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Pól Rua
05-09-2014, 05:09 AM
First of all, apologies to everyone for being so tardy with the new cover contest topic. I've been busier than a three legged dog trying to piss uphill into a stiff breeze.
However, that said...

*Fanfare*

For folks who haven't participated the cover contest is our way of having fun posting covers. The rules are down below.

For our Second Contest : WHY YOU LOVE COMICS!

Pick a cover that you think best expresses the reasons you love the hell out of comics.
F'rinstance, here's a cover featuring a two-fisted pulp adventurer and a retired gunslinger riding a triceratops into a horde of ninjas while being buzzed overhead by a World War I biplane. COMICS!!!
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f322/polrua/gunsofthedragon_zpsf5412e86.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/polrua/media/gunsofthedragon_zpsf5412e86.jpg.html)

Have fun.


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Contest Rules

Post one, and only one, cover that fits the theme of the contest.
Cover must be from an published comic book or collected volume.
Covers must be posted before voting begins.
Voting runs from 12 AM Tuesday until 12 AM Wednesday PST*.
Vote by posting the name of the poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most.
The winner of the contest is the entrant with the most votes after the voting period.
Previous contest themes can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/gloryq...rcontestthemes.
Have fun!

(* - though it might be an idea to allow people some sort of time limit extension because of my tardiness if people think that's necessary.)

Paradox
05-09-2014, 05:18 AM
I like stories. :)

http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/11/5202_20051113003014_large.jpg

Mari
05-09-2014, 05:30 AM
My first time to play, I hope I understand the rules well enough :confused:

This issue was the start of loving comics for me. I love it because it shows a mysterious and strong looking X-Men team.

http://brainstomping.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/new-x-men-114.jpg

Puma
05-09-2014, 05:33 AM
Looking at familiar stories a different way


http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx90/Greymalkin63/2827519-125_zps020c58be.jpg (http://s744.photobucket.com/user/Greymalkin63/media/2827519-125_zps020c58be.jpg.html)

Carabas
05-09-2014, 06:20 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/Gugenheimer/Covers/Planetary_2_zps3a1d89aa.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/Gugenheimer/Covers/Planetary_1_zps0b88b9be.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/Gugenheimer/Covers/Planetary_3_zpsa52715a9.jpg

Carabas
05-09-2014, 06:39 AM
Meh. Still not allowed to put four images into one post.

I think one of the things I like most about comics is all large and small ways the art and words can interact (if you have a writer and artist who are on the same page, or one person) that simply are not possible in any other form of telling a story. It can create a unique experience that is so very different from watching a movie or reading a prose story or playing a game...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/Gugenheimer/Covers/671963_zpse36a7d2f.jpg

Clarkie
05-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Here's Dave Mckean with my reasons, variety and silliness.
http://www.blackadderhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/cr01.gif

Greg Hatcher
05-09-2014, 07:16 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CoiRIzdFYD4/TrLrkRbTp0I/AAAAAAAAJ4U/OIhwuts6Yvw/s1600/DoomPatrol086_01.jpg

Speaks for itself, doesn't it?

Kees_L
05-09-2014, 09:14 AM
I like comics, stories, music, trips, people, art or any enticingly crafted stuff to

rearrange my outlooks, further inspire me, affect me, regardless or despite what I might feel to be knowing already.

I like being made to shut the hell up and forget myself for a minute, onto opening my mind, to experience the fun and the richness of what could be possibly become imagined, for real, at its peak, its most extreme or its most intricate.

And best nothing less.

Black Hole #12 (Fantagraphics, 2004):

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/7/79902/1437100-p00001.jpg

FanboyStranger
05-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Oh, hell, might as well just go for it:

1434

BadWolf
05-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Because I love comics and I love fun and I sure as hell love fun comics.

1435

Charles RB
05-09-2014, 10:26 AM
The sheer diversity. Like, THIS ARTIST EXISTS:

http://2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/1775.jpg

worstblogever
05-09-2014, 10:30 AM
http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/4/34866-5313-38942-1-marvels.jpg

Because sometimes, I need to be reminded that the good guys don't always win, and in spite of it, you've got to keep on fighting the good fight, no matter how great the loss.

bipolar danger girl
05-09-2014, 10:51 AM
Space Boy is everything I love about comics. The name, moon base, gorilla body, robin mask, heroism... he is perfection.

http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a526/bdangergirl/15937_zps33d4abd4.jpg

coveredinbees
05-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Uncanny X-Men #208 leads to my favorite issue Uncanny X-Men 209. Together they're one of my favorite stories. It starts with the X-Men fighting a sinister sex club of villains, then turns into a team up against a mutant hunting robot from the future. It has emotionally instability, a psychic vampire from Ancient Rome, clear-cut heroes and villains, and heroes blurring the line, compelling villains, and evil robot from an alternate future, bad religion, a psychedelic trip, a werewolf (I don't actually love werewolves, but I love that he threw everything in this story), Claremont, high drama, and Sage!

