Electronic Gaming Monthy 1989 - 2009
UPDATE: September 7th, 2009.
A new version of this collage is finally up featuring every cover of every printed issue of EGM. Check it out here. More details as well.
UPDATE: January 7th, 2009.
I didn't plan on this image becoming a memorium to EGM but sadly that's what it feels like today. I'll update it eventually with the last few covers. I'd just like to take this space to offer my sympathies to all those who were laid off, fired or displaced by the closing of EGM or the acquisition of 1UP. Good luck to each of you and thank you for all the information and entertainment you've provided over much of my lifetime.
Thanks to the hard work of Pezchasers.net's Matt K and the help of the amazingly versatile FastStone Image Viewer I compiled this massive image in about 4 hours.
From February 1989 through September 2008 there are only a handful of covers missing.
I was hoping to be able to spot some interesting cultural evolutions when looking at these covers side by side but so far I'm just mesmerized by the image so please comment with your insights. Oh, and be sure to view the original size.
A few counts:
Batman has been featured on 4 covers while Star Wars has been featured 6 times.
Street Fighter has taken the coveted cover 12 times while Mortal Kombat has seen just two less cover shots.