My favorites –
Lady Killer vol. 2 (cover art by Joelle Jones)
Black and white and read all over. With a shock of green in those gorgeous eyes. Joelle Jones is fast becoming my favorite artist working in comics. Bloody sexy.
Mr. Miracle #5 (cover art by Nick Derington)
I’m a sucker for these atypical moments that nevertheless convey so much about the characters, in this case Mr. Miracle and Big Barda enjoying a quiet interlude. The beach, the pier, the setting sun – beautiful.
Mr. Miracle #5 variant (cover art by Mitch Gerads)
A completely different cover, more overt in its conveyance, but still delivering a wonderful moment. Amidst a backdrop of hearts, our two lovers smiling, gazing into each other’s eyes. Get a room already!
Astro City: Ordinary Heroes (cover art by Alex Ross)
Kind of creepy. Kind of funny. Somehow appropriate given the title. Alex Ross having fun.
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #6 (cover art by Mike Allred)
I’ve always enjoyed artist Mike Allred’s unique style and, while I have no idea what’s going on here, I appreciate the roll call of Fourth World players including, my favorite, Granny Goodness bottom right.
Detective Comics #970 (cover art by Rafael Albuquerque)
A dynamic instant captures our two heroes in motion, motorcycles streaking, capes trailing in the wind, the sun gold vibrancies of the street and background lending the whole an oil on canvas quality.
Flash #36 (cover art by Neil Googe)
Here it’s all about the composition – Flash foreground about to pull the sheet away to reveal the corpse’s identity; rogue’s gallery background conveying a range of emotions from shock to sadness. I need to know who’s under there!!!
Suicide Squad #31 (Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki)
Well here’s an eerie little PSA about the dangers of space travel. What were they doing in planetary orbit and where do those oxygen hoses lead? The framing that suggests the answers may lie just out of our eye line.
I.T.: The Secret World of Banking #3 (cover art by Hubert Khan Michael?)
Slick! The textures, details, and color palette sing. This is one badass cover.
Falcon #3 (cover art by David Acuna)
Love the use of shadows and light, the framing of our hero laid low, cuffed and captive, the rainfall illuminated by the patrol cars’ flashers.