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    Default Cover Contest - November 5 to November 12

    Trying to come up with something new, it occurred to me that in itself might make for an interesting contest.

    Once upon a time, publishers wouldn't just launch a series. They'd give a feature a try-out first to see if it caught on. So that's this week's contest--

    AT THE TRYOUTS!

    A cover of a book where the featured character doesn't actually have his or her own series yet, but just is getting to headline that particular month. Trial-balloon stuff.

    Like this one--



    Okay? (Edited to add-- it's okay if the headliner USED to have a series, but the actual cover you put up has to be from some sort of audition book. Marvel, in particular, used to try to revive canceled books with this kind of one-off.)

    Here's the usual boilerplate...

    Post one (and only one) cover that fits the theme of this week's contest.
    Cover must be from a published comic book or collected volume.
    If you don't think a particular cover fits the theme, just don't vote for it. No need to argue it out in the thread. Nothing sucks the fun out of a game like rules-lawyering.
    Covers must be posted before voting begins.
    Voting begins 12 AM Tuesday and runs until 12 AM Wednesday PST.
    Vote by posting the name in bold of the poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most.
    The winner of the contest is the entrant with the most votes after the voting period.


    And have fun!
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    "In any time, there will always be a need for heroes." - the Time Trapper, Legion of Superheroes #61(1994)

    "What can I say? I guess I outgrew maturity.." - Bob Chipman

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    "It is wrong to assume that art needs the spectator in order to be. The film runs on without any eyes. The spectator cannot exist without it. It ensures his existence." -- James Douglas Morrison

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    'Dox out.

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    Who caught on so fast their own mini-series came out before this!

    Darn schedulin' issues!

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    Last edited by Jodoc; 11-05-2014 at 09:40 PM.
    May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

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    A no-brainer for me this week:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post



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    Amazing how long Batgirl had to wait for her own title. The first Barbara Gordon Batgirl book is actually the New 52 one that started three years ago. That's four decades. She did get a semi-starring role in Batman Family, but that was a teamup slot she shared with Robin.
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    Amazing that crippling her turned her from an appendage to a viable character at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    Amazing that crippling her turned her from an appendage to a viable character at all.
    I liked her as Oracle, but I never thought paralyzing her was necessary to make her an interesting character. I really liked those Batman Family stories.

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    Necessary? No. It definitely worked, though.
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