7. Death Sword

1987, multiple

The North American cover for Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (the other version is number 14 on the list) was, believe it or not, even worse, although they removed that harpy at least. What could this guy be sneering at? Maybe they just put a mirror in front of him and let him stare at his own ridiculous persona for a few minutes until the rage consumed him and he really got into character.