Cover art

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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, using his machinegun to fight 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 manual uses the same art and hence is not shown below.

The Ultimate Doom

The U.S. 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.

The UK The Ultimate Doom features entirely new artwork depicting large face of a red demon, not that unlike the monsters on the original Doom's cover art.

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.

PlayStation Doom

The cover art for the Sony PlayStation version of Doom features an all new drawing of the Marine, sporting various injuries and standing over a demon carcass, letting loose a point-blank shotgun blast to a green-colored Imp, killing it horribly. A more minotaur-like Baron of Hell is at one side with a Lost Soul and an opening to a dark, cloudy dimension behind him. The "Doom" logo is on the top of the picture. This is used in both the original print (packaged in a larger case) and the Special Edition (packaged in a regular CD case).

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.

Sega Saturn Doom

The Sega Saturn port of Doom features the Doom logo and the lost soul on its cover.

Doom 64

The cover art of Doom 64 shows the Demon Artifact affixed on a black background 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 manuals 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.

The 2005 reprinting depicts the Doom 3 version of the Doom logo, with a horned monster, possibly a baron of Hell.

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.

The 2005 reprinting depicts the Doom 3 version of the Doom logo, with a pair of lost souls.

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.

The 2005 reprinting features the Doom 3 version of the Doom logo and a mancubus.

Endgame

The cover of the fourth Doom novel, Endgame, features a man, likely Flynn Taggart, shooting what appears to be an Arch-Vile from behind while being attacked by two snake-like creatures.

The 2005 reprinting depicts the Doom 3 version of the Doom logo, with a kneeling person reaching toward and looking upwards.

Doom comic

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

Masters of Doom

The Masters of Doom cover features a highly pixelated heavy weapon dude in its firing pose with the player firing at it. The book's name and subtitle ("How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture") along with the author's name (David Kushner) are also on the cover.

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: The Boardgame Expansion Set

Doom: The Boardgame Expansion Set cover displays the protagonist from Resurrection of Evil wielding the Doom 3 super shotgun and The Artifact. It also features the same logos and texts as the main Boardgame cover with the addition of the tagline "Expansion Set".

Doom film poster

The poster art of the Doom movie features first person perspective of a marine firing at a monster (possibly a [[Hell knight (Doom 3)|hell knight), along with the movie version of the Doom logo.

Doom film DVD

The cover art of the Doom movie region 1 DVD depicts three space marines (Destroyer, Sarge and Reaper) under the movie's angled version of the Doom logo.

The region 2 DVD displays an unknown monster on a steel door with a red version of the movie's altered 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

Compact Discs for Doom games

Cover art from other games

Hacx

The cover of Hacx depicts the game's protagonist fighting a robotic monster, possibly an android.

Strife

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

Other games cover art gallery

Other games manuals cover art gallery

Notes

  • The cover art of Doom II was parodied in the run and gun platform video game Jazz Jackrabbit 2 in the episode selection screen.
  • In Doom 3, the player will eventually come across several tablets. One of these closely resembles the original Doom cover.

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