Cullin Bunn

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 8/12/2015

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!

Last week I was out with what I thought to be the flu, then potentially strep throat.  So with my 103.1 temp sweating buckets I rushed down to urgent care to find answers.  After sticking swabs up my nose, down my throat, and chest x-rays to top it off I was told that I had none of the above, just a virus.  Yes an unknown nameless virus was causing my grief and making me sleep all day long.  I hate it when it’s just a virus.  Thanks to my son I’ve had a wonderful nameless sickness.  Now that I’m getting better I can actually think of stuff other than, Patrick you just need to find it in yourself to swallow more water down.

Starting things off is a simplistic yet satisifying cover by Greg Capullo for Batman #43.  Sometimes all you need are a field of flowers to make the list.  Next we have a new series that is out this week called Beauty and by the looks of these two covers that made the list it could be something that I may be interested in reading.  Although a bit creepy looking I find both covers very artistic in nature causing the need to gaze into those dead eyes.  Francesco Francavilla is a popular uniquely identifiable artist.  I feel like his art is something you either like or pass on.  A lot of times I find it rather one dimension in that he waves his hands and draws like 5 lines and he’s done but this week is different and I enjoyed his Ghost Racers cover.  Harrow County is another book I’m following closely, written by Cullen Bunn, and it’s one badass series so far.  Tyler Crook’s creepy skinless man (if you are following it you know what I mean) is just that creepy and can only spark the imagination.

Next we have an incentive cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli for Mrs. Deadpool And The Howling Commandos.  The wolf-man depicted is drawn in classic fashion with the moon ginormous behind him.  What an awesome looking cover, good job Giuseppe.  Planet Hulk has been a fascinating read.  With Marvel’s Secret Wars event it’s apart of Greenland where the Hulks run free and cause a lot of damage doing so.  The cover is pretty cool looking making me wonder who really is pulling the strings in this Secret Wars event.  Yeah, another Ed Benes virgin variant cover for you to gaze upon.  Another well known artist Mark Brooks was commissioned by Midtown Comics to create a special store variant for them, nicely done.  Finally we give props to Menton3 for his X-Files cover.  Lines in combination with shading always done so well with his covers that you really don’t need color, it’s eye catching without it.  However the eery green glow does add another dimension to the cover that only adds more to an already amazing cover.

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…)

  • Batman Vol 2 #43 Regular Greg Capullo
  • Beauty #1 Jenny Frison
  • Beauty #1 Regular Jeremy Haun
  • Ghost Racers #3 Regular Francesco Francavilla
  • Harrow County #4 Tyler Crook
  • Mrs Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #3 Incentive Giuseppe Camuncoli Howling Variant
  • Planet Hulk #4 Regular Michael Del Mundo
  • Red Sonja #1973 Rare Ed Benes Virgin
  • Secret Wars #5 Midtown Exclusive Mark Brooks
  • X-Files Season 11 #1 Regular Menton3

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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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

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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Comic Book Review: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (Marvel)

Published by Marvel, May 2015
Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Matteo Lolli
Colors: Ruth Redmond
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Covers By: Tony Harris, John Tyler, Nick Ganzin, Skottie Young, and others…

Synopsis: So when I heard that Marvel was doing another crazy mega event concerning centered around the end result of the Multiverse I was like…another one?  I hope this is it because seriously this entire storyline has become so damn confusing that I honestly do not have a clue what is really going on.  Now this Secret Wars was done before, back in the 80’s and just like all fads, they end up resurfacing when the idea pool has all dried up.  Enter Deadpool, I’m a huge fan of the character and usually love most stories he partakes in.  When I heard he had a take on this storyline, the one done back in the 80s I was sold.  The premise is just this…taken directly from the book…”Back in 1985, all the big heroes were taken to space for a Secret War and her’s what REALLY happened!”  Yes, written by yours truly so lets jump on board with our first issue. (more…)

Deadpool vs. Carnage #1 DF Signed by Cullin Bunn

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Deadpool vs. Carnage #1 DF Signed by Cullin Bunn

One of the better, if not my favorite Deadpool vs. series written by Cullin Bunn.  Nothing but actions, good deadpool humor, and plot movement to keep you on flipping the pages.  If you haven’t read it I advise you to check it out.  I wrote a review of the 4 issue miniseries: CLICK HERE.

Reference at Midtown Comics!

Comic Review: Night of the Living Deadpool #1 (Marvel)

Published by Marvel, March 2014
Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Ramon Rosanas
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino

Synopsis: Here we are with yet another zombie apocalypse storyline that in my opinion has been overdone. At least this is only a 4 issue series and at least it stars the Merc so we kind a know what to expect, especially with superstar writer Cullen Bunn behind the steering wheel of this makeshift dead head vehicle so it should be good, right? So let’s break to our story where we find ourselves with Deadpool waking up from an apparent food coma to screams, screams emanating from just outside from an unfortunate fellow being devoured by a hoard of zombies. Making his usual wisecracks, singing that famous tune of “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany Darwish, you know the mall singer, we follow Deadpool on his quest to find some more grub. Deadpool tries to rationalize his current predicament and why he hadn’t noticed any of the warning signs that the end was near. To be honest does Deadpool notice anything going around him unless it’s food or a stack of cash?

For me there definitely were a good many smirks and yes a couple laughs but nothing to extraordinary has happened yet to make this a standout book. I did enjoy the zombie hoard as they chased down Deadpool whining about everything from normal questions to why they are zombies to their apologetic approach to their future Deadpool bite. On the other hand Deadpool finds the zombie hoard chasing him rather annoying, diminishing the thrill he initially had whilst hacking away. By the end of the book we find out the heroes are all dead and only Deadpool can save the day! Wait, I swear this has been done before! Hopefully Mr. Bunn has a crap load of hilarious one-liners, amazing characters to introduce, and some great story or this book may end up being just another mediocre Deadpool kills Deadpool book.

Panel/Layout: The book has a standard layout found in most comics. What I found pleasing to the eyes was the use of color and shading. Past events are represented in full color whilst current in black and white. Deadpool wears his signature red and black uniform with utility belt and I found the black and white shading visually helpful as Deadpool advanced through the city and zombie hoards, “Where’s Deadpool?”

Verdict: Yes, I would recommend this book to any Deadpool fan or for anyone who leans more on comedic value than serious plotlines. Let’s make sure not discount Cullen Bunn as he is an excellent writer and I’ve enjoyed all of his Deadpool books thus far. He’s very comfortable in his writing of the Merc so I’m hopeful for the 4 book series from him that it’ll contain plenty of jokes and outrageous antics. Also a plus is Ramon Rosanas’s art, which is amazing, clean and identifiable.

Comic Pile: Somewhere in the middle.

Official Site: Night of the Living Deadpool