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    Default Pre selection: Best and worst cover 2023

    Hi All,

    As you know (or maybe not), I do always moderate the Annual X-Books Awards. They will start mid-December. I am already excited to get it started, you too?

    Previous years were big successes, however, when choosing the covers of the year, everyone voted for someone else, so we rarely have an obvious winner.

    So this year I'm tackling that part of the voting differently and we're doing a pre-selection for both best and worst cover.

    Name your three favorites and your three least favorite covers of 2023. Also look at other messages from your fellow forum voters.

    The 10 covers that are most mentioned by the start of next week, those will go to the election of Cover of the year in the everywhere X-Books Awards voting thread.
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    My selection is;

    3 Best covers of 2023
    Jean Grey #1, by Amy Reeder (Face Jean combined with Phoenix rapture)
    Rogue & Gambit #3, by Carlos Gomez (Rogue with fight mirrored on her body)
    Immortal X-Men #10 by Mark Brooks (Xavier with broken helmet)

    3 Worst covers of 2023
    Immoral X-Men #1 by Leinil F. Yu (very ugly Emma)
    X-Treme X-Men #4, by Salvador Larroca (weird Storm boobs)
    Marauders #11, by Peach Mokomo (all his covers were bad, this was the worst)
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    3 Best covers of 2023
    Immortal X-Men #10 by Mark Brooks (Xavier with broken helmet)
    Connecting cover X-Men - Iron-Man by Lucas Werneck- beautiful wedding cover
    Iceman # 2 variant by Junggeun Yoon, sexy Bobby love the style of this cover

    3 Worst covers of 2023
    X-Treme X-Men #4, by Salvador Larroca (weird Storm boobs)
    Realm of X # 2 by David Lopez- terrible Typhood Mary
    Alpha Flight #2 variant by Ricoletta Baldari- she should be fired

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    Best:
    1. Immortal X-Men #13 (Doug and all the flowers)
    2. X-Men Red #10 (full cast by Dauterman)
    3. Storm and the Brotherhood #3 (ANAD Storm)

    Do we have to add a “worst” list to count? I feel bad ragging on someone’s art.

    Edit: Worst

    1. X-treme X-Men #4
    2. Rogue & Gambit #1
    3. Legion of X #9
    Last edited by Kingdom X; 12-04-2023 at 09:59 AM.

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    Best Covers:

    X-men 23 (Xmen fighting those iron Man Sentinels)
    Immortal 14 (Chuck in fear of the Huge Sentinel on Krakoa)
    Heralds of Apocalypse (Apaccy and all his kids and that bat crazy wife of his)

    Worst Covers

    Dark Web 3 (Maddie, Alex holding hands) Jean in the background I just feel like Alex could do better and its sloppy seconds after his brother.
    immoral X-men 2 ( Rasputin fighting Mystique clones )

    X-23 deadly Regenesis 3
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    1. Immortal Doug (13)
    2. Mutant First Strike 1
    3. Dark Web #3 Maddie/Havok by Noto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom X View Post

    Do we have to add a “worst” list to count? I feel bad ragging on someone’s art.
    Yes as I do need to make a selection of those as well, see my first post.

    Really would appreciate your input guys and girls

    And please look at your fellow posters, as only the 10 who were nominated multiple times will make it through.
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    Best:

    1. Rogue & Gambit #3 Jeff Dekal Variant
    2. X-Men Blue Origins Dauterman Variant (Mystique and Destiny smooching)
    3. X-men 23 (Xmen fighting those iron Man Sentinels)

    Worst (TBD)
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    Best:
    Dark X-Men #2
    Dark X-Men #4
    X-Treme #5

    Worst:
    X-Men #27
    Jean Grey #4
    Realm of X #3

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    Best:
    X-Men 27 (Emma wedding dress)
    Immortal X-Men 13 (Elixir cover)
    X-Force 48 (Piotr vs Mikhail)

    Worst: (I really don’t like picking worst in this category)
    New Mutants Lethal Legion 1 (they did my girl Wolfsbane very wrong)
    Ms Marvel 1 ( not a fan)
    Captain Britain 4

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    Hi All, as said in the opening posts, only covers that get multiple votes will get to the actual voting thread. Let me summarize what covers did get votes so far, the ones in bold did get more than one vote. The rest needs more support.

    3 Best covers of 2023
    Connecting cover X-Men - Iron-Man by Lucas Werneck- beautiful wedding cover
    Dark Web #3 Maddie/Havok by Noto
    Dark X-Men #2
    Dark X-Men #4
    Heralds of Apocalypse one-shot (Apo and all his kids and Genesis)
    Iceman # 2 variant by Junggeun Yoon, sexy Bobby love the style of this cover
    Immortal X-Men #10 by Mark Brooks (Xavier with broken helmet)
    Immortal X-Men #13 (Doug and all the flowers)
    Immortal X-Men#14 (Chuck in fear of the Huge Sentinel on Krakoa)
    Jean Grey #1, by Amy Reeder (Face Jean combined with Phoenix rapture)
    Mutant First Strike one-shot
    Rogue & Gambit #3, by Carlos Gomez (Rogue with fight mirrored on her body)
    Storm and the Brotherhood #3 (ANAD Storm)
    X-Force #48 (Colossus vs. Mikhail)
    X-men #23 (Xmen fighting those iron Man Sentinels)
    X-Men Blue Origins Dauterman Variant (Mystique and Destiny smooching)
    X-Men Red #10 (full cast by Dauterman)
    X-Treme X-Men #5

    3 Worst covers of 2023
    Alpha Flight #2 variant by Ricoletta Baldari- she should be fired
    Captain Britain #4
    Immoral X-Men #1 by Leinil F. Yu (very ugly Emma)
    Jean Grey #4
    Legion of X #9
    Marauders #11, by Peach Mokomo (all his covers were bad, this was the worst)
    Ms. Marvel, New Mutant #1
    New Mutants Lethal Legion #1
    Realm of X # 2 by David Lopez- terrible Typhood Mary
    Realm of X # 3
    Rogue & Gambit #1
    X-Men #27
    X-Treme X-Men #4, by Salvador Larroca (weird Storm boobs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse James View Post

    3 Worst covers of 2023
    Alpha Flight #2 variant by Ricoletta Baldari- she should be fired


    I think it has a very cool style.

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    I think the one that’s my avatar is up there honestly. Love seeing Logan about to SNIKT! ‘ol Dr. Stasis and get some payback!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutant X View Post

    I think it has a very cool style.
    I agree, I like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutant X View Post


    I think it has a very cool style.
    Yeah I really like this one too. No way should she be fired just because you don't like it Master of Sound. You don't have to like everything. There should be room for many different styles in the comic book industry. Can you imagine if every single movie looked exactly the same? Plus it's A VARIANT cover not the main cover.

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