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#Comic Book Update – Weekly Top 10 Covers 10.26.2016

 

As you can see another fabulous set of comic book covers this week.  A few standouts are definitely Dave Johnson’s Bloodshot USA #1 variant, Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #12 drawn by Natacha Bustos, and Vikings Uprising #2 variant drawn by Claudia Caranfa.  There were a bunch of others that looked amazing so check them out.

Here are my top 10 eye catching comic book cover choices for this week.  If you feel the need to share your thoughts concerning my choices please do and I hope to see you back here next week for another edition of the top 10!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Bloodshot USA #1 Variant Dave Johnson
  • Deadpool Vol 5 #21 Regular Mike Hawthorne
  • Doctor Who 11th Doctor Year Two #14 Variant Simon Myers Watercolor
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #12 Natacha Bustos
  • Saga #39 Fiona Staples
  • Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #2 Duncan Fegredo
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #3 Regular Freddie Williams
  • Transformers Revolution #1 Incentive Ken Christiansen Interlocking Variant
  • Vikings Uprising #2 Variant Claudia Caranfa
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 Variant Liam Sharp

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/5/2016

 

Here are my top 10 eye catching comic book cover choices for this week.  If you feel the need to share your thoughts concerning my choices please do and I hope to see you back here next week for another edition of the top 10!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Betty Boop #1 Regular Howard Chaykin
  • Champions (Marvel) Vol 2 #1 Variant Mark Brooks Champions
  • Deadpool Back In Black #1 Incentive Rob Liefeld Color Variant
  • Girrion #1 Tom Lintern
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Inferno Resurrection #5 Variant Paul Green
  • Jessica Jones #1 Regular David Mack
  • Paper Girls #10 Cliff Chang & Matthew Wilson
  • Revolution #2 Variant James Biggie Subscription
  • Spawn #266 Variant Todd McFarlane
  • Transformers Vol 3 #57 Variant Casey W Coller Subscription

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 9/28/2016

 

Here are my top 10 eye catching comic book cover choices for this week.  If you feel the need to share your thoughts concerning my choices please do and I hope to see you back here next week for another edition of the top 10!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #964 Variant Gary Frank
  • Castoffs #1 Incentive Historic Battle Wraparound Variant
  • Deadly Class #22 Variant Wesley Craig
  • Deadpool Vol 5 Annual #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Descender #15 Dustin Nguyen
  • Tank Girl Gold #1 Variant Lora Zombie
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #57 Variant Nick Roche Subscription
  • Wayward #16 Kamome Shirahama
  • X-Men 92 Vol 2 #7 Alti Firmansyah
  • X-O Manowar Vol 3 #50 Incentive Colleen Doran Variant

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 9/7/2016

 

Well yeah I’m back and I think for now on I’m gonna keep it a little simpler.  With summer vacation now over and a little renewed vigor and an extra skip in my step I want to continue to post the top 10 but dumb it down a bit so I can focus on reviewing older comics instead.  It takes a lot of time to find and write about what for me makes a great comic book cover and I think I’ve said all that can be said.  So instead of rehashing the same old literary formulas over and over again I’ll instead just post my favorite covers each week leaving out the lengthy why that I attached to it segment.  That way I can continue to actually read comics and review older stuff that I’ve been dying to dig up as of late, while not getting burned out from the same old same old.

Here are my top 10 eye catching comic book cover choices for this week.  If you feel the need to share your thoughts concerning my choices please do and I hope to see you back here next week for another edition of the top 10!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #3 Incentive Rob Liefeld Variant
  • Faster Than Light #10 Brian Haberlin
  • Flintstones (DC) #3 Regular Ben Caldwell
  • Glitterbomb #1 Djibril Morissette-Phan
  • Godzilla Rage Across Time #1 Variant Matt Frank Subscription
  • James Patterson Max Ride Final Flight #1 Regular David Nakayama
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #19 Regular Mike Choi
  • Red One #3 Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
  • Rise Of The Black Flame #1 Laurence Campbell
  • Supergirl Vol 7 #1 Variant Bengal

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 7/20/2016

 

I felt that this week had only a few standout covers, a few lovable covers, and the rest well, they were the rest.  First up is a beautifully done cover by David LaFuente playing on the romantic relationship shaking up the Valiant universe, well, OK just the Faith and A&A series but still in my world, that’s half the Valiant universe.  To be honest ever young man goes through what Archer is currently going through and that alone won me over!  Following that is a guilty pleasure not pursued as of late and that is a baby cover from none other than the master of Marvel Baby covers himself, Skottie Young.  Most are forgettable in the sense they don’t have that tug at your heart but for me being a fan of the Deadpool, anything Skottie draws of this character grabs me, great job Skottie, you never fail me when it comes to Deadpool.  Next is what?  Yes another Faith involved cover but instead it’s her own new ongoing series and Colleen Coover nailed it by capturing her beautiful essence and free will in that Hawaiian based portrait…it’s also a 1:50 retailer incentive.  Our next Faith cover making the list is from another favorite artist of mine, Emanuela Lupacchino and she grabs the badass side of Faith in every way imaginable with the somewhat iconic superhero pose.  This next cover by Mike S. Miller caught my eye with the costume, minus the helmet, that just reminded me of that 80’s cult classic Flash Gordon.  After gazing at it for a while I soon came to realize that it was a deserving entry in this weeks top 10 from the clean lines and fading background layers.

