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Author Topic: Deja Vu  (Read 478 times)

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Deja Vu
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:24:14 PM »
One of my pleasures in collecting Archie Comics is finding those I call the Deja Vu issues. It is a fairly usual practice for Archie Comics to use covers from the Golden Age to repeat in the Silver Age. Usually the same gag and cast with some updates in the look. I think the theory was that the average enthusiasm for comic fans was 10 years or less, so there was no need not to recycle a good cover with some updates. Here is Pep 72 from March 1949 and Archie 120 from June 1961.

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Re: Deja Vu
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 06:47:41 AM »
Yeah, there are a ton of these out there. To say nothing of comparing digest covers with older single issues. There was a short run there of a year or two where the digest covers were actually reprinted, not just redrawn with the same gag, from old issues too.

Then there are the recycled gags where it's not an identical copy down to even the same dialogue, but essentially it's the same joke if you examine it closely, even though the cover layouts of the drawings may not be the same in terms of composition (figures positioned slightly differently, angle or perspective of view, etc.), and wording in balloons may vary somewhat -- it's still the same joke, regardless.

There's even a category where the joke remains the same, but the characters are different from one iteration to another. You might think that would never work, but it's often specific to the nature of the joke, regarding which characters could fit the dialogue.

This is a good thread topic, Cosmo. I guess the only thing is, it requires a lot of time looking through whole runs of covers to find the gags that match each other, unless you happen to just stumble upon one that rings a bell.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2017, 07:16:46 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

Re: Deja Vu
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 03:26:38 PM »
And same gag....different books and characters. Sometimes these are almost like those spot the difference puzzles.

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Re: Deja Vu
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 07:27:24 PM »
And leave us not to forget the stories, which works on the same principle....

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Deja Vu
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 08:25:35 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised to find the same cover gag duplicated on an Archie Comics cover and a Marvel/Atlas girl humor title. Especially when you consider that they employed some of the very same artists.

Re: Deja Vu
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 08:48:02 PM »
Okay...here is one of my favorite Deja Vu combos. Give good old Archie 10 years to rethink it and he opts for both Veronica and Betty :)

 


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