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