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12th May '16 6:39:28 PM lavendermintrose
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* TFANA's production of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', directed by Julie Taymor, featured [[http://imgur.com/EiHZTNP a poster]] that made it look more like a psychological horror movie than... you know... ''one of the world's most beloved romantic comedies''.
24th Apr '16 8:43:23 AM StFan
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-->-- TheStinger, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick: Start of Darkness''

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-->-- TheStinger, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick: Start of Darkness''
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''StartOfDarkness'' ends with the Monster In The Dark [[LampshadeHanging complaining that the picture on the front of the book didn't actually happen like that]]. Ironically it's not all that inaccurate, though; it just amalgamates different parts of the story into one scene for a general overview.
** In the Order of the Stick board game, one of the cards is [[CoverDrop "Dragon from the front of the box."]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The prequel
book ''StartOfDarkness'' ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'' ends with the Monster In The Dark in the Darkness [[LampshadeHanging complaining that the picture on the front of the book didn't actually happen like that]]. Ironically it's not all that inaccurate, though; it just amalgamates different parts of the story into one scene for a general overview.
** In the ''The Order of the Stick Stick'' board game, one of the cards is [[CoverDrop "Dragon from the front of the box."]]



* [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040912.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' refers to the trope, although the cover of the book it'll be in ([[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/archive.html #6]]) remains to be seen.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
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[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040912.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' One strip]] refers to the trope, although the cover of the book it'll be in ([[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/archive.html #6]]) remains to be seen.



** ''[[HarmfulToMinors "Billy, have you decided what game you want?"]]''

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** ''[[HarmfulToMinors -->''[[HarmfulToMinors "Billy, have you decided what game you want?"]]''



18th Apr '16 5:15:08 PM FF32
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* The cover art for ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'' was deliberately made to be ''sort of'' accurate, but in a misleading way. For instance, a cave troll features in the story, while the cover includes [[{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]], who is a troll girl who lives in a cave, but otherwise has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Similarly, the cover of the "sequel", ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'' contains nothing that actually appears in the story other than the two eponymous protagonists and implications of time travel.

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* The cover art for ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'' was deliberately made to be ''sort of'' accurate, but in a misleading way. For instance, a cave troll features in the story, while the cover includes [[{{Homestuck}} [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]], who is a troll girl who lives in a cave, but otherwise has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Similarly, the cover of the "sequel", ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'' contains nothing that actually appears in the story other than the two eponymous protagonists and implications of time travel.
12th Mar '16 1:49:57 AM Adept
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* The video thumbnail for ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Games Alliance'''s "SMOSH SQUAD TAKES OVER QUIPLASH LIVE (SGA Live)" shows Sohinki and Mari, but the two didn't make an appearance in the episode at all. The comments were saying how the cover was misleading.
11th Jan '16 1:33:56 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette.

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* The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP.Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPage}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette.
11th Jan '16 1:33:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling posters and DVD covers will often feature one of their Divas (and one of the {{Faux Action Girl}}s at that) holding a prop that ''symbolically'' has something to do with the theme of the show, but is otherwise irrelevant; the Diva in question is often [[BillingDisplacement barely in the show, if at all]]. Even if a male wrestler's image is used, he might be shown wearing a silly themed costume (suggesting that the show will be laugh-a-minute) or depicted with inappropriate iconography. Famously, the poster for ''No Mercy'' in October 2007 showed Wrestling/RandyOrton holding a white dove on the cover, implying that he was about to [[HeelFaceTurn turn face]]. (He didn't.) If he ''had'' turned face, that would have been the creepiest foreshadowing ever. Yeah, he was holding a dove, but his ''face!''

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* Wrestling posters The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette.
* Posters
and DVD covers will often feature one of their Divas (and one of the valets (or {{Faux Action Girl}}s at that) Girl}}s) holding a prop that ''symbolically'' has something to do with the theme of the show, but is otherwise irrelevant; the Diva woman in question is often [[BillingDisplacement barely in the show, if at all]]. Even if a male wrestler's image is used, he might be shown wearing a silly themed costume (suggesting that the show will be laugh-a-minute) or depicted with inappropriate iconography. Famously, the poster for ''No Mercy'' in October 2007 showed Wrestling/RandyOrton holding a white dove on the cover, implying that he was about to [[HeelFaceTurn turn face]]. (He didn't.) If he ''had'' turned face, {{face}}, that would have been the creepiest foreshadowing ever. Yeah, he was holding a dove, but his ''face!''
31st Dec '15 2:32:53 AM Anddrix
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* In a Franchise/{{Superman}} comic where the cover says SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} will make a one page cameo, Lobo [[MediumAwareness responds by swearing at the fact he only gets one page]].

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* In a Franchise/{{Superman}} comic where the cover says SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Lobo will make a one page cameo, Lobo [[MediumAwareness responds by swearing at the fact he only gets one page]].
29th Dec '15 2:38:08 PM R1ck
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* ''WebVideo/HowToBasic''. And how.
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Dishonest as the practice may be, you gotta admit that it is kinda funny, too.
28th Dec '15 3:53:15 PM Anddrix
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* This is played for laughs on the cover of the ''Impossible Man'' one-shot comic book, where the title character is sunning himself on a beach surrounded by practically every major Marvel hero buried up to their necks in the sand, with Impy making a threat to DoctorDoom (who's behind him) that implies he beat them up and did that because they were blocking his sun. There's nothing like this inside he comic, but given the humor-themed stories that are, it was clearly meant as a joke.

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* This is played for laughs on the cover of the ''Impossible Man'' one-shot comic book, where the title character is sunning himself on a beach surrounded by practically every major Marvel hero buried up to their necks in the sand, with Impy making a threat to DoctorDoom Doctor Doom (who's behind him) that implies he beat them up and did that because they were blocking his sun. There's nothing like this inside he comic, but given the humor-themed stories that are, it was clearly meant as a joke.
26th Dec '15 7:39:18 PM nombretomado
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A related subtrope is the practice of creating the cover ''first'', and writing the story based on that. This was common practice for comic books, especially at DC, during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks under editor Julius Schwartz, and was responsible for some of the weirdest stories of the time. However, it would sometimes result in a story that went off in a totally different direction and disposed of the cover situation in a panel or two. The website Website/{{Superdickery}} features many strange, silly and inane covers [[SuperDickery of this kind]].

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A related subtrope is the practice of creating the cover ''first'', and writing the story based on that. This was common practice for comic books, especially at DC, during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks under editor Julius Schwartz, and was responsible for some of the weirdest stories of the time. However, it would sometimes result in a story that went off in a totally different direction and disposed of the cover situation in a panel or two. The website Website/{{Superdickery}} features many strange, silly and inane covers [[SuperDickery of this kind]].
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