FRIDAY FACE-OFF: ARMED TO THE TEETH

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


 

This week our theme is Armed to the Teeth.  Or to put it another way, covers which features weapons.  Lots of weapons.  Or just one truly awesome weapon like the one pictured in the two covers below.

elric english    vs.    elric spanish

English (1986)                                                                             Spanish (2010)

The old school cover from the left is by Robert Gould, who created many dazzling Elric covers for Michael Moorcock’s classic sword and sorcery tale.

On the left is the Spanish cover from 2010, which also gives us a similar type image of Elric and his accursed sword.  The artist for this cover has (so far) escaped all my Google searches to uncover his/her identity.


 

AND MY CHOICE FOR WINNER THIS WEEK IS . . .

elric english

A classic cover if there ever was one.  Everything about this version of Stormbringer  mesmerizes me, demanding that I buy this book immediately to discover the significance of the badass sword, the horn, and the pale-haired person at the top.  But then again, I’m probably biased for these series of Elric covers, because they really convinced me to get into the series decades ago.

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE?

 

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6 Responses to FRIDAY FACE-OFF: ARMED TO THE TEETH

  1. Have to agree with you on the choice, definitely a classic look. 😊

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  2. I’m giving my vote to the Spanish cover: something in the color choice makes it more attractive to my eyes…

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  3. @lynnsbooks says:

    My immediate thought was, like Maddalena, to go with the Spanish cover and, yeah, something to do with the colour – but that creepy staring face behind the sword! I’m going with the old school cover.
    Lynn 😀

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  4. Yeah! You doing Friday-Face Off now too! I actually prefer the Spanish cover. I’m not a fan of the color scheme or the art style for the English. I like the Sword in front of the flowers/vince, with his eyes (saying “soon”) looking over the sword.

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  5. Tough choice for me, I don’t know if I’m particular to either one of these. But I might actually have to differ and go with Spanish version. The typeface is awful, but I love the imagery!

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  6. I think I’m going to have to agree with you on this one, as well. I slightly prefer the image on the Spanish one, but I like the overall design of the English one better.

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