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.
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.
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.
This cover is very unique because of all the little creatures that are on it and also the colors that they are. Although the cover overall seems busy, because of the colors it creates interest and makes me want to look into the cover and see what all is happening. It is effective how there are some of the creatures on the name of the magazine too. They should have text boxes with text inside and the creatures interacting with the box in some way
This magazine has a unique approach to the wrap around cover. They used a silhouette of am image on the front ai r h a masthead and barcode. On the back it is flipped upside down and possibly half way through the book the text and picture would flip upside down. This creates an interactive style and whether it is placed on the front of back cover it is recognizable. They also inverted the colors on the front cover to the back cover which creates difference but cohesion.
In regards to this cover, the illustration is used nicely by also moving onto the back. I would kind of want to see someone holding it on the back cover also. On the front there should be more information as to what all is inside the magazine. I also feel like the barcode is in an awkward place since it isn't directly in the corner of the page