Thursday, February 9, 2017

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 2/8/17

A Mixed Bag of Covers

Boy, was this a heck of a week for DC Comics, huh? They put out like a million-skillion books! And most of those books had open order variants, plus All-Star Batman #7 had two variants! So there was a lot to choose from...though to be frank, I struggled a bit to populate this list. But populate it I have, and so I present to you a definitive look at the five best DC Comics covers this week!
But first: A special nod to the variant cover for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #14, which is an homage to Green Lantern v. 2 #61 (June, 1968) by Gil Kane. I love dialogue on covers, I love parodies, so I have to give this one its propers

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #14 variant
Kevin Nowlan
by way of Green Lantern #61
Gil Kane

Detective Comics #950 variant
Rafael Albuquerque
A sword bisects this creepy shot of Batman and Azrael, lit up by ethereal flame. They're both holding the hilt of this sword, but it's unclear if they are a team or not. Great composition and detail.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7
Yanick Panquette
Yeah Birds! Fight those stupid zodiac signs! This cover is really dynamic and the use of "see-through" antagonists allows the page to be busy but still highlight the titular characters. And I love seeing Capricorn taken down a peg!

Titans #8 variant
Nick Bradshaw and Alex Sinclair
This is like a "day in the life" story of the Titans, told in one image. There's so much happening you don't know where to look first. And it's all going down in the Big Apple! They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Well that goes double for my "Best Covers" lists.

New Super-Man #8 variant
Bernard Chang
If you can't crack a smile at this one, then you are dead inside. Celebrating the Chinese New Year with a little red envelope motif and Kong Kenan clutching a rooster. In the 1990s, they would have made this cover openable and slipped some fake money inside. And probably slapped an ugly hologram and foil on the thing, too.

Wonder Woman #16 variant
Jenny Frison
Uh, Wonder Woman flying a three-headed dragon bound by her magic lasso. Do we even need an issue? This image will suffice. My mind is spinning with the story implications. First off: a multi-volume detailed history of this dragon and how he got stuck with a lame old ram's head.

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