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Gimmick covers
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:29:07 PM »
Do you like them?  Do you want to see hologram covers make a comeback to go along with the thousand different variant covers that are currently the rage? 

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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 12:06:16 AM »
Do you like them?  Do you want to see hologram covers make a comeback to go along with the thousand different variant covers that are currently the rage?
I can do without them.
Only one i ever liked was Silver Surfer's, for his 50th issue:



That has more to do with the gimmick actually fitting the character.

i DO like theme covers, where the books for a month will all sport the same cover design:

DC and Marvel have both done these, and i always enjoy it.

As for variants?
I'm all for them.
I like having that (sometimes hard) choice as to which cover to get.
I dont collect for resale purposes, though i've heard the variants can affect the value of books.

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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 03:04:23 AM »
Yeah, there have been few gimmick covers I liked from back in the day but I do like it when they switch up the designs of covers or, like Riv said, have a theme for a month.

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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 11:40:47 AM »
I don't mind gimmick covers. I hated the fifty variants for one issue.  Glow in the dark Ghost Rider cover was the best thing ever.

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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 02:49:13 PM »
I really like when they do a company-wide theme across titles.  And that weird embossed cover for Web of Spider-Man 100 was TITS when I was a kid
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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 11:59:36 PM »
I hated the fifty variants for one issue.
How come?
You only have to get one. Is it the choosing? I kinda like that part.

Also, yeah the GR cover was pretty cool, i'd forgotten about that one!

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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 02:29:52 PM »
Agree with the above. Theme covers can and often are fun. Gimmick covers (holograms, foil) almost always look bad and I actively avoid them for the non-gimmick version.


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Re: Gimmick covers
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 06:41:44 PM »
Agree with the above. Theme covers can and often are fun. Gimmick covers (holograms, foil) almost always look bad and I actively avoid them for the non-gimmick version.
Same on the gimmicks. Back in the day i avoided them too. Just didnt see the appeal.

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