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Astrotoy7
12-17-2004, 01:54 AM
SW book covers are often cleverly designed to make them catch your eye on the bookstand..... there have been some great, and horrific covers over the years. what are ppls faves ??

I personally love the "I, Jedi" cover - it features a dashing corran horn, and the ultra cool, whistler :D Lukes big melon in the background is a bit annoying tho :(
http://mpohl.wz.cz/swnovels/i_jedi.jpg


what I really dont like are the Thrawn Trilogy covers :( Joruus C'boath looks like a perverted old disco king with his bared chest and gold medallion :(


dont forget those hella cool Japanese covers, many of them being far superior to the covers we got :(

heres one of my faves from NJO era : REBIRTH (http://www.theforce.net/image_popup/image_popup_books.asp?books=books/bookcovers/jpn/images/rebirth.jpg) . I like how they actually age the old folks(Luke Han and Leia) Anakin also looks pretty cool :D And Mara Jade looks sick and worried(like she was at this stage in the njo !!)


if you're interested in seeing more cool japanese covers, head over HERE (http://www.theforce.net/books/bookcovers/) :D

mtfbwya

Sivy
12-17-2004, 02:33 AM
http://www.cswu.cz/won/img/covers/ttt_htte.jpg

Astrotoy7
12-17-2004, 02:43 AM
Damn Sivy ! That cover looks even more ridicoulous than I remember ! Look at C'Boath, seriously. He looks like Jumpin Jack Flash , Santa and a old perv rolled in one :(

mtfbwya

Sivy
12-17-2004, 03:36 AM
yeah it might not be the prettiest, but it is the book that spawned the EU. I remember seeing that cover in a bookstore when I was around 11 or 12 and I was like ‘omg a star wars book!’

this is another cover i like...

http://www.star-books.com/covers/star%20wars/sw.approach.storm.jpg

the book could of been better though. it was ok, but nothing special

Astrotoy7
12-17-2004, 04:50 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
yeah it might not be the prettiest, but it is the book that spawned the EU. I remember seeing that cover in a bookstore when I was around 11 or 12 and I was like ‘omg a star wars book!’

this is another cover i like...

http://www.star-books.com/covers/star%20wars/sw.approach.storm.jpg

the book could of been better though. it was ok, but nothing special

*cough* young fool !

THIS spawned the EU
http://grey-starr.ca/StarWars/Covers/Splinter%20of%20the%20Mind's%20Eye.jpg

mtfbwya

Sivy
12-17-2004, 05:20 AM
and what a classic indeed! :p


i know where were books before the thrawn trilogy, like that piece of crap and the han solo adventures. but it was the thrawn trilogy that really made people interested in the EU.

Astrotoy7
12-17-2004, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
and what a classic indeed! :p


i know where were books before the thrawn trilogy, like that piece of crap and the han solo adventures. but it was the thrawn trilogy that really made people interested in the EU.

werdage. just keepin you on yer toes sivski :p

still, that disco medallion HAS to go ! :D

mtfbwya

Sivy
12-17-2004, 05:29 AM
at least its not as bad as the Czech version...

http://www.theforce.net/books/bookcovers/cz/images/htte.jpg
:D

Revan Solo
12-17-2004, 05:31 AM
I like the one from the Ep. III book!!:)

Astrotoy7
12-17-2004, 05:36 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
at least its not as bad as the Czech version...

http://www.theforce.net/books/bookcovers/cz/images/htte.jpg
:D

OMG ! ROFLMAO ! Chewie looks like Cousin Itt :( :p But, actuallu, Joruus looks much better in the Czech version, seriously :p

mtfbwya

Revan Solo
12-17-2004, 08:44 AM
Oh god it that a terrible cover! (czech)

Master_Keralys
12-21-2004, 07:15 AM
I really like the Japanese cover of Survivor's Quest, Traitor, and most of the NJO. As far as English covers go, I absolutely love the cover of The Unifying Force, though for no particular reason. I, Jedi is definitely up there, and I like a lot of the covers of the X-wing series.

Shatterpoint's cover is pretty cool, but the cover for Jedi Trial easily takes the prize for coolness in the prequel era. Too bad the book sucked like being buried alive in a nasty smelly bog to rot...

Astrotoy7
12-21-2004, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Master_Keralys
...but the cover for Jedi Trial easily takes the prize for coolness in the prequel era. Too bad the book sucked like being buried alive in a nasty smelly bog to rot...

indeed, the cover featured Asajj Ventress, uber cool sith wannabee. Too bad the book itself didnt feature her :( :p

The other ep3 prelude novel, Labyrinthe of Evil, also has a great cover. Im gonna start a thread for it shortly....Its sounds good. Though my non spoiler policy may prevent me from reading it before may 19 :p :D

mtfbwya

urluckyday
01-02-2005, 02:44 PM
I think the best cover is on the book Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, and that is also one of my most favorite expanded universe books.

El Sitherino
01-02-2005, 02:54 PM
Shadow Hunter is an awesome book. But for best cover I'd go with the japanese cover of Survivor's Quest. :D