual concept for a story about legacy hero kids struggling with their powers, and for a title that spun out of the equally clever Runaways.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Shawn, you’re welcome, but the only work involved was when I didn’t recognize the last homage and had to ask KC what it was. :)

    Great summation of the appeal you have there! I miss really good movies about the teen experience… but now I have manga.

  4. Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment » Each one of us is an archer, and a speedster, and an acrobat … Says:

    […] You may recall that in 2007 artist Jason Pearson paid tribute to the movies of Hughes with his covers for The Loners, the Marvel miniseries by C.B. Cebulski and Karl Moline. Johanna Draper Carlson showcased the covers, and the original posters, here and here. […]




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