Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 5/4/2016

Back this week with another rendition of the top 10 covers that wowed me.  First off we have 2 covers from the new crossover event released by Valiant Entertainment called 4001 AD, which is centered around Rai.  First of those two covers is another CGC replica by Clayton using a little well placed crossover humor as poor Rai preps for impending onslaught of characters.  The second cover was created by a favorite artist of mine Tula Lotay.  Love the pixelated patchwork color scheme adapted to Tula’s drawing, simply amazing to look at.  Our next cover is by legendary artist Jim Lee, half a grand expensive incentive variant amazing, no joking, really, half a grand it will cost you.  I’d like to meet the person who would invest in a comic such as this and ask them why.  For the artwork?  For the simple reason that you can?  Any ways, another DC cover that made the list was by Billy Tan for Green Lantern.  I like his use of material flailing about Green Lantern.  And next we have OH MY BRAINS! Yes the Mars Attacks aliens are back in another series killing innocents for fun and the incentive variant by Alex just had an insanely well drawn brain!

Another new series out this week is the Punisher.  He’s been getting some much needed publicity from the Netflix Season 2 of Daredevil.  In my mind he’s a loose but entertaining cannon.  It will be interesting to see how he falls into the Civil War II event taking place here soon in the Marvel Universe.  Back to the cover, Alex Maleev drew a very solemn Punisher possibly contemplating next moves…but still just a bad ass.  Next up we have a cover by Jenny Frison for the Revival series.  What can I say, she is just another one of those out-of-the-box style artists and her experimentation often ends up in the wins category.  Nico Pena helps all of us, boys and girls, revive our long dormant memories of the 80’s Strawberry Shortcake with this incentive variant cover.  My sister for a time was really into Strawberry Shortcake and had that really large doll house.  With that we then have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and another Art Appreciate cover, this time of Ralph doing a bit of cosplay as Mona Lisa.  I think he’s the spiting image of Mona Lisa don’t you think?  Finally we have a cover from Boom! Studios and their new series Weavers.  I think I like this cover because the main character reminds me of the bad guy played by a then younger Fisher Stevens from the movies Hackers!

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…)

  • 4001 AD #1 Variant Clayton Henry Valiant x CGC Replica
  • 4001 AD #1 Variant Tula Lotay
  • Dark Knight III The Master Race #4 Incentive Jim Lee Variant
  • Green Lantern Vol 5 #52 Regular Billy Tan
  • Mars Attacks Occupation #2 Incentive Alex Horley Variant
  • Punisher Vol 10 #1 Incentive Alex Maleev Variant
  • Revival #39 Jenny Frison
  • Strawberry Shortcake Vol 3 #1 Incentive Nico Pena Variant
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #57 Variant Cory Smith Art Appreciation
  • Weavers #1 Regular Dylan Burnett

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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