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    Default Cover Contest 11/25-12/1: "It Was Ok, But The Book Was Better"

    I thought it might be fun to do covers that featured adaptations of stories that first appeared in other media ( books, plays, movies etc). The only restriction though is that it has to be an actual adaptation, not the continuing adventures of licensed characters. So Star Wars #1-6 which adapted "A New Hope" counts, but Star Wars #7 which features original stories with the same characters wouldn't.



    But otherwise go nuts, it doesn't have to be limited to just books and movies. If you can think of a radio play or epic poem or opera ( hint, hint) that was made into a comic, go for it!

    And now for the RULES:
    1) Post One (& ONLY ONE) Cover that fits the theme of this Week's Contest!
    2) Cover must be from a Published Comic Book, Graphic Novel, or Collected Volume!
    3) Covers must be Posted before Voting Begins!
    4) Voting Begins 12 AM Tuesday PDT (3AM EDT) and Runs Until 12 AM Tuesday PDT (3 AM EDT)! (This is in US time)
    5) Vote by Posting the name in BOLD of the Poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most! A vote need not be in bold, but it does make it easier to Count-The-Votes!
    6) The Winner of the Contest is the Entry with the MOST Votes after the Voting-Period!
    7) It's Okay to Discuss the Covers but if you Think Someone's Entry Doesn't Fit the Theme or Violates the Rules, you Don't need to Argue it in the thread, Simply Don't Vote for It!
    8) Plus: Occasionally Voting will Result in a Tie! The Person Who Started the Thread will do the Counting that Week will Usually call for a TIE-Breaking --Vote from Someone who has Not Yet Voted!
    9) AFTER the Tie-Breaker Vote, Voting Ends and the Winner is Declared by The One Who Started the Thread (or assigned surrogate) and Thus will do the Counting.
    10) HAVE FUN!

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    I thought I would post a cover of one of my favorite boy hood movies'

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    Here's the collection of Marvel's adaptations of the first two books in the Baum series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Marvelous Land of Oz


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    Last edited by Tami; 11-25-2020 at 09:37 AM.
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    You remind me of the babe...

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    Last edited by Riv86672; 11-25-2020 at 11:01 AM. Reason: My earlier post was from a magazine, not an actual comic book.

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    A classic George Wilson Classics Illustrated cover of a classic novel.




    Original art:

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    The 1992 version of Dracula staring Gary Oldman as the nefarious Count is one of my favorites, so I'm going with this cover from the Topps adapation:

    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

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    Dune #3 a comic adapting a movie adapting the book, which was better

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    "What's he doing with that thing?"
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    I think restorative nostalgia is the number one issue with comic book fans.
    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

    Reflective Nostalgia allows us to savor our memories but accepts that they are in the past
    Restorative Nostalgia pushes back against the here and now, keeping us stuck trying to relive our glory days.

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    If you insist on ADAPTATIONS, then how are they inferior to the original?
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    Anyone here ever read the novel Lorna Doone?

    (Crickets)

    Anyway, I LOVE this Matt Baker cover. Have a couple of copies of this comic.


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