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Wayde Murray
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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 10:47am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Nice! I like the elephantine guy/lady holding the compress to his/her head. Cute touch.

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Great cover JB!   Even if there was no text or dialogue, there'd be no mistaking who the man with his back turned to us is, nor what universe this is.

For some reason, I'm now reminded of that alien brawler on Rura Penthe penal colony with "the weak knees"...

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 12:23pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

That cover is awesome! Much more humorous than I would have thought, too!

I don't know if this series will necessarily have a lighter tone throughout than JB's past TREK works, but the good Doctor McCoy has been a source of humor and fun since the beginning, so I highly doubt it'll be all business!

Also, it's a bit hard to tell from the B & W cover, but I presume that's a hand-scanner McCoy is holding (which would make sense, given the tricorder he's carrying)?

I kinda missed the humorous word balloons omitted from the ASSIGNMENT: EARTH covers. Glad to see one in use here. In this case, the joke doesn't work as well without it, so hopefully it'll stay on the final cover.



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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 12:47pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

That's just awesome.

 

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That cover is awesome! Much more humorous than I would have thought, too!

The story in the first issue did not present us with a good cover scene (which is likely to be true of all of them, lacking blasting phasers and spaceship battles, as they are!) so Chris and I decided on a nonrepresentational cover, and I decided on a slightly humorous twist.

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I kinda missed the humorous word balloons omitted from the ASSIGNMENT: EARTH covers. Glad to see one in use here. In this case, the joke doesn't work as well without it, so hopefully it'll stay on the final cover.

This time the balloon is on the cover (or, at least, the scan). It would require major surgery to remove it.

Also, in a bit of a vanishingly small in-joke, the font I used is the one I created for NEXT MEN, and which used to punctuate the letter columns with NEXT!

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 1:21pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Ohhh! I recognize that font, now that you mention it! I've had a hankering to reread JBNM recently--if I'd already done so, I probably would have noticed it.
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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 2:01pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Great looking cover.

JB: Maybe I missed it but how many issues is this going to be?

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 5:46pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Y'know, the only thing missing from that cover is a Tribble with an eye-bandage, thermometer, crutch,  wheelchair, or some other humorous accessory.
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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Bones isn't a vet, Greg!
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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 7:12pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I know...I just find myself tickled by the visual. It brings a smile to my face to imagine a hopsital waiting room full of impatient Tribbles awaiting treatment for indigestion or some other problem (like, oh, say, pregnancy!).

I'm taking this to the next goofy level--perhaps after the Enterprise returned home, McCoy indeed became a vet (which is exactly what he did in early PHASE II pilot scripts), and Chapel became a Tribble midwife in order to earn her MD.

 

And, who knows? Perhaps Tribbles are among the most intelligent critters in the galaxy. The Universal Translator just can't handle all the chirps, purrs, and cuteness...

Maybe they merely pretend to be pets as part of their devious plan for galaxy-wide domination!



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That cover is an instant classic. I love it.
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