Tim Seeley

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 2/18/2015

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 2/18/2015

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Hot diggity damn this week was chalked full of amazing comic book covers ranging in styles from regular to the virgin variant!  If you could believe that I actually had a hard time slimming down my selections to 10.  This makes it an exciting week since that doesn’t happen very often.  As for Dynamic Entertainment, again they killed it with artwork from a variety of artists like Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley, and Ken Haeser.  I had to slim down that group so Chaos by Emanuela and Legenderry Green Hornet by Cedric Paulat both being the virgin variants made the list.  Art work was simply stunning to say the least.

Riley Rossmo’s virgin variant of Burning Fields #2 caught my eye as another amazingly well done piece of artwork.  I’m not much into zombies and Texas Chainsaw Massacre style comics but Crossed Badlands #72  was just creepy, so cudos to Nahuel Lopez for that slighly distasteful (chopsticks and eyeballs?) but well done cover.  Mike Mignola drew another Dark Horse Presents cover.  Been a big fan of his work for a long while now and no disappointments here.  Same old Hellboy looking good as ever.  Ivan, Timewalker is another new series by Valiant that I have yet to pick up but it does look interesting.  I like the super rare variant done by Ramon Villalobos and reminds me a bit of Nick Pitarra’s work; another favorite of mine.

Lady Mechanika and what seems to be another steampunk style comic cover.  Done well with intricate detail on and around the woman.  Joe Benitez now has a place on my Pininterest site as his artwork is soon becoming another favorite.  I love how these covers look like they would take a rather long time to produce adding to the overall viewing pleasure and collectability.  Plunder stood out because it was different and like some of the Dynamic Entertainment covers released this week are true pieces of artwork that can stand the test of time.  Now switching gears I found a cute Teen Titans variant cover done by Sean Galloway.  Finally a Finch cover worth mentioning.  Yeah that might get me into trouble but I’ve had conflicted feelings with the way he draws Wonder Woman.  I was worried for what seemed to be inconsistencies in the way he drew the superhero.  However with each consecutive release he seems to be zeroing in on how the character should look and reeling in the series.  This cover showed a part of Wonder Woman that you don’t normally see, broken and without hope.  Any ways, that’s this weeks top 10 and if you are searching for any of the rare ones good luck and happy hunting!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Burning Fields #2 Incentive Riley Rossmo Virgin Variant
  • Chaos #1 High-End Emanuela Lupacchino Virgin Art Ultra-Limited Variant Cover (ONLY 25 COPIES IN EXISTENCE!)
  • Crossed Badlands #72 Wraparound Nahuel Lopez
  • Dark Horse Presents Vol 3 #7 Regular Mike Mignola
  • Ivar Timewalker #2 Incentive Ramon Villalobos Variant
  • Lady Mechanika #4 Regular Joe Benitez
  • Legenderry Green Hornet #1 Variant Cedric Poulat Virgin
  • Plunder #1 Incentive Daniele Serra Virgin Variant
  • Teen Titans Vol 5 #7 Variant Sean Cheeks Galloway Harley Quinn
  • Wonder Woman Vol 4 #39 Regular David Finch

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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Chew / Revival One-shot – Signed by Tim Seeley (Dynamic Forces)

Chew / Revival Oneshot Front

Chew / Revival Oneshot Back

Chew / Revival One-shot Signed by Tim Seeley

I had ordered this a helluva long time ago from Midtown Comics finally receiving it a week ago.  Not Midtown’s fault, just the usual slowness from DF.  I did a full review of the comic and if you get a chance pick it up.  You’ll get a few good laughs out of the mash-up.

Chew / Revival One-Shot Comic Review

Reference: Midtown Comics!

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/8/2014

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/08/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Another week and here we are with another set of covers that need sharing.  Right off the bat we have a variant cover beautifully done by Mike Mignola.  As a big Hellboy fan his artwork brought a new dimension to comic book artwork as a whole.  Panel by panel one can always get a  360 view of the stories surroundings without needing a narrative dialog.  If you get a chance, hop on board the Mignola train.

