Worst modern covers ever
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7 hours ago, Mecha_Fantastic said:

I think I shared this in another bad covers thread some time ago, but I'll add it to the record here as well. I don't have much to say about it, as I think it speaks for itself. 

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I've never seen this cover and I can understand why.  This looks more like it should be a MAD magazine cover.

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3 hours ago, ExNihilo said:

I've never seen this cover and I can understand why.  This looks more like it should be a MAD magazine cover.

This borderline looks like a gag; Storm's face and body are nightmare fuel.

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33 minutes ago, ExNihilo said:

Apparently it's a hip-hop variant.  No idea what album it's supposed to be.

https://www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp.asp?PRID=1616608

It's from Grand Master Flash - They said It Couldn't Be Done.  As much as I'm a fan of hip hop and music in general, I never liked the idea of mimicking the covers especially when most were done poorly.

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19 hours ago, Keys_Collector said:
20 hours ago, ExNihilo said:

Apparently it's a hip-hop variant.  No idea what album it's supposed to be.

https://www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp.asp?PRID=1616608

It's from Grand Master Flash - They said It Couldn't Be Done.  As much as I'm a fan of hip hop and music in general, I never liked the idea of mimicking the covers especially when most were done poorly.

It SHOULDN'T have been done.

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14 hours ago, lighthouse said:

This certainly isn't the worst cover ever... but it has to be the worst editing job ever.

Take a look at this beautiful pose for Spidey. Anatomy is great. It's a nice action pose. Costume looks stellar. Really conveys motion. It's everything you could want, really.

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I mean, seriously. The leg anatomy is fine. Proportions are fine. It's just all good. Except for the fact that his arm is blocking his head from this angle.

Take another look. Follow that center line from inseam up the webs of the costume, across his sternum. It's very easy to see where his head would be. But unfortunately, the pose wouldn't show his face. Take one more good look.

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So you know what happened... editor complained. "Why the heck can't I see Spidey's face???"

And the cover artist, who obviously DOES know how to draw Spidey. The anatomy is all there, after all.

He takes a look at his "finished" artwork, and says, "fine..."

And he takes this:

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And turns it into this:

 

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Of course the book is rotated 90º, so it's "slightly" less obvious. But wow... just... wow.

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His right foot also looks like it could be his left.

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This may have been brought up already. But I've never been able to bring myself to ever let a customer buy one. When they show up in collections I make them disappear.

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Have been working on my FF silver age issues and keep looking at this horrible thing... 

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On 1/11/2019 at 3:39 AM, lighthouse said:

Of course the book is rotated 90º, so it's "slightly" less obvious. But wow... just... wow.

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Bad as that Byrne is, there is even badder Byrne to come, 6 issues later:

On 1/15/2018 at 3:06 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Hello.

Whilst perusing price variant finesse, I was reminded of how totally unsatisfactory, nay compositionally hideous, this rotten Spidey cover from Byrne (every copy please) is:

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Let's take a closer look (Yes, I know....)

Firstly, Byrne achieves what should be technically impossible - making MJ look like a horse faced ugly dragon woman:

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Next, we have a bizarre podgy left leg extending, so it seems, from Spidey's left arse-cheek:

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Ouch!

Next, we have a ridiculously unnecessary 'person in the background' disturbing the visual flow of MJ and, bizarrely, they're the best drawn thing on the cover:

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Especially silly given the lack of detail elsewhere on the cover (note the laziest webbing you've ever seen cutting through the void. Hardly McFarlane is it:

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Back on MJ, ahem, the only possibly titivating piece on the cover - a nice shot of thigh - is obscured by inane wording:

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Get out the way! :mad:

And Spidey is frowning, as usual, probably because his oversized head has no neck and extends from his chest, which can only hurt (my eyes):

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Look, he can't even sign his flippin signature in a way that's identifiable:

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What a horrible cover!

What is he, 3 years old? I say Burn 'baby' Byrne!

 

Your turn :)

 

 

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17 hours ago, Schmakt said:

Have been working on my FF silver age issues and keep looking at this horrible thing... 

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He won't be laughing when he see's his dentist bill.

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13 minutes ago, Avi said:

Too soon?

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When Bishop and Cable have a child....

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Its boba fett meets deadpool ripoff haha

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7 hours ago, Avi said:

 

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I'm reminded of the first thought I had when I saw Kylo Ren's face...

"Put the helmet back on!!!"

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