Covers aren’t just cute like everybody supposes, They’ve got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses.
How often do we see a war comic with such an elegant cover image, but Peter Panzerfaust is no ordinary war comic. Love the complicated tangle of branches, how it isolates these two characters from each other, much like time and circumstance.
Speaking of cover images atypical to their genre, would you believe this is a zombie/vampire jam? That the man in the chair is the vampire? Here’s an image that raises a dozen questions, both to those unfamiliar with the series and to dedicated readers alike.
Though the title logo kinda of gets in the way a smidgeon, this works as a glorious period poster, a futurist vision from a time long gone. It wouldn’t be out of place in the next Bioshock game, especially given its skyward setting. The gold color scheme is practically decadent.
Again, the red and yellow motif in this second arc is such a profound improvement over the anti-freeze green of the first. I’d say it was easier on the eyes, but that doesn’t account for just how deeply disturbing this image is. It’s not just the concept of a woman trapped in the roots of an old tree. It’s that look of desperation, her grip on the roots. And the texture and color too, I think. The aggressive red, the sickly yellow. You can feel the gnarled wood and the sandy soil, every dried leaf and bit of kindling. It’s uncomfortable and it should be.
I will never ever get tired of Gabe Hardman drawing clothed apes with projectile weapons. Or Dr. Zaius’ ominous visage as a background element. A stunning battle cry. I’d be thrilled to see this hanging outside a multiplex.