Comic Covers "Swiped" From Fine Art
...which presents a list of five comic covers inspired by famous works of art. (Which I am happy to say, I guessed all of them correctly. Who-hoo!! (Can't you tell I was the "me me me! pick me! I know I know!!!" kid who always sat at the front of the class?)
*insert cool segue here!*
"Ripping off" from fine art would only bother me if a.) the intended audience thought it was the comic artist's original idea, and b.) if an idea was overused. The author of the article left out a glaring admission (perhaps becuase his list skewed Marvel): The Pietá. While not fine art (it's sculpture, but it's still classic art.) And it's been referenced inside comics more than on covers. But it's been done a lot. Pretty much any time someone dies in the DC Unviverse, except Barry Allen.
Here's the first appearance of comic art referencing The Pietá that I can think of:
And just for comparison's sake, Michelangelo's original:
Can you think of any other references?