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Paul Smith did this fake Avengers period-piece cover, originally published as a poster in Avengers Special #1. Don't try to figure out where it may have fallen in the real book's number order. Because it has Cap, Hulk, Shellhead in all-yellow armor, and Hank Pym as GIANT Man, it's impossible to fit into the real continuity!

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Left: The cover of Steve Rude's Mister Miracle Special #1 as published.
Right: Rude's initial design had Mr. Miracle still in chains, and a different "Special" logo treatment.

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Left: The cover of X-Men #56 by Neal Adams as published.
Right: Adams' original version of the same cover, rejected because "the figures obscure the logo."

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Left: Curt Swan's cover for Superman #175 as published.
Right: The book's alternate cover, not used because Swan came up with a better one.

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Left: "Female Furies" page from DC's Who's Who, by Jack Kirby.
Right: Steve Rude's cover for a proposed "Big Barda and her Female Furies" series.

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Left: Poster for the 1959 movie " Plan Nine From Outer Space," directed by Ed Wood.
Right: Bob Wiacek's cover for a proposed "Plan Nine From Outer Space" comic book adaptation.


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