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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 7/13/2016

 

Ah, for me Friday is here and with that a rather busy workweek is coming to a close.  This week we saw an influx of amazing covers from all of the publishers that I found it more difficult to select only 10.  So with that we move right on into our first set of 5 covers where Bloodshot Reborn #15 took 2 of the 10 spots this week.  Darick Robertson drew simply what I refer to as a badass.  I don’t think Bloodshot has ever looked so damn burly!  Next Jeff Lemire’s overall interpretation of the series take on Bloodshot Island, something I’m very excited to finally read about, just has that ominous feeling about it.  Especially now that we know looming near the horizon will be a series of bloodshed filled events as we delve into the Islands history.  Next we have a cover from a TV series long since canceled, Charmed with the cover by Elisa Feliz.  This cover really had a lot of finesse and beauty about it.  Dustin Nguyen makes waves with another amazing cover release for his series Descender.  His use of color with art provides clarity to his artistic style reserving the right in my mind at created whatever comes to mind and with such has opened many doors to other series.  Seeing his variants across the board from a variety of subject matter provides a different perspective to how one sees those characters.  Like with Skottie Young and his baby variants it’s fun to have the opportunity to see things from another viewpoint.  Next the gun, from Ben Willsher, taking the approach with aperture created a focal point centered around the barrel of Dredd’s gun.  The impact is intense and unique causing one to look multiple times and what detail is out of focus in order to gain an overall idea of what’s taking place.

I’m not sure how long Dave Johnson has been drawing but I became of fan from his work on the Valiant Entertainment series Shadowman.  I think my favorite cover from him is Shadowman #3 1:25 retailer incentive variant of Mr. Twist.  What can I say about our next cover from Diego Latorre?  Well his variant for Ninjak #17 was manufactured from nothing less than pure awesomeness!  The complex imaginative though process that had to have been invested into the developement of this cover simply blew my mind.  The sheer detail and the way the swords push out of the head like they were jabbed into solid earth, crazy good.  God I hope to see more art from this amazing artist.  Next is really just a selfish plug for a new Netflix TV series that both my kids, and yes even yours truly, are totally invested in.  I heard they were going to remake the series and I thought, huh, that’ll be interesting.  But the story is great, the graphics off the chart, and the overall feeling is good so far as my family and I finished up with season one of the show.  We are all looking forward to season 2.  The Netflix rating is 5 stars so yes we aren’t the only ones that are watching it!  With that our next cover by Raul Allen for the Wrath of the Eternal Warrior visually grabbed my attention from the use of that hot dark pink on black popping out from the internet pages.  I honestly couldn’t pass it buy without at least clicking on it to see the cover up close on my computer.  Yes, even the line detail bordering the center image must have taken Mr. Allen a while to sketch out.  With the choice of color the final cover really came out on top when compared with the many other variants for this issue.  Finally we have another Menton3 cover and yes his unique style when it comes to his art places him in a category all alone.  What I found about his drawing of Scully was her face.  Her face was clear and clean and with a color scheme almost made her look ghost or godly like.

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 #15 Incentive Darick Robertson Variant
  • Bloodshot Reborn #15 Incentive Jeff Lemire Variant
  • Charmed Season 10 #19 Elisa Feliz
  • Descender #13 Dustin Nguyen
  • Dredd Dust #1 Ben Willsher
  • Flash Vol 5 #2 Variant Dave Johnson
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #17 Variant Diego Latorre
  • Voltron Legendary Defender #1 Incentive Khary Randolph Variant
  • Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9 Regular Raul Allen
  • X-Files Vol 3 #4 Regular Menton3

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 6/8/2016

 

