German “Deathly Hallows” Adult Edition Cover Art Revealed

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Sep 04, 2007

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Carlsen, the publishers of the Harry Potter novels in Germany, have released the cover art for their adult editions of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You can view the cover art for this edition here in our Image Galleries.

Readers will recall cover art for the standard edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was chosen via vote last month and can be seen right here.

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44 Responses to German “Deathly Hallows” Adult Edition Cover Art Revealed

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So its The sword… With Ron holding it, on the cover.

Must say, its pretty awesome, as the Silver Doe is by far my fave chapter.

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That looks so cool! I love the German Adult covers.

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well its ok i guess, but i still prefer the english cover then any other covers i’ve seen!

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Ok can I just say how much BETTER this cover art is than most of the foriegn stuff has been? My god.. didn’t you just want to die when you saw Germans children version? Bravo adult German version.. thanks for not drawing more crap.

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So much better than there Children’s version.

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It could be Ron with the sword or it could be Neville.

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I don’t really like it. It isn’t really subtle is it. It’s a bit wannabe-artsy. If you would hang it in a museum, people would probably look at it with an all-knowing gaze, saying: hmmm… yes… very powerfull. blah!

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That’s pretty sweet lookin. I like the doe,and sword idea. But who is holding the sword? Ron, Harry, or Neville?

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what about Snape holding the sword? Black sleeves…

LOL Redbeard I like your comment.

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Pretty cool.

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whats the difference between the adult book and the normal one!

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It looks like any generic photo of a doe standing in a marshy area, a great photo but not specific to Harry Potter.

Also, splitting the cover with a doe photo on top and a Sword of Griffindor and a forest at night makes it look like they couldn’t make up their minds so they just spliced two closely related ideas together. If a doe photo had been part of the photo with the Sword and the Forest it would look like they knew where they were headed with the idea. This way it looks like they photoshopped it.

Let’s see, let’s find a doe; let’s find a forest; let’s find a moon and oh yeah, here is a picture of a guy’s hand holding a sword (not a jeweled sword with a ruby in the hilt but any old sword and the guy has on a brown tunic but we can make it black) and oh great, here’s a moon too.

In my opinion it was a quick, cheap job but looks a heck of a lot better than that awful children’s cover. I would rather carry around anything other than that children’s cover.

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Wow, that’s cool. Especially the silver doe.

And Max, there is no difference in the content of the adult books vs. the regular. Some publishers just like to release an alternate “adult” cover because some adults might not like to be seen reading what looks like a children’s book.

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All the German adult covers have the split with the two pictures. I actually prefer them to the British adult covers, though I don’t approve of adult covers in general (everyone knows you’re reading Harry Potter, so I don’t see what there is to be embarrassed about with having the same “kids” cover). The adult cover for OotP, though, does not look like a row of houses in London – San Francisco, maybe. You can see them all by following the link to the DH cover and then clicking on “Die Bucher” at the top of the page.

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I think most of the Deathly Hallows covers so far have been pretty ugly, except for the US cover. This one just seems too random and pieced together, like they asked some 15 year old kid with PhotoShop to toss something together in a couple hours.

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WOOO!! That is badass, absolutely love it. The Silver Doe is an amazing chapter, and an interesting cover choice.

OOH! What if it’s Snape holding the sword, eh eh? Nice.

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I agree the US cover is by far the most majestic, epic and almost biblical looking cover. But this German cover is pretty cool too and would say is the second best of the DH covers.

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I liked the US cover best… Until I read the book. It is misleading, kinda weird and really makes not a lot of sence. Whilst this picture does look fairly generic, random and kinda ammatureish, I do like it, just not love it. I was pretty impressed with the Dutch cover actually, if only the dragon hadnt been so PokeMoney it would be my favourite DH cover (it fits the story and looks pretty cool) but for now I’ll have to stick with the UK Adult, which seems to be the only one to work even if it isn’t very exciting…

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there’s a lot of hypercritical commentary going down in here… especially the knock on the museum-going public. if you like the book cover, awesome. like it. if you don’t, also awesome. don’t like it. but no need to knock the opposing viewpoint into submission or use derogatory comments towards them.

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Nice cover. Possibly my favorite. It does such a nice job alluding to the biggest surprise of the book.

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pretty cool cover but who’s holding the sword? well i love it

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I’d like to see what the sales figures are in the UK and the other countries that release the two different covers for kids and adults. I wonder what the ratio is.

