This cover is very simple because it is just promoting the game in a simple way. On the front cover there is no text other than the name of the magazine which can be effective and ineffective. Because of the image that they chose on the front it gives interest as to what is in the magazine or what game it is from. If you were to flip to the back you would be able to tell but some people might not see the name of the game right away so they would loose interest
For this wrap around cover the front flows in nicely with the back. It is effective how the cover overall tells a story and the front and back can stand alone. There should be more information as to the smaller stories inside the magazine rather than just the big headline story. Though the yellow color of the "earth" text catches your eye it doesn't fit with the picture, it would be more effective if a shade of yellow from the picture was pulled
This magazine has fairly simple color choices to it. The main colors blue and orange fit well together because they are complimentary. It is not as effective how the main on the phone is not only in color but doesn't fit in period. The front cover is confusing because of that. The cover should say more about what is inside other than just having pictures of different monsters.
This comic book cover is very unique because it is a "holiday special" where Marvel brings in Santa to its overall cover. If you just look at the cover it makes you wonder what all of the heroes are all pointing/looking at in which then you would turn to the back cover and understand. There is a bit of dialogue on the cover which can help as to what is in the issue.
You can tell automatically that it is a July issue due to the fact that there are fireworks on it. The front and back cover overall are simple. I do not think the covers overall is a good design. The blue on the back is random because it isn't the same blue as used as the text box on the front cover. It is effective how there is a lot of information on the back and it shows what people want to know. If the information was on the front it might be too overwhelming.
In this comic book if you were to just see the front you might wonder what all the heroes are running from which you wont see until you turn it over and see the big monster on it. The cover has a lot of different colors on it which creates visual interest. Since it is a comic book and it doesn't want to give the whole story away it does give a little bit of information to pull the reader in.
It is effective how on the front the colors red and white are used for some of the text colors. What isn't effective is the random purple text box. Though there is enough text on the front, it isn't as visually appealing and it doesn't catch interest. On the back it is effective how the color text box is used but it should maybe be the color from the mans shirt instead of just a dark type of green.