Mister Pain wrote:
Rorschach ones look like fan-art/bad jokes (tough guy Rorschach inside the mask?? Shudderr).
Seriously? That's one of the best ones.
I think it's one of the worst. It's a bit fan poster-y to me. When the Watchmen movie was in pre production, I came up with a poster idea where it was a closeup of Rorschach's mask with the ink blots forming the other characters in the story. Here his blots form...himself? That's stupid. Rorschach's blots often made distinct images such as the Hiroshima Lovers, or a butterfly. They could used any number of images relevant to watchmen. The execution is also off.
The Comedian cover is a bit boring.
Ozzy looks pretty cool. The color scheme really brings to life Jae Lee's illustration. But I think Lee would make a better cover artist that illustrator. I find his style to be a bit muddy, and I'm not sure he's able to do animation. What I mean is, in Watchmen, Gibbons had characters moving from panel to panel, interacting with each other, etc. With Lee, especially his work on the Dark Tower comics, his drawings just look like good poster art. They kind of just sit there, and don't quite mesh with the word balloons the way most comics do.
The Jon and Laurie cover looks like one of those animations that you would sometimes see a few years back on television (like the computer animated Spider-Man), where the color and lighting scheme is realistic, and the characters don't use as many hard lines, while at the same time still needing to be outlined just so they don't disappear into the background.
The pirate comic looks like the type of illustration you'd find in a Heavy Metal magazine, which is kind of cool.
The Minutemen cover is a nice bit of traditional illustration, and reminds me of BTAS. It's probably the one issue I have very little interest in reading, though.
Silk Spectre cover is probably the best.
And Nite Owl II looks like he's about to take a dump on that chimney.