I love collecting awesome Entertainment Weekly magazines that feature covers of my favorite upcoming movies. Last time I wrote this post it was still three weeks away from The Last Jedi arriving in theaters. Since then I’ve added a few new magazines to my collection but those covers I will share at the end of the year as I accumulate more incredible Entertainment Weekly covers. So for now, I’m just reposting this post to jog down memory lane. Enjoy!
My Marvel Movie Collection
These issues are all in alphabetical order and date back to December 2015. Can you believe that?! So many Marvel movies have come out in that time. You’ve got first looks at Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. There’s Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Black Panther. Oh, let me tell you a little bit about my experience when I got the Thor: Ragnarok issue.
I had seen bits and pieces of Thor: Ragnarok concept art (only of Hela) in the movie news but I had no idea of the changes that would be made to the Asgardian God of Thunder. So imagine my surprise when I get my Entertainment Weekly that week and saw Thor with his short hairdo, wielding two swords, and flanked by these two AWESOME looking women. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen with Thor and I practically exploded with excitement. It was a great day.
To revisit these issues brings me so much joy as I think about the excitement I obtained with every collection.
So out of these eight marvelous covers I broke it down to the four I like the best. Here they are.
These were undoubtedly my favorite covers. I absolutely loved Doctor Strange and so to see this cover featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the caped hero for the first time is kind of amazing.
The second cover here features Spider-Man and this cover totally embodies the fun, childish aspect of the film. Yes, he’s a superhero but at heart he’s just a teenager living his life. He still likes doing activities normal teenagers do. He just happened to get bitten by a radioactive spider and now, well, he’s Spider-Man.
The third cover is pretty much my favorite of the four because it’s 100% incredible.
And of course the Black Panther issue is just as cool. When this issue came out it was exciting to see so many beautiful and powerful looking black characters in one movie but the movie still hadn’t come out yet. Now that it has broken box-office records and become my favorite Marvel film tied with Avengers: Infinity War this Entertainment Weekly issue is all the more special.
So there’s all of my Marvel magazines. Now it’s time to talk about my Star Wars issues.
My Star Wars Collection
These magazine covers date all the way back to December 2015 as well and as you can see the first one I obtained was a special Entertainment Weekly issue of The Force Awakens. It’s amazing seeing the timeline and how far Star Wars has come in the last three years. When The Force Awakens was coming out I would’ve never thought about The Last Jedi and where the story is now. It’s truly amazing just looking at the progression.
These are the four covers that I happen to love the most. You’ve got the first one which features Finn on the The Force Awakens issue and it’s just amazing. I still remember when I got this issue for the first time. I didn’t look at the articles because I didn’t want get any insight into the movie but after I watched The Force Awakens for the first time I then read the entire article and I had so much fun doing it. This issue will always have a very, very special place in my heart.
The second cover is simply heartbreaking. I can still recall the shock I felt when Carrie Fisher passed away. It was kind of unfathomable. Carrie Fisher had just returned to the Star Wars franchise and reprised her iconic role as Princess-now-turned General Leia. It was a dream come true. And then she was gone just shortly after the Christmas of 2016. I couldn’t believe it.
Her participation in the Skywalker saga will still, surprisingly, continue onward in Episode IX and I can’t wait to see how J.J Abrams will incorporate her into the story for her legitimate last performance.
The third cover is for Vanity Fair and it features Carrie Fisher as Leia once again. I love this cover because of its beautiful simplicity. First, it was a special issue of Vanity Fair celebrating Star Wars’ fortieth anniversary and so that was an awesome surprise. Secondly, this was such a good picture of Leia with her new dark brown robe. She looks positively regal on this cover. And third, it was just a very, very exciting article to read. At that time the only official news I knew about The Last Jedi was the teaser so you can imagine my excitement when this article came out.
And my final favorite cover of course belongs to none other but Entertainment Weekly‘s issue of The Last Jedi. When I got this I still remember how ecstatic I felt. I was through the roof with excitement. I can’t wait to see what my Entertainment Weekly issue of Episode IX looks like. It’s probably going to be awesome 🙂
Well, these are sixteen fantastic magazine covers that I’ve managed to accumulate over the past three years. Like I said earlier, later on this year I’ll share with you my newest collection of magazine covers. I can’t wait.
I thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed. Have an absolutely marvelous day.