Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 12/3/2014
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!
With the Thanksgiving holiday now behind us and my little hiatus concerning top comic covers it’s time to get back into the groove. For this week there were several really outstanding covers that caught my eye. It’s not often that we get a detailed cover from Skottie Young including full on background and that was delivered to us in the new series Marvel is launching with Angela Asgards Assassin. Skottie Young is an amazing artist and I’m pretty much a broken record on the subject so it’s good to see more thought put into some of these Marvel Baby covers. Another nostalgic feeling cover was from the artist Jay Shaw’s and his virgin variant cover kicking a new volume for Army of Darkeness, volume 4.
Now keep in mind I love the series Chew and it bugs me that there isn’t more talk with the series written by John Layman. The writing is hilarious and art by Rob Guillory just makes it a fun ride, so read it. I chuckled a bit with Green Arrow’s Brian Hitch cover. Yes Brian did a very detailed and amazing job on that cover but two dudes falling from a building both tensioning bows for the kill, I mean bows people! Another Alex Ross cover comes through the pipeline and this weeks Guardians is pretty nifty, reminiscent of the painted backgrounds and such of that 70s flick Flash Gordon where Queen did the soundtrack. You wanna watch an awesomely ridiculous feelgood movie then watch Flash Gordon when you get a chance. Here is the Amazon link to the Blu-ray.
Now this week is damned exciting in that a new Hellboy series starts with writer Mike Mignola at the helm. The amazing 1:50 retailer incentive sketch variant is drawn by Mike as well so it looks to be another great addition to the Hellboy universe. An oddball cover drawn by Derek Fridolfs was Looney Tunes issue #222. Something about the Martian and Bugs just brings back Saturday morning cartoons for me. The QR Voice variant for Rai #5 drawn by Mico Suayan made the list simply because the shading and use of light was done so well. Finally we reach Wolf Moon, another new series by Dynamite Entertainment. I just found the melding of the two characters on the cover mesmerizing. Come to find out it’s another Jae Lee cover and I’m quickly becoming a Jae Lee fan; for his web site: Click Here (Jae Lee Site). I wonder has Jae ever released an art book with various drawings he’s been commissioned to create? Anybody?
Well, in the famous words of Porky Pig…
Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)
- Angela Asgards Assassin #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
- Army Of Darkness Vol 4 #1 Cover J Incentive Jay Shaw Virgin
- Chew #45 Rob Guillory
- Green Arrow Vol 6 #37 Brian Hitch
- Guardians 3000 #3 Cover A Regular Alex Ross
- Hellboy And The BPRD 1952 #1 Cover A Regular Alex Maleev
- Hellboy And The BPRD 1952 #1 Cover B Incentive Mike Mignola 1:50 Sketch Variant
- Looney Tunes Vol 3 #222 Derek Fridolfs
- Rai Vol 2 #5 Cover D Variant Mico Suayan QR Voice
- Wolf Moon #1 Cover A Regular Jae Lee
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