Now Manifest Destiny hasn’t made the list in a long while.  That being said I just liked the use of colors for the cover and since I’m also a reader of the series, the use of imagery concerning both viewpoints of the current story arc.  David Mack does an incredible job on this weeks installment of Rai for the 4001 A.D. event. Tradd Moore & Dave Stewart’s teamwork for the Rumble variant cover came out looking like nothing I’ve ever seen and on top of that plenty of detail to back it up.  The head of the monster behind the hauntingly twisted tree pops out at out from their use of coloring.  Jim Lee does another very unique cover for Scooby Apocalypse.  He literally redefines the group into a standalone modern twist.  I mean Fred looks like a badass, Daphne look radically different from her norm, and Shaggy looks more like something Sean Gordon Murphy would draw in his current series Tokyo Ghost!  Finally we have a chaotic cover from Greg Land filled with viscous looking Archangels flying at ya, nicely done indeed.

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…)

  • A&A #5 Variant David LaFuente
  • Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Faith (Valiant Entertainment) Vol 2 #1 Incentive Colleen Coover Variant
  • Faith (Valiant Entertainment) Vol 2 #1 Variant Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #14 Mike S. Miller
  • Manifest Destiny #21 Matthew Roberts
  • Rai Vol 2 #15 Regular David Mack
  • Rumble #12 Tradd Moore & Dave Stewart
  • Scooby Apocalypse #3 Regular Jim Lee
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 4 #10 Regular Greg Land

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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

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 6/1/2016

Ah, my birthday was last week and on top of aging I had to move since we sold our house.  So I opted not to blog last weekend simply because of the time constraint.  However I’m back this week with another top 10 covers and you are correct, there are no DC covers this week.  I’m not sure what they are doing over there but most of them (excluding Vertigo) were simply god awful and albeit most were for the new rebirth event, which got me thinking that quite possibly everyone is in disarray with this event, artists including so we’ll see what’s penciled out next week.

Up first is a beautifully Tula Lotay cover for 4001 AD.  I still enjoy every out-of-the-box style cover that comes out of the mind of Tula.  Following that is a rather in your face old school advertisement of Iron Man vs. Captain Marvel with the new Marvel Civil War II event.  I wonder if this even will top Mark Millar’s Civil War event that took place back in 2006-07.  Here is a wonderful interview concerning just that with Civil War II’s writer, Brian Michael Bendis.  Next up are a couple of Deadpool covers, one by Rob Liefeld and the other by Francisco Herrera.  Both have their own unique style and both are rather good but for very different reasons.  Rob Liefeld’s cover is of a more old school Deadpool, the badass Deadpool of sorts, while the latter has just a funkiness that I cannot explain but it just works.  Look at it and let me know what you think.  Of course we have Skottie Young and mind you he hasn’t been in the top 10 for  a bit so I can safely say my bias towards the artist has faded somewhat.

Next we have Miss Fury and incentive cover created by Jonathan Lau.  With the viewpoint of the cover I thought it had quite a bit of detail concerning the flood of characters caring Miss Fury.  Each and every face mask was created with thoughtfulness and care helping the illumination of life and detail creating this eye catching cover.  Next up is a rather haunting view into the world of the Punisher.  This incentive cover created by Vanesa Del Rey has this ominous undertone that creeps up on you working its way into the most dark inner parts of your mind.  If that is the case then just please review Skottie Young’s cover of Goddamned again so you can snap back to reality, rest assured I’m smiling again as well.  Next up is a cover by Yasmine Putri for Spider-Women Omega, which is a new release out from Marvel.  I find Yasmine’s artwork fascinating to look at, clean lines, color matching excellence, always a pleasure to see her work, check out her blog!  Wow, would you look at that.  Bepop and Rocksteady are in for a treat with their new mini-series or possibly more, I’m really not sure.  All I know is they are gonna mess with the time stream because you know, they have the smarts to actually do that sort of thing.  Yes, those mutant turtles are the only ones experienced enough to stop the brutes so it should be an entertaining story line to follow.  Of course with a new series release you have a bunch of variant covers, however Dustin Weaver’s subscription variant caught my eye as he actually captured the two dumb asses as looking like really fearsome bad asses.  You see how I played with those words there?  I know you are proud aren’t you, well besides that, his cover was by far the best of the bunch from that issue.  Last on our place is a cover by Eric Powell, but I decided on the pure art form of the virgin variant since it showcased the most from Mr. Powell’s artwork.

