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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 1/13/2016

Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers.  These covers got my attention and whether being good or not deserve a moment of your viewing time, so here we go!

Although Alabaster has started out really damn slow the artwork is most definitely mesmerizing to say the least.  I love the somewhat calm feel of the cover hiding the books devious nature…butcher knife anyone?   Another rather calming yet fun cover to look at was the All-New All-Different Avengers incentive variant by Afu Chan.  I think my mouth would have dropped open as a kid, well maybe even as an adult, if a woman Thor flew by…like wtf? Where’s Thor?  Next up we have an amazing homage cover to Saturday Night Live The Blues Brothers with the last John Belushi and still going strong Dan Aykroyd.  One of this weeks top covers in my book was Gustavo Duarte’s Illuminati incentive variant.  Drawn thinking outside the box it provides us with something different from the norm of oddball covers.  Next though we have the best cover of the week as I’m kicking myself for not collecting it when I had a chance.  This is the Legend Of Wonder Woman volume 2 incentive variant cover by Dustin Nguyen.  He’s definitely a talented artist and has a lot going right now in the space but this cover has far surpassed anything he has drawn. I think he has done a wonderful job capturing Wonder Woman at an awe-inspiring state of peace and tranquility.

Moving on we have a great character design cover by Trevor Hairsine for Ninjak.  Another uniquely colored cover was this weeks Robin War by Khary Randolph.  Love the pastels, the blur affect producing an overwhelming bright white backdrop.  I mean honestly I feel like I need to squint when looking at it so well done!  Oddly enough Scarlet Witch volume 2 incentive made the list.  Drawn by Kris Anka this variant isn’t all the special when comparing it to other comics this week but the eyes, he did a fantastic job on her deep gazing eyes.  Tyler Jenkins created a masterful watercolor style cover.  I imagine these covers must be hard to do as the ending result may vary depending upon your tools and work space but when I see these types of covers done I’m always amazed at how well they turn out.  Finally we have The Walking Dead #150 variant cover by Ryan Ottley.  I feel like I would be doing the same thing, unloading my entire magazine screaming and yelling the entire time.

So that’s this weeks top 10 most fascinating, eye catching, crazy looking comic book covers that I could find.  If you see any rare variants that you plan on searching for then good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Alabaster The Good The Bad And The Bird #2
  • All-New All-Different Avengers #3 Incentive Afu Chan Variant
  • Huck #3 Variant Rafael Albuquerque
  • Illuminati #3 Incentive Gustavo Duarte Variant
  • Legend Of Wonder Woman Vol 2 #1 Incentive Dustin Nguyen Variant
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #11 Incentive Trevor Hairsine Character Design Variant
  • Robin War #2 Regular Khary Randolph
  • Scarlet Witch Vol 2 #2 Incentive Kris Anka Variant
  • Snow Blind #2 Tyler Jenkins
  • Walking Dead #150 Variant Ryan Ottley

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 11/11/2015

Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers.  These covers got my attention and whether being good or not deserve a moment of your viewing time, so here we go!

There is just something about a girl who knows she’s da bomb and that every guy is staring at her, wanting, yearning for just a meet.  So flip that idea upside down and apply it to zombies.  Now it gets even better because you gotta wonder, are they hungry, or are they HUNGRY…who knows but somethings got their attention!  Next we have a pretty cool action sequence cover from Max Fiumara for Abe Sapien.  Great detail on both Abe and the bearish monster.  I found Joyce Chin’s Alice Cooper vsx Chaos cover to be oh so darn clean that every layer felt like it received the same amount of love and devotion.  A fabulous job on each of the character’s facial expressions and yes, even the clown laying on top of the sign had his moment.  Now I know that our next cover is one of those Marvel Hip-Hop covers but what got my attention was how Jim Cheung drew the wide angle view starting with Spider-man’s, well knee area I suppose and then pushed out the curvature that would have been if taken by a camera.  If you look closely I think you’ll agree with me that he created a spot on interpretation of of that wide angle lens, so kudos to Jim.  With our next cover all I can say is I’m just a sucker for Tweety and Darwyn Cooke draws a mean Catwoman; love the 1930’s movie actress pose.

