Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time for another book covers post. I hope you guys are ready to cringe with laughter as we take a look at some amazing “works of art”. Now, let’s begin!
Maximum Revenge by Jose A. Toro Released: March 17th, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Crime Thriller, and Suspense. Short Summary: A scientist goes made with power after creating an ultra deadly virus.
I really like the premise of this book because of my love of medical dramas. Unfortunately, it fails completely in the art department. The cover depicts a very blurry scientist without a face. Also, because of chemistry, there’s a poor j.peg of a beaker in the left hand side. It could be so much better with just a little more time!
The Majestic Committee by Gerald Goble Released: August 6th, 2016 Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction Short Summary: An army major is sent to work for a secret committee that is researching an unknown aircraft.
Another fascinating concept for a story that’s completely ruined by the horrible excuse for a cover. It’s like they don’t even try anymore! The cover depicts some absolutely pathetic pictures on a blue background. It’s really hard to tell what any of these images are, and if this was released again, I’d hire a better artist!
Hello fellow Book Lovers! It’s time for another Crappy Cover post! I hope you guys are ready to cringe and laugh profusely. Now, let’s begin!
Angry House by Alexis Kennedy (February 1st, 2018) Genres: Horror and Ghost Fiction Pages: 244 Brief Summary: A widowed writer moves to the countryside to an old White House. The house holds a terrible secret, and the writer must learn this the hard way.
I really like the premise of this book, but the cover is complete trash. It depicts a shadowy figure that closely resembles death. There’s also a horrible Jpeg of flames that surround the title of the book. In conclusion the cover gives missed potential to an otherwise fascinating story.
Blood of Our Fathers by Sonny Girard (July 28th, 2010) Genres: Crime Thriller, Crime Fiction, Literary Fiction 592 Pages Quick Summary: A reformed mafia member tries to restart his fractured life.
Another wonderful concept for a book completely destroyed by an absolutely shitty cover. The art looks like it was done in about 5 minutes, and it smells very amateurish. It’s just a picture of a gun with a couple of bullet holes surrounding it.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome references. Now, let’s begin!
Magikarp Power: A fun trope that’s used in many forms of media. It refers to a seemingly weak character or item that gains phenomenal power upon leveling up or evolving. Some examples include; The titular trope namer, Magikarp. This is the weakest Pokemon in terms of stats, but it evolves into a giant leviathan-like creature with tremendous strength. Next, there’s the “Void Item” from The Binding of Isaac. It starts out as a useless active item, however, it can absorb other items to become an immensely powerful resource. Lastly, we have Frothing Berserker from Hearthstone. It starts out as a semi-weak 2/4 minion, but every time it takes damage, it grows in power.
Handicapped Badass: Another extremely common trope that’s used in many forms of media. It represents a disabled person who does incredible things, and doesn’t let their faults get in the way. Some examples include; Johnny from part 7 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. This main character is paralyzed from the waist down, but participates in a world-wide horserace, and kicks serious ass. Next, there’s Red Haired Shanks from One Piece. This pirate captain lost his right arm to a sea monster in the first episode. Surprisingly, this doesn’t weaken his swordsmanship in any way, and he still is one of the most powerful characters in the show. Lastly, there’s Professor X from the X Men. While he might be bound to a wheelchair, his telepathic powers are some of the strongest in the world.
Johnny Joestar handicapped, jockey, and certified badass.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Boarnograf (The Corruption Pokemon) #384 Dark/Ground Type Ability: Guts (Increases Attack by 50% if inflicted with a status condition) Genderless Appearance: A fearsome-looking beast that resembles a giant, red boar. Doesn’t evolve. Is the Legendary counterpart of Griffawork. Ht: 11’6” Wt: 1000.9 lbs Base Stats: HP: 130, Attack: 160, Defense: 125, Sp. Atk: 85, Sp. Def: 95, Speed: 105 Base Stat Total: 700 (Insanely good stats. The highest base stats of all Ground and Dark Types. Also, it has the highest Attack stat of all Pokemon). Immune to Psychic and Electric. Weak to Fairy, Ice, Grass, Bug, Fighting, and Water.
Entry: A champion of an ancient civilization, it conquered many rival nations until it imploded from its own corruption.