Well this week I think I’ll first start off with a cover at the end of the list and what is another run of DC Rebirth issues. Now while they all sold out I’m not quite sold on this whole rebirth thing.  However I think Stanley Artgerm Lau did an outstanding job on Wonder Woman’s physic.  She simply looks stunning to me.  Now with that out of the way we head back to the beginning where we see another cover for Big Trouble in Little China now at issue #25 and still going strong. The regular cover by Jeffrey Chamba Cruz has a lot going on with multiple layers adding to the complexity.  The design of the body as a background creates a nice base for the placement of the main and minor characters.  Definitely love that iconic shirt though on Jack Burton.  Andrea Freccero created a full bodied, full attitude Donald Duck for the IDW Publishing series.  Definitely out-of-the-box design from the normal goofy cartoon pictorial representations that are the norm for a few of these related series.  Next up is an exciting cover by Ryan Ottley for Grizzly Shark.  I mean who couldn’t appreciate the clean lines or charm of a shark with clearly designed teeth drawn for battle against our Grizzly Shark surfacing from below?  Our next cover Head Lopper is a bit withdrawn from my normal selections but I loved the clean lines and clear imagery that it brings to the table, no matter how simple it may seem.  Next up is another Dustin Weaver cover but this time it’s for Howard the Duck.  His drawing style and use of the pastels seems to always create intricate pieces of art work in my mind.  In this cover there’s a lot going on created by his layering technique that produced the depth to the overall cover, so good job Dustin!

Next up Mike Choi creates a masterpiece in the form of Ninjak.  The cover may be lacking in a multitude of colors but that isn’t a deficiency, in fact it’s a blessing.  It allows the reader to appreciate the clean lines and shading technique that adds both depth and beauty to the cover.  This was by far my favorite cover of the week.  Another fascinating cover was created by artist Jenny Frison for Revival #40 and boy does she nail it.  Talent doesn’t begin to speak of what Jenny has and her artwork speaks for itself.  With that we move on to a fun and crazy feel good cover by Nick Pitarra for TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything and damn that is a long ass title!  Some people may not think Nick’s artwork is their cup of tea but for me it is and every since his work on the Manhattan Projects introduced his work to my world I’ve been a diehard fan ever since.  I still haven’t read this series yet but don’t worry Nick, I plan on buying the series and reading for however long this thing goes for!  Last on the list is a cover by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz & Tom Muller…whew…and what I liked about this cover was it’s layout and positioning of both characters.  The artwork is rough around the edges with a color scheme seemingly the thrown amuck but that’s the genius behind what makes this a stand out cover.

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…)

  • Big Trouble In Little China #25 Regular Jeffrey Chamba Cruz
  • Donald Duck Vol 2 #14 Regular Andrea Freccero
  • Grizzly Shark #3 Ryan Ottley
  • Head Lopper #4 Variant Gabriel Ba
  • Howard The Duck Vol 5 #8 Variant Dustin Weaver Story Thus Far
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #16 Regular Mike Choi
  • Revival #40 Jenny Frison
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2 Regular Nick Pitarra
  • Wolf #8 Ricardo Lopez Ortiz & Tom Muller
  • Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 4/6/2016

So here we are, another fabulous week gone by and I’m personally heading off to Legoland! So before I bid you farewell here are my choices for top comic covers this week.  First off we have Bob’s Burgers and to be honest this isn’t really ground breaking in any way but it’s a playful cover that made me chuckle.  Anthony Aguinaldo does a great job staying consistent with his oddly shaped characters and love how he sprinkled in little Where’s Waldo style items for you to find.  Next up is an intriguing cover for Grant Morrison’s 18 Days variant by Mukesh Singh.  Though it’s hard to see from rather disappointing color scheme the drawing of the armor, more specifically the back and shoulder portions rather inventive with all sorts of things installed causing one to ponder for a moment on what does it all do.  Next up is a freaking amazing cover by Jim Lee, an amazing artist, leader of the DeCepticons…DC, sorry…got carried away there for a moment but yeah, he drew a very beautiful Harley Quinn making me wonder why isn’t he drawing for the series.  I always see him draw Superman or Batman but he really knows the woman form.  Keeping Lee’s in mind we look at the variant cover by Sean Cheeks, so damn cute in every way.  He should draw a kids version of the character for a series, my daughter would love that!  Next up and yes another from DC Comics was done by Jason Fabok for Justice League Darkseid War Special.  Something about how he draws the female form, more importantly the facial structure, that captures my eye.  He’s able to really capture the confidence of each character in their facial expressions with such detail.

