Quote from lookingupanddown »Watch all the Vintage and rich EDH players swap out their Brainstorms for the Silver Surfer over here.
Quote from Mystic_X »Not particularly impressed, and I've always prefered the original Christopher Rush art.
Recent arts feel like gimmicky reinterpretations at best.
Honestly, the fact that WoTC has refused to reprint that original iconic art in so many years saddens me because it dishonors his memory and contributions to the game.
If you mention "Brainstorm" to most Legacy players, that's the art which first comes (and should come) to mind because that's the art which we first associated with the card. Now if you show it to most players (under 30 years old) who started playing after the first Commander set (which at least showcased the old Masques art), they act as if they've never even seen it before or as if it's the impostor misrepresenting the card which they came to know from the Masters 25 or Izzet (vs Golgari) arts.