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad236/beecover/xmen208_zpsb7e4c8ec.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/beecover/media/xmen208_zpsb7e4c8ec.jpg.html)

bert
05-09-2014, 04:33 PM
wow. this was a TOUGH one.

several issues of "Starman" and "Astro City" were in the running, but ultimately?

I'm going with this. It explains clearly it's influences right there on the cover, and it's a stunning issue on it's own.

http://www.comicbookgalaxy.com/troublewithcomics/uploaded_images/Promethea10-725187.jpg

Stony
05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
wow. this was a TOUGH one.

several issues of "Starman" and "Astro City" were in the running, but ultimately?

I'm going with this. It explains clearly it's influences right there on the cover, and it's a stunning issue on it's own.
The day I found out Alan Moore was a Twin Peaks-fan was one of the greatest days of my life

Pól Rua
05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Uncanny X-Men #208 leads to my favorite issue Uncanny X-Men 209. Together they're one of my favorite stories. It starts with the X-Men fighting a sinister sex club of villains, then turns into a team up against a mutant hunting robot from the future. It has emotionally instability, a psychic vampire from Ancient Rome, clear-cut heroes and villains, and heroes blurring the line, compelling villains, and evil robot from an alternate future, bad religion, a psychedelic trip, a werewolf (I don't actually love werewolves, but I love that he threw everything in this story), Claremont, high drama, and Sage!

Eerily enough, I have a friend who has as one of his rating systems for movies, "Would this film have been better if there was a werewolf in it?"
If the answer's no, then the film was obviously good, because it was fine without having a werewolf in it.

Spike-X
05-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Uncanny X-Men #208 leads to my favorite issue Uncanny X-Men 209. Together they're one of my favorite stories. It starts with the X-Men fighting a sinister sex club of villains, then turns into a team up against a mutant hunting robot from the future. It has emotionally instability, a psychic vampire from Ancient Rome, clear-cut heroes and villains, and heroes blurring the line, compelling villains, and evil robot from an alternate future, bad religion, a psychedelic trip, a werewolf (I don't actually love werewolves, but I love that he threw everything in this story), Claremont, high drama, and Sage!

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad236/beecover/xmen208_zpsb7e4c8ec.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/beecover/media/xmen208_zpsb7e4c8ec.jpg.html)

It's a shame you wouldn't know any of that from looking at the cover.

coveredinbees
05-09-2014, 05:27 PM
It's a shame you wouldn't know any of that from looking at the cover.
You would if you recognize the Hellfire Club and Nimrod.

bert
05-09-2014, 05:33 PM
It's a shame you wouldn't know any of that from looking at the cover.

to be fair, Nightcrawler is still in his classic costume, Wolvie's in his iconic brown one. .and Kitty is in one of her better looks. .

tho yeah. .the costumes in this time period were pretty hideous.

ExcelsiorPrime
05-09-2014, 05:37 PM
I love books that open the mind to endless possibilities. Even if they aren't resolved.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sUKXNmWJnVU/UTpkqfw8I7I/AAAAAAAAN_A/PeA0jbzFsLY/s1600/1963+%25236.jpg

Action Ace
05-09-2014, 07:17 PM
There are an infinite number of ways for the hero to save the day.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6e/Flash_v1_123.jpg/250px-Flash_v1_123.jpg

Shawn Hopkins
05-09-2014, 08:25 PM
I love that anything can happen, even very silly, strange, and stupid things that would never get out the door in other mass media.

http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/34/20428_20051225155241_large.jpg

MRP
05-09-2014, 08:33 PM
http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/uploads/RobertBradley/2009-07-11_220747_Star_Spangled_War_Stories_126.jpg

You can't pin a medal on a gorilla, but you can read a comic about Sgt. Gorilla.

-M

Hod
05-09-2014, 10:04 PM
Because, as a kid, they filled my wish fulfilment in every way possible. In them I could fly like a bird or run at the speed of light. I could be a dark avenger taking down the bullies and scaring those who'd terrify others. In them I could be the tough but fair cop dispensing justice with a bullet. In them I could be a solider living through the hell of the trenches in WWII, or a English pilot flying with Ruusian forces in WWII. Or I could play my favourite video games for real.

