alaska1125 wrote:I don't really care one way or the other, but at the same time, much like an earlier complaint about variant covers, I don't get why it's an issue. Cover art is cover art. I prefer it when I can view it minus horrible DC movie ads or art killing red bands along the bottom of Marvel books, but whatever.
The thing is the cover dress changes how the finished product looks. Badly placed titles and advertisements (remember the awful green banners advertising the Green Lantern movie), or art that doesn't take into account the fact that the cover dress will exist can ruin, or badly damage the look of the final version of the cover that appears on the stands.
Above I mentioned the Green lantern banner. I couldn't in good conscience vote for any regular DC cover in that period. They all had the banner and they all looked the worse for it.
In the end, I don't feel it's something that can just be ignored as if it doesn't exist. I'm not saying that that is the intention of people who only nominate cover art without the cover dress. The thing is, to me, regardless of the intention of the nominator, that's what it feels like the result is.