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10 Different Book Covers of Stephen King’s ‘IT’!

It Book Covers

Anticipation for Andrés Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel It is higher than ever, and in case you couldn’t tell we just love posting about it here on Bloody Disgusting (see herehere and here….or just see all of our coverage here). I’m currently in the middle of re-reading the Bible-sized novel (at the 42% mark, woo hoo!) in preparation for the film’s release in September. As I was doing so, I got stuck in the internet wormhole of looking at all of the different covers the novel has had over the years. My personal favorite may be the most recent minimalist cover, but there’s some truly fantastic artwork on display here. Here are 10 of my favorites!

Which cover is your favorite? Do you own any editions that aren’t featured above? Let us know in the comments below and post your pictures!


24 Comments
  • Sky Commander

    I own the first Edition hardcover myself but I’d kill for the 25th anniversary edition but there is no way in hell I’m paying a grand plus for a book

    • Fracassi

      that is my holy grail of King Book. I would love to get my hands on it. I do have the Bachman Books on loan from a friend. So at least I was able to read Rage in an actual hardcover.

      • Sky Commander

        I also have a first edition of the Shining and currently waiting for my cemetary dance deluxe edition of Carrie to ship

  • Geno1987

    I still can’t believe he wrote in a child orgy in this book…

    • Benjamin Priest

      Yeaaaah, I’m betting (and hoping) that that particular segment gets a rewrite for the film.

      • Blood Boil

        I hope it’s full on clown bukkake; this is a re-imagining and all.

    • Golic

      Jesus Christ people really need to get the fuck over it. And it wasn’t an orgy, it was a train instigated by the girl. It was pointless to the story and there’s no way it’ll be in the film. Can we finally move on?

      • Geno1987

        No.

      • DannX68

        I know, right? I was 18 when I read it and didn’t bat an eye over it 😀

  • DannX68

    I have this edition and still find the cover to be the coolest of them all 😀

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STEPHEN-KING-IT-HB-1ST-ED-VGC-1986-/292088572943

    • CR

      I agree. Back in the 90s I was lucky enough to come across a UK edition with that cover at a US secondhand book sale. I liked it even more as the illustration took up the entire cover. Unfortunately, I lost it when a borrower didn’t return it.

  • Fracassi

    Probably skewed by nostalgia, but the first edition is my favorite cov.

  • Fred
  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    I still have the first edition paperback

    • Josh_the_Jawa

      Same, and it’s easily the best one. The rest look pretty damn bad, besides the one with the eyes in the gutter.

    • Lindsay Bridgeman

      Me too, a little worse for wear after multiple readings but still my favorite

  • MWar
  • Brian McNatt

    Torn between the original cover and the most recent. There’s something so strangely evocative of the first cover, lacking as it does even the slightest hint of clowns. But cuss if I don’t adore that newest cover’s stark minimalism. If we could get something like that for a film poster, that’d be lovely.

    • Austin Young

      Agreed!

  • FromTheAshes21

    I initially borrowed the top-left cover from the library, then bought the top-right cover shortly thereafter. Ive always been partial to that top-left cover, though, since it was the first version of the book I had seen, and seems much more ominous than the one I ended up owning.

  • Fr0gg0

    I got this one.

  • SpongeBobek

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