Friday Favorites - DC Romance Cover Swipes!

Greetings, readers! Here at Sequential Crush, we've witnessed Charlton swipe DC, but how about DC borrowing from their own past artist efforts? Today I have for you five sets of covers that range from being pretty much exact reproductions to the strikingly similar. Since most of these "swiped" covers on these particular issues do not contain the same stories as their original predecessors, do these covers point to a busy schedule? Lack of inspiration? Or just the norm in comic book publishing? Though it is hard to pinpoint the exact reason for these cover similarities, they sure are a pleasure to look at. These ten covers are just the tip of the iceberg concerning this phenomenon in the world of DC romance comics -- part two, anyone?!

   Girls' Romances  #96 (November 1963) Pencils: John Romita

Girls' Romances #96 (November 1963) Pencils: John Romita

   Young Love  #94 (April 1972)

Young Love #94 (April 1972)

   Girls' Romances  #56 (November 1958) Pencils: Bernard Sachs

Girls' Romances #56 (November 1958) Pencils: Bernard Sachs

   Heart Throbs  #139 (March 1972)

Heart Throbs #139 (March 1972)

   Falling in Love  #92 (July 1967) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike

Falling in Love #92 (July 1967) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike

   Girls' Love Stories  #172 (August 1972) Pencils and Inks: Jay Scott Pike

Girls' Love Stories #172 (August 1972) Pencils and Inks: Jay Scott Pike

   Girls' Love Stories  #82 (November 1961) Pencils: John Romita

Girls' Love Stories #82 (November 1961) Pencils: John Romita

   Falling in Love  #130 (March 1972)

Falling in Love #130 (March 1972)

   Young Romance  #184 (July 1972) Pencils: Art Saaf

Young Romance #184 (July 1972) Pencils: Art Saaf

   Young Romance  #189 (December 1972) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike

Young Romance #189 (December 1972) Pencils: Jay Scott Pike