x-o manowar

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 9/28/2016

 

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…)

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #964 Variant Gary Frank
  • Castoffs #1 Incentive Historic Battle Wraparound Variant
  • Deadly Class #22 Variant Wesley Craig
  • Deadpool Vol 5 Annual #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Descender #15 Dustin Nguyen
  • Tank Girl Gold #1 Variant Lora Zombie
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #57 Variant Nick Roche Subscription
  • Wayward #16 Kamome Shirahama
  • X-Men 92 Vol 2 #7 Alti Firmansyah
  • X-O Manowar Vol 3 #50 Incentive Colleen Doran Variant

Image Source: Midtown Comics

Advertisements

Armor Hunters Event – Shared Exclusive 18-Part Connecting Mega-Cover (Valiant Entertainment)

Armor Hunters Event - Shared Exclusive 18-Part Connecting Mega-Cover

This is something I haven’t seen done in a while, at least to this magnitude.  The ambition by Valiant Entertainment to publish a 18-Part mega-cover variant set spanning 5 series was done well.  Above I painstakingly pieced together the entire set for your viewing pleasure in Photoshop.  I thought valiant did well with the set but I’m not sure if it boosted sales at all for the company.  I’ve kept an eye on the top 300 and have seen a significant decline in the companies sales of all their series, even their flagship X-O Manowar.  I myself am a huge fan of Archer & Armstrong series that recently ended at issue 25.  We’ll see how the company fares as they launch new series in the next year.

Armor Hunters Event – Shared Exclusive 18-Part Connecting Mega-Cover :

  1. Armor Hunters #1 Cover D Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (1 Of 18)
  2. Unity Vol 2 #8 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (2 Of 18)
  3. X-O Manowar Vol 3 #26 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (3 Of 18)
  4. Armor Hunters #2 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (4 Of 18)
  5. Armor Hunters Bloodshot #1 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (5 Of 18)
  6. Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 Cover C  Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (6 Of 18)
  7. Unity Vol 2 #9 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (7 Of 18)
  8. X-O Manowar Vol 3 #27 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (8 Of 18)
  9. Armor Hunters #3 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (9 Of 18)
  10. Armor Hunters Bloodshot #2 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (10 Of 18)
  11. Armor Hunters Harbinger #2 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (11 Of 18)
  12. Unity Vol 2 #10 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (12 Of 18)
  13. X-O Manowar Vol 3 #28 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (13 Of 18)
  14. Armor Hunters Bloodshot #3 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (14 Of 18)
  15. Armor Hunters Harbinger #3 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (15 Of 18)
  16. Unity Vol 2 #11 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (16 Of 18)
  17. X-O Manowar Vol 3 #29 Cover B Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (17 Of 18)
  18. Armor Hunters #4 Cover C Connecting Armor Hunters Variant Cover (18 Of 18)

Cover Gallery Slideshow

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 11/19/2014

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 11/19/2014

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, another set of covers and this week I found it rather difficult to pick the miniscule 10 covers.  That being said I settled for these including the new series Spider-Woman.  Should be an cool series spinning out of the events of the Spider-Verse.  Milo’s rather provocative Spider-Woman seems almost animalistic in nature.  This one has sold out from many online retailers and is commanding a pretty high price on eBay.  Then we have Skottie’s baby version, yin and yang?  Anyways, I found Deadly Class to be pretty cool standing out from the rest.  I kind of enjoy those simply ones, something I’d draw in high school.  God is Dead and Godzilla were the monsters of the group.  Twisted and grotesque needed only the imagination to interpret what may be happening on the pages within.

Joshua Middleton’s fun little cover for Justice League since it reminded me of Teen Titans Go! and my daughter.  Love that show and kudos the cover for making me smile.  Moving to an amazing cover was Multiversity Pax Americana by Jae Lee.  I’m not sure why but I always seem to forget how good of an artist Jae is.  One of these days I need to meet him and get his autograph.  By far one of the best of the best I’ve seen in my lifetime.  I wonder if they will ever create a Hall of Fame of sorts for the comic book industry.  I think that would be an interested addition honoring some of the best that have kept this industry alive and well.

Punk Mumbo by Kalman Andrasofszky was an eye catching cover and the start of a new series by Valiant Entertainment.  I feel like Valiant came back with a vengeance but has subsided as of late.  I’m hoping phase 2 or phase 3 will revitalize their lineup soon since their comic book publishing stats (view via Comichron) have been sinking on a monthly basis and that can’t be good for the company.  They need to push the cinematic envelope and get something onscreen in order to expand their fan base; it could work for them. Another awe inspiring cover was the big eye on the cover of X-O Manowar.  Simple and, crap I’m actually gonna say it, eye catching.  I never said I was an outstanding  writer with a firm grip on the English language, only that I wanted to write about what I found interesting, hehe…

Finally we see something that I’ve been waiting for to hit the Transformers storyline and that’s the character called Junkheap.  Now I could be wrong since I haven’t read the issue yet but it sure looks like a version.  Keeping that in mind the 30th Anniversary covers  for the incentive line haven’t always had anything to do with the story and since it’s on the last issue of the 4 part miniseries of Transformers Primacy it may just be that, an image.  I just hope that if it isn’t that they bring that mumbling oddball back from the historical archives of the Transformers 80s cartoons soon.

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Deadly Class #9 Lee Loughridge
  • God Is Dead #24 Cover B Carnage Wraparound Juan Frigeri
  • Godzilla Cataclysm #4 Cover A Regular Dave Wachter
  • Justice League Vol 2 #36 Cover E Incentive Joshua Middleton Variant
  • Multiversity Pax Americana #1 Cover C Incentive Jae Lee Variant
  • Punk Mambo #0 Cover C Incentive Kalman Andrasofszky Variant
  • Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1 Cover F Incentive Milo Manara Variant
  • Transformers Primacy #4 Cover C Incentive Andrew Griffith 30th Anniversary Variant
  • X-O Manowar Vol 3 #30 Cover C Variant Raul Allen

Image Source: Midtown Comics

*** SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE COVERS! ***

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

Image Source: Midtown Comics

*** SHOW ME YOUR FAVORITE COVERS! ***

X-O Manawar #1a and #1b Signed by Robert Venditti

X-O Manawar #1a & #1b Signed by Robert Venditti

Another awesome series relaunched by the newly formed Valiant Entertainment comics after rising from the dead back in 2012 in an event nicely dubbed “The Summer of Valiant 2012” was a major success.  This series premiered May 2, 2012 by writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord and each month following that 3 more series, Harbinger, Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong.

This series, like Archer & Armstrong, are both well written for their target audience and favorites of mine. One is brilliantly constructed out of action and humor while the latter is written with layers and layers of deep plot constructed with characters you care about.  If you get a chance to start reading either of them I swear you won’t be disappointed by either series.