The Best Comic Book Covers of 2013 – Week #29
We kick off proceedings with Pere Perez’s great ‘Brady Bunch’ homage on the front of ‘Archer and Armstrong #11’. It’s an eye-catching idea for the cover, switching the Bradys for the Archer and Armstrong cast, and the comedy is provided by the alternate headshot of Alice Nelson!
It’s all about nostalgia with ‘Batman ’66’, and Mike Allred is the perfect fit for producing the covers reminiscent of the seminal 60’s TV show. It’s a classic cover conjuring memories of the comic book style title sequence.
There’s a superb cover for ‘Deadpool #13’, by Tradd Moore, which completely encapsulates the theme, style and tone of the actual issue itself. Edited to look as if it was released in the midst of the 1970’s complete with blaxploitation afros within, Moore has produced an image that wouldn’t look out of place adorning a VHS video cover, down at the local Channel 5 video (for those of us that remember perusing the video rental aisles!).
Mike Allred makes a second appearance in our list, this time with ‘FF #9’. We liked this cover a lot, as the feel-good, pool party theme is in keeping with the glorious weather we are currently experiencing in the UK. Sunny stuff.
‘Red Sonja’ debuted this week, with 5 covers to choose from, all produced by female artists! We loved all of them, but have opted for the work of the wonderful Fiona Staples as our pick of the bunch. Incidentally, the concept of the female cover artists has proved so successful, the Dynamite have annonced an upcoming series, titled ‘Legends of Red Sonja’ featuring an all-female writing team!
…and so to the winner…
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
It’s Massimo Carnevale and his fabulous front for ‘Conan The Barbarian #18’! Featuring Conan and Bêlit, it’s a classic hero-shot of the principle characters standing firm in the midst of battle. And it’s brilliant!
Congrats to Massimo and Dark Horse, they get the paper crown this week!