July, July, July. Covers never seemed so strange.
Last week we found a harrowing image of fire in Jock’s cover for Scalped #59. This week, we watch that inferno continue to rage in an angry maelstrom of Alan Scott’s own fury. Our hero is angry, and for very good reason. Reis keeps the blaze under control with a masterful, almost mystical, appreciation for the lethal, ethereal element.
Okay, so, the classic asymmetrical portrait. But a really strong one, given Bianchi’s deft manipulation of light and dark. And the color, too. It’s easy to get lost in this one, even just charting the artist’s sublime control of shadow and tone.
By Adam Hughes
Over the next few days, the heat index in my area will reach something like 108 degrees. This is exactly the state of mind I need to cultivate to survive that simmer. In all seriousness, I most like the negative space here. It’s an ideal composition for a cover, meaning DC really has to try if they want to overwhelm the image with logos and banners and things. I also need to scour the local papers for a van so I can have this airbrushed on the hood or something.