The Best Comic Book Covers of 2013 – Week #19
Cover Of The Week: Round 3! Continue reading
And so, on to a new year of fabulous front covers for 2013!
Our Cover Of The Week feature kicks of in fine form with the debut of Morbius, The Living Vampire and a beautiful painted cover from Gabriele Dell’Otto. Speaking of beautiful, David Mack makes an appearance with Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #3, while Rafael Albuquerque provides an inspiring front for American Vampire #34 and J. Scott Campbell lends his unmistakable touch to Danger Girl/GI Joe #5. The anticipation is building for the next Iron Man movie and this week, Marvel have relased the prelude comic, complete with the fantastic initial movie poster artwork created by BLT Communications.
The first Cover Of The Week for 2013, though, goes to…
…the stunning cover for Teen Titans #15 by Greg Capullo! This image of a shadowed Joker is dramatic, captivating and a bit terrifying in equal measure!
Congrats to Greg and DC, they get the very first paper crown for 2013!
It’s week 50 of 2012, and here are our picks of the best covers this week!
Batman had a slew of great covers, with three standing out in particular – Greg Capullo‘s disturbingly fantastic variant cover for Batman #15, complete with a shadowy face staring through an upheld skin Joker mask (yeesh!), an inspired, laughing Joker mouth incorporating the Bat emblem on Batman And Robin #15, also by Greg Capullo, and Dave Wilkins energetic and action packed front for Batman: Arkham Unhinged #9.
Mike and Laura Allred continue to make It Girl And The Atomics some of the most interesting covers on the shelves, and in the case of issue #5, it seems It Girl is taking root!
Homages always go down well with us and there were two outstanding examples this week – series artist Gerry Gaylord came up with a brilliant Back To The Future inspired cover for Fanboys Vs Zombies #9, while Casey Collar produced a beautiful and instantly recognisable Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars retailer incentive cover for Transformers: Robots In Disguise #12.
The winner for week 50, however, is the next in a short line of brilliant covers for the series…
…Before Watchmen: Rorschach! Lee Bermejo has once again included the central character’s imagery into an otherwise straightforward scene – for this issue (#3), kicking in a door, courtesy of a boot-sole and splintered wood! Kudos is due!
Congrats to Lee and DC, they get the paper crown for this week!
The wait is over – it’s time, once again, for Cover Of The Week!
We all love a good homage, and a good homage is what we’ve got with creator Tim Seeley‘s ‘Janet’-esque cover to Hack/Slash #20 and Luke Ross‘s sweet Rocketeer / Dave Johnson inspired Red She Hulk #59 variant. Skottie Young continues his unique ‘baby’ variants for the new Marvel NOW! titles, and this week we’ve included his amusing entry for X-Men Legacy #1. We’re all big fans of Terry Dodson and couldn’t pass up his 60′s-tinged, patriotic (to us anyway) front for Gambit #5, nor J.P. Leon‘s excellent industrial style on the brilliant Massive #6. Greg Capullo gets a mention for a great cover to Batman #14, showcasing the Joker orchestrating the ‘Death Of The Family’ storyline. Grab it while you still can.
Despite the high quality of the other covers on display, one piece of art knocked us for six. While not technically a comic, the winner of Cover Of The Week adorns the first of a three-part original graphic novel series and we simply had to include it. The accolades belong to…
…Lee Bermejo for the absolutely beautiful cover to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Vol.1. Stunning artwork and excellent typography combine perfectly on this one! Do you agree?
Congrats to Lee and DC Vertigo, they get the paper crown this week!
Right then. This week’s covers…
Retro seemed to be the fashion for a few books this week, including Geoff Senior‘s fantastic 80′s inspired Transformers ReGeneration One #84 – complete with Megatron opening an almighty can of whup-ass! – and another Action Comics #1 parody, this time from Dan Parent on the front of Kevin Keller #5. Arthur Adams has supplied a typically brilliant front for Secret Avengers #32, while the alternate Batman #13 cover by Greg Capullo features an eerie looking New 52 Joker applying his make-up. The Road To Oz #2 was another fine piece of work from Skottie Young and Mark Texteira‘s Space Punisher #4 has been favoured around the ACE offices for various reasons including ‘He’s got a cape on’ and ‘Because he’s saying “Buy this comic or I shoot this planet!”‘.
However, sitting loftily at the top of the pile is…
…Point Of Impact #1 by newcomer Koray Kuranel. This cover is full of style, mood, mystery and peril. All the good ingredients that should make you want to pick up a comic book and read!
Congrats to Koray and Image, they get the paper crown this week!
Cover of the Week time…
Week 32 of 2012 has featured an Olympic-sized squad of contenders and just like the Games, due to finish in a few short days, we have this week’s podium places. Up for Bronze is Massimo Carnevale for his work on the cover of Conan The Barbarian #7. The Silver finish is another fine example from Michael Komarck on the front of Incredible Hulk #12. But in first place, winning the Gold for the USA it’s…
…Greg Capullo with a striking image of the Dark Knight himself, on the cover of Batman #12!
Congrats to Greg and DC. They get the official olympic paper crown this week!
DC Vertigo have announced that to tie in with this summer’s American Vampire storyline, titled ‘Blacklist’, they will be publishing five variant covers over the arc from Greg Capullo, Dave Johnson, Jock, Francesco Francavilla and Dustin Nguyen.
The first is by Batman artist Greg Capullo and will feature on American Vampire #28 in June.
More ‘Night of Owls’ promotion from DC, this time a comment from ‘Batman’ back-up artist Rafael Albuquerque.
In the brief article, he talks of his working methods with writer Scott Snyder.