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April 12, 2008

Logo Design: Final Crisis

Filed under: Blurbs — David Uzumeri @ 12:50 pm

About a week ago, I wrote about the logo and cover composition of Marvel’s Secret Invasion event. I thought that it came off as campy and did the complexity of the story it was trying to tell a disservice.

The solicitation previews for July’s DC comics have gone up at Newsarama, along with what looks to be a better view of Final Crisis’s cover concept. Every book (including tie-ins, it seems) will get a “sliver” plot cover and an iconic character shot in 50/50. They’d been talking about working with Chip Kidd for Final Crisis and Trinity, and it certainly looks like it.

I just want to say, Marvel, this kind of striking cover image – this is what I was talking about. Kudos to Dan Didio, Eddie Berganza, J.G. Jones, Alex Sinclair and Chip Kidd.


  1. I’m often mixed on Chip Kidd but this is great; who could ignore this on the shelf?

    Side note: Trade Gothic Bold Condensed No. 20 set in white against a deep red banner? Our new site design just came out and already it’s being ripped off! The nerve!

    Comment by Young David — April 12, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

  2. These covers remind of of the title sequences on creepy, low-budget horror movies from the 70s & 80s. The really scary kind. This is a great concept. This cover could give a child nightmares.

    Comment by swintronix — April 12, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  3. I love Chipp Kidd, but I’m not in love with that cover. Then again, I usually need to see a cover on the stands before I can really get a feel for it. My biggest problem is the red – it draws my eye away from Wonder Woman and makes me not care how she got into the predicament she is in. Maybe I’ll adjust to it by the time it comes out?

    Even if I’m not feeling it yet, I definitely think this is the way to go: a solid color bar with bold text for the title.

    Comment by Kenny — April 13, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

  4. To be fair, most people don’t care how Wonder Woman gets into the predicaments she does.
    I certainly enjoy this cover though, I’ve always thought images got in the way of a good front page. Big text is the way to go. I won’t forget the name of this series anytime soon. At least until the next crisis.

    Comment by Spenny — April 17, 2008 @ 12:26 am

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