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Yep, still nothing real to throw on here. And these covers of the week are likely to end soon as well.

Anyways, I am going a different route with this one:


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Cover by John Romita Sr.

Now this cover is obviously all about sales. That and spider booty (perhaps that's trying to up sales as well). But it totally works (The sales not the booty. Well maybe it works for you, but I don't know what that means, so...). Generally the biggest milestones in comics are first appearances and deaths. And the deaths you can know ahead of time are going to be big. The biggest problem is when you don't deliver on the promise of the cover. Thus the wording on this cover trying to take away all doubt that big happenings are inside and you'd better buy this issue to find out what those be.

It is interesting that Romita sets the cover up like a choice. It is also rare to only see the backside of the hero on a cover. Thus trying to make Spidey's panic and frenzy the viewers.

The cover itself isn't especially amazing art. You can tell because of all the wording that was needed. Though Romita does have some fun with the foreground and the different levels beyond. But it is a sales pitch, not on the art, but a promise. Kinda morbid actually, but a good character death is the easiest draw for an audience.

Extra Credit: 2 points if you can name the casualty under the cover.

5 comments:

Caleb Weston said...

My first guess is Gwen, but that seems too obvious. Not sure who else on that cover "died" during that era.

AedonTor said...

Well another one of the characters on the cover dies in the very next issue. Don't know if that helps.

Stuart said...

Is it Spider-Man?! Spider-Man dies, right?!

Stuart said...

Also, Aunt May looks like a zombie on this cover...

AedonTor said...

Perhaps that was who died...