Ah, for me Friday is here and with that a rather busy workweek is coming to a close. This week we saw an influx of amazing covers from all of the publishers that I found it more difficult to select only 10. So with that we move right on into our first set of 5 covers where Bloodshot Reborn #15 took 2 of the 10 spots this week. Darick Robertson drew simply what I refer to as a badass. I don’t think Bloodshot has ever looked so damn burly! Next Jeff Lemire’s overall interpretation of the series take on Bloodshot Island, something I’m very excited to finally read about, just has that ominous feeling about it. Especially now that we know looming near the horizon will be a series of bloodshed filled events as we delve into the Islands history. Next we have a cover from a TV series long since canceled, Charmed with the cover by Elisa Feliz. This cover really had a lot of finesse and beauty about it. Dustin Nguyen makes waves with another amazing cover release for his series Descender. His use of color with art provides clarity to his artistic style reserving the right in my mind at created whatever comes to mind and with such has opened many doors to other series. Seeing his variants across the board from a variety of subject matter provides a different perspective to how one sees those characters. Like with Skottie Young and his baby variants it’s fun to have the opportunity to see things from another viewpoint. Next the gun, from Ben Willsher, taking the approach with aperture created a focal point centered around the barrel of Dredd’s gun. The impact is intense and unique causing one to look multiple times and what detail is out of focus in order to gain an overall idea of what’s taking place.
I’m not sure how long Dave Johnson has been drawing but I became of fan from his work on the Valiant Entertainment series Shadowman. I think my favorite cover from him is Shadowman #3 1:25 retailer incentive variant of Mr. Twist. What can I say about our next cover from Diego Latorre? Well his variant for Ninjak #17 was manufactured from nothing less than pure awesomeness! The complex imaginative though process that had to have been invested into the developement of this cover simply blew my mind. The sheer detail and the way the swords push out of the head like they were jabbed into solid earth, crazy good. God I hope to see more art from this amazing artist. Next is really just a selfish plug for a new Netflix TV series that both my kids, and yes even yours truly, are totally invested in. I heard they were going to remake the series and I thought, huh, that’ll be interesting. But the story is great, the graphics off the chart, and the overall feeling is good so far as my family and I finished up with season one of the show. We are all looking forward to season 2. The Netflix rating is 5 stars so yes we aren’t the only ones that are watching it! With that our next cover by Raul Allen for the Wrath of the Eternal Warrior visually grabbed my attention from the use of that hot dark pink on black popping out from the internet pages. I honestly couldn’t pass it buy without at least clicking on it to see the cover up close on my computer. Yes, even the line detail bordering the center image must have taken Mr. Allen a while to sketch out. With the choice of color the final cover really came out on top when compared with the many other variants for this issue. Finally we have another Menton3 cover and yes his unique style when it comes to his art places him in a category all alone. What I found about his drawing of Scully was her face. Her face was clear and clean and with a color scheme almost made her look ghost or godly like.
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 #15 Incentive Darick Robertson Variant
- Bloodshot Reborn #15 Incentive Jeff Lemire Variant
- Charmed Season 10 #19 Elisa Feliz
- Descender #13 Dustin Nguyen
- Dredd Dust #1 Ben Willsher
- Flash Vol 5 #2 Variant Dave Johnson
- Ninjak Vol 3 #17 Variant Diego Latorre
- Voltron Legendary Defender #1 Incentive Khary Randolph Variant
- Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9 Regular Raul Allen
- X-Files Vol 3 #4 Regular Menton3