Now Imperium by Juan Jose Ryp may not be the best cover but the sheer detail of the big guy won me over.  I do feel like the characters look a bit too 2-dimensional but what an awesome effort on each of the characters.  Now I loved this next cover before I realizing who the artist was because it both looked good but also felt so familiar to me.  Come to find out that it was drawn by Tula Lotay and what a fantastic cover for Slash & Burn published by Vertigo.  She drew a favorite short series called the Supreme Blue Rose along with others.  Here is a link to a Search Results on Midtown Comics.  Normally I try and keep the covers I choose clean of nudity but this next cover I felt really deserved to be in this weeks top 10.  I love how Kurt Tiede brought the young beauty to life on Spring #2.  Very tasteful with the slight nudity but definitely kept within reason.  Our next artist is none other than Nick Dragotta.  Usually you see his works with co-creator Jonathan Hickman over at Image Comics but this week he’s drawn a cover not like others he’s been commissioned to do.  This one has a bit more of a human tone to it as he shows us his interpretation of the very young and almost fragile baby Superman.  This cover was done well and out of the box from the norm.  Finally another simple but effectively drawn portrait style depiction of the head figures of the Ultimates team with a little Hip-Hop style thrown into the mix.

So that’s this weeks top 10 most fascinating, eye catching, crazy looking comic book covers that I could find.  If you see any rare variants that you plan on searching for then good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • 68 Last Rites #3 Jeff Zornow & Jay Fotos
  • Abe Sapien #28 Max Fiumara
  • Alice Cooper vs Chaos #3 Regular Joyce Chin
  • All-New All-Different Avengers #1 Variant Jim Cheung Marvel Hip-Hop
  • Catwoman Vol 4 #46 Variant Darwyn Cooke & Warner Bros Animation DC x Looney Tunes
  • Imperium #10 Regular Juan Jose Ryp
  • Slash & Burn #1 Tula Lotay
  • Spring #2 Kurt Tiede
  • Superman American Alien #1 Incentive Nick Dragotta Variant
  • Ultimates Vol 4 #1 Variant Mike Deodato Jr Marvel Hip-Hop

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/14/2015

 

Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers.  These covers got my attention and whether being good or bad are deserving of your attention as well, so here we go!

This week brings us another Star Wars miniseries written by none other than Gerry Duggan.  With this new series out from Marvel brings us a butt load of #1 variants two of which make the top 10 list this week.  First off is a variant cover by Ariel Olivetti whose depiction of the famous copilot of the Millennium Falcon almost looks as real as would a stand-in if she had painted the portrait herself.  Next cover is one by our (maybe just mine) beloved inventor the the Marvel Baby universe, Skottie Young.  How can you not like this cover, it’s just so damn cute.  Next we have a gritty cover from a new series out by a small publisher called Clandestino.  There seems to be a lot of talk about this first issue and the secondary market price has steadily been increasing since it sold out this past week.  Keep an eye on it and let me know if anyone out there gets a chance to read it.

Next we have 2 more covers by Skottie Young, so I suppose I’m kind of a sellout for him this week.  Eh, it’s my list, bitch if you want…and to be honest from the look at the rather short comment history of this blog, nobody ever does.  So Guardians of the Galaxy issue #1 was cute cause Skottie can just make Groot look freaking lovable.  As you can see it’s some of the old team and Kitty Pryde, now known as Star-Lady.  Next we have Skottie Young’s new self created initial release title I Hate Fairyland.  It’s only right that this be on the list as I’ve been keeping track of his progress from his blog site.  Another cover that looked amazing this week was none other than Greg Tocchini’s Low #10.  Yes I know that covers from this series have made it on the list in the past but to be honest when you look at the pool of covers this week that this one is truly a work of art, as most from artist for this series.  Kelley Jones had a rather peculiar cover for a title that I thought would never grace this list and that was for Spongebob Comics #49.  I found that the re-imagined grim feel for the characters to be rather refreshing from the norm.

