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Book Cover Smackdown! Zombie Edition!

Welcome to the zombie edition of SF Signal’s Book Cover Smackdown, where you get to tell it like it is. Have your way with these book covers!

Today’s contenders:

Your Mission (should you choose to accept it): Tell us what you like, what you don’t like, and which is your favorite.
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NOTE: Bigger, better cover art images are available by clicking the images or title links.

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5 Comments on Book Cover Smackdown! Zombie Edition!

  1. The Resnick, since it transcends the “zombies are coming, oh my!”. It tells a story, like any good book cover does.

  2. “Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback” looks like any other zombie movie/comic/book out there, nothing new (as the title, actually)

    “21st Century Zombie” has nice colors and illustration, but again, nothing that really stands out.

    “Stalking the Zombie” is my pick, as it does a nice job mixing pulp/noir with the zombie genre. But what the hell with that cat-woman on the background?

  3. 21st Century Zombie is a bit dumb. Why haven’t the undead hordes ripped that little banner to shreds yet? If they can’t cross it for some reason, that would be interesting, but their inability to do so would have to be illustrated. As Aldo noted, tho, nice colors. I find it the most aesthetically appealing and the one my eyes lingered on the longest.

    Zombie Apocalypse… meh. And the broken Hollywood in the background? What are they, extras from a horror set?

    Stalking the Zombie wins here. In one word: different. I love the composition, great genre mixing, unexpected title. One thing I don’t get: we have a zombie for horror, a detective for pulp/noir, and a crazy-eyed cat-woman for… paranormal? Looks awesome, at any rate.

  4. David Greybeard // July 8, 2012 at 11:31 am //

    There’s no debate. It’s the best cover. And a terrific series.

  5. Fantastix // July 9, 2012 at 9:23 am //

    Stalking the Zombie is my pick. All the other covers is done a million times but Resnicks cover makes me wanna read the book. Only negative thing about the cover is that it makes me think of the shortfilm the boys made and showed in the end credits of Super 8.

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