We’re not going to plagiarize ALL of Dave Johnson’s cover comments…only several of them. He’s at it again this time with some cover PICKS:
First off, this is a fun cover from Cory Walker. There’s a lot going one but it’s got great depth and priorities. The main characters stand out against the background, allowing you to discover the detail in the background as a secondary note. The way it should be. The atmospheric perspective helps out by lightening the BG as the elements gets farther away. It’s the way to do it people, take note.
Then he has at this cover, which has a teeny tiny problem
My main problem with this is lack of credit to the original artist Frank miller. People, without a credit note to the original source of your design I’m just going to assume you’re a plagiarist. You’re better than that.
and says what we all wanted to say about Lady Death:
Ok, my issue with this cover isn’t so much that it’s a bad design, but the fact that all the Lady Death covers are basically the SAME FUCKING COVER!!! Usually a traced Victoria’s Secret photo with some random elements tossed in. Never anything about a story, although that might be on purpose. I can’t imagine that it would be that great of a read to begin with, but maybe I’m just immune to ways of Lady Death. For all I know, it could be the Watchmen of soft core titillation super hero books. If you’re a huge fan of the book and you think I’m wrong about it, let me know. But regardless, the cover designs of this title leaves me limp.
There’s more, but you will have to go to the link for that.
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