General Hospital Scores People Magazine Collector’s Issue


It’s been a while since we’ve seen a soap featured on the cover of a major publication, but in celebration of General Hospital’s upcoming 50th Anniversary People Magazine has released a Collector’s Issue. The cover features Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil), Duke (Ian Buchanan) and Anna (Finola Hughes) and Jagger (Antonio Sabato Jr.).

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  1. Avatar of Luke
    Luke

    I would call Maxie a near iconic character. I mean, her parents are certainly well loved characters and a well loved supercouple. And she’s part of one of the most revered stories of all time. I’ve honestly never liked KS portrayal of Maxie. But I feel its perfectly fine having her on the cover. It would have been made even better having her and JMB on the front together.

  2. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    [quote=Luke]I would call Maxie a near iconic character. I mean, her parents are certainly well loved characters and a well loved supercouple. And she’s part of one of the most revered stories of all time. I’ve honestly never liked KS portrayal of Maxie. But I feel its perfectly fine having her on the cover. It would have been made even better having her and JMB on the front together.[/quote]

    Yes, It would have been even better if JMB would have been next to KS on the cover. Two legacy children from legacy families woven into GH history. In any case, this is a definite purchase to be cherished… 0:)

  3. Avatar of Jon
    Jon

    Sorry, but at least a B&W photo of Steve/Jessie/Audrey is more deserving of the cover than Storms or Sabato. Almost the first 20 years of existence are ignored. Hope they do a better job inside the mag.

  4. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    ^^ I agree Jon.

    Storms and Sabato aren’t the worst possible choices, but there are many far more deserving, namely John Beradino, Emily McLaughlin and Rachel Ames, which you mentioned.

  5. Avatar of GHFan76
    GHFan76

    Great for GH and daytime in general to get a People Collector’s Issue for the 50th! I have a feeling all 8 people on this cover will be around for GH’s anniversary in April. Just a hunch.

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    LizzieVee

    Congratulations to GH and their 50th. I remember watching the show back in the 60s when my mother watched it. Half hour show, black and white, Steve, Audrey, Lucille, Lee, Jessie. Its nice that People did this but in my opinion, the cover is not attractive at all. I think they could have done a much better job. And I also think they should have put legacy characters on the cover.

  7. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Terrible cover. Sorry to be negative—well, not really in this case—but Jagger, Brenduh and Maxie have NO place on this cover.

    Where are Felicia, Audrey, Lucy Coe, Tracy, Mac, Bobbie, Holly???

    They might as well have put Betty Suarez 2.0 or Connie Falcoloony on the cover.

    Epic fail. :(

    With that being said, I am glad that GH has turned 50 and I hope it sticks around for a long time.

  8. Avatar of tealita
    tealita

    Who at People Magazine put this cover together? And why? The mind boggles. Jagger? Really? Anyway, I’m more interested to know what’s INSIDE the magazine. I confess, I’ll have to thumb through it before I buy it. If it doesn’t (as the cover would suggest) pay homage to heavy-hitting, more deserving vets, then I won’t buy it.

  9. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    Brenda & Sonny were so pretty together back then. Sigh.

    Besides Luke & Laura’s wedding photo, nothing about the cover (or the accompanying captions) identifies the show as anything more than a jumbled mess. This is a commemorative issue and targeted to fans, so I am sure that People banks on those who are already fans to buy. The inclusion of Antonio Sabato Jr. is to draw the attention of those less familiar with GH (the man was one the hottest guys on television at the height of his popularity.) I’m guessing the inclusion of Maxie is to appeal to a younger demographic, like teens. The Anna & Duke picture is just terrible.

    My cover would have included: Steve & Audrey, Luke & Laura, Brenda & Sonny, Frisco & Felicia. In a side-bar: Blackie Parrish (John Stamos), Noah Drake (Rick Springfield), Emily Quartermaine (Amber Tamblyn) and Jackie Templeton (Demi Moore.) And a corner with Elizabeth Taylor as Helena Cassadine with a caption: Celebrity Fans.

  10. Avatar of Ravennite613
    Ravennite613

    Personally – the fact that GH is being recognized on a national level with it’s own Collector’s edition kind of makes up for whomever they saw fit to put on the conver

    Shoot Casey the Alien could have made the cut and I would be ok with it…this is BIG no matter who is on the cover.

    Hip Hip Hooray!!!

  11. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    Ravennite613- Totally agree! I’m just happy that GH is being recognized for 50 years on television and has a whole magazine dedicated to it, a show that was this close to be cancelled a year ago. Luke and Laura and Sonny and Brenda were my favorite couples back then so I’m glad they made the cover. I’m sure inside there will be pictures and articles on all the icons, Steve Hardy, Audrey, Jessie Brewer, Alan, Monica, Edward ,Lila, etc.
    I just read in Soap Opera Digest that Kristen Storm and Brandon B.are a real-life couple! Wow! Had a feeling when he called off his engagement something was up. They do make a cute couple. Also the actor that plays Micheal who just married in September already had his marriage annuled? Wonder if there’s more going on??? Seems like their is more action and romance going on behind the scenes then on the actual show. Ha!

  12. Avatar of JASAMMABBY
    JASAMMABBY

    I think this is great and will buy it no matter what. I think Maxie is great on there just for the fact that she is a legacy character but also very well known. Same with Sabato.. I would have like to seen few others but won’t nitpick it. Will be excited to flip through it.

  13. Avatar of Ravennite613
    Ravennite613

    AngelWendy – if you have twitter or instagram – Storms and Barash both post the cutest of pictures with each other….I guess what some of us have seen for years on GH (JoMax) has spread to real life..they truly make an adorable couple and I hope on the best for both of them

  14. Avatar of soapfan616
    soapfan616

    It’s an 80′s and 90′s centric cover. I guess that’s appropriate since GH reached its height of popularity in the 80′s and reached it’s height of creativity in the 90′s. While I could do without one more photo or video replaying of the Luke and Laura wedding (I wonder if the actors feel the same?), who can argue with its ratings success?

    A shirtless Jaggar seems odd. The daughter of a super of super couple instead of the super couple is interesting. But hey, it’s a soap on the cover of a major national publication. Why be picky?

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