So here we are, another fabulous week gone by and I’m personally heading off to Legoland! So before I bid you farewell here are my choices for top comic covers this week. First off we have Bob’s Burgers and to be honest this isn’t really ground breaking in any way but it’s a playful cover that made me chuckle. Anthony Aguinaldo does a great job staying consistent with his oddly shaped characters and love how he sprinkled in little Where’s Waldo style items for you to find. Next up is an intriguing cover for Grant Morrison’s 18 Days variant by Mukesh Singh. Though it’s hard to see from rather disappointing color scheme the drawing of the armor, more specifically the back and shoulder portions rather inventive with all sorts of things installed causing one to ponder for a moment on what does it all do. Next up is a freaking amazing cover by Jim Lee, an amazing artist, leader of the DeCepticons…DC, sorry…got carried away there for a moment but yeah, he drew a very beautiful Harley Quinn making me wonder why isn’t he drawing for the series. I always see him draw Superman or Batman but he really knows the woman form. Keeping Lee’s in mind we look at the variant cover by Sean Cheeks, so damn cute in every way. He should draw a kids version of the character for a series, my daughter would love that! Next up and yes another from DC Comics was done by Jason Fabok for Justice League Darkseid War Special. Something about how he draws the female form, more importantly the facial structure, that captures my eye. He’s able to really capture the confidence of each character in their facial expressions with such detail.
Ok, now I know you are all thinking wtf with the Looney Tunes cover by Dave Alvarez. Props to someone who works on a kids comic, the print count never reaches high numbers but none the less is still needed for the kids. What got me was the scene and how it conjured positive feelings from within me. As a kid i loved the Looney Tunes and watched them every Saturday morning. With these three characters Elmer Fudd always seem to torture for Daffy Duck and Bugs, well, he instigated it all and boy did I enjoy that. Well enough of reminiscing of old times, next up we have 2, yes count them 2 covers from Ninjak #14. The first was the variant by Andres Guinaldo, which had good use of the overall space of the cover with the utilization of our protagonist’s braided hair to divide and encapsulate the yang half. Of course the other was the variant by Clayton Henry for Valiant Entertainment’s xCGC Replica variant line, just a sucker for the ingenious one-liners that the artists come up with that displays ones’ personality. Sara Pichelli is our next artist with her variant cover for Spider-Man #3. I think she utilized the city skyline space well with how she projected the readers potential vantage point at that moment in time as Spider-Man comes at the reader. The buildings are curved just right giving that feeling of being apart of the image, not just seeing the image. Finally our last cover is a portrait of the young Zoe Saldana as the famous Star Trek character Uhura. Simply put John Watson did a fantastic job on the portrait, both sketch and color scheme, definitely needs some appreciation.
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…)
- Bob’s Burgers Vol 2 #10 Regular Anthony Aguinaldo
- Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #10 Variant Mukesh Singh
- Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 Regular Jim Lee
- Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 Variant Sean Cheeks Galloway
- Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 Regular Jason Fabok
- Looney Tunes Vol 3 #230 Dave Alvarez
- Ninjak Vol 3 #14 Incentive Andres Guinaldo Variant
- Ninjak Vol 3 #14 Variant Clayton Henry Valiant x CGC Replica
- Spider-Man Vol 2 #3 Incentive Variant Sara Pichelli
- Star Trek (IDW) #56 Variant John Watson Art Appreciation