Wrong. The U.K. editions had different covers - still by Helquist. ...Until TPP, at which point they just used the American ones, probably owing to the pressures of simultaneous publication on Helquist's workload.
wow, that's bizarre. those have got to be the ugliest illustrations i've ever seen Helquist do, then.
Are you talking about the ASoUE Egmont covers? Because how could you think they're done by anyone other than Helquist? I actually prefer the Egmont covers for TRR, TWW, and TCC to the US covers. And TMM and TVV are almost the same, but I really love that there are two different versions for most of ASoUE.
I would really love if there was a new edition bought out for the tv show, with a cinematic-ly picturesque image from it being the front cover.
While I'm with bear in not really liking tie-in editions - I don't own any of the movie editions of ASoUE, I don't consider them to be proper editions - then I do think they serve a useful purpose, and at the very least I am always interested in seeing what new adaptations and interpretations contribute, so I rather hope there are such editions, too. At a bare minimum, it's cross-advertising - "now a major Netflix series!"
i don't know man, i mean i've only seen the covers from low quality google images, but they just seem like gross caricatures of Helquist's style to me. the one for TCC is okay
Worth noting that the Egmont TBB cover is the same as that for the U.S. box set, The Trouble Begins (and I think is probably the worst). The Egmont covers were mostly produced at a period somewhat further into ASoUE than the HarperCollins ones - Egmont's TBB didn't come out until around the same time as HarperCollins's TVV - so Helquist's style had developed a bit, but it also looks like he actively chose to use a more painterly art style with more of a character focus for the Egmont editions than he did for most of the HarperCollins editions. The difference is most pronounced with TMM and TVV, for which Helquist more or less remade the same image.
It's enough for me that The Puzzling Puzzles was reissued in a more canon editions, and the below-dustjacket art for The Ominous Omnibus was eventually reused for The Notorious Notations. The rest is just movie merchandise.
Although Amazon still advertises a release date of 25th February for this, a new article suggests March instead - well, maybe the last week in February is close enough? According to the article, the new edition is likely to have "new bonus material with information about the author and their works." I'll nab it when it comes out and bring you all the details.
And here it is! I thought I'd bring the whole collection together to mark the occasion.
The special bonus material comprises one interview with Mr. Snicket along the usual lines of such things, and... the Author's Notes from The Bad Beginning Rare Edition! This is the first time they've ever been published in the U.K., to my recollection.
Other minor differences:
Beatrice dedication moved to copyright page;
Dear Reader and Kind Editor letters removed;
Contents page included;
Page headers feature snazzy eye icons;
Author's Notes presented in slightly larger font size.
The Animals of Farthing Wood (Colin Dann), Whispers in the Graveyard (Theresa Breslin), Kensuke's Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo), You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Andy Stanton). Possibly also The Snow Spider (Jenny Nimmo), and others.