Martinex1: Today it is time for another exploration of a comic cover trope - the fallen character! This theme I found particularly enjoyable as I was able to find quite an array of covers that fit the style remarkably well. You have undoubtedly seen this particular theme over and over again, but it may not have registered with you just how common it is.
In most examples, a hero has been battered and knocked unconscious as another character lords over the prone protagonist. Many of the examples are eerily similar; the positions are noticeably consistent. However, as you scroll through you will see that I added some variation on the theme with different positioning with the same impact, intention, and effect.
The challenge to you is to pick your four favorites from this imaginary spinner rack (four for the non-existent dollar) and share why you chose those comics. Also, please comment on the layouts highlighted below; I am curious why you think the position was so frequently used back in the Bronze Age. Cheers all!