First Cosplay Comic Book Cover? (Comic Book Forums)

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  • Posted: May 27, 2021 1:52:22 pm
  • Here's a question I been trying to find out what is the first cosplay comic book cover?I know Spider-man and Spider-woman had one in the 70's.I even google it and came up with nothing.If you know the answer please let me know.
  • Posted: May 27, 2021 4:11:31 pm
  • I'm not sure if these covers count as "cosplay" as I am not sure that term even existed at the time, but the first comic book photo covers I am aware of are Spider-Woman #50 from June 1983 and Amazing Spider-Man #262 from March 1985. Probably some other CBR members will know more!
    Tenzil
  • Posted: May 27, 2021 6:03:00 pm
  • Tenzil, those are the two (Spidey #262 and Spider-Woman #50) that come to mind when trying to remember cosplay (or dressing up in character as we called it back then).
    Bruce McKinlay
  • Posted: May 28, 2021 3:41:57 pm

  • Dazzler #21 Nov 1982
    Marvel Team-up Vol.1 #128 April 1983

    I'm thinking there may be an earlier one from Marvel, had Wendi Pini dressed up as Red Sonja? I could be mixing it up with just photos, I know she dressed up as her a lot at conventions.

    What about all those photo covers from the 50's and 60's? Had people dressed in costume for the tv shows and used photos for the comics...do those classify as Cosplay?

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  • Posted: May 28, 2021 5:11:15 pm
  • Canuck said:

    Dazzler #21 Nov 1982
    Marvel Team-up Vol.1 #128 April 1983

    I'm thinking there may be an earlier one from Marvel, had Wendi Pini dressed up as Red Sonja? I could be mixing it up with just photos, I know she dressed up as her a lot at conventions.

    What about all those photo covers from the 50's and 60's? Had people dressed in costume for the tv shows and used photos for the comics...do those classify as Cosplay?

    I wouldn't call them cosplay comic covers from the 50's and 60's cause they used the actors from the tv shows for the covers.
  • Posted: May 28, 2021 5:58:43 pm
  • So is Dazzler #21 Vol. 1 the correct answer?
    Bruce McKinlay
  • Posted: May 28, 2021 6:14:42 pm
  • brucifer said:
    So is Dazzler #21 Vol. 1 the correct answer?

    You actually might be right.
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