It’s time for the penultimate Cover Of The Week for 2012!
This week the comic store shelves have been truly spoiled, from dramatic imagery like Cliff Chiang‘s impressive use of reflection on Wonder Woman #15, to the classically posed He-Man and Battlecat on Dave Wilkins‘ He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #5 cover.
Paolo Rivera and David Aja added more stunning fronts to their runs of covers on Daredevil (#21) and Hawkeye (#6) respectively, while, with issue #3, Stéphane Roux provided another classic, movie-poster styled cover for her already impressive collection of Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire – Hard Targets fronts.
Hellblazer #298 featured a fine example of artist Simon Bisley‘s work as the ‘Death And Cigarettes’ storyline begins and Mike Del Mundo provided the cleverest use of imagery this week with his brilliant cover for X-Men Legacy #3.
It was pretty hard to pick a winner from this exceptionally strong selection of comic book covers, but we have gone for…
…The Unwritten #4 by New York based, Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu! It’s a beautiful piece of work depicting a harpy and the dangers facing Tom in Hades!
Congrats to Yuko and DC Vertigo, they get the paper crown for this week!
There was a great selection of beautiful covers on display this Wednesday.
Alex Ross was featured on the front of a couple of titles, and we opted for his great ‘poster’ cover for Peter Cannon #3. He also had a cover for The Shadow #8, but we preferred Tim Bradstreet‘s sublime, moody and interesting cover. A big fave from our eBay department was the Phil Noto variant for Journey Into Mystery #646, showcasing Thor‘s pal Sif, while the Economic Subscriptions team loved Cliff Chiang‘s intriguing front for Wonder Woman #14. Rain featured heavily on a couple of this week’s covers. Firstly Mike Del Mundo‘s Wolverine #316 impressed, with it’s foreboding and clever use of a storm, while Nightwing #14 by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira presented a classic scrap between Nightwing and Lady Shiva, accentuated by a dramatic downpour. Also of note, Spawn #225 had another successive ‘parody’ (as he calls them) cover from creator Todd McFarlane, this time The Watchmen (with an accurate blood drop) and we just couldn’t resist liking it.
Any of these could easily have won the coveted title on any other week. But there was stiff competition this week from…
…Judge Dredd #1 (ACE Comics Cover) by Nick Runge! Not only a great visual of Mega City One‘s favourite son doing what he does best (being violent), but WE’RE ON IT TOO!!
Congrats to Nick and IDW, they get the paper crown this week!
DC have revealed the first images of the new additions to Hasbro’s Mr. Potato-Head line: Superman and Wonder Woman!
He may be made of plastic, but this summer Mr. Potato Head will be dressed as the Man of Steel, complete with his classic costume and cape. Meanwhile, Mrs. Potato Head pays homage to Wonder Woman, wearing her tiara, bracelets and lasso of truth. Each figure stands 6” tall, and is perfectly built for play or display…or both!
Both figures are due in August and join the long line-up of famous Mr.Potato-Heads including Optimash Prime, Bumble Spud, Spider-Spud/Peter Tater, Taters of the Lost Ark, Tony Starch and the ever popular ‘Star Wars’ line of Darth Tater, Spud Trooper, R2-POTATOO, Luke Frywalker, Yam Solo, Spuda Fett, Princess Tater and Darth Mash.
There are also plans to release The Dark Spud, from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
DC Comics and Warner Bros are officially endorsing an upcoming special of Robot Chicken
The Star Wars shows were great so we’re all sure this is going to be just as awesome …and stupid.
They’ve assembled an all-star cast including Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman, Paul Reubens as The Riddler, Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Megan Fox as Lois Lane, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Senreich, Tom Root, and Zeb Wells.