Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blue Beetle #22

One of the greatest things about FaceBook is being able to meet and interact with various professionals you may never have met otherwise.  I'm friends with Will Muegniot who did the artwork for Mavel Chillers #3, Tigra's first four color story, the splash page I have tattooed on my right arm now.  I was kind of afraid to show it to him at first, but he liked it.  Never in a million years would I have ever thought he'd see it, unless it was at Comic Con some year.  To top it off, he's a great guy as well as a great artist, and has worked on so many cartoons it's not funny.  The stories he's told about the projects that could have been are fascinating.  It's been a real pleasure to get to know him.

Now, I've told you that story so I can tell you this one: Will recently posted this cover of Blue Beetle #22, which may or may not be the worst cover in all comics history.  I know there are others up for that dubious award, but I don't think I've seen any in my reading history that I would qualify as "the worst". 

Except now.  It's a sad thing when I know that I could have designed a better cover- and drawn it as well,  I can only think whoever designed it thought "only kids read these things and they'll buy any crap we put out.  Perhaps they lost the original cover or something and this was the best they could do at the time.  The world may never know.

Anyone else got any "worst" covers they'd like to nominate?


joecab said...

It might just be a personal preference, but I never could stand the cover to American Flagg #35.

David McRobie said...

yeah, that's pretty bad, though at least it has action and a bit of a sense of flow about it.