The Best Comic Book Covers of 2014 – Week #33
The Beatles’ album covers have often had homages on the front of comic books. This great radition is continued by Michael Walsh with his outstanding nod to the unmistakable Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for Archer And Armstrong #23. Fine work indeed. Oh, and can you name everyone on the cover?
We love Alex Garner‘s Batgirl covers and issue #34 is another stunner! Here we have a battered Barbara poised atop a billboard sign with gritted teeth and a clenched fist, flanked by a colony of bats. We certainly wouldn’t be getting in her way!
Amanda Conner‘s front for Harley Quinn #9 is just great. Featuring a handcuffed Harley being led away by an unseen officer, the grin on her face makes you think he’s in more trouble than she is. The dark background highlghted by red and blue police lights compliment the costume and skin colour of our anti-heronie beautifully.
Charlie Adlard‘s Walking Dead #130 is gritty, heavy and effective. From the relentless rain breaking up the image to the two central characters, prone on a mudbank and unseen by the vast number of walkers above, it’s a scary scenario and works wonderfully to convey the oppressive situation their world is in.
Wolverine And The X-Men #34 has a unique Murdock’s-eye-view on the cover, as Mahmud Asrar has the title group clearly in Daredevil‘s sights. The sonar lines, red hues and shadows, coupled with DD’s billy-clubs are spot on.
Hugh Fleming has produced a wonderful image for the final cover of Dark Horse‘s ongoing Star Wars series. Issue #20 bows out with a classic portrait of Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca set against a rich blue blanket of stars, and it’s a fitting finale to Dark Horse‘s twenty-three year run with the franchise.
Congrats to Hugh and Dark Horse, they get the paper crown this week!