Cover art

From DoomWiki.org

Revision as of 19:56, 18 March 2009 by 86.134.100.212 (talk)


Cover art refers to the artwork depicted on the cover of a product, whether a box, a book cover or a front sleeve. Each product in the Doom franchise, or in any other franchise related to the Doom games, has its own distinctive cover. The artwork for some products is based on art from previous releases, especially if the newer article is somewhat related to the original in content. Each piece or art displays a picture or design, a logo, and often some product information.

Doom games cover art

Doom

On the Doom cover art, the game's protagonist is standing on a ridge, fighting off hellish monsters who greatly resemble Barons of Hell, but have mechanic parts, while one of them is grabbing his left wrist. The Doom logo is shown over and behind the marine. This cover was illustrated by Don Ivan Punchatz.

Doom II: Hell on Earth

On the Doom II cover art, what appears to be the protagonist of the series, here showing an unusual buzz cut, is fighting a cyberdemon using the shotgun. The Doom II logo can be seen over and behind the two combatants. This cover was illustrated by Gerald Brom.

The Ultimate Doom

The Ultimate Doom uses the same artwork as the Doom box cover, but shows a dark frame around the picture and "The Ultimate" written on top of the Doom logo.

Master Levels for Doom II

The Master Levels for Doom II cover art shows a grey hellish background. The artwork is based on the same graphic as various other pieces of Doom related art, including the texture SKINFACE found in the Doom games, the Doom II texture SKY3 and the Collector's Edition cover art.

Final Doom

The cover art of Final Doom depicts what appears to be the face of a futuristic case or a similarly styled panel. Its simpler version of the Doom logo is written in yellow with "Final" on top of it and appears within a diamond shape on the center of the upper half of the design.

Doom 64

The cover art of Doom 64 shows a red demonic face with the Doom 64 logo on top of it.

Doom 3

The cover art of Doom 3 depicts a Hell Knight behind the Doom 3 logo.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

The cover art of Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil depicts the Maledict under the Doom 3 logo.

Doom games cover art gallery

Doom merchandise cover art

Doom novels

Knee Deep In The Dead

The cover of the first Doom novel, Knee-Deep In The Dead, features the same painting that was used on the cover of the first Doom game.

Hell On Earth

The cover of the second Doom novel, Hell On Earth, uses the same artwork as Doom II, with minor alterations. It includes the Doom logo instead of the Doom II logo and an added "Hell On Earth" caption.

Infernal Sky

The cover of the third Doom novel, Infernal Sky, displays a person in a space suit, possibly Flynn Taggart, fighting monsters (which resemble lost souls and a mancubus) in space.

Endgame

The cover of the fourth Doom novel, Endgame, features a man, likely Flynn Taggart, shooting an imp-like monster from behind while being attacked by two snake-like creatures.

Doom comic

The Doom comic cover art displays its protagonist firing a chaingun at a former human, with corpses of dead monsters lying around.

Doom: The Boardgame

The cover of Doom: The Boardgame is a modified version of the Doom 3 cover, with the "3" removed from the logo, the Fantasy Flight Games (the game's publisher) logo on display along with the additional "The Boardgame" subtitle under the modified Doom 3 logo.

Doom film DVD

The cover art of the Doom movie DVD depicts three space marines under the movie's version of the Doom logo.

Doom 3: Worlds on Fire

The cover of the Doom 3 novel, Doom 3: Worlds on Fire novel, depicts a Hell Knight in a red hue along with the Doom 3 logo over it.

Doom 3: Maelstrom

The cover of the second Doom 3 novel, Doom 3: Maelstrom, depicts the Maledict in a blue hue along with the Doom 3 logo over it.

Doom merchandise cover art gallery

Cover art from other games

HacX

The cover of HacX depicts the game's protagonist fighting a robotic monster.

Strife

Strife's cover depicts the Sigil and the Strife logo.

Other games cover art gallery

Notes