DC New 52: Rejected cover to Sword of Sorcery #1 featuring Amethyst

18 Jul

by Mike Hansen

I’d love to know what non-creative executive made this decision.

Here’s the original pencilled cover to Sword of Sorcery #1, by Aaron Lopresti (who posted this on his Facebook feed today) – I got to see the original artwork at Comic-Con, and it’s terrific:

Sword of Sorcery #1 rejected cover

…and here’s the approved, redrawn color version (you can see the black-and-white version on Lopresti’s Facebook page):

Sword of Sorcery #1 final cover art

…which features the main character leaping out at the reader, just like on the cover to the previous issue (#0, by Josh Middleton):

Sword of Sorcery #0 cover

It could be worse. At least DC didn’t make the cover redrawn to look like this:

Catwoman #0 cover

Sigh.

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