Thursday, December 15, 2016

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 12/14/16

Heroes Doing Hero Stuff

The Twelve Days of Christmas began Tuesday, but you get your twelve presents right now, in the form of a list of the best comic book covers of the week! Except there are only five of them. But I do have an honorable mention this week, for Supergirl #4 (which is a nice cover in and of itself) because it features Streaky, the Super Cat! I will champion Streaky to my dying days, and the inclusion of this kitty on any comic book cover will always be worth a mention. Yep, it's just that easy. Consider that, artists, if you want to be on this list. Just draw Hal Jordan petting Streaky and you're in.

Hi Streaky!
Supergirl #4 variant
Red Hood and the Outlaws #5 variant
Matteo Scalera & Moreno Dinisio
This cover could be for a crazy 1950s pulp paperback. A really crazy pulp paperback, to be sure, but it evokes that style. I love the composition and coloring here.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5 variant
Kamome Shirahama
Birds of Prey, comin' atcha! This cover is really dynamic and powerful, despite it depicting three women falling towards you. The colors really pop on Batgirl, too.

Wonder Woman #12 variant 
Jenny Frison
This could be Tattooine, and Wonder Woman could be a Jedi-in-training. I would be fine with that. Let's reboot the Star Wars franchise, with Wonder Woman in place of Luke Skywalker, OK?

The Flash #12
Carmine DiGiandomenico
It's tough to convey motion in a still picture, and even tougher to render super-speed convincingly without a ton of speed lines. This does a great job all around, and the use of negative space is key to this composition.

Detective Comics #946 variant
Rafael Albuquerque
Keep It Simple, Stupid. If not for that Rebirth banner at the top, this could have been printed two-color. And it doesn't need any more to drive the point home.

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