Updated May 24, 2019 at 2:16 p.m. Eastern: Newsarama has confirmed with Marvel Comics that the image from the Marvel Comics #1000 collage cover will be altered to remove the panel borrowed from DC's Earth 2 #2. The publisher offered no comment on the matter.
Original Story from May 24, 2019 at 10:13 a.m. Eastern: One of the just-solicited variant covers for August's Marvel Comics #1000 is a collage of art and covers from numerous Marvel Comics stories dating back to the 1930s - and apparently, one image that traces back to a DC comic book from just a few years ago.
Spotted by Twitter user 'Symbiobro', the image, which appears in the collage in the middle right hand side of the image, depicts two men kissing. It seems to be 'sampled' from a page from DC Comics' Earth 2 #2. The characters depicted in that scene are Alan Scott, the Green Lantern of Earth 2, and his partner.
Lol, on this marvel comics #1000 variant, they have two gay guys kissing, but it's from a DC comics pic.twitter.com/Du8vnIfAJd— Symbiobro (@KaleeshArbiter) May 23, 2019
Artist Nicola Scott, who penciled the image, responded to Marvel's use of the page on Twitter, asking succinctly if she'd be compensated for its use by Marvel.
Um, that’s my gay kiss art. I’m getting a cheque, right? https://t.co/vfZaf1XXXZ— ??Nicola Scott?? (@NicolaScottArt) May 24, 2019
The cover's designer, Mr. Garcin, responded to the discovery on Twitter, explaining that he found the image on the internet and implying he mistook its origin.
Hi Symbiobro! I usually use comics for my collages, but a few times (5%), I get pictures on the internet. Unfortunately, my mistake comes from here! (sorry, my English is bad)— Mr Garcin (@GarcinMr) May 24, 2019
The cover's designer Mr. Garcin has not responded to our request for comment by the time of publication. Newsarama will update the story if and when they do.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Mr. Garcin's Twitter response.