Live! From New York! It’s the Best of the Week in Covers!
As an instant, visceral reaction, my mind immediately went to that Cerebus: High Society paperback I first saw in my family lake house in New Jersey. There’s that starkness to the black and white image, the imperiousness of the city. But then you scan lower and find that beautiful impressionist swirl of light. Reminded of Edouard Cortes and his rain-dappled cityscapes. Oh, and someone’s being murdered! Ghastly. But also, exciting!
By Greg Capullo
“Alright, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my closeup! Ahhhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!”
Inverted cross. Inverted guitar. Sumptuous anarchy.
From the blood-red tones to the emptiness of the recording studio, it’s a weirdly ominous scene. The real momentum though is in the empty guitar stand. That’s a call to action. Love the cover treatment for this volume.