WIZARD #57: "To fold out or not to fold out" that is the question that Wizard faced on these 3 covers. On your right is the full art for the cover of issue 57 with the characters from Kingdom Come (front to back: Superman, Wonder Woman, Red Robin, Flash and Green Lantern) yet when the cover came out it only featured the first 3 characters and Red Robin is now Batman, originally, in Kingdom Come, Alex wanted to give the idea of Red Robin being the successor of Batman, but the cropping of the cover messed up this "subliminal" message in a big way.
WIZARD #75 & #83: The first cover (#75) is amazing, yet it was cut in half and you can't really appreciate the art as a whole, but Wizard fixed the problem by adding a mini poster on this issue with the full image and it is one of the most amazing JLA images ever painted by Alex and my personal favorite. The characters look so iconic and god-like, it's just unbelievable.
Issue 83, had a fold-out cover plus it came with a mini poster of this image. I didn't know anything about Astro City at the time but I just loved that cover/poster, with all this new characters in heroic poses and the goodness they reflect, it just made it look so familiar, like you've met these characters before and you know they're going to help you. Inspiring stuff!
Left to right:Issue #75, the JLA poster, Issue #83 and the Astro City poster.
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