I’ll admit, I’m normally not a fan of photo covers to comics. With very few exceptions, the photos are generic PR shots from the movie/TV show that they’re spinning out of, and that’s always seemed both lazy and, in most cases, somewhat ugly to me. It’s more than a little surprising, then, that I’m so onboard with IDW’s “Photo Covers Month” stunt, which will see 10 titles in December have illustrated covers replaced by photographs… but look at the photos for the GI Joe line:
With four of the ten books being GI Joe – and a further two being Transformers titles (The others are Eternal Descent, Doctor Who, True Blood and Star Trek) – I can’t wait to see the old-school toy photos filling the store shelves at the end of the year. It’s too much to hope that the Star Trek covers will be the old Mego figures, isn’t it…?