ByJess O'Kane, writer at Creators.co
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Since we bade farewell to the Potter franchise, neither J.K Rowling or her publisher Bloomsbury have been resting on their laurels.

While Rowling is set to pen the screenplay for [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them](movie:1112558), Bloomsbury has reissued the books, resplendent with brand new covers courtesy of artist Johnny Duddle.

The new covers take a radical new look at Harry, Hogwarts and Hagrid, but their reception hasn't been entirely positive. Whilst many fans have been enthusiastic, others have taken to Twitter to complain the covers are inaccurate:

Whilst others are pissed that the covers reveal major plot points:

Duddle has responded to fans who claim that Harry looks far too young in the covers, particularly The Deathly Hallows:

He's only meant to be 17, and he's always described as being quite slight. Ron is meant to be tall and skinny. The problem is in the film Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are grown men by that point, and they've been working out.

Take a look at the covers and make up your own mind:

Potter Covers: Then And Now

The Philosopher's Stone
The Philosopher's Stone
The Chamber of Secrets
The Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Goblet of Fire
The Goblet of Fire
The Order of the Phoenix
The Order of the Phoenix
The Half-Blood Prince
The Half-Blood Prince
The Deathly Hallows
The Deathly Hallows

Personally, I'm liking the new covers. But as a HP kid, it's hard to wave goodbye to the books I recognise.

(Source: io9)

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