Sunday, November 30, 2014

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 11/29/14

Thanksgiving has come and gone and everyone has gone crazy with Brown Thursday and Black Friday shopping so now it's time to relax. What?  There still is Cyber Monday?  Don't get me started with that robot holiday.  Why do they deserve a holiday anyway?  Ridiculous.  Anyway, I'm not here to discuss the whole robot rights issue, I'm here to talk about comic book covers.  I went against my better judgement (and early prejudice) and included a Lego variant.  It's not the best cover by any stretch, but it did make the list because it just looks cool. Other than that, the list includes two versions of a cool #1, another trippy Lantern cover and one that features a giant...robot?!?!?  Oh damn it!

Cover of the Week

The New 52: Futures End #30 (Ryan Sook)

Holy Iron Giant, I love this cover.  It's epic, ominous and a bunch of other adjectives I don't even know.  I have fallen behind on this book (twenty issues does count as fallen behind, right?), but this cover makes me want to jump back in.  Actually, Eric keeps me up to date on the goings on and I am very lazy.  I'll just keep looking at this Ryan Sook cover and make up my own stories.  Green Arrow was on a fishing trip with Barda, Diggle and Emiko when they realized they forgot to bring snacks...  Read Eric's review of the actual issue HERE.

Runners Up

Gotham by Midnight #1 (Ben Templesmith)

This cover is part of a couple firsts.  It's the first cover of the series, but also the first time I've picked two covers of an issue for COTW.  Ben Templesmith gives us a great cover that shows off the eerie art within.  It doesn't look like anything else in the DCU and I love it.  Eric's review of the issue is HERE.

Gotham by Midnight #1 (Andrea Sorrentino and 
Marcelo Maiolo)

Here is the second part of the awesome double header.  I don't know if I like this cover because I miss Sorrentino's art or it's just awesome.  Actually, it's both.  Andrea is one of the best artists in comics and DC better get him on a book, stat.  Until then I'll just keep putting any cover he does on Best of the Week.   Kudos go to Maiolo as well.  His color work kicks ass.

Red Lanterns #36 (Scott Hepburn)

I have enjoyed the Godhead covers so far and this issue continues the trend.  Any cover with Red Lantern Guy Gardner on it already has an advantage and Scott Hepburn kills it with the trippy background.  I know a lot of people are getting sick of all these Lantern book crossovers, but at least the covers have been good.  Eric's review for the issue is HERE.

Aquaman #36 (Joe Prado Lego Variant)

I have not been a fan of the Lego variant covers, but I'll admit that I like this one. Aquaman jumping through the cover with his trident at the ready is pretty cool.  Two things that would have made it better; Mera and Arthur's glorious beard.  I guess you can't have your clam chowder and eat it too, so I'll take this cover as is.  My review for the issue is HERE.

Well that's it for this week.  Keep on keeping on and don't trust those damn robots...they are just waiting for you to trust them and then BAM!  

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