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    Amazing Member Blastaar's Avatar
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    Default Comic Covers/Not what they used to be. Return of Wolverine #1 -woof

    It seems to me that either creating a great cover is becoming a lost art or perhaps the quality of artist has taken a dive in the past few years. Case and point the new cover for The Return of Wolverine #1. Looks like a $150 commission piece from a tier 3 artist.

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    So many covers are just a poster-style shot of the title hero in a generic pose or a group shot in a generic pose. You almost never get covers that convey actual story scenes anymore. It's a lost art.

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    I barely even pay attention to covers anymore.

    Come to think of it, the same applies to music/album covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duskman View Post
    So many covers are just a poster-style shot of the title hero in a generic pose or a group shot in a generic pose. You almost never get covers that convey actual story scenes anymore. It's a lost art.
    "Poster" covers used to be special as they were rare. Now, they're stock art used when nothing else is available.

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    Dunno,that Wolverine cover do not seem that bad.Sure is not the best Wolverine cover that i have seen but is not as bad as some of the covers of comic books of the 90s.
    For great comic book covers i think curently Arthur Adams and Alex Ross are awesome.

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    Don't call me Tibi Attila Kiss's Avatar
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    Some of us still care and give a considerable thought to the process of creating the cover(s).
    Blues Ratz #1, not only picks from the story, but actually, it is the first page of the book. Cover for #2, aims to be funny. And #3 will be the combination of #1 and #2. It will open that same issue, with a humorous concept.

    Here is the cover to Blues Ratz #1.BluesRatz1-COVER-low-196x300.jpg
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    Honestly I don't think covers are any better or worse than they ever were. Well, except for a very special decade of particularly rough art.

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    I buy largely based on the cover of a book. But I agree, that Wolverine cover isn't fantastic. Hunt for Wolverine #1 was way better than that, and it was just a one-shot.

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