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!
This week brings us another Star Wars miniseries written by none other than Gerry Duggan. With this new series out from Marvel brings us a butt load of #1 variants two of which make the top 10 list this week. First off is a variant cover by Ariel Olivetti whose depiction of the famous copilot of the Millennium Falcon almost looks as real as would a stand-in if she had painted the portrait herself. Next cover is one by our (maybe just mine) beloved inventor the the Marvel Baby universe, Skottie Young. How can you not like this cover, it’s just so damn cute. Next we have a gritty cover from a new series out by a small publisher called Clandestino. There seems to be a lot of talk about this first issue and the secondary market price has steadily been increasing since it sold out this past week. Keep an eye on it and let me know if anyone out there gets a chance to read it.
Next we have 2 more covers by Skottie Young, so I suppose I’m kind of a sellout for him this week. Eh, it’s my list, bitch if you want…and to be honest from the look at the rather short comment history of this blog, nobody ever does. So Guardians of the Galaxy issue #1 was cute cause Skottie can just make Groot look freaking lovable. As you can see it’s some of the old team and Kitty Pryde, now known as Star-Lady. Next we have Skottie Young’s new self created initial release title I Hate Fairyland. It’s only right that this be on the list as I’ve been keeping track of his progress from his blog site. Another cover that looked amazing this week was none other than Greg Tocchini’s Low #10. Yes I know that covers from this series have made it on the list in the past but to be honest when you look at the pool of covers this week that this one is truly a work of art, as most from artist for this series. Kelley Jones had a rather peculiar cover for a title that I thought would never grace this list and that was for Spongebob Comics #49. I found that the re-imagined grim feel for the characters to be rather refreshing from the norm.
Another new series out by a small publisher was Switch and I found Stjepan Sejic’s regular release cover to be pretty eye catching to say the least. The Cosplay variant for Swords of Sorrow had that oil painting look about it and looking closely each character was drawn proportionally well to each other making it a stand out cover. Finally we are left with J. Scott Campbell’s rendition of the new Uncanny Avengers Volume 3 incentive variant. His application of the pencil to each character is always done thinly and cleanly. I swear, if T.V. makes you lose 10 pounds, Campbell’s take makes each character lose 20 without losing the realistic appeal.
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…)
- Chewbacca #1 Incentive Ariel Olivetti Variant
- Chewbacca #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
- Clandestino #1 Amancay Nahuelpan
- Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 4 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
- I Hate Fairyland #1 Regular Skottie Young
- Low #10 Greg Tocchini
- Spongebob Comics #49 Kelley Jones
- Switch #1 Regular Stjepan Sejic
- Swords Of Sorrow #6 Variant Cosplay
- Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #1 Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant
*** So, do you agree with my choices? Feel free to share your thoughts. ***