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…)

  • 4001 AD #2 Variant Tula Lotay
  • Civil War II #1 Variant Michael Cho
  • Deadpool Vol 5 #13 Incentive Rob Liefeld Variant
  • Deadpool Vol 5 #13 Regular Francisco Herrera
  • Goddamned #4 Skottie Young Variant
  • Miss Fury Vol 3 #3 Incentive Jonathan Lau Virgin
  • Punisher Vol 10 #2 Incentive Vanesa Del Rey Variant
  • Spider-Women Omega #1 Regular Yasmine Putri
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 Variant Dustin Weaver Subscription
  • Will Eisners Spirit #11 Incentive Eric Powell Virgin

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 3/2/2016

This week we have a relative newcomer to the list and that is artist Jay Fosgitt with his Party variant for Avengers Standoff Assault On Pleasant Hill Alpha.  I love his 50’s style take on the characters.  Very refreshing from the normal design and toddler sized characters (…sorry Skottie Young!).  Next we have a cover that showcases some gritty go get ’em for Batman And Robin Eternal #22 regular cover by Carlo Pagulayan.  Oh next is one of my favorite artist of mine Tula Lotay drawing Black Widow, love the hair.  I found Charmed Season 10 #17 by Elisa Feliz to be clean and well textured.  Every line seems to have a purpose created a clean and concise drawing where then colors with a bit of shading only adds to the beauty of this cover. Next up is a rather expensive cover by Jim Lee for Dark Knight III The Master Race #3.  This cover costs around half a grand so if you are in the market head on over to Midtown Comics where they still have and most likely will continue to have for quite some time at this price of $650, discounted by 15% for a total of $552.50.  I like the gun but that’s a lot of money.

Scott Koblish has been doing this Secret Comic variant series now since the new Deadpool volume 5 came out.  I honestly haven’t been following the mini comic that graces this special variant cover as I’ve been purchasing the regular covers.  However this one caught my eye from the 2 mini comics pics shown from past comics of old that later Deadpool variants were done just over a year ago.  He has taken those covers and expanded them into the story line of this mini comic series.  I thought it was pretty cool and might get me thinking about finding and reading the images.  Next up we have the Predator and David Palumbo captures the pure essence of this badass hunter.  Mike Norton gets into the tattooing industry with his detailed image, nice cover! Our next cover by J Scott Campbell goes totally patriotic with his Spider-Man variant rendition capturing the 75th Anniversary celebration of all things Captain America, oh including a flyby.  I mean you can’t get much more American than that!  Finally we have a freaking amazing variant cover by Steve “Kandoken” Mack for Street Fighter V depicting one of the badass leading lady characters Chun-li!

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…)

  • Avengers Standoff Assault On Pleasant Hill Alpha #1 Variant Jay Fosgitt Party Color
  • Batman And Robin Eternal #22 Carlo Pagulayan
  • Black Widow Vol 6 #1 Incentive Tula Lotay Variant
  • Charmed Season 10 #17 Elisa Feliz
  • Dark Knight III The Master Race #3 Incentive Jim Lee Variant
  • Deadpool Vol 5 #8 Variant Scott Koblish Secret Comic
  • Predator Life And Death #1 Regular David Palumbo
  • Revival #37 Mike Norton
  • Spider-Man Vol 2 #2 Incentive J Scott Campbell Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant
  • Street Fighter Unlimited #4 Incentive Kandoken Street Fighter V Game Variant

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 2/10/2016

Abe Sapien gets a variant this week from famous and out-of-the-box style artist David Mack.  Never ceases to amaze me the art produced by Mr. Mack.  His abstract renditions in conjunction with his color schemes create a dazzling art piece worthy of a wall or at least a comic box.  Another eye catching cover that I would consider gracing the art appreciation wall was from artist Greg Ruth for Alabaster The Good The Bad And The Bird.  With only a few colors he was able to bring that drawing to life.  Ramon Perez drew a heart warming cover for All-New Hawkeye Vol 2.  I thought the Raggedy Ann doll was a nice touch painting our woman Hawkeye with a vulnerability not normally seen by her outer shell.  Next up is a sad selfish reason in that Skottie Young can draw the best damn goofball baby Deadpool that has ever graced any comic book cover.  I even picked this one up for my own collection as I’m just such a sucker for his Marvel Baby versions, especially Deadpool.  Speaking of Deadpool, anyone going to see the new movie this weekend.  I’ve heard great things from the game changer rated R depiction of a Marvel comic book super hero.  Not to mention I’ve been waiting for a proper Deadpool cinematic release for almost 10 years now.

