Skyhigh 18 Covercruise
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Covercruise COVERCRUISE COVERCRUISE hosted by Chaotic/Accept/Atlantis/N*P Welcome dear Skyhighreaders to what I call my personal coverchapter. Yes,I'm new here in this staff,and from now on I'd like to supply you with all the latest stuff about covers,such as reviews but also happenings like for example covercompetitions or stuff like that. This time,I'll take a closer look at some covers which reached my place lately. Please keep in mind that we can expect some more covers in the near future,because it's said that the results of ELECTRIC's and DUCE's covercompetition are out soon,after the deadline has been pushed heavenly forward and we already expected the results at the end of February. Nevertheless,some artists have already released their works for that competition to the public,so that's why I'll review them in here now. If you want to react on something printed in here, please contact ME at Chaotic/ACP/ATL/N*P (noe) COVERCRUISE XXXXXXXXXXXXX * no ordinary swapping! Okay,and now let's go with the reviews... TURTLE + TAT-2 FLASH INC. TURTLE + TAT-2 Cover for FLASH INC. Done by JUNKIE/PALACE/DOOM PATROL JUNKIR/PALACE/DOOM PATROL for the DUCE+ELECRIC Cover Competition FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: The first impression I get while looking onto this side is:"aggressive"! The viewer is confronted with a mean-looking big turtle,which fills up the main part of this side. A kind of smoke or fog surrounds the turtle,consisting of skulls and plasma. Above this scene you can spot a bold FLASH INCORPORATED logo,which is partly covered with this smoke and therefore partly gleaming through. The logo was painted in clear,bold letters and therefore isn't very special; though it looks quite elegant in combination with the rest of the side. Let's just say:It fits together. Nothing more to say about this side,except of the fact that the turtle is drawn very well and looks quite realistic,especially the head/face is superb! BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: Looking at this side,you finally find out where all this fog comes from: an elegant,flying dragon spews it all over the cover! The dragon is placed infront of an unknown symbol, consisting out of arrows which form a circle. The circle is surrounded by the popular plasma which also forms a circle to underline this impression. The other half of the side is filled with a blond girl wearing a "Danzig"-top,being tattooed with a strange symbol on her right shoulder and wearing a suspicious expression on her face. The girl's drawn also quite well,but in my opinion it doesn't really fit to the style Junkie used mostly on this cover. But it's only my opinion. ALLTOGETHER I'd say that this is a fine, professional-looking cover. Junkie,ofcourse al- ready known for his quality,again used the popular "point-style",were most of the objects used on the cover are build up out of small dots. This really looks good,and Junkie prooved again that he has experience with this style. Considering the fact that this cover was drawn 1:1,I'd like to give it 7O PERCENT 7O PERCENT. AWAITING THE WINTER FROST PANIC AWAITING THE WINTER FROST cover for PANIC Done by FX/DOOM PATROL/PALACE FX/DOOM PATROL/PALACE For the DUCE+ELECTRIC Cover Competition FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: We see a scene that could have been taken out of a story like e.g. "Beauty and the Beast": A weedy young girl is standing beside a huge creature looking a bit like a crossing between a bear and a gorilla,with a long bushy tail. It is holding the right hand of the little girl,very carefully. The couple is standing on a clearing, surrounded by high trees. You see this scene from behind,so you're not able to see the girl's face the expression on it,so it's not clear if she likes what happens or not. But if you look at the posture of both "persons",you come to the conclusion that the two are obviously happy to- gether. The creature also looks a bit shy,bowed. BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: The upper part of this side is filled with a big PANIC-Logo,built out of stylish characters that aren't filled in any way. Only some light- reflections at the edges were done. The logo- area is divided by a frame and plasma from the rest of the side. The remaining 2/3 of the cover got filled with a forest at nightime,you can spot a big dead branch of a huge tree,and some neat treetops of tirs. In the background,the sun is just going down. ALTOGETHER I'd like to give 65 PERCENT to this Cover. FX used the style 65 PERCENT he is known for,a combination between point style and realistic painting. The backside could have been more detailed. But still a really good cover,worth to be part of a good collection! STOP FASCISM for METALVOTZE STOP FASCISM METALVOTZE Done by GREENHORN/TIGERCREW/METALVOTZE GREENHORN/TIGERCREW/METALVOTZE for the DUCE+ELECTRIC Cover Competition FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: The central area of the side is filled with the known anti-nacism-symbol,a fist crushing a bold swastica. The four corners of the side hold four different expressions of a face:smiling,grumpy, sticking its tongue out,crying. If I remember right,this face looks a bit like Greenhorn himself,at THE PARTY 1994. But well.,.. On the cover there's also the known slogan STOP FASCISM,drawn in iron-style characters. The average quality of this side is gets ruined by the bad and inconsequently-drawn faces,sorry. BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: A METALVOTZE-Logo fills up the middle of this side,surrounded by flames,plateaus and other fill-ups. The METALVOTZE-logo looks quite fine,built up out of elegant characters and good-looking fill-ins. The left and right part of this side is crow- ded with a splitted vertical ANTINATIONALE-logo, their mag. The characters look like if they've been sprayed onto the surface,a nice effect. Nevertheless, the side looks a bit "overcrowded", there's no central for the viewer's eyes. The remaining