Ok, now I know you are all thinking wtf with the Looney Tunes cover by Dave Alvarez.  Props to someone who works on a kids comic, the print count never reaches high numbers but none the less is still needed for the kids.  What got me was the scene and how it conjured positive feelings from within me.  As a kid i loved the Looney Tunes and watched them every Saturday morning. With these three characters Elmer Fudd always seem to torture for Daffy Duck and Bugs, well, he instigated it all and boy did I enjoy that.  Well enough of reminiscing of old times, next up we have 2, yes count them 2 covers from Ninjak #14.  The first was the variant by Andres Guinaldo, which had good use of the overall space of the cover with the utilization of our protagonist’s braided hair to divide and encapsulate the yang half.  Of course the other was the variant by Clayton Henry for Valiant Entertainment’s xCGC Replica variant line, just a sucker for the ingenious one-liners that the artists come up with that displays ones’ personality.  Sara Pichelli is our next artist with her variant cover for Spider-Man #3.  I think she utilized the city skyline space well with how she projected the readers potential vantage point at that moment in time as Spider-Man comes at the reader.  The buildings are curved just right giving that feeling of being apart of the image, not just seeing the image.  Finally our last cover is a portrait of the young Zoe Saldana as the famous Star Trek character Uhura.  Simply put John Watson did a fantastic job on the portrait, both sketch and color scheme, definitely needs some appreciation.

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…)

  • Bob’s Burgers Vol 2 #10 Regular Anthony Aguinaldo
  • Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #10 Variant Mukesh Singh
  • Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 Regular Jim Lee
  • Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 Variant Sean Cheeks Galloway
  • Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 Regular Jason Fabok
  • Looney Tunes Vol 3 #230 Dave Alvarez
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #14 Incentive Andres Guinaldo Variant
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #14 Variant Clayton Henry Valiant x CGC Replica
  • Spider-Man Vol 2 #3 Incentive Variant Sara Pichelli
  • Star Trek (IDW) #56 Variant John Watson Art Appreciation

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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 9/9/2015

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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!

One of the most stunning covers this week was created by artist Mike Krome for Eternal Soulfire.  The sheer elegance alone makes this a standout cover.  Following that incredible cover we have Christina Zullo’s cover for Fables The Wolf Among Us and that looks something of a creepy ass ex-girlfriend that’s been run through the ringer a few too many times.  Either that or she had too much fun the previous night at some all night rave.  Next the Force Awakens variant cover by Marco Checchetto had vast amounts of action going on with it.  I love the drawings of the fleeing rebel fleet from the impending doom of the Death Star.  However with any new series you have to wonder, what is the artist trying to get across.  I haven’t read the first issue that is suppose to support the new movie coming out.  A giant storm trooper helmet, that mean the rebels aren’t out of the woods yet Disney?  I mean Marvel?  I found our next cover simple in color yet beautifully drawn to proportion.  Mirrors Edge Exordium #1 from Dark Horse Comics stood out from the rest with nicely drawn facial detail not normally seen in Dark Horse covers.  Most of the comics are a bit more gritty or better yet less cleanly done than say comics from the other major and minor publishers.

Speaking of other minor publishers IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony Friends Forever cover by Amy Mebberson was cute and serious at all the right spots.  I love the play on coolness for Discord, whose normal off the wall crazy personality always seems to lead the ponies into trouble.  Next we have two covers from the series Ninjak published by Valiant Entertainment.  Yes you can cry wolf when it comes to Valiant since they have a special place in my heart but as of late Valiant’s artists have been killing it on Ninjak and Book of Death event cover art.  Stephen Segovia did a wonderful job on Ninjak holding his sword flying through the bamboo forest while did Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic cover of the evil villain Sanguine from the Shadow Seven was by far very creepy and mysterious in nature.  Reminds me of a twisted play off of the joker character gone ballerina.

