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I see this comic pop up for sale occasionally and always thought it would have been a cool cover.

Until they decided to "improve" it by telling us what's inside. :boo:

 

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Edited by Domo Arigato

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I like Amazing Spider-man 36's all-black cover.  It was a real understated way to pay respect to those lost in the 9/11 attacks.

For me, the newsstand edition's barcode really distracts from the otherwise clean nature of the cover. 

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22 minutes ago, KirbyJack said:

Fantastic Four #50.

Good Surfer image, but Johnny Storm strolling to class in a topcoat steps on the climax of the best story of all freaking time.

 

Forgot about that one.  I never did care for that either. 

Might as well have had Sue in an apron on the other corner talking about how she just baked her first cake.

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2 hours ago, Domo Arigato said:

I see this comic pop up for sale occasionally and always thought it would have been a cool cover.

Until they decided to "improve" it by telling us what's inside. :boo:

 

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Charlton were always quite good at that. Many a sterling cover image ruined by the big box o' words....

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6 minutes ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

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Excellent example.  How much cooler and more powerful would that image have been without that stupid blurb in the lower corner?

 

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5 minutes ago, Domo Arigato said:

This one always bugged me as well.

Hey, Robin.......GET BENT!

 

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lol

That seriously is an excellent cover, otherwise. That Batman art is A+.

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6 minutes ago, TwoPiece said:

lol

That seriously is an excellent cover, otherwise. That Batman art is A+.

Abslutely.  Love the cover.

Just don't know what compelled them to put that turd Robin on the cover. 

Like someone is going to look at that cover and say....."Hmmmmm.....doesn't look like Robin is in this one.....pass!".

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2 minutes ago, Domo Arigato said:

Abslutely.  Love the cover.

Just don't know what compelled them to put that turd Robin on the cover. 

Like someone is going to look at that cover and say....."Hmmmmm.....doesn't look like Robin is in this one.....pass!".

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5 minutes ago, Domo Arigato said:

Abslutely.  Love the cover.

Just don't know what compelled them to put that turd Robin on the cover. 

Like someone is going to look at that cover and say....."Hmmmmm.....doesn't look like Robin is in this one.....pass!".

If you paint over it in black - it's a truly great cover.

Edit: Like the post above illustrates. lol

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I love and hate this cover.  It's fantastic because it's simplistic but it's ruined by the gigantic speech balloon.  One speech ballon, with the condensed information, would have sufficed.

Image result for excalibur covers

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As much as I love EC i have also often wondered at the big boxed blurb that crowded so many of their covers. 

Cover for Crime SuspenStories (EC, 1950 series) #22 

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Compositionally, that cover works with the box. 

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7 minutes ago, KirbyJack said:

Compositionally, that cover works with the box. 

Maybe this is a better example of the blurb crowding the (spectacular) art?

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Yes.

i knew what you were talking about. Those EC boys were very wordy!

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