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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #375 on: February 04, 2016, 01:03:27 PM »
I'd think Tolkien would have been disapproving. What a truly strange set of images.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #376 on: February 04, 2016, 01:09:51 PM »
I don't think these are really bad covers. I think they are actually pretty good covers. But for Lord of the Rings?




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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #377 on: February 05, 2016, 03:52:39 AM »
I'd think Tolkien would have been disapproving. What a truly strange set of images.

They are dreadful and how do they relate to the books, apart from the Eye?  make me shiver to look at.
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« Reply #378 on: February 05, 2016, 06:35:44 AM »
I bet they are  among the best fantasy book covers in 1970's Germany. ;)
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #379 on: March 03, 2016, 09:18:35 PM »


Most impressed by the Eagle's butt in this, and the shock of the man opposite him, in the speech bubble I imagine: "Behold! My mighty Eagle Butt!" #eaglebutt


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #380 on: March 03, 2016, 09:21:10 PM »
Mr.J, you always find great covers ;D (plus comments!)
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #381 on: March 03, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »


Most impressed by the Eagle's butt in this, and the shock of the man opposite him, in the speech bubble I imagine: "Behold! My mighty Eagle Butt!" #eaglebutt
I prefer the guy in the background with the bored, seen-it-all expression, as if to say "Really, Kevin? The Eagle Butt again?"
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #382 on: March 03, 2016, 09:32:10 PM »


Most impressed by the Eagle's butt in this, and the shock of the man opposite him, in the speech bubble I imagine: "Behold! My mighty Eagle Butt!" #eaglebutt



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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #383 on: March 03, 2016, 11:37:12 PM »
Raven's love shiny things, especially Eagle butts (they don't, it's a different bird) (and even that is a myth anyway)


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #384 on: March 04, 2016, 12:35:50 PM »
Most impressive. Throwing fairy lights into the air really beforehand adds pizzazz to the change effect.

I think I have this exact version somewhere.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #385 on: March 04, 2016, 01:35:21 PM »
Meanwhile, did anyone notice that the characters are not dark-skinned as described in the book?
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #386 on: March 04, 2016, 01:52:37 PM »
Whitewashed, like about 90% of all Earthsea covers featuring people. And the Ghibli film.

Although to be fair, I don't think I noticed what colour Ged's skin was supposed to be until Tombs of Atuan.


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #388 on: March 04, 2016, 03:52:42 PM »

Lol this one  ;D


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #389 on: March 04, 2016, 05:53:11 PM »
I can't even figure out what that Earthsea cover has to do with the book. I didn't even like the book all that much, and I feel that cover is doing it a disservice.