I’m not a big Spider-man fan but this weeks Deadpool variant cover made the list simply because it’s pure comedic genius.  By far one of the best uses of a Deadpool homage fitting for the two since their team-up relationship has gone back since the 90s and one always laughs when the boys get together to crack a joke.  Then of course Skottie Young’s Avengers & X-Men AXIS made the cover.  I’m not a selfie type of person but Batgirl was kind of cute, don’t you think?  Jake Myler’s Fraggle Rock and Tom Scioli’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe variants brought back good old childhood memories, nothing like jamming down to Fraggle Rock…

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Alien vs Predator Fire And Stone #1 Cover B Variant Mike Mignola
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #7 Cover E Incentive Deadpool 75th Anniversary Photobomb Variant
  • Avengers & X-Men AXIS #1 Cover C Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Batgirl Vol 4 #35 Cover A Regular Cameron Stewart
  • Batman Eternal #27
  • Captain Marvel Vol 7 #8
  • Chastity #4 Cover B Variant Tim Seeley Subscription
  • Fraggle Rock Journey To The Everspring #1 Cover A Regular Jake Myler
  • Transformers vs GI Joe #3 Cover C Incentive Tom Scioli Connecting Variant
  • X-O Manowar Vol 3 #0 Cover B Variant Clay Mann

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Comic Review: Sundowners #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Published by Dark Horse Comics, August 2014
Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Jim Terry
Colors: Sean Dove
Letterer: CRANK!
Covers By: Chris Brunner & Rico Renzi

Sundowners-1-Cover

Synopsis: I heard Tim Seeley was starting up another ongoing series. Not with Image Comics but instead with Dark Horse Comics.  I thought well if it’s anywhere near as good as Revival (published by Image Comics) then I wanted to get on-board from the beginning.  The basic premise seems to follow the lines of a self-help group, like alcoholics anonymous but for superhero wannabes, washouts, whichever; you decide. The book opens up with what looks like a retiring superhero providing a cryptic narration that I imagine will make more sense later in the series.

Our main loser, a group therapist, has his own issues that he’s working out and I’m assuming this is a bit like Fight Club.  Releasing ones own anguish at the expense of others. Assembling this new type of group provides this so called therapy for David “Shreds” Shrejic.  We aren’t provided much of a backstory on David except for his fascination with the therapy group and the information from the conversation between him and Dr. Brunner.  David seems a bit superficial, excited to have possibly found a new undiagnosed disorder but as expected with a hidden agenda.  As for the 4 attending this group meeting, each of them takes a somewhat brief turn sharing some event that has recently occurred.  This provides a little insight on who they are and what their perceived superpower is.  We also observe how David describes each of their officially diagnosed disorders and what ails them.

After the meeting concludes the group disperses where some interesting things happen.  A run-in with some strange men trying to kidnap the old guy from the group sets in motion the dramatic ending to the first book.  The mysterious part of the encounter were the seemingly white floating skulls attacking Crowlita.  They appear to be surprised that she can actually see them.  The Citizen and Arcanika come to the rescue with little or no affect on the outcome of the fight concluding the book an intriguing mystery surrounding the group’s perceived superpowers, the kidnappers, and the mysterious floating skulls.  Now in good Seeley fashion the story ends leaving you wanting more, like Revival, so this should be a great series to follow.

Layout & Flow: The comic layout is a bit busy but not so much that it detracts from the overall enjoyment as you flip through each page.   I feel Sean Dove’s use of color gives it more of a, what’s the word I’m looking for, a retro feel that compliments Tim Seeley’s story.  Heavy usage of black lines aids in clearly identifying each panel and box along with object shading.  It also makes for some interesting facial expressions, especially in Arcanika’s story.

Verdict: Overall I did enjoy the book.  As expected it was a bit cryptic in spots since Mr. Seeley likes to hit the floor running throwing bits of detail, however random at the time, in order to hook you.  For me it was a win, hook, line, and sinker; you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5

Official Site: Sundowners
Wiki Site: Tim Seeley