Saturday, May 9, 2015

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 5/9/2015

I usually put this column up on Sunday as a way to wind down the week and look back at the greatness that was.  However, Eric went to the Philadelphia Wizard World show today, so we will be recording our Podcast tomorrow and I have nothing to do tonight.  That's right, I'm a loser that has nothing at all to do on a Saturday Night.  It's like that song...Pour Some Sugar on Me.  Wait a minute, it's nothing at all like that song.  Oh well, here are the Covers of the Week...

Cover of the Week

Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2 (Jill Thompson)

There are a whole bunch of reasons that a cover can step out of the crowd and grad the coveted Cover of the Week award.  Obviously, great art is a big one, but never dismiss the emotional factor.  This cover has both.  Jill Thompson gives fans a great looking cover that pull on the heart strings while giving every Nightwing and Oracle fan what they always wanted.  It was the icing on the (wedding) cake of a great issue by Gail Simone.  When I finished the issue and sat and looked at the cover again, the world was good for a few seconds.

Runners Up

Convergence: Harley Quinn #2 (Steve Pugh)

Boy, that Steve Pugh is a double threat at least.  Not only did he write a hell of an issue of Harley Quinn this week, but just missed out on the big prize with his cover.  It's hilarious and awesome...just like the issue itself.  Captain Carrot's face is perfect as Harley throws carrots...deadly carrots at him.  He's all tied up and has to take it.  If I had a quarter...

Convergence: Speed Force #2 (Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse)

It just doesn't feel like it can be a Covers of the Week without Brett Booth and his gang of awesome artists filling up at least one slot. This week we get another great Speed Force cover with Wally West slugging a woman...a Wonder Woman.  After reading the issue and seeing what Flashpoint Diana wants to do with Jai and Iris, I think I want to take a number and get in on the action.  Please don't think I'm a bad person, I just like Jai and Iris.

Convergence: the Question #2 (Cully Hamner and Dave McCaig)

I wish that I could say things about this issue that would make me look smart and worldly, but sadly, I haven't read it yet.  I can tell you that I love this cover.  It's the huge Two-Face in the background that first got me, but Huntress and Batwoman are so awesome.  Oh yea, the Question is there too!

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