Holy smokes! What a terrific week for comic book covers!
Here are my favorites…
Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle (cover art by Yukito Kishiro)
The contrast of innocence and incendiary is pretty powerful here. The two young girls react to the destruction: bewilderment, sorrow, acceptance.
The Amazing Spiderman #794 (cover art by Alex Ross)
I’m a big fan of Alex Ross’s painted covers.
Batgirl #19 (cover art by Dan Mora)
Best of friends make the worst of enemies, while the worst of enemies can make for the unlikeliest of allies. I love the dynamic and this cover intrigues me.
Dishonored: Peeress and the Price vol. 1 (cover art by Andrea Olimpieri)
I’m a big fan of writer Michael Moreci, and the cover to his latest comic book venture has more than captured my interest. What lies beneath the mask?
Ermek the Batyr #1 (cover art by Madibek Musabekov)
Melding fantasy and science fiction, Musabekov’s art hints at a unique narrative folklore-based narrative.
Gasolina #5 (cover art by Mat Lopes)
Love among the ruins. A tentative kiss backlit by a fireball of destruction. Sweet.
Provider #1 (cover art by Corey Davis)
Great concept and colors.
Kid Lobotomy #4 (cover art by Tess Fowler)
Probably my favorite cover of the week. Pure fun. And the foodie in me really appreciates it.
Luke Cage #169 (cover art by Rahzzah)
On the other hand, here’s this week’s most disturbing cover. It’s mishaps like these that make me nervous to visit the dentist.
Maestros #4 (cover art by Steve Skroce, Dave Stewart)
Awkward Family Photos have never looked so gorgeous.
Marvel Two-In-One #2 (cover art by Jim Cheung)
A dazzling tribute to one of comicdom’s most iconic classic covers.
Monstress #13 (cover art by Sana Takeda)
Hugo Award-winning Monstress boasts the brilliant writing of author Marjorie Liu and the equally brilliant art of Sana Takeda. Gorgeous work.
Nightmare World vol. 2: Leave the Light On (cover art by Kristen Perry)
The stuff of nightmares indeed.
Nightwing: The New Order #6 (cover art by Trevor McCarthy)
A magnificent cover reminiscent of spirited stained glass design.
Pheonix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4 (cover art by Lenil Francis Yu)
As a young reader who was deeply affected by the seminal X-Men #137, Phoenix Must Die, this cover really resonates.
The Flash #39 (cover art by Carmine Di Giandomenico)
Everything old is new (and scarier) again. Love the contemporary takes on those classic, occasionally corny, villains.
Punisher vol. 3: King of the New York Streets (cover art by Declan Shalvey)
An atmospheric masterpiece.
The Wildstorm #11 (cover art by Jon Davis-Hunt)
And, every so often, there’s will be those covers that just leave you saying: “Cool!”.