For a T.V. show I can’t seem to think of a reason why I would watch but oddly enough the series in comic book form, be it as it may, seems to be going strong and is now has a new mini-series.  The Sleepy Hollow Providence virgin variant cover by Victor Santos was gorgeous and drawn really well.  The color may be plain but it provided a pleasant tone to the underlying scene the cover was trying to portray.  Another new series out this week was Tyson Hesses Diesel and the incentive variant by Yuko Ota had that awesome manga feel to it and done properly.  Much better than the DC Comic variants that have been done the past week or two.  Finally to close it out we have a somewhat disturbing virgin variant cover by Grimes.  Looking at it you can see that without the color it would be difficult to really grasp the nature of what was being done but adding in the light tones or even shadows makes it pop allowing for the user to see the layers.  I feel like if you stare at it long enough it becomes so much more.

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…)

  • Eternal Soulfire #3 Incentive Mike Krome Variant
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #9 Christina Anna Zullo
  • Journey To Star Wars Force Awakens Shattered Empire #1 Incentive Marco Checchetto Variant
  • Mirrors Edge Exordium #1 Mattias Haggstrom – Robert Sammelin
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #20 Regular Amy Mebberson
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #7 Incentive Stephen Segovia Variant
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #7 Variant Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
  • Sleepy Hollow Providence #2 Incentive Victor Santos Virgin Variant
  • Tyson Hesses Diesel #1 Incentive c Virgin Variant
  • Wicked + The Divine #14 Grimes

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 8/26/2015

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!

Finally back from my Hawaiian vacation and already I feel the urge to go back in order to escape everyday tasks life brings you.  I swear that every time I go to Hawaii time slows to a crawl.  Yet with every ending to pure bliss comes the ever jolt of reality speeding back up to unbearable speeds as you walk through the front door.  Any ways, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.  So with that downer bit here we go with our first cover in my top 10 list, which so happens to be Batman Arkham Knight Genesis by Stjepan Sejic.  All I can say is bad ass.  In fact most of the covers for this debut issue were pretty damn good.  Next we have another comic in Valiant’s Book of Death event with the debut of The Fall of Ninjak by Kano.  I think you’ll agree that the cover is quite mesmerizing, to say the least.  Next we have another veteran artist that made the list with his cover for Fight Club 2.  David Mack has always been an out-of-the-box style artist but this cover was quite unique with a fantastic watercolor rendition of the beauty.

Hellboy in Hell has been slow to release each new book but when it finally graces the shelves I get all giddy knowing I’m about to read something great. I’m a big fan and looking forward to my pull list this week.  Ninjak by Mico Suayan was simply stunning.  The shear detail of our villain along with the refection of Ninjak was done in true Mico fashion.  Now usually I don’t go for the odd kid looking book with the hard to follow art but this weeks new comer Over the Garden Wall virgin variant by Michael DiMotta was fascinating.  The cover had lots of detail and great coloring.  Rumble #6 was nifty with James Harren’s shadowy figure gracing the cover.  Of course I couldn’t pass up Emanuela Lupacchino’s Sinestro Bombshell variant.  As with all her drawings this one was elegant providing a beautiful rendition of Sinestro; 50’s style.  Sixth Gun had a lot going on the cover this week and it was rather intriguing to see all of the mini action sequences.  Finally to close this week out we come to Toni Infante’s Sons of the Devil cover.  Talk about eye catching and with an astonishing assortment of lines contrasting against the backdrop of the deep orange colored sky.

