Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.

This week’s theme is a cover featuring the undead: “This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”

This week, my pick is another book I am yet to read – Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… cover A!

This one was an easy pick. Cover A is dark and atmospheric. I like the representation of the undead in this cover.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week I will be looking for a cover featuring a robot: “Man is a robot with defects.”

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