Friday, February 25, 2011

It's the Led Zeppelin IV of duck comics!

I had assumed that the cover to the limited-edition version of DD363 on Boom's website was just a version of the art to which for some reason they hadn't gotten around to the title. But no. This:


is exactly what the front cover looks like. All identifying information is on the back. An unusual choice, for sure. Is this unique in the annals of Disney comics?

3 Comments:

Blogger Chris Barat said...

Geo,

The deluxe edition of UNCLE $CROOGE 400 was also set up in this manner. The front cover was the painted version of the cover to "Only a Poor Old Man."

Chris

February 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Whoops--shoulda made that connection.

Very arty; as much as I hate to semi-endorse the multiple-cover idea, it seems as though things like this could be useful in reaching a wider audience...'course, that point is moot if they're just limited-edition things that no larger audience would ever be exposed to in the first place.

February 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Shaun K said...

The whole variant-cover scheme takes a lot of flak in the industry, and not all of it is undue.

However, the other side of the story isn't really about fleecing completists (who I'll admit to having little sympathy for anyway); Comics are often judged mercilessly by their covers, to the point of making or breaking a sale. Doing variants ups the chances that the book might catch an eye with one cover that may have ignored the other.

But that's mostly about the phantom "casual reader" rumored to haunt comic stores across the land. Regular shop-goers probably wouldn't mind being alleviated of the stress coming from the extra effort of getting hold of the preferred cover. ;)

March 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM  

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