After watching Logan last night, I’m all about the comics today.  Incidentally, I usually hate kids in movies, but this character – like Kick-Ass‘s Hit-Girl was an exception.  A gleefully murderous exception.

Anyway, onto my picks…

Clue (cover art by Nelson Daniel)

Love the fact that the color palette here offers a quick character reference guide for those familiar with the game.  There’s Mr. Green and Professor Plum (who bears a passing resemblance to Edgar Allan Poe), Mrs. White, Miss Scarlet, and, of course, Colonel Mustard.  Mrs. Peacock looking a little monotone front center left, but can’t place the woman in the back.  Miss Peach?  She was after my time.

Extremity (cover art by Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer)

Boy, this crew is GUNNED UP!  Love the design work on the characters, of course, but the weapons in particular.  They put Dark Matter’s Bubba to shame!

Green Lanterns #40 (cover art by Will Conard, Ivan Nunes)

The nerd superhero action figure collector in me has to give it up to this amazing cover.

Hawkeye #15 (cover art by Julian Totino Tedesco)

Have two superheroes ever looked cooler?

Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (cover art by Frank Quitely)

Frank Quitely follows up last week’s strange Milkman cover with this equally bizarre Bat Minister offering.  WHAT is going on here???  I need to know!

Rise of the Black Panther #2 (cover art by Brian Stelfreeze)

I’ve really been enjoying the color and composition of these Brian Stelfreeze Black Panther covers.

Superman #40 (cover art by Viktor Bogdanovic, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Wil Quintana, Michael Spicer)

Father-son time!

Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (cover art by Jason Fabok, Kelley Jones, Peter Steigerwald)

This Swamp Thing cover delivers a real Cthulu vibe.

X-Men Gold #21 (cover art by Mike Deodato Jr.)

I grew up reading The X-Men and have a fairly basic grasp of their world, but the sheer number of X-titles and characters out there makes picking up a new X-Men comic book an incredibly daunting prospect.  But then, every so often, along comes a cover like this that stirs that old school nostalgia.

So, what do you think?  Pick a favorite.

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maggiemayday

I do like the Clue cover, but it is difficult to pick a single cover I like best. They all have intriguing elements and I keep changing my mind!

cudaker
cudaker

my best ^^ Xmen gold

PBMom

I think the X-Men one has the most detail to it. Least favorite is the Batman one.

dasndanger
dasndanger

I’m looking forward to Clue. Ordered it, but probably won’t get it for a week or so because I wait until there’s a few books in my order before I have them shipped. I’m hoping it’s a light, entertaining read.

das

KathyC
KathyC

Black Panther cover is pretty cool. Are you going to see the movie? I heard today that it received the elusive score of 100 Rotten Tomatoes.

Quantum Mechanic®👽🌊 (@JamesEFinch)

All are excellent choices, but the Green Lanterns cover reminds me of those Gold Key painted covers of the 1960s, so I pick that one. Looks like we like a lot of the same books, too.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

I haven’t seen Logan but Kick Ass was fun. All the covers you post are excellent. My favorite was Swamp Thing in this batch.

Drea: Thank you!

PBmom: Thank you, and the job will be close by. I wanted him out of Memphis but he liked the company. It was a good offer but Memphis has a lot of problems.
How’s Patrick doing?

Mom visit today. sad My brother and his family have been staying with her while they build a house. My mom is about to lose it. She’s passive aggressive and I can tell when she’s about to blow… My hubby thinks I should ask them to pack a bag for her and bring her back to my house as a surprise. She could use a break but she would pull a fit, if I tried that. The house is almost finished. Can’t happen too soon or my brother is going to have big problems with mom.

Ponytail
Ponytail

Tam, congratulations to your son! Huge accomplishment! Doesn’t seem that long ago you were packing him up and taking him to college for the first time. Hope he likes his new job. Sounds like he will be fine no matter what. Enjoy your mom visit.

mal

I’m a big fan of the early 80’s reset of X-men, and this Gold cover hits some of those marks

shinyhula
shinyhula

I live the sorta tattooed history on Black Panther. I too need to know what’s up with that Batminister. That is one cool church.

Why are slim jims so hard to open? I don’t remember struggling to crack them open in middle school. I know they’re bad for you but they are a tasty flashback to school days.

MaggieL80
MaggieL80

Favorite covers: Swamp Thing then X-Men but if I’m gonna choose one to read off the shelf, Batman, because he’s my guy…

Logan was bittersweet for me. I wasn’t ready to let Wolverine or Xavier go yet! I cry every time I watch it. Love the “Shane” reference. Classic western and very appropriate. The last of a dying breed.