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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Official Guide, Second Edition

The official cover for the second edition of the AIO Official Guide is revealed!

Looks like those of us who guessed that the previously-released "mystery art" was the cover to this book were correct. I don't think it looks as great as the first edition, but it still looks good. It'd be nice if the art covered more of the cover, but I guess it is what it is.

I have to admit, I'm not nearly as excited about this as I was when the first edition was out, but it is still pretty cool. I don't know if I'm going to buy it or not.... I really do want the new information about Albums 51-56, but I'm not convinced that it's worth it, when I'll just be getting another copy of the information about Albums 1-50.

What's your opinion about the artwork? Will you buy the book? Please comment!

EDIT: I just saw this story that features a real-life guy named Barrett Jones. And he's a Christian! And he's even got reddish hair!

Check it out here.


  1. The cover looks. .boring. And it's the SAME four characters -_- I'm TIRED of Connie, Eugene, and Wooton, and the new style of drawing. *headdesks*

    It's not fair to just kick out all our other characters :P

  2. Hey, you commented on my blog for once!!

    I agree. I hadn't thought of that, but yeah, it is annoying that those characters were on yet ANOTHER cover. And...I wouldn't have put it in those words, but I agree that it does look pretty boring--not nearly as reach-out-and-grab-you as the first one did.

    I know! What happened to Tom and Bernard and Edwin and others? Just because they aren't in the last 6 of the 56 albums featured in the book doesn't mean they shouldn't get any prominence on the cover! Why give the prominence to new illustrations of characters that only came around after the hiatus when more than 75% of the book will be dedicated to before that point?