Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 5/18/2016

Hi all!  Here we are with another week of new comic book covers to drool over.  I’m also about to close on my existing house, rent an apartment for a month, and then move for a second time into our new house!  With each new day comes the dread of moving two times in the span of just under two months spells certain doom to my allotted time in life that I can spend on comic reading and writing.  I may end up missing a week here or there but rest assured to my 3 fans (…HAHAHA…3 fans…) I will eventually get back to the normal schedule for the top 10.  In fact its intriguing to look back and watch the cover progression over a time-span of a couple years now.  Plus meeting other bloggers has been an interesting facet to the overall blogging experience.  So with that here we go!

First up on my list is a cover by Jeremy Haun for Beauty.  I personally have not read anything of the series from Image Comics but the artwork definitely stands out with it’s now iconic mouth open facial cracking imagery that is now very easily recognized.  With clean lines and well colored clothing the man on the cover looks both haunting and distinguished capturing what can only be the essence of the series.  Next we have more of a shout-out to the now late Darwyn Cooke who died last week at the age of 53.  His clean yet playful lines and colorful classic takes on drawing made his work unique and easily identifiable among the ocean of artists.  Rest in peace Darwyn Cooke.  On that note, next up we have another stand out comic cover by Veronica Fish.  Love her clean lines with a beautiful overlay of bright colors that stand out from the use of an offset color outline of each image on the cover.  Another unique and favorite artist is James Harren and I see his work more notably in series published by Dark Horse than any of the other small publishers.  However he landed a variant cover job from Image Comics for a series that has taken history and made it uniquely different from it’s historical counterpart.  I love this series, Manifest Destiny, and if you ever get a chance to read it don’t miss your chance.  Chris Dingess’s take on the adventures of Lewis and Clark make for a world of fantasy intertwined with historical significance that is sure to please any historical buff or comic fan alike.  Next up we have another unique artist simply known as CAFU whose lines are both clean and also recognizable.  I’m following the 4001 A.D. Valiant event but haven’t read this issue yet so i’m not familiar with the character gracing his cover but it does remind me of a something that may have been created from spiced DNA of both Bloodshot and Rai but that’s just a guess.  I’ll just have to read the issue in order to find out.

Half way through with a lead off from Dawn McTeigue for Rem 8.  The woman is simply gorgeous, each line drawn proportionally to her overall body type, curvy in all the right ways.  I must say this is one of the better drawn women that I’ve seen on a comic book cover so kudos to Mr. McTeigue!  Aly Fell drew another beautiful cover for The Shadow Glass.  The colors may be dark but look at it long enough and you’ll see that the angel’s body has been drawn near perfect and seeing that you realize a lot of love went into making it.  Another famous artist known for his drawing style made this weeks list with Silver Surfer and what I found fascinating was that Doop had been injected into this cover on the opposite side of what seems to be a gathering of A-list superheroes.  Thought that was either significant to the book or simply odd but beyond all that I love seeing his covers when more than 3 colors are used.  Next we have an artist with a knack for drawing happy feel good drawings and her name is Yasmine Putri!  As time goes by I seem to gravitate more and more to her artwork.  Check out her blog containing tons of artwork and briefly written clip notes that can easily help one delve into the mashable mind and world that is Yasmine Putri!  Finally we have a Tank Girl comic and the anime style cover by Brett Parson reminds you of how much fun that comic can be.

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…)

  • Beauty #7 Regular Jeremy Haun
  • Dark Knight III The Master Race #1 DF Graham Crackers Exclusive Darwyn Cooke Variant
  • Goldie Vance #2 Incentive Veronica Fish Virgin Variant
  • Manifest Destiny #19 James Harren Variant
  • Rai Vol 2 #13 Variant CAFU
  • Rem 8 #1 Dawn McTeigue
  • Shadow Glass #3 Aly Fell
  • Silver Surfer Vol 7 #4 Mike Allred
  • Spider-Woman Vol 6 #7 Regular Yasmine Putri
  • Tank Girl Two Girls One Tank #1 Variant Brett Parson

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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