Sunday, October 5, 2014

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/04/2014

It's October and that means no more of those heinous 3D covers.  Can I be the first (or maybe thousandth) person to beg DC to ditch them next year for something a little more original and inspired.  In fact, I wish the higher ups at DC (the ones with the big bow ties and World's Fair cigars) would stop the madness all together.  Oh well, that's a subject for another day.  We are here to celebrate the best covers of the week and there are quite a few good ones.  So without further ado, on with the show...

Cover of the Week

Grayson #3 (Mikel Janin)

A bunch of people, including myself, have been down on Grayson.  Yes, it's part bitterness over the "death" of Nightwing, but also the book's slow and strange start.  One thing that hasn't been a problem is the art.  Mikel Janin's art just keeps getting better and this month, everything came together for a real kick ass issue that finally has me excitted for this book.  To top it off is Janin's awesome cover that hearkens back to Jim Steranko's iconic Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #4.  Awesome.  My Review is Here.

Runners Up

Gotham Academy (Karl Kerschl)

Boy, this issue surprised me.  I was hoping it would be good, but I fell in love with Maps, Olive and pretty much everything else inside.  Karl Kerschl's art had a lot to do with the book's magical quality and the cover featuring my two new favorite characters is just great.  Please read my review (here) and then go out and buy this book so DC gives us more like it.

Green Lantern #35 Monster Variant (Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair)

I know that I've railed against gimmicks and this whole Monster Variant thing just might be one, but I like this cover.  Actually, it scares the crap out of me!  Look at those teeth.  Eric's review is here.

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #5 (Art Baltazar)

Okay, this one just makes me smile.  I love Art Baltazar's art and out of all the covers this week, you can judge the book by it's cover.  The review for this is going up later today, but I've read it and it is great as usual.

Cover Song of the Week

Landslide (Smashing Pumpkins)

The Smashing Pumpkins seem to have slipped off everyone's radar, but they were so big back in the 90's.  It feels weird saying that and I guess I know what my dad felt like when he would wax poetic about the Big Bopper when I was a kid.  Well, here's the Pumpkins version of the Fleetwood Mac song, Landslide.

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