Covers are what happens when we’re busy making other plans.
American Vampire #23
The pastiche of 50s advertising is pretty sublime, but the cropping makes this one even stronger.
The Unwritten #33.5
Turning a puppet into an object of terror is fairly common, but lending fear to the puppet itself is something altogether different. Shimizu’s always doing something fascinating with line, especially white or light colored line. It’s stark and alluring.
Dark Shadows #3
Barnabas Collins is one of my favorite vampire characters, a powerful figure of romance and tragedy. He also has my favorite vampire haircut, captured so well here. Love Francavilla’s choice of zooming in so close on this moment of savagery and using the perfectly orange blood as backdrop for a second scene.
Creepy Comics #7
Just love the atmosphere in this one. There’s a nice flow too, as you follow each of these guys back into a nice line toward the vibrant red entrance to the crypt. Thanos’ lady love has never looked so good.