Less than 10 days out from our scheduled tweet-storm, the Stargate Initiative is gaining steam! The @StargateNow twitter account is inching towards 9k followers with a number of familiar faces boarding the drive including: @MichaelShanks, @dhewlett, @martingero, @cpbinder, @Ivonbartok, @redTamsen, @JeffTeravainen, @dopudmike, @Ayisha_Issa, @PatrickGilmore, @mikamckinnon, @marksavela, @PeterKelamis, @MichaelMoreci, @MichaelWelchAct, @SamMaggs, @actualApophis, @ranthonylemke, @SuanneBraun, @cliffsimon, @PaulyMcGillion, @imcorinnemec, @SimoneBaily, @AlexMallariJr. And we still have over a week to go!
We’ll be doing a trial run in preparation for next week’s tweet-storm. Join us Friday, March 2nd (fans in America) and Saturday, March 3rd (international fans) at the above times. We’ve got you covered! (Thanks for the assist, Kelli and Irena)
Onto our weekly feature: My favorite comic book covers of the week…
Actionverse: Stray #6 (cover art by Mitch Ballard, Wilson Ramos Jr.)
Love the use of negative space in this take on the classic “Superhero No More” cover. Bonus points for working a dog into the walkaway.
Avengers #682 (cover art by Mark Brooks)
Incredible color detail, and use of depth in this gorgeous frame worthy art piece.
Captain Marvel #129 (cover art by Phil Noto)
I’m a sucker for alternate reality stories and this cover leaves me all sorts of intrigued.
Deadpool #295 (cover art by Mike Hawthorne)
One of the things I love about Deadpool is that he’s so damn over the top – an attitude that often translates to his covers. Like this one, for instance.
Gasolina #6 (cover art by Mat Lopes, Niko Walter)
I have no idea what’s going on here – the shoes, the gun, that squid sitting atop the soccer ball – but I love the composition and colors.
Galaktikon #5 (cover art by Marissa Louise, Steve Mannion)
As a longtime scifi fan, I’m always charmed by these classic SF conceits.
Glitterbomb vol. 2: The Fame Game (cover art by Djibril Morissette-Phan)
Horrific and brutal but undeniably beautiful.
Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1 (cover art by Marissa Louise, Clay Mann)
Doom Patrol battles the Justice League in a giant bowl of milk while the Milk Man looks on. What’s not to love?
Rich Veitch’s The One #1 (cover art by Rick Veitch)
Love the playfulness of this one as well.
Saga #49 (cover art by Fiona Staples)
49 issues in and Saga remains one of the most fiercely creative comics out there. The series covers are equally imaginative.
Strangers In Paradise XXV #2 (cover art by Terry Moore)
I’ve been a longtime fan of Terry Moore’s work, and this is the latest in a long line of terrific (and, in this case, subtly unnerving) covers.
Teen Titans #17 (cover art by Dan Mora)
I always enjoy seeing super beings laid low by mundanities or the harsh realities faced by your average (dare I say it?) Joe. Still, it make you wonder: Are they leaving the furniture?
What do you think?