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I’m with Katie on this one—looks like a student photoshop experiment. Not a big fan… and while we’re guessing who’s holding the sword (which could be the fake) couldn’t it also be Bellatrix? It was in her vault.

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why would it be anyone but harry holding the sword? the book is named after him; there’s no reason it should be a representation of anyone else.

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This cover is incredible! I know some of you guys don’t like it, but it doesn’t look anything like a ‘childish experiment’ or whatever! It has imagery that is merely suggestive and impressionistic. That’s probably why so many of you didn’t like the epilogue… it wasn’t spelled out in perfectly solid terms… it required imagination. I LOVE THIS COVER!

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Yup. I agree with wulfricpercival.

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I wasn’t too interested in looking at most of the foreign covers, because I thought, “They’re probably not going to be about Snape, as Snape is not in the book very much.” But this one is about Snape! Oh Yeah! Go Snape! Sehr gut!

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ooo i like this one much better than the standard one…

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Ooooh, that is a sweet cover. It actually looks spooky and creepy. I would buy that.

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I absolutely love this cover

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It’s pretty cheesy in my opinion.A bit too literal for my liking.I far prefer the British cover art.

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I like the American covers too,although they give away the ending.

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Wow. Much better than the children’s cover. I totally love that they put the silver doe on it.

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I did not know the German translation came in an adult version too.

This is soooo much stronger then their children edition, which is just utterly crap. By choosing a picture of a deer at the seashore they did however sacrifice contence for pitoreskness, the whole makes a strong image, but an ordenairy doe on the beach has nothing in common with a Patronus in the woods. The sword however works magic.

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I like the doe, too, put the sword does not really look like Griffindor’s sword to me…

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Yeah I like this cover. I’d have liked to have seen the Silver Doe on the Adult UK edition actually I think the locket was a bit too predictable and pedestrian. All my books are actually the childrens images, for consistency, however I may have also bought this one. Imagine the speculation and theorizing we’d have done if the Doe HAD been the UK adults cover!

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I did like the US version as it was good for the speculation and the artist did state that everything she included was there for a purpose. What has annoyed me since though is that according to canon, Harry would have had Draco’s wand in his hand at the moment the cover is meant to represent. It was very misleading.

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I really love that cover! It’s really beautiful.

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It’s a pretty decent cover compared to their children’s version, other than that I don’t find it very spectacular. The doe and moonlight I like, and the foresty background and moon/sun – however, I don’t like the hand and sword. The sword is to thin to be the broadsword or regular sword that it is (in the time of G. Gryffindor, it would be very heavy and violent) and the hand looks… terrible. I think I might be missing some wrist or arm. YIKES IT’S A FLOATING HAND WITH A DECORATE SWORD!!

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I’m sorry John, didn’t mean to offend anyone. I just think the museum-going public are often more amusing to look at than the paintings. Anyway, I think most people just like their countries own book cover best. well accept for the french and german kids-edition that is. I bet even people from france and germany think those are ugly. (I might be wrong though)

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I still can’t believe the US cover shows the very moment that Voldemort dies! Harry is reaching up to catch the Elder Wand which means Voldemort has already been hit by his own Avada Kedavra. This moment is going to look pretty cheesy and weak onscreen in the film IMO. Not that I don’t love the book but the moment where Voldemort bites it was a little underwhelming in the end. Can’t believe it didn’t involve the DoM or anything, that it simply relied on Draco disarming Dumbledore of the Elder Wand on the Astronomy tower, then Harry overpowering Draco in the Malfoy Manor, thus gaining the Elder Wand’s allegiance himself and so saving himself because the Elder Wand will not attack its master. I suppose this kind of shows that the book, and the whole story, wasn’t really about defeating Voldemort. After all, he proved what an idiot he was in the end when he STILL tried to AK Harry even though Harry had just laid it all down about the Elder Wand. There’s just something a little ‘off’ about it.

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If I wanted to buy a German copy, I would certainly choose the adult cover. Much better than the children’s cover. Not really great, but okay. It reminds me of something else though. I don’t know, maybe a book or movie about King Arthur.

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That whole cover is the Silver Doe chapter, and I believe that is Snape holding the sword! That is so much more beautiful than the American covers – gorgeous. My dream: May the Silver Doe Appear on All Future Versions!

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it looks exactly like a German-y Harry Potter —i luv it. =)

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