Another new series out by a small publisher was Switch and I found Stjepan Sejic’s regular release cover to be pretty eye catching to say the least.  The Cosplay variant for Swords of Sorrow had that oil painting look about it and looking closely each character was drawn proportionally well to each other making it a stand out cover.  Finally we are left with J. Scott Campbell’s rendition of the new Uncanny Avengers Volume 3 incentive variant.  His application of the pencil to each character is always done thinly and cleanly.  I swear, if T.V. makes you lose 10 pounds, Campbell’s take makes each character lose 20 without losing the realistic appeal.

So that’s this weeks top 10 most fascinating, eye catching, crazy looking comic book covers that I could find.  If you see any rare variants that you plan on searching for then good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Chewbacca #1 Incentive Ariel Olivetti Variant
  • Chewbacca #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Clandestino #1 Amancay Nahuelpan
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 4 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • I Hate Fairyland #1 Regular Skottie Young
  • Low #10 Greg Tocchini
  • Spongebob Comics #49 Kelley Jones
  • Switch #1 Regular Stjepan Sejic
  • Swords Of Sorrow #6 Variant Cosplay
  • Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 #1 Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/7/2015

 

Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers.  These covers got my attention and whether being good or bad are deserving of your attention as well, so here we go!

So to start out this week we have a wraparound variant cover for the new series Avengers Volume 6 by Arther Adams.  I like seeing different character variations done by popular artists at a large scale.  Next we have Dave Johnson’s twisted looking tribute to the famous artist Grant Wood and his ever-famous American Gothic had class.  It really makes you intrigued with the main characters. Tula Lotay’s  layered artwork with simplistic coloring made this a fantasic looking cover this week for Codename Baboushka Conclave Of Death #1. As you can see every since he released that special store variant for Midtown Comics, Skottie Young has had pletty of work from Marvel creating has one-of-a-kind “Marvel Baby” covers has they’ve come to be known as.  I’m a sucker for them and a really big sucker when Deadpool and Spidey are featured.  Those two knuckle heads always seem to do well during team-up or beat each other up one-shots as they wise crack there way through the many difficult situations they inevitably find them selves stuck in.

Salvador’s cover for issue 10 of the Dark Vader series was very clean and beautifully done.  Aphra is an amazing character that has added a level of complexity to the Vader series and her looks by conceles her dark inner twisted character much like Vader’s suit.  Now, our next cover by Arjuna Hesitates Grant Morrisons 18 Days variant looks more like something from an art history class book that you’d see while taking a course at a university.  The pale completion and nose screams Renaissance, don’t you think.  The cover alone is a work of art, very impressively detailed.  Lara Croft is back with a new series with Dark Horse, yeah Dark Horse and I think Lara Croft is still hanging out over at Image Comics as well if I’m not mistakened.  That Lara dating to guys at once, slick indeed so it’ll be intersting to see where this series takes us, gritty yet mistical at the same time or will it have a more dark adult tone to it.

Jae Lee has a way of just grabbing your attention and he succeeded in doing so this week from his rather bizare looking Masks 2 variant cover.  I found Ian MacEwan’s Tomorrows #3 cover fasinating in that I too sometimes feel like a block head surfing my ever expanding world from my iPhone with pleasure oozing out of every orifice. Finally we come to the ever famous Menton3 whose dark abstract covers offer the masses a dark entry into a world that can only be of the X-Files.  Most times the covers are of objects or landscapes with characters thown in the mix but this week we get to see something a little different, an alien skeleton.

So that’s this weeks top 10 most fascinating, eye catching, crazy looking comic book covers that I could find.  If you see any rare variants that you plan on searching for then good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Avengers Vol 6 #0 Incentive Arthur Adams Wraparound Variantt
  • Bloodshot Reborn #7 Incentive Dave Johnson Variant
  • Codename Baboushka Conclave Of Death #1 Tula Lotay
  • Contest Of Champions Vol 3 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Darth Vader #10 Salvador Larroca
  • Grant Morrisons 18 Days #4 Variant Arjuna Hesitates
  • Lara Croft And The Frozen Omen #1 Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
  • Sandman Overture #6 Regular JH Williams IIIMasks 2 #7 Variant Jae Lee
  • Tomorrows #3 Ian MacEwan
  • X-Files Season 11 #3 Regular Menton3

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 6/3/2015

Here are my personal choices for this weeks top 10 comic book covers.  These covers got my attention and whether being good or not, are deserving of your attention as well.

