Lit Crucible by Troy Denning

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. imiller Force Ghost

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    Well, I'll try to appear more consistent: I dislike the first cover, but think the second one is a vast de-improvement. Plus, I'm anti-excited about the book itself, which doesn't help anything.
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  2. samuraix87 Jedi Master

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    i like this one actually i like both maybe the first one is for paperback while the new is for hardcover
  3. Runjedirun Force Ghost

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    I can't say I like either cover, but the first one was slightly better.
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  4. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Covers I can live with - it's the content I make judgement on!
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  5. Runjedirun Force Ghost

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    I wish I could say I was looking forward to judging the content.
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  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    I can live with the new color, but the first was better.

    I just really hope the Big Three disappear from the story after this, but disappear in a way that they have a happy ending too.
  7. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Sep 8, 2004
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    So Luke's the crucible that's going to split Han and Leia up... at least that's what the new cover is doing for me.

    Much preferred the first one. (Maybe they realised the three orbs gave away Trioculus's return too soon.)
  8. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  9. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    That is... creepy. On a kind of unsettling way.
  10. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Is it sad that Han looks better as Harrison? This is supposed to be the future, man! Or the past. Or whatever.
  11. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 4, 2012
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    Soooo... why is it so important for them to use that crappy original image? There's an entire reference book full of new art coming out, could just ring up Darren Tan and ask him if he wants to make some extra money or something?

    It kinda looks like crap in the first place. Shuffling things around in photoshop won't fix that.
  12. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Actually, I don't think they look too bad. Carrie looks okay here.
  13. EmpressJainaSoloFel Jedi Grand Master

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    Either in the new cover art or Barriss's improved version, Luke looks creepy. The eyes are just off.
  14. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    That is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Now we know what the live action show needs to be.
  15. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 2, 2012
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    I don't like the cover at all, much prefer the original temporary cover.

    I'm still reading this regardless.
  16. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    All the covers for this book have been awful. But breaking up the original image for a bunch of awkward headshots in some kind of LOOK THERE ARE THREE CHARACTERS lineup makes a bad thing worse. Trust me, you really do not want to show off this terrible rendition of Han any more than you have to.
  17. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    I think that I'll buy it in Hardback - then I can shuck the dust-jacket with the cover pics and file it away in some cool and dark place!
    Last edited by Tim Battershell, Oct 9, 2012
  18. AirNeeva Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 2012
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    Both covers appeal to me the same.
    (Meaning: They are all equally horrible)
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  19. ChildOfWinds Chosen One

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    I REALLY don't like this new cover! :(
  20. kataja Force Ghost

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    I did like the first cover!
  21. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Ugh...who thought it would be a good idea to split the cover up into three equal portions? That's a design no-no. There's nothing appealing about that cover at all. At least the first cover had the full artwork visible and a half-decent composition.

    Here's hoping the guts of the book are much better...
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  22. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Like at the bottom of a trash compactor?
  23. Whuffa Jedi Knight

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    I'm really curious about who does their graphic design, I mean this is just horrific. It looks like one of the execs said "oh my nephew loves playing around in photoshop, he's really good at it, let's give him a go"
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  24. Ghost Chosen One

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    It's still leagues ahead of most EU covers from the last few years.
  25. Whuffa Jedi Knight

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    Sep 30, 2001
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    not really, I think this is a new low point. At least the FotJ ones made sense in a way, wheter you liked them or not. They were consistent and had a clear graphic language. This one is just taking a mediocre illustrated cover and chopping it up for no reason to create a tryptich of awkward old faces staring at you. Its just bad on an entirely new level.
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