I've always had a problem with so much spilled blood on a comic book cover. The examples you show display a lack of originality and would never be approved by the Comics Code.
I'm not big on blood but I rather like goggles. They especially suit Booster with his Aviator Guy persona. Who's that on the Titans cover, Kid Eternity?
Don - you raise an interesting thought: when do these (and other) memes that I've been featuring become so common that they become cliched?Martin - yep, that was Kid Eternity.
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