First off to all the father’s out there, Happy Father’s day…why thank you Patrick and with that we are back again for another week of fabulous covers. To start off is a beautifully crafted Archer & Armstrong portrait of the two mischievous characters created by Kano. It’s an insightful look at a more calm looking bunch who we’ve grown to know how chaotic the series is with the two of them together. Next we have a comical looking cover by Kyle Baker for Circuit-Breaker. Let me ask you ladies, is this not a wonderful approach to dealing with the guy that just can’t take a no for an answer? Jon Davis-Hunt creates a disturbing cover for Clean Room and what I can’t figure out is whether the eyes are what brings the creepiness factor into play or the layering of the hands on her throat that creeps me out. What I do know is that Jon’s lines are damn well near perfect and help add to the intricacy of the artwork. Next is another complex cover with a bit of darkness to it of the Joker in what appears to be a mashup of the Joker, a business man, and your friendly neighborhood mob boss. Lee Bermejo definitely created a unique edition to the many faces of the Joker. Next we have Jae Lee with another virgin variant cover for Devolution. I think he did a very detailed job on the woman’s face, like he always does with the women he draws.
Green Arrow’s variant drawn by Neal Adams creates a rugged looking vigilante that is 100% bad ass, 0% flab. Next up Sara Richard’s created one of her usual My Little Pony covers but this weeks cover just had a lot of detail happening in the cover that I found went above and beyond the norm of the series. The blending of the different aspects and characters portrayed in the cover also added to the complexity of the detail creating a very unique blend of colors and shapes. Another cover that I found to be very cleanly crafted was Norman, a variant by Roman Dirge was simple yet clean. Next up is a cover from the Samurai series that David Mack is one of the main creators with every release but this week I found that Frederic Genet’s cover had grit, lots of kick ass samurai grit. I really don’t know what that means but to be honest when I look at the cover Frederic Genet’s old man just looks like somebody I’d rather not mess with. With our last cover this week we have a relative new comer to the Transformers series Sara Pitre-Durocher. What she has done with her cover was drawn feeling into her characters. Yes they are robots and yes some can draw what we would normally see as a more human figure with feelings and a soul but she does a really good job at bringing a little attitude and humanity to these robots. I love the feeling that was injected into each character making them more relatable to the Transformers fan like me.
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 #4 Variant Kano
- Circuit-Breaker #3 Kyle Baker
- Clean Room #9 Jon Davis-Hunt
- Dark Knight Returns The Last Crusade #1 Incentive Lee Bermejo Variant
- Devolution #5 Incentive Jae Lee Virgin
- Green Arrow Vol 7 #1 Variant Neal Adams
- My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #43 Variant Sara Richard Subscription
- Norman #1 Variant Roman Dirge
- Samurai (Titan Comics) #4 Regular Frederic Genet
- Transformers Vol 3 #54 Incentive Sara Pitre-Durocher Windblade Variant