Entertainment Weakly unleashed its 4 different TFA covers today (with more to come I’m sure when the movie is released next month). Here’s one of them:
I am not a fan of EW; it’s just not a good magazine and it has long been at the forefront of Lucas/prequel bashing even as they love to make money off of Lucas’s creations (or more specifically, your devotion to such). It is living off of the fumes of geek culture to survive because you can always count on the same kind of multiple covers for a Marvel flick, Game of Thrones, or whatever else gets nerdy collectors excited and the multiple covers increase newsstand sales.
Since Eps IV-VI were around long before EW debuted circa 1990, the mag couldn’t milk the Star Wars cow until the Special Editions and it started the multiple cover madness with TPM. After I figured out that they would put purdy pictures on the cover while bashing the hell out of the movies in the inside, I quit buying the mag altogether. But hey we still have these covers (1 of whatever) that live on:
LOL on that last caption. NOTHING was going to save it in their eyes.