It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since the Weekly first landed on Las Vegas streets with a cover story about a wrongful death and the kind of newsprint that makes you want to wash your hands. We’ve grown up a lot in the years since, going all-color(!) and glossy(!!) and covering everything from shadowy pagans and gang violence to Ralph Nader and the Valley’s best breakfast burritos(!!!). It’s that funky topic stew that makes the Weekly work, but it's the covers that get you salivating, thinking, laughing, maybe even recoiling.
As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” but perhaps that doesn’t apply to weekly magazines. We’ve made 750 first impressions since launching on July 15, 1998, including topless puppets, Penn Jillette chowing on Irish Spring and a few we’d rather forget. From the newsprint days to the Hot Girl Era to today, here’s a look at a few of the most memorable covers from 15 years of the Weekly.
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