Sunday, December 21, 2014

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 12/20/14

It's that time of week again, the time where I look at all the DC comic book covers and figure out which ones tickle my fancy. This week was a bit harder than usual because there were so many great covers, I have been busy buying Christmas presents, I've been sick and we are preparing to record our first podcast.  Actually, this will be our second attempt, but the first one ended up on the cutting room floor due to technical problems.  I'm a big fat sucked.  It sucked hard.  We are recording the new one tonight and no matter how it turn out, it's going up.  What does this have to do with comic book covers? Nothing at all.  This week's covers have Batman, Shazam, Catwoman, more Batman and even more Shazam.  Enjoy.

Cover of the Week

Batman #37 (Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia)

This cover is eerie, epic and awesome all in one.  The Joker is back and like the issue, the cover shows he's changed. This Joker that we last saw in Death of the Family is gone and has been replaced with someone or something different. He even look a little like Bruce, doesn't he?  With Snyder and Capullo you never really know what's going on.  My review for the issue is HERE.

Runners Up

Batman and Robin #37 (Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray and John Kalisz)

I know that the penciller usually gets the lions share of credit, but this cover is such a group effort.  It all comes together into such a badass confrontation between Batman and Darkseid.  I fell in love with this cover when I first saw it weeks ago and only that Capullo cover could keep it from the top spot.  Plus, it's the cover of the issue that brought Damian back.  Eric's Review is HERE.

Batman #37 (Darwyn Cooke Variant)

This is my favorite Darwyn Cooke Variant.  Period.  If anyone ever asks you, Hey, what's Jim's favorite Darwyn Cooke Variant?" you will know.  That's what this site is all about, dropping knowledge.  I love Batman's Rogues Gallery and am so happy to see the Ventriloquist and Scarface.  Now I'm off to watch Batman: TAS.

Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1 (Cameron Stewart)

This cover is just retro awesome goodness.  I am not a huge fan of Shazam (sorry), but this cover makes me want to be.  It just takes me back to a simpler time when heroes were heroes and villains were bald guys with round glasses that laughed a lot.  I miss those days.

Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1 (Cliff Chiang Homage Variant)

This is listed as an "Homage" variant for good reason.  Like the main cover, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside and takes me away in a way that even Calgon can't.  I want everyone of these characters as action figures right now!  Guess who my favorite is?  If you said Batman, you would be wrong.  I love the Green Arrow with bubble helmet best. Take that Bats. 

Batman: Eternal #37 (Tommy Lee Edwards)

This cover works so well for Batman: Eternal, but could easily have been this week's Catwoman cover as well. Tommy Lee Edwards (I'm not the only one who wants to say "Jones" at the end of his name, right?) gives us a gritty Catwoman that's a combination of the old and the new. New crime boss and old cat bugler all rolled up into one. Hey Selina, watch out for that guy with the sword!

I hope I didn't piss too many people off this week.  I'll be back next week and don't forget to watch out for my Best Covers of the Year piece coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. the entire issue of thunderworld was great, and the cover best represented it