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/10/109303/2079163-eagle_256.jpg

dupersuper
05-09-2014, 10:07 PM
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080511045220/marvel_dc/images/2/25/World%27s_Funnest.jpg

The Beast Of Yucca Flats
05-10-2014, 08:32 AM
The day I found out Alan Moore was a Twin Peaks-fan was one of the greatest days of my life

I recall him mentioning years back that it'd be the only Work-For-Hire (though he couldn't imagine who'd be interested in putting such a thing out) comic assignment he'd at least think about nowadays.

The Beast Of Yucca Flats
05-10-2014, 08:35 AM
"It's words and pictures. You can do anything with words & pictures."

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee373/The_Old_Dog/maggie_zps6921c116.jpg

Speed Force League Unlimited
05-10-2014, 08:40 AM
http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080107214250/marvel_dc/images/6/60/Justice_League_Europe_14.jpg

Donald M.
05-10-2014, 08:48 AM
A reason I love comics? I'm in with crazy crossovers the likes of which you won't see anywhere else!

http://buyingdrinksforthepoetsupstate.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/archie-punisher-cover.jpg

Michael P
05-10-2014, 09:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/G7tpX9c.jpg

To imagine a better world.

Don C
05-10-2014, 09:47 AM
I like a lot of things about comics. Adventure, excitement. (Suck it, Yoda.) Mostly, I like fun. Right now, there isn't a comic that's more fun than Rat Queens.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/Don3172/rat-queens-02-covA-web_zps205e40a3.jpg

Gus
05-10-2014, 11:31 AM
I love comics because I get to experience lives other than my own, some real, some fantastic, some both.

Spike-X
05-10-2014, 05:51 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CCvS-MnQMqc/TsXrfD4Ru3I/AAAAAAAAKCA/qt6pQATcS-4/s1600/Action188.jpg

Soo...per...man...

Pól Rua
05-10-2014, 07:16 PM
Is anyone else thinking "Holy crap, this is gonna be a hard one to vote for? Because I am!"

FanboyStranger
05-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Is anyone else thinking "Holy crap, this is gonna be a hard one to vote for? Because I am!"

Yeah, this may be the single best collection of covers since I started participating in these contests. I do know which one I'm going to vote for, however, unless someone wows me in the next couple of days.

Speed Force League Unlimited
05-11-2014, 01:45 AM
Is anyone else thinking "Holy crap, this is gonna be a hard one to vote for? Because I am!"Yep, this will definitely be a hard one

icctrombone
05-11-2014, 03:33 AM
Because ANYTHING can happen. savage Dragon is one of the few new books that I still buy because I ,literally, cannot guess what's going to happen from book to book. Characters die never to return again. Even appearances from God happen in comics.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/icctrombone/comic%20book%20contest/savage-dragon-31-cover_zps3ced3e84.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/icctrombone/media/comic%20book%20contest/savage-dragon-31-cover_zps3ced3e84.jpg.html)

Kees_L
05-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Is anyone else thinking "Holy crap, this is gonna be a hard one to vote for? Because I am!"

Well, even if I can really like lots of the choices made, all that voting is gonna mean is to point out one choice which I'd be liking best of them aside of my own.

I can do that no matter what, as long as I'd be keeping my eye on the ball.

Which seems okay anyway since
A) not voting for something don't mean I'd be shitting on it;
B) it would be logical if lots of chosen material or possibly even all of it would be rather good stuff in its own right.

Naturally voting will mean giving it some thought, but I'll manage that.

Jodoc
05-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Because (as has already been said) words and pictures working together can do anything. They can, for example, show us a character's reality and his dream, and the contrast between them, in an instant.

http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/886187.jpg


They can take us out of this world, or illuminate it for us. They can show us our heroes, and ourselves.

SuperCooper
05-11-2014, 05:17 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kGfQZSgy3_k/T_CcbpMVRfI/AAAAAAAAAdI/Py00bLA4UBU/s1600/spider-man+big+time.jpg

Cause no matter what you've faced, what challenges you've fallen to or overcome, you can keep on going with a smile on your face.

ChadH
05-12-2014, 05:58 PM
I just enjoy sitting and passing the time with some good stories.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx133/ChadH_01/7-1_zps5b57ee67.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/ChadH_01/media/7-1_zps5b57ee67.jpg.html)

whiteshark
05-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Because comic books have a way to surprise me in regards that anything can happen in the stories thus making every new comic book i read, something i look forward to.
Plus i am a fan of good stories and good art,and thats something i see many times in comics.

