Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 6/22/2016


Keeping this a little short since I’m actually moving out of my temporary apartment this week to our new grownup house.  I’m so looking forward to having a little more time once this second move is done.  So to quickly get this going we have a rather interesting series from a well known and unique artist Sara Richard.  She has a way with bringing out attitude from the characters of any particular book with her distinct style and Bob’s Burgers gets the Richard’s treatment in her rendition of the bunch.  I love her colors, I love the vibe you get from her artwork, and so far for me it really doesn’t matter what book she is drawing for in order to get that type of gut reaction.  Next we have a fabulous Carnage cover from another very well known artist Michael Del Mundo.  Taking one’s surroundings and injected the main character in those surroundings was crafted meticulously creating one of this weeks stand out covers.  With very little color and a lot of love he won out big on this one.  Sean Phillips created a very artistic layered cover for Cry Havoc.  It grabbed my attention because of the detailed work that went into it.  You really can’t help but look at each section in order to understand what you are looking at.  Now before I get booed for this next cover I wanna make this clear, this isn’t one of Tim Seeley’s best covers.  However the genius of the cover is from the laugh that it created.  Placing Deadpool and Bob of all people with no line, well I indeed found it rather humorous to see.  Next is spattered piece of artwork where the color mainly grabbed my attention.  Nic Klein did a great job created the structure but the true beauty is the blending of color he did!

Hmm, La Muerta Decent, how did that get into my top ten list…clean lines I suppose.  David Aja and David Mack both have a knack for creating out-of-the-box masterpieces one normally would not expect to see from your everyday artist.  Scarlet Witch was another distinct looking piece that had that runaway wow factor even with the limited use of color.  The drawing, the abstract application of the Scarlet Witch’s hair, and even the use of limited color made this a stand out cover.  Agustin Alessio created a warm pastel or better yet, warmly colored charcoal cleanly drawn Tomb Raider cover.  If you look closed the detail that went into Lara Croft is simply astounding, just look at her off-white shirt.  Next we have a Transformers cover by Alex Milne and although he has made the list in the past and will make the list many more times I find his sleek looking Transformers to be the style I usually compare newcomers artists of the series too.  Finally with DC’s Rebirth comes the onslaught of #1 issues and with new series come new writers and artists.  Wonder Woman seems to be lucky to have Liam Sharp as a cover artist.  His take on the Amazon Warrior Princess is sleek, muscular, and with a beautiful face as well as those lushes locks to top it off.  The new god of war is definitely off to a good start.

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…)

  • Bobs Burgers Vol 2 #12 Rare Sara Richard Virgin
  • Carnage Vol 2 #9 Michael Del Mundo
  • Cry Havoc #6 Variant Sean Phillips
  • Deadpool v Gambit #1 Variant Tim Seeley
  • Drifter #12 Nic Klein
  • La Muerta Descent #1 Variant Scott Lewis Premium
  • Scarlet Witch Vol 2 #7 Regular David Aja
  • Tomb Raider Vol 3 #5 Agustin Alessio
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #54 Regular Alex Milne
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #1 Regular Liam Sharp

Image Source: Midtown Comics


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