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 Arkham Knight Genesis #1 Regular Stjepan Sejic
  • Book Of Death Fall Of Ninjak #1 Regular Kano
  • Fight Club 2 #4 Regular David Mack
  • Hellboy In Hell #7 Mike Mignola
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #6 Regular Mico Suayan
  • Over The Garden Wall #1 Incentive Michael DiMotta Virgin Variant Cover
  • Rumble #6 Regular James Harren
  • Sinestro #14 Variant Emanuela Lupacchino DC Bombshells
  • Sixth Gun Valley Of Death #3 A.C. Zamudio
  • Sons Of The Devil #4 Toni Infante

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 7/29/2015

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!

Here we go with another week and boy has the weather been hot!  With 90 degree temp or hotter I feel like I’m gonna melt away.  So before I do that lets get things moving along with our first cover, Marcus To’s virgin variant for Hacktivist.  Cleanly drawn and finished off with simple colors brought this cover to life.  Next was Raul Allen’s awesome Ninjak cutout and again was drawn well and finished off with simple colors.  Psycho Bonkers makes the list again and no it wasn’t for the name; being a rather catchy name.  Agnes Garbowska’s variant cover was cute and almost had a pastel feel, clean and concise I really enjoyed looking at it.  Resident Alien’s third volume, Sam Hain Mystery cover by Steve Parkhouse made the list.  I thought it just stood out from the rest.  I think maybe I liked the girls drawing of our Resident Alien so maybe that’s want caught my eye.

Next we have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles EC Comics variant by Ryan Brown making the list because it was just so freaking cool.  If I had seen this back in the golden age of comics I think it would have quite frankly blown my mind.  Tithe had a pretty cool cover as well; shattered glass.  For me this week was really about Transformers.  With the new Combiner Hunters released I look forward to reading this new one shot.  Both covers, one from Casey Coller and the other from Livio Ramondelli are drastically different but carry equal weight in both artistic finesse and pure trio awesomeness.  Alex Milne drew another cover for the ongoing series More Than Meets The Eye and it goes to show Alex can draw Transformers and all their angles just as easily as he can draw humans, slim and curvy.  Finally an image of classic 80’s Arcee by Tom Scioli for Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.  That was an amazing cover bringing back childhood memories.

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…)

  • Hacktivist Vol 2 #1 Incentive Marcus To Virgin Variant
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #5 Incentive Raul Allen Variant
  • Psycho Bonkers #3 Variant Agnes Garbowska
  • Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #3 Steve Parkhouse
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #48 Variant Ryan Browne EC Comics Subscription
  • Tithe #4 Regular Rahsan Ekedal
  • Transformers Combiner Hunters Special One Shot Regular Casey W Coller
  • Transformers Combiner Hunters Special One Shot Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #43 Regular Alex Milne
  • Transformers vs GI Joe #8 Regular Tom Scioli

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 6/24/2015

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!

This week we see the continuation of DC Comics’  celebration variant cover event for The Joker 75th Anniversary and with that lands 2 on my top 10 list.  First was Walter Simonson’s rather ingenious way of incorporating the Joker’s iconic image into an underwater scene for Aquaman issue #41.  Smiling sharks just make ya wanna laugh, am I right?  The other was Karl Kerschl’s Superman cover with the odd couple in what seems to be a rather intriguing fantasy the Joker could actually dream up.  Next we have one of the best looking covers to come around in a while and that was Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic’s Ninjak cover.  The deadly red head looks utterly beautiful, drawn to perfection with every curve.  Planet Hulk’s cover jumped out at me while cruising over the cover selection list.  I think it was just done really well with that extra little love added to the scene.  Each character was cleanly drawn and proportions were to scale.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of Siya Oum’s covers as of late and Psycho Bonkers was no exception, plus the title is pretty nifty as well.  Spread almost went anime on me this week and if only right?  What a cool concept if done looking more like Japanese Anime.  I still love the overall work as I’m reading the series but the cover just got me thinking…what if?  Suiciders had another detail oriented cover.  Yeah it’s of an arm but really, look at the thing, hell the shading is even spot on so yeah, kudos to Lee Bermejo for that piece of art.

