Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tired of Team Shots for Covers: Ultimate Fantastic Four #50
I have noticed that the trend on covers lately is to feature the team, either posing or getting ready to go into battle. While this is a cool approach, it has been overused to the point that I am thirsty for action driven covers like the Punisher War Journal #15 cover I referred to earlier. That being said, this cover by Marko Djurdjevic is off-putting to me.
I can't get over the fact that Sue looks quite manly. There, I said it. I also am very scared of Ben Grimm as he is baring his teeth like he is ready to eat the reader for breakfast. While I appreciate the cool color effects and quite like the fact that Reed is putting up his dukes, this cover underwhelms me.
On that note, I am curious to hear your opinions about what you think makes a great cover. Is it the action? Do you like the team pose? What appeals to you?