Thursday, September 13, 2018

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week: September 12, 2018

NOW That's What I Call Covers! vol. 68

There were so many good comic book covers coming out of DC Comics this week, I had to cut one and slap another one here in the intro! Now you're cooking with gas, boy! Is that a good euphemism for comic book publishing? I'm not sure, I think some gas is probably involved.

 Detective Comics #988
Stephen Segovia
This issue has a terrific painted-lookin' variant by Mark Brooks, but I think this version is much more effective. The beckoning cover copy, the police "do not cross" tape, a chalk outline rendered in fire...this could be the cover to a mystery novel. Which, in a way, it is.

 Red Hood and the Outlaws #26 variant
Yasmine Putri
Boy, this image has a lot going on in it. A little homage to Jock's famous Black Mirror cover, a bloody, goopy Red Hood mask. It's sheer mastery in terms of foreshortening and perspective. I think this will make a fine t-shirt, so get on that DC.

 Supergirl #22 variant
Amanda Conner
You can tell when Amanda Conner's done a cover, because it's bound to make you smile. This makes me annoyed that this scene isn't actually in the comic. There's nothing to be said except that Amanda Conner is one of the greatest comic book talents of our time, and the fact that she isn't under some expensive contract to a mainstream publisher must either be by her choice or by the industry's stupidity.

 Catwoman #3 variant
Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Well, this will certainly spike the shipping numbers. I love this guy's work, obviously an absolute master of his craft, but I'll be damned if the women's faces he draws aren't reminiscent of bugs. The whole scene here is captivating, though, and certainly inspiring.

Superman #3 variant
Adam Hughes
They've been spitting out some iconic images of Clark since Bendis took over writing the Man of Tomorrow, and this is another of them. Initially, I passed this over because, well, it's just a guy pulling his tie off. But when you see the flames reflected in his glasses, and the tell-tale "S" peeking from his shirt collar, you feel like something good is about to happen.

1 comment:

  1. I don't even read Superman, but I'm searching out that cover for my rotating comic art collection on my office wall. It yells "This is a job for SUPERMAN!" more than anything I've seen in a long time. Thanks for the heads up on that one. Great picks all the way around as usual!