I’m a huge Transformers fan and I haven’t seen much of Naoto Tsushima’s work but I hope to now after seeing his interpretation of Windblade.  With the curves in the face she almost has an Aztec thing going on around her face and head piece.  One of the most feminine drawings of Windblade done well so far, and I’d like to mention again…done well.  Lastly two X-Men ’92 covers made the list for vary different reasons.  The first was Pepe Larraz’s flashback cover of the group with a slightly modern touch; Jubilee’s rocking the pink glasses.  The other was Skottie Young’s interpretation of the group, cute yes but I like his baby group pictures; again Jubaliee looks awesome!

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…)

  • Aquaman Vol 5 #41 Variant Walter Simonson The Joker 75th Anniversary
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #4 Regular Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
  • Planet Hulk #2 Yildiray Cinar Incentive Variant
  • Psycho Bonkers #2 Variant Siya Oum
  • Spread #8 Kyle Strahm & Felipe Sobreiro
  • Suiciders #5 Lee Bermejo
  • Superman Vol 4 #41 Variant Karl Kerschl The Joker 75th Anniversary
  • Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #4 Incentive Naoto Tsushima Variant
  • X-Men 92 #1 Regular Pepe Larraz
  • X-Men 92 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby

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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 5/20/2015

 

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.

There definitely wasn’t a shortage of amazing artwork this week and I had an immensely difficult time narrowing down my search to just 10 covers.  I also felt that I shouldn’t let any one publisher runaway with the list.  However after much internal debate with me, myself, and I, I think that I’ve accomplished this weeks task.  First off A-Force is a new series my Marvel and with that came a barrage of varying artist covers.  Most were pretty darn good and that usually doesn’t happen from a big publisher.  Stephanie Hans variant cover was simply amazing prompting me to create a folder for her artwork up on Pinterest: Stephany Hans.  Jim Cheung was up next with his regular cover and I found it fascinating to see so many characters.  I mean yes we have seen many variations of covers with a bunch of characters on it but he melded together in great detail each one clearly in that they are easily identifiable, so yeah, damn good job!

Now Dustin is a pretty hot artist right now but I just found his Archie vs. Predator cover humorous.  Not to mention it’s about Archie and his buddies against one of the most cunning and vicious hunters in the known universe.  Next Deadpool has a new series called Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars and yeah I’m gonna read it and yeah he is dead but hey, I love Deadpool.  Skottie Young hasn’t made the list in a while but I couldn’t pass this one up, Hulk and Black Widows faces are just too damn funny.  LaRosa’s Ninjax cover is badass and the blobs of blood only add to the oozing affect of badass-ness extruding from the front cover, go buy it!

Michael Del Mundo’s Planet Hulk cover had great imaginative artistry going, love the fist intertwined with smaller fists.  Jae Lee had a bunch of covers out this week, along with Francesco Francavilla but his Re-Animator #1 was by far the best.  Jay Anacleto created a work of art for Red Sonja Vultures Circle #4.  It almost looks like something you would find in an art museum.  Jenny Frison did an amazing job on her rendition of Vampirella, the colorist should get some credit as well.  It really brought that cover to life.  Finally Steve Epting’s Winter World Frozen Fleet new series cover had life to it.  I may need to pick up this second arc.

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…)

  • A-Force #1 Incentive Stephanie Hans Variant
  • A-Force #1 Regular Jim Cheung
  • Archie vs Predator #2 Variant Dustin Nguyen
  • Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Ninjak Vol 3 #3 Regular Lewis LaRosa
  • Planet Hulk #1 Regular Michael Del Mundo
  • Re-Animator #1 High-End Jae Lee Virgin Ultra-Limited Variant
  • Red Sonja Vultures Circle #4 High-End Jay Anacleto Virgin Art Ultra-Limited Variant
  • Vampirella Vol 5 #12 Variant Jenny Frison
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 Incentive Steve Epting Variant

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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