Abe Sapien gets a variant this week from famous and out-of-the-box style artist David Mack. Never ceases to amaze me the art produced by Mr. Mack. His abstract renditions in conjunction with his color schemes create a dazzling art piece worthy of a wall or at least a comic box. Another eye catching cover that I would consider gracing the art appreciation wall was from artist Greg Ruth for Alabaster The Good The Bad And The Bird. With only a few colors he was able to bring that drawing to life. Ramon Perez drew a heart warming cover for All-New Hawkeye Vol 2. I thought the Raggedy Ann doll was a nice touch painting our woman Hawkeye with a vulnerability not normally seen by her outer shell. Next up is a sad selfish reason in that Skottie Young can draw the best damn goofball baby Deadpool that has ever graced any comic book cover. I even picked this one up for my own collection as I’m just such a sucker for his Marvel Baby versions, especially Deadpool. Speaking of Deadpool, anyone going to see the new movie this weekend. I’ve heard great things from the game changer rated R depiction of a Marvel comic book super hero. Not to mention I’ve been waiting for a proper Deadpool cinematic release for almost 10 years now.
If you haven’t been following Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County then I suggest you do if you love horror style comics but are quite frankly sick of the zombie crap. Oo-oo that’s me!! I like the gritty artwork, which definitely adds to the overall spooky vibe from the series. Next Jem and the Holograms and you are like what? Well I love Sara Richard’s interpretation of our main character and her art style is rather unique compared to the overall pool of artists. Greg Tocchini can seriously do no wrong and every cover is a piece of at times, abstract artwork that creates a memorizing depiction of the comics current state of affairs. With only 2 colors and a lot of fantastically intertwining lines I interpret it as seeing one of the sisters conscience being pulled in unfathomable directions. Ninjak’s incentive cover this week by Keron Grant was by far abstract, especially from any of the other covers released for the entire series. I like this approach of dropping in an unfamiliar artist so drastically different that you have to do a double take to make sure it’s actually a cover for Ninjak! Oh the Spread, another favorite horror comic of mine where no zombies will ever appear in the series pages. I’ll tell ya though the last release concerning Molly was both depressing and telling concerning her character and current state of mind. I feel for Molly and can only hope she gets well at some point. Finally we have another Michael Cho variant for Totally Awesome Hulk. As with all his covers for this mini Marvel variant cover event his simplistic drawing style and minimal use of coloring, not to mention color match ups, creates amazingly eye popping covers that you just gotta enjoy gazing over.
Well that wraps up another week of eye catching comic book covers. If you feel the need to share your thoughts concerning my choices this week please do and I hope to see you back here next week.
Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)
- Abe Sapien #31 Variant David Mack
- Alabaster The Good The Bad And The Bird #3 Greg Ruth
- All-New Hawkeye Vol 2 #4 Regular Ramon Perez
- Deadpool Vol 5 #7 Variant Skottie Young Baby
- Harrow County #9 Tyler Crook
- Jem And The Holograms Valentines Day Special 2016 Regular Sara Richard
- Low #11 Regular Greg Tocchini
- Ninjak Vol 3 #12 Incentive Keron Grant Variant
- Spread #13 Variant Kyle Strahm
- Totally Awesome Hulk #3 Incentive Michael Cho Variant