Back again for another week of the top 10 and boy were there slim pickings for covers that truly stood out among the rest. So as I struggled to find those few rough diamonds in a rather large quarry of cheap stone I thought man, it sure is sunny today. So with that we start off with an incentive cover by Matt Kindt centered around a new character that I’m now familiar with in the Valiant Entertainment event to rival Marvel Civil War and DC’s Rebirth! What was disappointing with 4001 A.D. and this new X-O armor was that the X-O armor war this object came from was so easily defeated by New Japan’s Father. It had been created from the original armor or at least a similar version to Eric’s armor. Still, each one that was built was easily defeated in the time-frame of a short thought, disappointing indeed. Love seeing rough interpretations of what spews forth from an artists mind, especially one such as Matt’s. Next we have a *cough-cough* Archie cover, damn I hate Archie but I do love Anton’s view of the character, sly but cool enough for anyone; well, anyone but me. Next cover speaks crazy talk to me, what about you? I think Kevin Eastman’s final variant cover for the DC/IDW Publishing joint venture was rough but still cool. I actually liked seeing Robin in this cover for some reason but on a more serious note, check out how busy this cover really is, it’s amazing he got everyone on it. I’m not gonna type the next title since it’s just too damn long but the shading was done nicely and well the eyes looked as they should…haunting.
Jackpot by Marco Failla did in fact hit the jack pot in simplicity. It does what most covers usually can’t and with very little effort. The shade of purple, the eyes and flower that pop out of the cover. You really can’t skip over this one without a double-take. I was on the fence with our next cover Ninth Wave by Gary Brown. It kind of shows how an artist can use just his pencil and lines to create a cover that blends well with both landscape and characters. Now let’s dive into a puddle of fun and splash about with Pinkie Pie, by far one of the most entertaining and most difficult pony to predict future actions. Sara Richard’s is an amazing artist and her pastel-cutsified pony interpretations are always a welcomed addition to the day; party time indeed! Yasmine Putri created a fascinating portrait style cover of Spider-Woman, clean and tasteful. Lastly we come to a cover where we see Michelangelo reaching for the pizza box that most likely will get away. The playful cover by Paolo Villanelli was done well keeping the turtle’s arms length realistically proportioned to his body.
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 X-O Manowar #1 Incentive Matt Kindt Character Design Variant
- Archie Vol 2 #8 Variant Anton Emdin
- Badger Vol 4 #4 Incentive Bill Reinhold Variant
- Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 Incentive Kevin Eastman Variant
- Dark Tower Drawing Of The Three Bitter Medicine #2 Jonathan Marks
- Jackpot #2 Marco Failla
- Massive Ninth Wave #6 Gary Brown
- My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #42 Variant Sara Richard Subscription
- Silk Vol 2 #8 Regular Yasmine Putri
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #58 Incentive Paolo Villanelli Variant