I have n problem with Horn really - i just dont feel the covers fit the comic - its really misrepresenting it in my mind. BUt maybe thats just me..
Just wonding what your relationship with Greg Horn is regarding the great covers he does.
Do you give suggestions? Just give him the basic story and he goes from there? Do you get approval or anything? ... there were more questions but I can't remember em... so please fill us in on your collaboration with Horn!
And tell him he's doing a FANTASTIC job! I loved his Emma Frost covers too!
Originally Posted by Melike
You aren't the only one. A lot of people on the 'Rama have said that Horn's covers are too cheesecake-y and turn off possible female readers because it misrepresents what the book is really about. I kinda feel this way too, but at the same time, Greg Horn does a HOT She-Hulk!
BAh... Greg Horn does awesome covers! LOL
He does poster style covers (like 95% of the rest of the books)... his most recent cover featured Starfox and She-Hulk in a court room... and when you consider what Starfox's powers are, it might be a pretty good indicator of why Jen's all over him!
Disclaimer:I quite like Horn's covers, but then again, I am male.Originally Posted by The Shadow
The Starfox covers are probably not a good example of why some people feel that Horn's covers misrepresent the book. Look at the cover with Jen stradling a fence and the two-gun kid looking on. What did that have to do with the story? Now all in all I would say that Horn's covers attracting the attention of adolesent males is a good thing, but you can't discount the fact that a strong female lead is just the kind of thing that might attract the attention of new female comic readers, but they are likely to not pick it up due to the overt sexual nature of some of the covers.
My wife loves the Thing comic, but I can't get her to read She-Hulk, in part because of the covers, and also the teatment of the character in other stories she has read in the past. I tell her that was bad writing, and that Mr Slott is capturing an endearing character shorn of the 'male fantasy' aspects that have belied her in the past; but with covers like the book has, I can see how she won't believe me.
I'm also a traditionalist who would prefer to see the guy from the inside draw the covers - I'd love to see a Bobillo She-Hulk cover, much the same as I used to pine after John Romita Jr covers when he did the interiors only. But that, like a full return to covers that tell you something about the story, seems an unlikely prospect. Until then, I'll continue to amass a collection of books I don't judge by their covers.
Lastly, I really don't care for the 'air-brushed photo' style of art seen on coves by Mr Horn and Mr Mayhew - that's ot what I look for in a comic. But then, it's all a matter of personal taste.
I doubt they are in a position to say publicly, but it would be fascinating to hear some Marvel writers' opinions of the covers that are used to sell their books; particularly where they bear little relation to the stories they are teling.
I had actually suggested She-Hulk to my sister and she looked at the cover and scrunched her face up - i had to tell her - "No really!"
And she liked it. My wife also didnt want to read based on the cover but she trusts me more She looooves She-Hulk now.
I too like the guy doing the art to do the cover a la The Thing (although i have to say Mayhews covers are superb!) - I would have loved to see a Bobillo cover as well - how awesome would that have been. And yep - i prefer he old covers where they used to actually tell you a little about the comics :P
If they let Bobillo do covers, maybe he'd stick around longer.Originally Posted by Melike
Do you know why he's leaving?Originally Posted by jdh.goodgrief
And where's DAN??? WE WANT ANSWERS! LOL
Personally, I have no idea why Bobillo was ever hired again for a second time.
As far as covers from him go, if his art turns a group of people off (as it does) then why would they showcase that art on covers?
I would like Paul Smith to do his own covers, but if not, I'm fine with the sexually explicit photo-realistic covers that we've been getting.