This week saw an influx of variants by all publishers that I would have loved to placed on the list, alas though there is only room for 10 so here we go!  Yasmine Putri’s Amazing Spider-Man variant had a unique pastel shading to it catching my eye.  Next who doesn’t like Bizarro and this weeks variant by Kyle Baker just makes the character that much lovable, almost like that big green dumb guy over in the Marvel corner.  Fabiano Neves created a beautiful work of art for Blood Queen, love the lines, the color, everything.

Next we have a comic even I have been looking forward too and yes that is the Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 where we get to see a bunch of cute ass X-Men, Avengers, and everyone else get in there and battle it out for whatever reason that may be.  I enjoyed Humberto Ramos’s take on the group and I thought out of all the action figure variants that have come and gone, John Tyler Christopher did an awesome job on the Cap and Cyclops.  Where can I buy those figures for my son John?

Nailbiter is another creepy and horrific comic at times dealing with psychopaths and serial killers.  This weeks cover by Mike Henderson was a step away from the norm and I enjoyed that immensely.  Love the Golden Age style cover and how even the white parts even have that dirty rub look that you would find on a cover from this time period.  The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death just came across as a no holds bar cover where a badass blood thirsty character is show chomping away blood in all.  Uncanny Season 2 #3 had a complex and beautiful collage layout immersing oneself with a limited color scheme that worked well combining the wolf’s head with the layout of the town.  The shading and somewhat abstract detail of the town made it all work out, great job Jock!  Woods #13 was simple but affective, blood red with a fog back drop creating that eerie feeling, very powerful.  Finally Years of Future Past did a wonderful job of displaying all the characters in play for that book.

Any ways, that’s this weeks top 10.  If you plan on searching for any of the rare ones good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #18.1 Regular Yasmine Putri
  • Bizarro #1 Incentive Kyle Baker Variant
  • Blood Queen vs Dracula #4 Variant Fabiano Neves Subscription
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 Incentive Humberto Ramos Variant
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure
  • Nailbiter #13 Mike Henderson
  • Sixth Gun Valley Of Death #1 A. C. Zamudio
  • Uncanny Season 2 #3 Incentive Jock Virgin
  • Woods #13 Incentive Becky Cloonan Virgin Varian
  • Years Of Future Past #1 Regular Arthur Adams

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Deadpool “75th Anniversary” Photobomb Variant Gallery

Here is the full “75th Anniversary” Photobomb Deadpool variant cover gallery that Marvel released as part of their celebration. I’ve combined the original cover and the new variant cover together for easy comparisons. Some of them are very hard to get like Black Widow #11 retailer incentive variant but most of them are not. I like a few of them and yes I’m a Deadpool fan but honestly, I just can’t afford picking them up. To much money and not enough closet space. Oh well…enjoy!

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/1/2014

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/01/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

It’s been a short attention span type of week with way too much going on at home, work, and in the comic book world.  I’m honestly keeping this one short as I need to finish up my review of Deadpool vs. X-Force that I’ll post over on my TherapyInComics.wordpress.com blog.  Any ways, as always I’m a sucker for skottieyoung covers as there were no shortage of them this week.  You know at some point I hope Marvel offers a hardcover book displaying all the covers from the beginning of this crazed baby saga, Avengers vs. X-Men Midtown Exclusive Skottie Young Wraparound variant.  Yes…that would be nice.

As for the rest of the covers batman, Aquaman, and Bloodshot offered striking detail of the characters within the story and totally deserved being on any top 10 list for that matter.  As for the rest of the covers each one offered some type of uniqueness to them that stood out.  However, till next time enjoy!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Aquaman And The Others #6 Lan Medina and Allen Martinez
  • Batman Eternal #26 R. M. Guera
  • Bloodshot Vol 3 #24 Cover A Regular Rafa Sandoval
  • Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #35 Cover A Regular John Paul Leon
  • Guardians 3000 #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Stephen Kings Dark Tower Drawing Of The Three Prisoner #3 Piotr Kowalski
  • Suicide Risk #18 Elena Casagrande
  • Uncanny Avengers #25 Cover A Regular Paul Renaud
  • X-Files Year Zero #3 Cover B Variant Robert Hack Subscription

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