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CHAT: Magazine covers (was: Re: Offlang suggestion & counterproposal)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 19:30
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > Not corresponding to anything PARTICULAR in the contents. The cover > illustration will (normally at least) relate to the same field as the > content. F'rinstance, I recently read a SF/F magazine with a big, > scary-looking Orc warrior on the cover. Sure, there were some mentions > of > Orcs in it, but no more than what you'd expect in an issue with the > Millennium Falcon on the cover. >
But that's something else. The cover does correspond to something. Though in my thinking (and most magazines I've seen follow that trend), a SF&F magazine with an Orc on cover would probably be a special over LotR or another fantasy novel, while one with the Millenium Falcon would probably be a special Star Wars. At least that's what I'm used too. I did see rare magazines where the cover doesn't correspond to anything in particular in the contents, but they were without exception RPG magazines. And yet not at every issue. Even the manga related magazines I know always have a cover that highlights some parts of the contents. In short, I still find it strange and unusual :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.