For those of you who don't know, the Comic Book Guy is doing his best impression of the giant green creature from the cover of 1961's Fantastic Four #1.
Looking inside the comic, there were a few obvious homages paid to iconic covers, such as the Death of Supergirl in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths. While I heavily debated buying the issue, I somehow mustered some strength and put it back. But I did get to thinking that the cover to Fantastic Four#1 has had a lot of imitators over the years. A quick Google image search later showed me that Comicvine actually catalogued them. Here are just a few:
The store also had half-priced(!) volumes of the first 2 Fantastic Four Masterworks editions, which made me think of my friend Marc, and were very tempting as possible purchases. But will power again prevailed. So until I have a billion dollars to blow at Hastings, vive le fantastique!