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Cover Art: A Science of its Own

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I would not talk to you for at least a month

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    vrempirevrempire Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I really really love the cover of this comic book called "The Killing Joke' from the Batman series. . I really like the idea of showing The Joker as the main model of the comic book.

    http://vrempire.com/movies/the-joker-of-the-dark-knight-movie.html
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    to know more, you guys can visit.
    http://vrempire.com/movies/the-joker-of-the-dark-knight-movie.html
    don't worry, the last part of the movie is not incuded.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited May 2008
    was the only point of that post to pimp your blog

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    hahaha I totally missed the "to know more" part

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    looking over his posts, he appears to be mostly an ac guy.

    also he went to boarding school and english may or may not be his primary language

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I would not talk to you for at least a month

    writing note to myself to do it

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    be sure to request that angel be extra beautiful

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Servo I thought we were friends

    2 X-men fans livin it up

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    i don't care about husk though


    and i like beak

    how's that feel

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    That picture will be the greatest thing Turner everdraws.

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    angel will have at least an eight-pack

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    Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    And tell him to make Husk's torso extra, extra, extra long!

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    trust me it will be the best thing bale ever gets.

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    The_Glad_HatterThe_Glad_Hatter One Sly Fox Underneath a Groovy HatRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    Lots of great covers in these comics...

    Oh, and someone mentioned they'd love to buy a book with just fables covers: you can
    http://www.amazon.com/Fables-Covers-James-Jean-Vol/dp/1401215769

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    jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've always liked this, but maybe for the nostalgia involved. It is, however, probably the most memorable of Comic Covers that I can think of, next to Jason Todd dying.

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    never dienever die Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Though I can't find a picture of it right now, one of my favorites is the one where you see Beast's hand gripping a picture of him with a shattered picture frame.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited June 2008
    That's Astonishing #4, I think. Although it's probably more known for what happens inside than the cover.

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    jabrams007jabrams007 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I found a great website that has tons of covers if anyone is interested. Here's the link: http://www.coverbrowser.com/


    Some of my personal favorite covers:

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    Kabuki: Masks of the Noh by David Mack

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    Astro City #3 by Alex Ross

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    Sandman Vol. 2: The Dolls House by Dave McKean

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    Sandman Vol. 3: Brief Lives by Dave McKean

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    Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Dave McKean

    Some of my favorite covers from Preacher by Glenn Fabry:

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    Some Lucifer covers:

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    Some Losers covers by Jock:

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    Some Y: the Last Man covers by J. G. Jones:

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    Some Vagabond covers by Inoue Takehiko:

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    Some Blade of the Immortal covers by Hiroaki Samura:

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    Some Lone Wolf and Cub covers by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz:

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    Some Bone covers by Jeff Smith:

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited June 2008
    Uh, do you think you can link some of those instead of inlining them? They're good covers, but there are a lot of them.

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    jabrams007jabrams007 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I really liked the Iron Fist covers. Here's a few.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    jabrams007 wrote: »
    I found a great website that has tons of covers if anyone is interested. Here's the link: http://www.coverbrowser.com/

    Thank you for providing that link. I was able to use it to find some of my favorite Daredevil covers, which I will share. *Note* Just because I like the cover doesn't mean the story was good. For example, the Tree of Knowledge run was terrible, but I particularly like one of the covers from the series.

    Without further ado, my Daredevil favs:

    Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1 by Frank Miller
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    Daredevil #319: Fall From Grace
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    Daredevil #327: Tree of Knowledge
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    Daredevil MK Relaunch #1 - Joe Quesada
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    Daredevil MK Relaunch #15 - David Mack
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    Daredevil MK Relaunch #62 - Alex Maleev
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    Daredvil MK Relaunch #66 - Alex Maleev
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    Daredvil MK Relaunch #71 - Alex Maleev
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    Daredevil #105 - Lark
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    jabrams007jabrams007 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Lucascraft wrote: »

    Thank you for providing that link. I was able to use it to find some of my favorite Daredevil covers, which I will share. *Note* Just because I like the cover doesn't mean the story was good. For example, the Tree of Knowledge run was terrible, but I particularly like one of the covers from the series.

    Glad I could help out. I've been just randomly browsing through some of the series they have there looking at covers.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    jabrams007 wrote: »
    I found a great website that has tons of covers if anyone is interested. Here's the link: http://www.coverbrowser.com/


    Some of my personal favorite covers:


    Some Lone Wolf and Cub covers by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz:

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    Man, this issue was badass. Those three ninja guys were so badass. Not badass enough, I guess, but really badass.

    Some of my favorite covers are thankfully from some of my favorite books.

    Nextwave almost always had awesome covers. A few of them were real "how in the hell did Immonen even think of something like this.
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    Casanova has had really neat covers for every single issue.

    The singles of JSA: Unholy Three and Liberty Files were crazy, but I own the trade instead.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    In a DC Nation a while back they ran a contest of some sort to vote on the best DC covers of all time. This was the winner:

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    Does anyone at all agree with this? I think that cover is terrible. Sure, it conveys good emotion, but the art is really bad. Superman's face looks like crap. And he has Elvis sideburns.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    you are awful

    George Perez is awesome

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Its win probably has more to do with being iconic than the quality of the art itself.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    the art is fine

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah, but it's not the best art of all time.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    art is subjective
    dur dur dur

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    And thus all the standards for good art were automatically invalidated.

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    Easily one of my favorites.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That's not nearly enough milk!

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    And thus all the standards for good art were automatically invalidated.

    i didn't mean it like that. what i meant was there is nothing technically wrong with that image. the anatomy is fine, the composition is good, the pose is actually possible for someone who is not a shapeshifter, the coloring is good, etc. Saying that cover is terrible... is wrong.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I never said it was terrible. I just mean that it doesn't stand out to me, as someone with no real investment in that storyline or the character who is being mourned.

    To me, the best cover ever would stir a feeling in anyone regardless of their familiarity with the subject matter while at the same time exposing a deeper level of meaning to those who do know more.

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    here, this is an awesome cover

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    that's pretty sweet right there

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I love the Grey Ghost

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Darwyn Cooke did this cover:

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ugh I hate that version of Bane

    I mean its a great cover I just cant stand that version of Bane

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