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)
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.