Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 4/20/2016

Last week took the kids on a vacation for Spring break down to good old Legoland.  Yes we did have fun but man that place seems a bit, how do I describe it as, a bit rundown for a theme park.

First off this week we have a rather gritty looking cover by Roberto De La Torre for Bloodshot Reborn #12.  I love the lines as if his face bread to form the shape that is presented to us.  Our next cover was from David Mack and yes he frequents the list often but in this case he definitely deserves it.  From his painted artwork from what seems like simply brush strokes to full on detailing of this woman’s face and body, David Mack is more than just talented, he’s on a whole different plane of existence.  Another artist that seems to hop on board this list with his alternative style is Jeff Lemire and he made the list with his variant cover for the debut issue of Dept H and what do you know, Matt Kindt is writing, funny.  Trevor Hairsine created a beautiful incentive cover for Divinity II’s debut issue.  Love the two-toned layover of each image, dark yet it really has a profound impact on you visually.  You get that god like feeling as he melds with the stars and nebula looking object.  Ho damn we got ourselves and Art Appreciation image from Wouter Tulp of Donal Duck.  Hot diggity damn he did a fine job actually on the pattern surrounding Donald and his carpet like beard, I do enjoy this rather subtle blue period looking image of Donald.

Our next half of the list starts with a cover from what seems to be a trend with writer and now more frequent cover artist Jonathan Hickman.  If you don’t like his writing then at least give his art a go.  He already did a fantastic Optimus  Prime a month ago for Transformers: Robots in Disguise #50.  Oh damn, I forgot they hacked off the RID part….sorry, just Transformers.  Not to be mistaken for the cute cartoon series adaption my 3 year old son is into Transformers Robots in Disguise Animated.  Christ I got off topic here, so anyways, East of West is finally back on track after it’s creative team took a break.  So Hickman is writing this fabulous Image Comics series but he also decided to do a cover and I’m kicking myself now as I ramble along that I didn’t preorder this one.  The eyes man, the eyes have me and that hint of purple, damn, done so well.  Next Yasmine Putri did a fun action incentive cover for Karnak #3.   Drawn well and done in a way that definitely stands out from the crowd this week.  Ed Benes created  a simple yet well drawn group shot of the Teen Titans group.  Another fascinating artist that I follow is Matteo Scalera, he creates very detailed work yet can pull himself outside a potentially narrow minded set of blinders and create abstract yet realistic looking characters that can just dazzle the eyes and really help bring forth an artists script.  I love all his work, especially his work with Black Science!  Finally we have another funny yet well drawn Transformers cover for IDW Publishing’s Art Appreciation event.  I love the now dead and currently haunting Starscream…Bumblebee with the cane looking over a mock-up or potentially deactivated Sky-Byte in a possible museum setting, I got this cover, awesome job Casey Coller!

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…)

  • Bloodshot Reborn #12 Incentive Roberto De La Torre Variant
  • BPRD Hell On Earth #140 Variant David Mack
  • Dept H #1 Variant Jeff Lemire
  • Divinity II #1 Incentive Trevor Hairsine Color Variant
  • Donald Duck Vol 2 #12 Variant Wouter Tulp Art Appreciation
  • East Of West #25 Variant Jonathan Hickman
  • Karnak #3 Incentive Yasmine Putri Variant
  • Titans Hunt #7 Regular Ed Benes
  • Tokyo Ghost #6 Variant Matteo Scalera
  • Transformers Vol 3 #52 Variant Casey W Coller Art Appreciation

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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