Thursday, November 9, 2017

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 11/8/17

What You See, What I See

Welcome back to another list of the greatest and most best comic book covers coming from DC Comics this week! There were a lot of comics that came out on 11/8, but sadly I wasn't moved by many of them. There was, however, an interesting development in variant covers, one that I find most welcome! So let's take a look at the definitive list, shall we?


 

NOW AIN'T THAT SOMETHING?

Red Hood and the Outlaws #16, regular and variant
Guillem March and Brian Cunningham


Titans #17, regular and variant
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Andrew Dalhouse and Dan Mora
Now here's something interesting with the covers for these two titles: the variants show the reverse image to the regular editions. This is exemplified best with the Red Hood & the Outlaws covers, where the team is addressed by Harley Quinn on one cover, and then we see her on the other. I would have geeked out more if the Titans variant was a true mirror image of the regular, and showed just Dick and Wally in the shattered mirror behind Wonder Girl, but the effort is definitely appreciated.






Detective Comics #968
Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira
Here's a homage to the cover to Batman #442 by George Perez, which was part of the "A Lonely Place of Dying" story arc that introduced Tim Drake to the world. Not a lot more to say about it, just that I'm a sucker for satire and parody. The original cover is a little more imposing, but this one does the trick.






Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16
Yanick Panquette & Nathan Fairbairn
Oh boy, all the DCU lady superheroes on one comic book cover! And they all look mean as hell! It's exciting just to see these characters together, but the composition and coloring of this cover also gives it a lot of movement. Using muted, shaded colors in the foreground helps the illusion that they're "running into" something.






Justice League of America #18
Carlos d'Anda
At first, I thought this was the Justice League crawling out of the Statue of Liberty's crown, but no, it's Prometheus' similar-designed mask. I'd think that the yellow color plate had dropped out entirely if it wasn't clearly in the "Prisoners of" part of the book title. The violet hue works, however, to bring everything together. And Lobo's bulging forearm is a nice "nose" for Prometheus.






New Super-Man #17
Philip Tan & Rain Beredo
 Well, this one took it. I think having Robinbot on the cover clinched the top spot for me, though a dynamic group of superheroes coming toward the reader will always get me giddy. Eh, looking at it now, I'm less enamored, but this list has to end sometime. What's what? I've only chosen four covers for the main list? Well, just take one from my bit about complimentary regular and variant editions, that can be your number five book cover. Good now?
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