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061226192522/marveldatabase/images/e/e1/Infinity_Gauntlet_Vol_1_1.jpg

icctrombone
05-13-2014, 04:11 AM
I think I'll go with The Beast Of Yucca Flats because of the Love and Rockets entry showing that it doesn't always have to be about Superheroes.

Puma
05-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Jodoc


with a nod to Bert.

Kees_L
05-13-2014, 06:29 AM
With handing beaudacious propnodding pistolfingers to seriously everybody, my vote must go to Jodoc for that Eisner - in one word: g#dd#mn majestic.

Speed Force League Unlimited
05-13-2014, 06:33 AM
It was hard to choose, but I'll give it to dupersuper

Clarkie
05-13-2014, 06:38 AM
I'm voting for Hod because I love the fact that comic exists, that said, pretty much everyone knocked it out of the park on this one.

whiteshark
05-13-2014, 06:39 AM
I vote Jodoc.

FanboyStranger
05-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Greg Hatcher. Not just because it's an ape with a machine gun, but because of the love that Monsieur Mallah and The Brain share.

Gus
05-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Michael Pullman's entry, amid an embarrassment of riches.

bert
05-13-2014, 09:41 AM
only because it's tacky to vote for yourself (:p), I'll go for Jodoc.

Enigmatic Undead
05-13-2014, 10:13 AM
FanboyStranger

ChadH
05-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Shawn Hopkins

Mormel
05-13-2014, 11:28 AM
My vote goes to MRP. Honorable mention to Greg Hatcher.

What can I say, I'm just a sucker for apes in impossible situations!

Speed Force League Unlimited
05-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Shawn HopkinsHis briefing explains why I enjoy comics more than other mediums

Did anyone thought Darkseid could give an enemy of his dry clothes, a nice warm drink, and nothing sinister coming out of it?

DubipR
05-13-2014, 12:15 PM
I'll play tomorrow.

Nice selections everyone...

MRP
05-13-2014, 12:17 PM
carabas gets my vote...but so many runner ups were considered.

-M

The Beast Of Yucca Flats
05-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Carabas.
____

bipolar danger girl
05-13-2014, 01:31 PM
I love Chuck, also known as Charles RB.

Mari
05-13-2014, 01:50 PM
My vote is for Michael P

Pól Rua
05-13-2014, 02:16 PM
My vote this week (and damn, it was a tightly fought contest) goes to MRP.
With honourable mentions to Jodoc and Michael P.

And did anyone else notice a LOT of gorillas and related arthropoids this week? Monsieur Mallah, Space Boy, GI Gorilla, the guy on the Animal Man cover...

JULIE SCHWARTZ WAS RIGHT!

Hod
05-13-2014, 02:30 PM
bert .

worstblogever
05-13-2014, 02:37 PM
coveredinbees for one of the best team fights that turns into a teamup halfway through that you'll ever read.

Jodoc
05-13-2014, 03:08 PM
Greg Hatcher for a cover that transcends explanation.

Joedocwife
05-13-2014, 04:24 PM
I totally forgot to put a cover in, a lot of great covers, but I vote for DONALD M.

Don C
05-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Carabas gets my vote. I would try to make a joke about trying four times to finally vote for him, but I can't think of any.

Action Ace
05-13-2014, 06:31 PM
I put all the ones I liked into a hat and drew...

dupersuper

FanboyStranger
05-13-2014, 07:30 PM
And did anyone else notice a LOT of gorillas and related arthropoids this week? Monsieur Mallah, Space Boy, GI Gorilla, the guy on the Animal Man cover...

JULIE SCHWARTZ WAS RIGHT!

Damn right he was. Apes are where it's at!

Paradox
05-13-2014, 09:39 PM
Puma, for a skewed view.

Carabas
05-14-2014, 12:26 AM
Rei.
It's one of my favourite covers ever.

Spike-X
05-14-2014, 01:23 AM
Greg Hatcher.

Comics be cray, yo!

Puma
05-14-2014, 05:00 AM
I thought about counting the two votes that came after the deadline, as per the munkee's suggestion, but didn't because (1) we didn't have a tie, and (2) I think it's best to be consistent (especially in the beginning with so many new players). That said, here are the results:

with one vote each: The Beast of Yucca Flats, Hod, FanboyStranger, Shawn Hopkins, Charles RB, bert, coveredinbees, Donald M, Puma

with two: dupersuper, Greg Hatcher, Michael P, MRP

with three: Carabas

and our winner with four: Jodoc

Puma
05-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Jodoc will start a new contest this evening after work.