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Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 7/20/2016

 

I felt that this week had only a few standout covers, a few lovable covers, and the rest well, they were the rest.  First up is a beautifully done cover by David LaFuente playing on the romantic relationship shaking up the Valiant universe, well, OK just the Faith and A&A series but still in my world, that’s half the Valiant universe.  To be honest ever young man goes through what Archer is currently going through and that alone won me over!  Following that is a guilty pleasure not pursued as of late and that is a baby cover from none other than the master of Marvel Baby covers himself, Skottie Young.  Most are forgettable in the sense they don’t have that tug at your heart but for me being a fan of the Deadpool, anything Skottie draws of this character grabs me, great job Skottie, you never fail me when it comes to Deadpool.  Next is what?  Yes another Faith involved cover but instead it’s her own new ongoing series and Colleen Coover nailed it by capturing her beautiful essence and free will in that Hawaiian based portrait…it’s also a 1:50 retailer incentive.  Our next Faith cover making the list is from another favorite artist of mine, Emanuela Lupacchino and she grabs the badass side of Faith in every way imaginable with the somewhat iconic superhero pose.  This next cover by Mike S. Miller caught my eye with the costume, minus the helmet, that just reminded me of that 80’s cult classic Flash Gordon.  After gazing at it for a while I soon came to realize that it was a deserving entry in this weeks top 10 from the clean lines and fading background layers.

Now Manifest Destiny hasn’t made the list in a long while.  That being said I just liked the use of colors for the cover and since I’m also a reader of the series, the use of imagery concerning both viewpoints of the current story arc.  David Mack does an incredible job on this weeks installment of Rai for the 4001 A.D. event. Tradd Moore & Dave Stewart’s teamwork for the Rumble variant cover came out looking like nothing I’ve ever seen and on top of that plenty of detail to back it up.  The head of the monster behind the hauntingly twisted tree pops out at out from their use of coloring.  Jim Lee does another very unique cover for Scooby Apocalypse.  He literally redefines the group into a standalone modern twist.  I mean Fred looks like a badass, Daphne look radically different from her norm, and Shaggy looks more like something Sean Gordon Murphy would draw in his current series Tokyo Ghost!  Finally we have a chaotic cover from Greg Land filled with viscous looking Archangels flying at ya, nicely done indeed.

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 #5 Variant David LaFuente
  • Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Faith (Valiant Entertainment) Vol 2 #1 Incentive Colleen Coover Variant
  • Faith (Valiant Entertainment) Vol 2 #1 Variant Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #14 Mike S. Miller
  • Manifest Destiny #21 Matthew Roberts
  • Rai Vol 2 #15 Regular David Mack
  • Rumble #12 Tradd Moore & Dave Stewart
  • Scooby Apocalypse #3 Regular Jim Lee
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 4 #10 Regular Greg Land

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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 6/3/2015

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 week saw an influx of variants by all publishers that I would have loved to placed on the list, alas though there is only room for 10 so here we go!  Yasmine Putri’s Amazing Spider-Man variant had a unique pastel shading to it catching my eye.  Next who doesn’t like Bizarro and this weeks variant by Kyle Baker just makes the character that much lovable, almost like that big green dumb guy over in the Marvel corner.  Fabiano Neves created a beautiful work of art for Blood Queen, love the lines, the color, everything.

Next we have a comic even I have been looking forward too and yes that is the Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 where we get to see a bunch of cute ass X-Men, Avengers, and everyone else get in there and battle it out for whatever reason that may be.  I enjoyed Humberto Ramos’s take on the group and I thought out of all the action figure variants that have come and gone, John Tyler Christopher did an awesome job on the Cap and Cyclops.  Where can I buy those figures for my son John?

Nailbiter is another creepy and horrific comic at times dealing with psychopaths and serial killers.  This weeks cover by Mike Henderson was a step away from the norm and I enjoyed that immensely.  Love the Golden Age style cover and how even the white parts even have that dirty rub look that you would find on a cover from this time period.  The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death just came across as a no holds bar cover where a badass blood thirsty character is show chomping away blood in all.  Uncanny Season 2 #3 had a complex and beautiful collage layout immersing oneself with a limited color scheme that worked well combining the wolf’s head with the layout of the town.  The shading and somewhat abstract detail of the town made it all work out, great job Jock!  Woods #13 was simple but affective, blood red with a fog back drop creating that eerie feeling, very powerful.  Finally Years of Future Past did a wonderful job of displaying all the characters in play for that book.

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…)

  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #18.1 Regular Yasmine Putri
  • Bizarro #1 Incentive Kyle Baker Variant
  • Blood Queen vs Dracula #4 Variant Fabiano Neves Subscription
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 Incentive Humberto Ramos Variant
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure
  • Nailbiter #13 Mike Henderson
  • Sixth Gun Valley Of Death #1 A. C. Zamudio
  • Uncanny Season 2 #3 Incentive Jock Virgin
  • Woods #13 Incentive Becky Cloonan Virgin Varian
  • Years Of Future Past #1 Regular Arthur Adams

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Deadpool “75th Anniversary” Photobomb Variant Gallery

Here is the full “75th Anniversary” Photobomb Deadpool variant cover gallery that Marvel released as part of their celebration. I’ve combined the original cover and the new variant cover together for easy comparisons. Some of them are very hard to get like Black Widow #11 retailer incentive variant but most of them are not. I like a few of them and yes I’m a Deadpool fan but honestly, I just can’t afford picking them up. To much money and not enough closet space. Oh well…enjoy!