Praunch (The Prawn Pokemon) #099 Water/Fighting Type Possible Abilities: Swift Swim (Speed is doubled in the rain) or Technician (Boosts 60 power or less moves by 50%) Evolves into Karawn at Level 23 and Mabster at Level 40 Appearance: A prawn with a fist for a tail. Gender Ratio: 50/50 Base Stats: HP: 30, Attack: 70, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 25, Speed: 60 Base Stat Total: 295 (Not bad Attack and Defense Stats) Ht: 1’04” Wt: 4.4 lbs Weak to Flying, Grass, Electric, Fairy, and Psychic.
Entry: Praunch usually dives to the seafloor where it can break rock formations with its tail to find food.
Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to an old topic! I loved critiquing bad video game art in the past, and decided to give it another go. Now, let’s facepalm and cringe at some true garbage!
Brawl Brothers for the SNES Genre: Beat em’ Up (1992) Plot: The sequel to Rushing Beat that has players beating up hordes of bad guys. Publisher: Jaleco
I always have loved Beat em’ Ups, and find them to be mindless fun. This specific game was heavily praised by critics for its graphics and fluid gameplay. Unfortunately the cover is complete crap! We get this “ultra-cool” beefcake guy breaking out of a brick wall. His face is contorted like he’s constipated, and his nose is bulbous and phallic. If the artists had taken more time on this piece, it could be pretty to look at, but as of now, it’s trash!
Art of Fighting for the Sega Mega Drive (1992) Creator: SNK Genre: Fighting Description The first game of the Art of Fighting trilogy that pits players against each other, and mixes up the game with some desperation attacks.
Ugh! This series of fighting games are very clunky, and many of the characters are extremely overpowered. However, it is also famous for starting the “super attacks” in many of the popular fighters of today. The artwork for this game is all over the place, with some parts being awesome, and others being disturbing. Most of the work looks like a cheesy 80’s action film with bell-bottom jeans, a bright orange karate gis. Then, we get to the faces, and all hell breaks loose! Robert Garcia’s face is pseudo-realistic which really blurs the line, and makes the viewer feel uncomfortable. Then, we get to Ryo, who has a giant leg, and appears to be kicking a goon right in the face. The goon is the best part of the piece, and his face is contorted into pure exaggerated pain.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let the cringefest begin!
From The Dust (Unalive Book 2) by Sid Ghost Released: December 3rd, 2013 Genres: Gothic Fiction and Horror 152 Pages Quick Summary: A book about the battle between 2 vampires.
This is one of the most generic covers I’ve ever seen. It has a black background with boring white text. There’s also a very “scary” vampire in the center. The cover looks like it was done in 20 minutes, and the book’s story would need to be exceptional to have anyone purchase it.
The Waters of Chaos Book 3 by Marc Severson Released: July 2nd, 2016 Pages: 252 Genres: Western, Horror, and Fiction Short Summary: People are getting infected by a mysterious sickness, and it’s up to the Chaos Police Department to stop it.
I ironically really enjoy this cover. The wavy text really reminds me of old-school word art, and gives me some nostalgia. The surrounding background has these really trippy rocks and minerals, that cause the book to glow. I actually would want to read this one, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Spilefree (The Free Pokemon) #128 Electric/Ghost Type Possible Abilities Clear Body (Prevents stat-reducing moves) or Prankster (Status moves hit first) Genderless Evolves from Jarape when exposed to a Thunder Stone Ht: 4’11” Wt: 2.6 lbs Appearance: A really cool yellow demon with bright blue eyes. Base Stats: HP: 70 Attack: 45 Defense: 45 Sp. Atk: 125 Sp. Def: 125 Speed: 125 Base Stat Total: 535( Has the highest stat total of all non-legendary Ghost and Electric types) Immune to Normal and Fighting and Weak to Ground, Ghost, and Dark.
Entry: An evil spirit freed from its sarcophagus. It loves to prank people, especially with lightning.
Hohohoming (The Jolly Pokemon) #294 Ice Type Possible Abilities: Sniper (Makes critical hits do 1.5x more damage) or Levitate (Immune to Ground Attacks) Gender Ratio 50/50 Appearance: Rudolph with 2 missiles. Evolves from Missletoe at Level 24 Ht: 4’11” Wt: 260.1 lbs Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 40 Defense: 71 Sp. Atk: 126 Sp. Def: 81 Speed: 81 Base Stat Total 490 (High Special Attack) Immune to None and Weak to Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire.