Cover Battle: Field & Stream or Essence

A fantastic illustration takes on a baby.

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Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Field & Stream taking on Essence.

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Field & Stream’s latest cover features an awesome illustration by Jon Contino. If this doesn’t get you in the mood to go fishing, think about this: Fishing is really just an excuse to hang out with friends and day drink. Now get out there and tighten up that lure! Or whatever.

Essence’s cover, meanwhile, has the advantage of a cute baby. Here is Kelly Rowland posing with her son, Titan. You’ll notice that Rowland’s husband — Tim Weatherspoon — is sort of an afterthought. Too bad for him, but it’s tough to compete with baby ears.

So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.