Friday, August 24, 2007

Buyer Beware: DC Comics Cover Girls

I saw this book at the shop, a couple months ago maybe. I was reminded of it now as it was featured on the cover of the latest Bud Plant catalog update.

I thought it was a great idea and by concept alone should have been a nice package. Before purchase I asked to crack open the shrink wrap and take a look inside. Good thing, too, because this apple had worms. Bottom line: DON'T BUY IT.

It should have been titled "Bad Scans of DC Comics Cover Girls." The paper stock is nice and heavy, but the reproductions are horrible. There is such wonderful art to showcase here, but the majority are covered in bad moret patterns or just poor color reproductions. As the book moves towards current book covers and art, I was horrified to see the same bad reproductions, considering the source material could have been aquired in its original digital format! Also disappointing are direct cover scans-- including quite recent Adam Hughes and Jim Lee-- with all the cover logo, type, DC Bullet, and freaking UPC code in place. Shame!!!!!! Shame on you, Universe Publishing!!!!

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