Remember to have a parent or guardian check your Best of the Week in Covers before gobbling them up. A mean stranger could’ve put razor blades in there. Or worse, Good’n'Plenty.
I’m not terribly fond of babies, personally. They’re not hugely articulate. They also tend to grow up to become people, which seems unfortunate. However, these babies are delightful, each in their own way. It’s a scheme that’s worked for the Muppets and I think, briefly, the ThunderCats and the Justice League. There’s just something about Magneto in a onesie. Or footy pajamas. Whatever you want to call them. The sheer volume of characters, the level of expression, and the unadulterated silliness make this one a winner. And hopefully the first of many. I think Skottie’s working on 30 or 40 of these as variant covers. Expect a baby boom in this feature over the next few months.
Listen. This is a really tight homage to “Dark Knight Triumphant”, the iconic cover to Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns #2. So much so, that I’d imagine a light box was involved. It’s striking and incredibly playful though, so we want to celebrate it. It remains a terrific composition, totally filling the canvas like a molten mound of Faustian dough expanding on a cookie sheet. It’s alive with creases and shadow detail. Don’t anyone teach this indentured hellspawn how to use an iron, okay?
Cripes, these Arrow banners. Despite the noise, the signal rings true though. This looks like a proper saga, replete with a Star Wars style collage of hero and villains. It’s not the most dynamic cover in the run, but it has tons of impact and gravity.
This is a potent and elegant distillation of the mini-series and its exciting premise. A matter-of-fact deconstruction. The Punisher is up against the wall, and some of our favorite heroes have found themselves in his sights. I love the grid. I love the weathered margins.
I wonder if the guy from those Bazooka Joe comics has the same condition. Also, AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!