space outside the cover is filled with different leftradical or punkorientated stickers and slogans. Furthermore,you can spot a METALVOTZE Contactaddress and a spreader's list. ALTOGETHER I donate 40 PERCENT to this cover. Parts of the cover 4O PERCENT are quite good,e.g. the Metalvotze-Logo or the fist on the frontside,but the impression is being pulled down by rather "poor" elements like the faces or the too crowded style. But I think Greenhorn can really improve,so let's see what we can await from him in the future. By the way,the word VOTZE does NOT mean a woman's vagina;that would be FOTZE. A VOTZE is a bavarian expression for e.g. a beat by a fist. A MetalVotze therefore means a very hard hit, atleast that is what VOZ explains in the second issue of their mag ANTINATIONALE. CHAOTIC COUNTRY/THERAPY done for THERAPY CHAOTIC COUNTRY/THERAPY THERAPY Done by HODORY+IFKO/THERAPY HODORY+IFKO/THERAPY Done for the normal mailout-swap FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: A simple-styled balloon-Therapy logo,surrounded by cloud-like circles. It's drawn very unprofessional,without "love". Visible pencil- shades and unprecise outlines. Underneath the THY-Logo a "presents"-logo, a bit better but still not good,bugs in the "E" and "N" character. The rest of the charset is okay, representing a chinese-styled characterset. The logo is accompanied by ugly looking linechaos. BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: Here we have a picture of Fred Flintstone, carrying his daughter on his arm. Well,what shall I say ? The image was obviously drawn with colourpencils,and that always guarantees a bad reproduction. It just lookes "faded away". Furthermore,a vertically drawn "Chaotic Country" logo is placed in the right area of the side. The artists tried to copy the "stone"-look of the Flintstone-character-set,but somehow failed. The chars don't have the right proportions,and the stone-image isn't really visible. I give this cover 15 PERCENT 15 PERCENT. Hodory and Ifko need to improve their skills if they plan to release qualitycovers. In my eyes,this is one of those "Hey-I'll-do-a- Cover-to-get-more-known"-Covers. You as a receiver get it,look at it and say "hmm,well.." and forget it. Sorry guys. GENLOG done for GENLOG GENLOG GENLOG Done by FX/DOOM PATROL/PALACE FX/DOOM PATROL/PALACE Obviously done for the the normal mail-out. FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: The viewer is confronted with a three-times- splitted image,it's a short story: On the first picture you can see the shadow of a tombstone (cross) on a hill surrounded by dark threes. Two hands reach out of the grave to break free. On the second picture there's a kind of ghoul (or zombie,if you prefer),who's getting totally of the above-mentioned grave. The moonlight is falling onto this scene. Leaves are falling. On the third image the creature finally got out of the tomb,standing upright on the ground. IT is hit by a stroke of lighning,its rot body shaking all over. Obviously rain falls. Above the short "comic" a well-styled GENLOG- logo is placed. IT's underlayed with black rays. The total impression of this side is really good and gives a kind of "dark" feeling. Respect. BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: The Backside is filled by a huge four-poster bed. On this bed,a deadly orgy takes place: You can spot three female persons,partly naked. One of them seems to be dead;she's scrawled with blood,all over her body. Another woman is kneeling on her,drinking her blood out of a goblet. The other woman takes a break,her mouth is scrawled with blood,it drips onto her breasts. It looks like a satanic madness! A wrought-iron-styled GENLOG logo stretches in the upper part. ALL IN ALL I can say that this is another master- piece done by FX,continuing his row of quality- covers. I think it's justified to donate 75 PERCENT to this cover. The style is very well, 75 PERCENT everything fits together. FX managed it to create a very dark atmosphere. Although it seemes to be a little older,you should not miss this one. Great Work! THERAPY done for THERAPY THERAPY THERAPY Done by TYRANT/THERAPY TYRANT/THERAPY Done for the normal mailout. FRONTSIDE: FRONTSIDE: Well,this is another one of these covers were I get headache from. A small crazy-styled Therapy - logo is visible in the upper right side. Underneath it I spot an eye, not very complicated but okay. If you take a very close look onto this side,you spot (hidden in some chaos I can't define) the face of a monster,the left eye is at the far left side of the cover (where else..),the nose seemes to be big,or is it the mouth ? Well.. The rest of the side is filled with this undefined chaos of bubbles and stuff like that. Looks like something from the swamps,for example. BACKSIDE: BACKSIDE: Again we see a lot of bubble-chaos and some creature with a kind of tentactle,at least I think that's what it's supposed to be! A small TYRANT- logo is again the only thing left. Simple styled. Can someone explain this cover to me please ? I'll somehow give it 25 PERCENT,but I really can't read anything 25 PERCENTout of this one!? Man,you must have been stoned while painting this! OKAY, OKAY,now we will take a closer look at the final RESULTS RESULTS 1 GENLOG for GENLOG 75 PERCENT 1 FX/Doom Patrol/Palace 75 PERCENT 2 TURTLE + TAT-2 for FLASH INC. 70 PERCENT 2 Junkie/Palace/Doom Patrol 7O PERCENT 3 AWAITING ... for PANIC 65 PERCENT 3 FX/Doom Patrol/Palace 65 PERCENT 4 STOP FASCISM for METALVOTZE 40 PERCENT 4 Greenhorn/Tigercrew/Metalvotze 40 PERCENT 5 THERAPY for THERAPY 25 PERCENT 5 Tyrant/Therapy 25 PERCENT 6 CHAOTIC COUNTRY/THY for THERAPY 15 PERCENT 6 Hodory+Ifko/Therapy 15 PERCENT Now,if you can support this chapter in any way, for example sending your own new covers or covers you recently got and ofcourse everything else related to covers,send it to the SKYHIGH HQ or directly to me,again my address Chaotic/Accept/Atlantis/N*P (noe) COVERCRUISE XXXXXXXXXXXXX Okay,that's all for this time,I hope we'll meet us again in the next SKYHIGH... So long! /Chaotic ?