Thursday, July 19, 2018

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week: June 18, 2018

Mama's Serving Up the Comic Books, Yes, We Got 'Em For Sale

It was a pretty light New Comic Book Day for DC Comics this week, but for some reason there were lots of pretty good covers! I had to pare this list down from six total. Which one didn't make the cut? You'll never know! That's all part of the behind-the-scenes process, folks. Maybe for the Blu-Ray release, we'll show off the covers that didn't make the lists. But for now, let's look at this week's best of the best of the best!

Batman #51
Lee Weeks
There's so much to like about this cover. The flat orange and brown skyline plays perfectly against the dramatic action in the foreground; the drips are a nice touch. Weeks used shadow perfectly in his image, focusing your eye on Mr. Freeze's head, which is almost the dead-center of the image. Nice stuff.

Batwoman #17
Dan Panosian
I don't know what it is about Batwoman that gets artists to just go off on the covers, but both covers of this issue made the list this week and I'm not sorry. This one finds so much detail while still maintaining the black and red color palette so commonly seen wrapping issues of this series. Choosing green for the Batwoman logo was also a nice touch, it offset the duo tone nature of the image below it.

Harley Quinn #40
Amanda Conner
You don't need to twist my arm to get me to look at Amanda Conner's artwork, and this particular image is livelier than many. The real hero here, however, is Tomeu Morey's spectacular color work, which makes this look like something you might see in a discotheque. I don't know that this image will get a Fourth World novice so giddy, but I dig it a lot. The Kirby lines on the column and the sign in the background are nice touches, as are the Kirby dots everywhere.

Future Quest Presents #12 variant
Carlos D'Anda
Look, I don't give a nut about Frankenstein Jr. But this image could change my mind. If you can't get jazzed about an expertly-rendered image of a robot fighting a giant purple crab, then I don't know how to help you. The pose is pretty great, but of course it's the background crustacean that really makes this image compelling. I can overlook the fact that it's essentially a robotic crotch shot.

Batwoman #17 variant
Michael Cho
I said both Batwoman covers made this list, and I meant it! This image could make a great t-shirt, mug, mouse's so commercial and so fun, it just tickles me in all my capitalist feels. Michael Cho is an expert at this kind of work, and this image is no exception. Batwoman's grin looks positively cruel; I'm not sure if she's having fun or some kind of a psychotic break. And I don't really mind either way!

1 comment:

  1. Great choices as usual! I think Star Wars #51 deserves an honorable mention, even though it's not DC.