Thursday, October 13, 2016

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 10/12/16

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

There were a lot of swell covers this week, and looking at the whole batch at once (including variants), I'd have to say that the theme was "legacy." Lots of classic shots and send-ups of classic covers, proving that DC has not abandoned its history...not yet, at least. But when it comes to the Best Covers of the Week, there can be only one! Or more literally, only five. Read on to see which covers made the list!

Flash #8 variant
Carmine Di Giandomenico & Dave Johnson
 Flash against a black background will always make me think of the "STOP! Don't pass up this issue! My life depends on it!" cover from the Silver Age (The Flash #163, August 1966). This one just looks like classic Flash.

Earth 2: Society #17 variant
Tony Harris
I don't know what's going on in this book at the moment, but this cover is triumphant. Love all that implies and the composition is worthy of a propaganda poster. Which, come to think of it, is essentially what a comic book cover is.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3 variant
Kamome Shirahama
This Manga-style cover is too awesome, and might fit better over on the main Batgirl title since she is traipsing around Asia right now. This cover explodes with dynamic energy and every bit of it seems worth scouring. With your eyeballs, naturally!

New Super-Man #4 variant
Bernard Chang
The Chinese Super-Man is sort of a goof, but this cover makes him seem much more solid and heroic. Even if he is plummeting into a koi pond, the goof. 

Red Hood and the Outlaws #3 variant
Matteo Scalera & Moreno Dinisio
Oh, this just makes me smile from ear to ear. Superman used to do stuff like this all the time: load everyone into a vehicle and then fly it to its destination. You don't see the Kryptonian do that as much anymore, looks like Bizarro is taking his route!

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