Reign 100 Contest Results: Who's Making That Guy Freak Out?

Well, I won't act like I got hundreds, or even, dozens of entries, but those who tried out did their very best to find all the Action Comics #1 homage covers they could. Of course, the homages featured in interiors rather than covers proved a little harder to find, especially #7 through 11 (though two of those had been shown in Reign).

Before I announce the winner, let's see the answers to the very meaningful question: Who's Making That Guy Freak Out?

1. Bizarro
Wait, shouldn't Bizarro Guy NOT freak out?

2. She-Hulk
John Byrne has always been enamored with Superman and homage covers, this intersects his interests (and mine) well.

3. Mr. Majestic
Jimmy Olsen can't believe it!

4. Buffy
Joss Whedon runs from his greatest creation.

5. Donald Duck
You wouldn't like Donald when he's angry.

6. Supergirl
Since Supergirl debuted in Action Comics decades ago, she definitely warranted a car-crashing homage at some point.

7. Superman - Last Son of Earth
The clue was in the Elseworlds uniform!

8. Stan Lee's Superman
As previously seen in Reign of the Supermen.

9. Alpha-One
The analog from The Mighty is sure to make an appearance here soon.

10. Savage Dragon
A pin-up from Superman's crossover with Erik Larsen's boyhood creation yielded this homage.

11. Superman Monster
As with Stan Lee's, this interior shot was pictured in Reign, for those who thought of scrolling back through the blog.

12. Prime
The actual cover was a blue hologram, but Breyfogle's art shines a lot more in the original art.

13. Superboy
Superboy scares girls!

14. Super-Goof
I accepted Super-Goofy or simply Goofy.

15. Super-Ape
Featured in the early days of Reign, his name isn't Super-Ape, but giving him any relationship to the JLApe storyline satisfied the contest rules.

16. Scorn
Or by his real name, Ceritak.

17. Rat-Man
Homage. Spoof. It's all the same.

18. Superman 2999
The three-eyed alien freak-out was pretty easy to attribute for all involved.

19. Madman
I wish we had the "Madman Comics" cover Madman is reading, but being a cover inside a cover explains why the quality of #19 wasn't up to snuff.

20. Modern Age Superman
Or just plain Superman. We end with a pretty straightforward homage.

And since there are a great deal more (I've got more than 70 in my folder), you can expect me to revisit this cover in the future! NOW, who's our winner? Well, with 17 out of 20 (and after a random draw between everyone with that score), it's frequent commenter and friend to this blog Jayunderscorezero! Congratulations! Jay also says his favorite Superman of the first 100 is #85, the Superman of 1890! I'll be in touch and start work on your one-of-a-kind, customized Reign iron-on decal which you'll be able to transfer to your favorite piece of fabric or look at in the mirror for days on end (your choice).

7 comments:

Jayunderscorezero said...

Aw, you're too kind, I assure you.
Thanks, though. I imagine I'll look quite spiffing with my Victorian-age Superman look.

MrCynical said...

Wait - what Elseworlds is #7 from? Last Son of Krypton? Is that the one where a human Clark goes to Krypton and becomes Green Lantern?

Siskoid said...

I meant of Earth, didn't I? So many permutations of the same words, it's sometimes hard to keep straight.

David H. said...

that's a cool posting idea you came up with Siskoid. i was thinking about how cool a ROM Spaceknight version of Action Comics #1. that would have a been a piece to submit to the Mantlo auction.

Siskoid said...

His first appearance DID include a car bearing down on him and townspeople freaking out.

MOCK! said...

Congrats Jayunderscorezero! I tried to top you, but could not....

Siskoid, any break down on the ones most guessed correctly/most missed?

Siskoid said...

The ones taken from interiors were the hardest, given that they don't appear in any Google searches (well, now they MIGHT!).

So while most participants got between 15 and 17, no one go #7, 9 and 10. My good friend Pafruu got to 17 and told me he had a feeling one of the others was Savage Dragon, and then didn't update his entry (personally, had I been him, I would have said "Dragon" for the three I didn't know... and won!).

But generally, the ones on covers are up on the internet somewhere and didn't prove too problematic.

 

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