Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers. These covers got my attention and whether being good or bad are deserving of your attention as well, so here we go!
Hello all, welcome to another installment of the weeks top 10. Let’s start with Big Trouble in Little China where Rob Guillory, you know the artist from Chew, has created another hilarious virgin variant for all fans alike. He has such a unique drawing style that you can’t help but enjoy watching his interpretation come alive on both cover and inner pages of any book. I only hope he continues to draw for many years to come as I’ll be dedicated fan reading whatever he’s involved with. Next we have an artist that has fairly recently appeared on my radar screen. Babs Tarr has a way with the curving of lines and that seems to bring out some really amazing pieces of work. Black Canary is no exception where Babs has created the retailer incentive variant. Everything has been drawn in almost a fluid like way pouring from his hands onto the paper. I just love looking at this cover.
Following that we have the new Valiant storyline centered around all of the characters in that universe. The Book of Death will be something I’ll pick up and Valiant has pulled almost every artist in its arsenal for this series. Paolo Rivera is one of those artists and has created one of the retailer incentive covers; pretty cool Geomancer. Another fairly new artist that I have fallen in love with is Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic. Her images have been so stunning to look at that every time I’m able to gaze on one of them I feel almost humbled in a way. She has such raw talent that I can only hope I’m able to meet her someday in person. Make sure to take a look on Tumblr.com Jelena for some additional images created by Jelena.
A new book out this week called the Death Head from Dark Horse caught the eye from the sheer creepiness factor. Not sure what it’s about but I may pick it up to at least get an idea of where it’ll be going. Rob Guillory takes credit for another odd creation for Guardians of Knowhere. This is a complete 180 from his normal work and was a must for the list because of that. I know Skottie Young is back but back with non baby variants. Instead we get to see the swag coming from Peter Quill as he should be portrayed. A unique almost Spirited Away feel comes from Lumberjanes #16 by Kat Philbin. Isaac Goodhart’s oddly proportioned Postal image is actually good, odd that the drawing feels larger and was trimmed to size on purpose for this specific viewpoint. I wonder if that was the case? And finally we have Mike Norton’s freaky cool yet wierd image of our pregnant crazy. All I can say is that while it’s simple in nature, the image sticks in your head for quite some time afterwards. Don’t you agree?
So that’s this weeks top 10 most fascinating, eye catching, crazy looking comic book covers that I could find. If you see any rare variants that you plan on searching for then good luck and happy hunting!
Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)
- Big Trouble In Little China #13 Incentive Rob Guillory Virgin Variant
- Black Canary Vol 4 #2 Incentive Babs Tarr Variant
- Book Of Death #1 Incentive Paolo Rivera Artist Variant
- Book Of Death #1 Variant Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
- Death Head #1 Joanna Estep
- Guardians Of Knowhere #1 Variant Rob Guillory Gwenom
- Guardians Of Knowhere #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby Connecting Cover (2 Of 4)
- Lumberjanes #16 Incentive Kat Philbin Virgin Variant
- Postal #5 Isaac Goodhart
- Revival #31 Mike Norton
*** So, do you agree with my choices? Feel free to share your thoughts. ***