Thursday, October 20, 2016
DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/19/16
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Panels
Hello again, comics enthusiasts! Yet another slam-bang week of DC comic book covers, and I had to whittle 'em down to five! When I agreed to do this thing every week, I didn't realize it would be so difficult. So this week I am cheating, and presenting six covers instead of five, but the sixth is really an Honorable Mention because it features Cutie Aquaman. Feast your peepers on this hottie before proceeding to the "meat and cheese," as it were, of this week's comic book covers!
Justice League #7 variant
Yanick Panquette & Nathan Fairbairn
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 variant
Matthew Wagner with Brennan Wagner
I wonder if the Wagners were even told anything about this book beyond the title. "Okay, so a giant eyeball and a guy spelunking should do it." The composition of this piece is great, and will definitely make you curious or deeply terrified, depending on your phobias.
Green Arrow #9
There were a bunch of covers this week that seemed to tell an entire story in one image, and this is one of them. So many great techniques, from the Janus-style profiles to the reflected image in close-up blades, this is one that really stands out on the rack.
Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza & Wil Quintana
You almost don't need any more than this. A detailed picture of Superman, Jon Kent, and Captain Storm battling a writhing mass of giant serpents and dinosaurs while a giant white ape wields a tank overhead like a blunt object? For three bucks? And there's a comic included? This is quite a deal!
Aquaman #9 variant
I absolutely love this homage to 1950s horror movie posters, which again could tell its own story. It actually does tell a lot about the story, with the Amnesty Bay lighthouse in the middle ground, but this depiction of Shaggy Man is much more like an unknowable terror than a self-healing synthetic Sasquatch.
One might have expected me to choose the Frank Cho variant of this issue, and one would have been wrong. This is a perfect image of the DC Trinity. Everything about it sings, from the composition to the poses to the coloring, this cover is suitable for framing or to be tattooed on your back. If you do it right, you can make Wonder Woman's lasso appear to move by wriggling your spine.