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Crime Bible cover inspiration

According to writer Greg Rucka, the covers to three issues of the Crime Bible series were crafted by artist John Van Fleet in homage to specific pulp novel covers, as provided by Rucka and editor Michael Siglain. Below are the original covers alongside their modern counterparts:

From Jesse Dumont’s “I Prefer Girls,” art by R.A. Maguire — 1963

Art by Robert Maguire

Art by John Van Fleet

From “Private Detective Stories v.11 #6″ — November 1942 — Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Art by John Van Fleet

From “The Shadow v.49 #5 / #293, The Mask of Mephisto” — July 1, 1945 — Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Art by John Van Fleet

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