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    Of all the AF Volumes, which do you think had the worst cover of all time? and if that issue was to go back into reprint, who would you pick to redo it?


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    Vol. 1, issue 73 comes to mind as yet another example of John Calimee's mostly forgettable run on Alpha.
    I think someone like Nick Bradshaw could take this cover and make it pop.

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    This cover has a great dynamic layout. Yes, Calimee's illustration skills weren't yet up to par but there are far worse AF covers than this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphan East View Post
    Vol. 1, issue 73 comes to mind as yet another example of John Calimee's mostly forgettable run on Alpha.
    I think someone like Nick Bradshaw could take this cover and make it pop.

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    Numerous covers by Tom Morgan and Bruce Patterson were crappy and, from cover to cover, AF #106 (Northstar's coming out) was hideous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphan East View Post
    Vol. 1, issue 73 comes to mind as yet another example of John Calimee's mostly forgettable run on Alpha.
    I agree with Zephyr that Calimee's layouts were very good.
    And I'd call his art a lot of things - but forgettable is not one of them. (Even if I remember it for all the wrong reasons! )

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    Something's always bugged me about the cover to #83; the colouring just doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Something's always bugged me about the cover to #83; the colouring just doesn't work.
    Phil, that cover is atrocious...not just the colors.

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    I found the cartoonish style to be a relief after Calimee - but only as a one-off.

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    I would have to go with 126. looks like a cover that went on a acid trip while using letters from early Sat morning commercial for cartoons. I also looked at #83, Talisman just doesn't look right.
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    Yeah, 26 is a good choice for a re-covery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekko Hotvle View Post
    I would have to go with 126. looks like a cover that went on a acid trip while using letters from early Sat morning commercial for cartoons.
    I quite liked the cover for #126, it had a distinct, abstract sense that summed the issue & villain up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekko Hotvle View Post
    Of all the AF Volumes, which do you think had the worst cover of all time? and if that issue was to go back into reprint, who would you pick to redo it?


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    The 3 crappiest Alpha Flight covers are: (volume 1) #'s 41 and 42, and AF Annual # 1 (1986); unfortunately, the insides lend little justification for a new cover.
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    I like the cover to #41, but the others are random, anonymous 'could be anything' covers. Not really what one looks for in a comic cover - the part which should make you want to buy the book.
    (The others are not unlike 'this is not the Dark Crystal' movie posters: the only thing it tells you about the movie is that it has humans in it.)

    Completely countering what I just said, I'm thinking it'd be cool if somebody re-did every 10th cover to be just a close-up of somebody's face, to continue the tradition from #10, #20, and #40.

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