Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers. These covers got my attention and whether being good or not deserve a moment of your viewing time, so here we go!
Oh man this Christmas season is in full swing here in the Northwest. Ended up buying my tree at Costco because 7′ Noble trees were $40. It definitely beats the $120 that most tree farms were charging, so thank you Costco! Any ways, I was ill last week and thus unable to perform my weekly top 10 comic publishing duties. Now that I’m healthier here we go with a rather unfortunate release week with few covers that stood out. So with a rather difficult list to compile here we go. This week Gabriel Hardman created what looks to be a sketch some talented friend of yours would have drawn while tuning out history class. Now I’m not knocking it, damn thing is really good. It just dredged up memories of talented friends from long ago that could pick up a pencil and draw some crazy ass images making you peeved that you couldn’t even draw a stick figure correctly. Cyborg by Ivan Reis applied some realism into Cyborg’s appearance, what one would think a cyborg would look like. The detail of the organic matter exposed underneath the metal exoskeleton was done quite well indeed. Next we have Clay Mann’s Extraordinary X-Men and I thought the faces he drew had amazing detail. Insufferable by Jennifer L., Meyer was just a little too cute to pass up, XO XO to you too! Yasimine Putri’s Invincible Iron Man was both hilarious and unique all at the same time. The watercolor layer on top of the crazed facial expressions made this a standout cover this week.
A cover that deserves being on any top whatever list is this uniquely drawn cover for The Storyteller by Daniel Bayliss. I love the imagination applied with the integration of both sea and sea serpent. Next we have a new series out by Marvel called Red Wolf and Dale Keown’s interpretation of the main character was done with ease. Each line drawn adds to the overall impenetrable physique of the Red Wolf. Another cover on this weeks list is by a favorite artist of mine and also a favorite series published by Image comics started from a GoFundMe page and that is Rocket Girl. Retro 80’s with time bending action sequences this series is amazing to read. The only issue I have with it is that it has been struggling to meet it’s release date past couple of issues and that worries me. With Wonder Woman there are so many variations an artist can approach the character. The current series drawn by David Finch definitely got off to a rocky start with inconsistencies but has since ironed out those inconsistencies in my mind. With Sensational Wonder Woman Chris Gugliotti created the most elegant of faces for Wonder Woman that I have seen. Her body though was a complete mess in my opinion. Finally we have a fantasy style cover mixed in with a bit of sharp Samurai Jack style creating a fantastically beautiful cover when said color has been applied making Toil and Trouble pop!
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…)
- Aliens Vampirella #4 Regular Gabriel Hardman
- Cyborg #5 Regular Ivan Reis
- Extraordinary X-Men #3 Incentive Clay Mann Variant
- Insufferable #8 Variant Jennifer L Meyer Subscription
- Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #4 Incentive Yasmine Putri Variant
- Jim Hensons Storyteller Dragons #1 Regular Daniel Bayliss
- Red Wolf Vol 2 #1 Incentive Dale Keown Variant
- Rocket Girl #7 Amy Reeder
- Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #17 Chris Gugliotti
- Toil And Trouble #4 Kyla Vanderklugt
*** So, do you agree with my choices? Feel free to share your thoughts. ***