The Best of the Week in Covers keep on picturing their friends and co-workers as golden-brown turkeys simmering in their own juices. Soon, Best of the Week in Covers. Soon.
Pinup, yes. But a glorious one. A glorious class photo. Even if it’s a class of filthy, filthy mutants. I think the real best-in-class though is the new logo by Jared K. Fletcher. Very mod and appropriate to the retro themes.
Agent Provocateur comes to mind. The Jake Ellis covers are always refreshing and clean. This one’s even a bit ominous. We dig on the green monochrome and the bold typography.
Again, disclaimer: I write the AR recaps for this and a few other Marvel NOW! titles, but I’m also on record as a massive Esad Ribic and Thor fan.This one’s part of a larger image which will continue into issue #2, but it works quite well on its own. It’s just so gosh-darned metal, you guys. It’s that sword & sorcery torch passed, without so much as a stutter step from Frazetta to Ribic. We even get a tease of Old King Thor up there. Trust me, character to watch in 2013. Well, you’ve read the book. You know.
There’s not nearly enough Michael Lark in our lives. There just isn’t. As if we needed reminding that Lark’s one of the most valuable artists in the crime genre, we’ve got this bruised and wild-eyed confrontation. This one’s also got one of my all-time favorite design elements in the form of telephone poles and wires. They make anything look better, let alone an amazing portrait like this.