If you haven’t been following Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County then I suggest you do if you love horror style comics but are quite frankly sick of the zombie crap.  Oo-oo that’s me!!  I like the gritty artwork, which definitely adds to the overall spooky vibe from the series.  Next Jem and the Holograms and you are like what?  Well I love Sara Richard’s interpretation of our main character and her art style is rather unique compared to the overall pool of artists.  Greg Tocchini can seriously do no wrong and every cover is a piece of at times, abstract artwork that creates a memorizing depiction of the comics current state of affairs.  With only 2 colors and a lot of fantastically intertwining lines I interpret it as seeing one of the sisters conscience being pulled in unfathomable directions.  Ninjak’s incentive cover this week by Keron Grant was by far abstract, especially from any of the other covers released for the entire series.  I like this approach of dropping in an unfamiliar artist so drastically different that you have to do a double take to make sure it’s actually a cover for Ninjak!  Oh the Spread, another favorite horror comic of mine where no zombies will ever appear in the series pages.  I’ll tell ya though the last release concerning Molly was both depressing and telling concerning her character and current state of mind.  I feel for Molly and can only hope she gets well at some point.  Finally we have another Michael Cho variant for Totally Awesome Hulk.  As with all his covers for this mini Marvel variant cover event his simplistic drawing style and minimal use of coloring, not to mention color match ups, creates amazingly eye popping covers that you just gotta enjoy gazing over.

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…)

  • Abe Sapien #31 Variant David Mack
  • Alabaster The Good The Bad And The Bird #3 Greg Ruth
  • All-New Hawkeye Vol 2 #4 Regular Ramon Perez
  • Deadpool Vol 5 #7 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Harrow County #9 Tyler Crook
  • Jem And The Holograms Valentines Day Special 2016 Regular Sara Richard
  • Low #11 Regular Greg Tocchini
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #12 Incentive Keron Grant Variant
  • Spread #13 Variant Kyle Strahm
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #3 Incentive Michael Cho Variant

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 2/3/2016

It’s Superbowl weekend so I’m gonna have to make this one real quick.  First up I thought A-Force #2 by Jorge Molina created a very calming team environment and boy do I love Pho.  Yes please I’d like to have a large bowl of Pho Tai please, seriously please!  Next we have for the first time an Angry Birds comic that made the list.  Something about the birds basking on the beach just made me smile.  As of late I’ve been potty training my son, which has been very difficult to say the least.  Angry Birds Star Wars II on the iPad seems to keep him in check whilst trying to evacuate that pesky fluid that seems to always find it’s way out at the most inopportune times.  Yes, Babs Tarr seems to be a frequent choice for the top 10 but seriously look at the art and you’ll see why, unique talent should be noticed.  Ron Lim made the list with our next cover for Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1 variant edition.  Reason you ask?  Well he nailed Modok in my opinion.  His image though larger than most really contains that gritty facial detail where as I find that a lot of Modoks have few lines gracing his facial construction.  Next we have Dejah Thoris #1 variant by none other than Tula Lotay.  The name Tula Lotay is synonymous with beautiful art.

Michael Cho seems to have picked up a Marvel variant event that will span most of Marvel’s titles.  His simplistic approach to both shading, paint texturing, and color blend make each creation pop.  Color choices are very importing in these covers creating that atmosphere needed for each covers success.  Iron Man made the list out of many released this week by Mr. Cho.  It was a hard decision but love the color choice and eye catching design.  Lara Croft And The Frozen Omen #5 by Jean-Sebastien Rossbach was intriguing with the use of 2 layers.  One with Lara and the rock she desperately hangs on too and then the backdrop.  Put two-in-two together and you get a pretty good semi 3-D image so good effort.  I think Mirror #1 by Hwei Lim made the list from the intricate use of pastel colors and how they fade in and out like a wall in South American that’s been hammered by weather over the ages.  Siya Oum’s variant for Scarlet Witch was another classic design by Siya of the woman figure and what I love are her facial designs making the facial area the best part of the overall image.  Finally we have a rather odd looking cover for Victorie City #2 by Christopher Mitten.  I really enjoyed that pile of stuff the gent is sitting as he smokes his death stick.

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…)

  • A-Force Vol 2 #2 Regular Jorge Molina
  • Angry Birds Comics Vol 2 #2 Variant Paco Rodriques Subscription
  • Batgirl Vol 4 #48 Babs Tarr
  • Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1 Variant Ron Lim
  • Dejah Thoris #1 Variant Tula Lotay
  • Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #6 Incentive Michael Cho Variant
  • Lara Croft And The Frozen Omen #5 Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
  • Mirror #1 Hwei Lim
  • Scarlet Witch Vol 2 #3 Incentive Siya Oum Variant
  • Victorie City #2 Regular Christopher Mitten

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