Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 4/20/2016

Last week took the kids on a vacation for Spring break down to good old Legoland.  Yes we did have fun but man that place seems a bit, how do I describe it as, a bit rundown for a theme park.

First off this week we have a rather gritty looking cover by Roberto De La Torre for Bloodshot Reborn #12.  I love the lines as if his face bread to form the shape that is presented to us.  Our next cover was from David Mack and yes he frequents the list often but in this case he definitely deserves it.  From his painted artwork from what seems like simply brush strokes to full on detailing of this woman’s face and body, David Mack is more than just talented, he’s on a whole different plane of existence.  Another artist that seems to hop on board this list with his alternative style is Jeff Lemire and he made the list with his variant cover for the debut issue of Dept H and what do you know, Matt Kindt is writing, funny.  Trevor Hairsine created a beautiful incentive cover for Divinity II’s debut issue.  Love the two-toned layover of each image, dark yet it really has a profound impact on you visually.  You get that god like feeling as he melds with the stars and nebula looking object.  Ho damn we got ourselves and Art Appreciation image from Wouter Tulp of Donal Duck.  Hot diggity damn he did a fine job actually on the pattern surrounding Donald and his carpet like beard, I do enjoy this rather subtle blue period looking image of Donald.

Our next half of the list starts with a cover from what seems to be a trend with writer and now more frequent cover artist Jonathan Hickman.  If you don’t like his writing then at least give his art a go.  He already did a fantastic Optimus  Prime a month ago for Transformers: Robots in Disguise #50.  Oh damn, I forgot they hacked off the RID part….sorry, just Transformers.  Not to be mistaken for the cute cartoon series adaption my 3 year old son is into Transformers Robots in Disguise Animated.  Christ I got off topic here, so anyways, East of West is finally back on track after it’s creative team took a break.  So Hickman is writing this fabulous Image Comics series but he also decided to do a cover and I’m kicking myself now as I ramble along that I didn’t preorder this one.  The eyes man, the eyes have me and that hint of purple, damn, done so well.  Next Yasmine Putri did a fun action incentive cover for Karnak #3.   Drawn well and done in a way that definitely stands out from the crowd this week.  Ed Benes created  a simple yet well drawn group shot of the Teen Titans group.  Another fascinating artist that I follow is Matteo Scalera, he creates very detailed work yet can pull himself outside a potentially narrow minded set of blinders and create abstract yet realistic looking characters that can just dazzle the eyes and really help bring forth an artists script.  I love all his work, especially his work with Black Science!  Finally we have another funny yet well drawn Transformers cover for IDW Publishing’s Art Appreciation event.  I love the now dead and currently haunting Starscream…Bumblebee with the cane looking over a mock-up or potentially deactivated Sky-Byte in a possible museum setting, I got this cover, awesome job Casey Coller!

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 #12 Incentive Roberto De La Torre Variant
  • BPRD Hell On Earth #140 Variant David Mack
  • Dept H #1 Variant Jeff Lemire
  • Divinity II #1 Incentive Trevor Hairsine Color Variant
  • Donald Duck Vol 2 #12 Variant Wouter Tulp Art Appreciation
  • East Of West #25 Variant Jonathan Hickman
  • Karnak #3 Incentive Yasmine Putri Variant
  • Titans Hunt #7 Regular Ed Benes
  • Tokyo Ghost #6 Variant Matteo Scalera
  • Transformers Vol 3 #52 Variant Casey W Coller Art Appreciation

Image Source: Midtown Comics


Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 5/27/2015


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 has been an off week for me as it was my birthday.  Nothing like being reminded that another year has past.  It has been fun watching my little kids grow up but as each year passes I feel the need to somehow in someway put the breaks on.  Alas that doesn’t seem to working out for me.  Well cheers for another great year, at least I still have my health, family, and friends!  Now for some comic book talk!

Brian Churilla made the top 10 list this week with his cover for Big Trouble in Little China.  I had a chance to meet him at ECCC this year, pretty cool guy.  Signed my Secret History of D.B. Cooper series that he worked on for Oni Press a while back.  Next Emanuela Lupacchino made the list again simply because her artwork is just so damn clean.  Her covers are stunning pieces of artwork and even though I haven’t read many of the series she’s worked on I still do enjoy gazing at her artwork.  I thought Jelena’s Divinity cover was done very well.  A clean cover emitting that mysterious feeling and since I’m currently reading the series I to0 am looking forward for the 4th and final installment of the 4-part miniseries.

A new series out called Indestructible Stingray made the list twice, Jeff’s cover of the mysterious woman was awe inspiring.  Love the penetrating eyes of the woman figure gracing the cover. On the other hand Nei’s rendition had more sex appeal to it with all proportions done just right.  Adi Granov did a variant cover for Inferno, I believe it’s a very sexy take of Magik (Illyana Rasputin).  I’m not sure if I like the out of the box look or if it’s just so different that it caught my eye, you be the judge. JH Williams III did a fabulous job on his abstract looking cover for The Sandman; colors are damn good too.  This weeks variant cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles caught my eye because of how each turtle was drawn…mean and green pumped up on an extra few doses of super steroids.  These turtles could rip you in half with their bare hands.  Christ man stay away from me!  Finally Kotteri did a great job on Ratchet and Drift for Transformers More Than Meets The Eye.

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…)

  • Big Trouble In Little China #11 Regular Brian Churilla
  • Chastity #6 High-End Emanuela Lupacchino Virgin Art Ultra-Limited Variant
  • Divinity #4 Regular Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
  • Indestructible Stingray #1 Regular Jeff Langevin
  • Indestructible Stingray #1 Variant Nei Ruffino Subscription
  • Inferno #1 Incentive Adi Granov Variant
  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars Vol 2 #7 Incentive Emanuela Lupacchino Virgin
  • Sandman Overture #5 Regular JH Williams III
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #46 Incentive Alberto Ponticelli Variant
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #41 Incentive Kotteri Variant

Image Source: Midtown Comics

*** So, do you agree with my choices?  Feel free to share your thoughts. ***