Cover story: the art of selling comics by cassidy mcclenahan

My gallery celebrates comic book cover art, a form of advertising that is part of a product being sold. Comic book covers are usually very deceptive; they often don't provide an accurate depiction of how a comic's story will play out and rely on action and suspense to sell readers on a story. Covers are meant to draw people in, after all, and will try to entice consumers based on the most over-the-top, exaggerated version of a comic's premise. 

This is the cover to an issue of "Lois Lane" which shows Lois tied up and in peril as Superman comes to her rescue. This comic's cover draws readers in by showing the heroine powerless and in danger.
This cover of "Amazing Spider-man" depicts Spidey under attack by a masked villain. This cover is a good tool to attract readers because the hero is in action and the villain is mysterious.
This is an issue of "Iron Fist" that depicts the hero about to be killed by a villain who has taken Iron Fist's powers. The cover draws readers in by showing the hero powerless and his fate ambiguous.
This is a cover for "Aquaman" which shows the title character about to stabbed by his ward, Aqualad. The cover is effective because it shows the hero about to be killed by his friend.
This is an cover for "Doom Patrol" which shows one of the original characters dead and a new cast of characters. This would have drawn readers in because old characters are replaced by new.
This is a cover for "Iron Man" which shows the main character in the middle of a fight mid-air. The cover is successful at attracting readers by showing the hero outnumbered and in action.
This is the cover to "Seeker 3000" which displays a group of space heroes standing in front of a star ship. The cover mostly relies on its text to draw people in; the text gets across the premise.
This is a cover to the comic "Gunhawks" which depicts two cowboy heroes in a shoot-out. The cover is very enticing because it shows the heroes in danger and one of the characters says they may die.
This is the cover to an issue of "Green Lantern" which shows the hero incapacitated and replaced by a new version. The cover draws readers in by showing the old hero defeated and a new hero rising.
This "Aquaman" cover shows the character in typical danger but the villain mentions having killed the hero's son. The cover entices readers by implying the villain has killed once and will kill again.
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