Thursday, February 1, 2018

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 1/31/18

Fifth Weak

This month has a fifth Wednesday, so you know what that means! A bunch of Annual issues and some schedule leftovers. It wasn't always this week! Despite the meager offerings, I came up with five of the best covers from DC Comics this week, so read on to find out what they are!


Harley Quinn #36 variant
Frank Cho and Sabine Rich
This image wouldn't normally rate on this weekly list, but with Frank Cho on pencils it's not hard to say it's an amazing piece of work. It seems frozen in time, Harley's legs akimbo as she is dragged further upward. And the dialogue balloon! It just looks nice, and the anatomy for both figures is on point.

Dark Nights Metal #5
Greg Capullo and Fco Plascencia
This image is reminiscent of a panel from the first appearance of the Joker in Batman #1 (April 1940), wherein the Joker is dressed like a cop and draws a joker to spook the fella he's supposed to protect. Beyond that, it looks fairly cool. Not all that dynamic, but sometimes images don't need to be dynamic to be effective. This is one of those times.

Mystik U #2
Julian Totino Tedesco
Now here's a very nice arrangement: the stuff in the background looks like an ethereal dream while the foreground is...well, more tangible-looking people dancing. The limited color palette used is very effective, as well. This is a nicely-composed cover, and under the right emotional conditions could get me to snatch a copy from my comic book shop.

Deathstroke Annual #1
Ryan Sook
Speaking of limited color palette! I love two-tone cover images, but black and white is probably the most "risky" to tackle. You run the risk of the cover looking very plain. This cover doesn't look plain, in fact it looks very stark and like something one might find covering a manifesto or other paranoid bit of reading. The sword helps to bisect the character's duality very cleanly.

Dark Nights Metal #5 variant
Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey
Here was an easy one to pick: the one drawn by Tony S. Daniel. Gosh, this guy is terrific. Some colors added by expert hue-slinger Tomeu Morey, and you've got a near-classic piece of superhero stuff. I'd say I want Tony to draw a Wonder Woman or Black Adam comic, but in truth I just want him to draw all the things, always.

1 comment:

  1. some damn good covers considering the limited choice available for a fifth week!