The Best of the Week in Covers – 05.23.2012

Covers. If your copy of the comic is without this part, something happened.

Justice League Dark #9
By Ryan Sook

The swollen, distended abdomen of a humanoid spider creature will never not be totally, totally gross. The icing here is that, given his expression, Constantine just figured out what’s up, while everyone else is totally oblivious.

Ragemoor #3
By Richard Corben

Everybody draws tentacles and cephalopod arms. Not everybody thinks about how the musculature works. Corben does.

The Unwritten #37
By Yuko Shimizu

Anyone who’s ever attempted to learn a musical instrument, particularly in the brass family, knows this feeling all too well.

Prophet #25
By Simon Roy and Jason Wordie

I read the issue and I still have very little idea as to how we reached this point. Are we in outer space? In the confines of a human cell? An alien cell? A plant cell? Prophet is clearly the mitochondria in this situation. Are there chloroplasts, is the big question. Is this membrane semi-permeable? Can anyone hear him scream, should he so choose to do so?

The Flash #9
By Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Gorillas in the midst! I’m not entirely comfortable with where this is going, but Grodd and his cronies have rarely looked so good.


  1. Yes. Corben does.

  2. As far as I’m concerned Yuko’s Unwritten covers are the cover of the week whenever they come out.

  3. Great group of covers this week, my personal favorite was the All Star Western cover and the Secret Avengers cover (I’m a sucker for anything Alan Davis draws).

  4. Can’t Flash just vibrate his way through the earth to escape?

  5. Manapul can’t do no wrong, such a great talent!

  6. I actually really liked the Mister X cover of DHP this week. Very striking in its stark white with the rich navy and subdued blues, reds, and yellows.

  7. It’s a fine cover, but man oh man, that Justice Leage Dark title logo is just so obtrusive. It actually works better on this particular issue than on some of the earlier ones, but that’s not saying much.

  8. MadCowDzz (@DarylFritz) says:

    I love the colour and pattern on SMOKE AND MIRRORS #3 COVER B.

  9. Is anyone ever gonna beat Unwritten and Prophet? Probably not. The only other titles that have had consistently brilliant covers that I can think of are Hellboy/BPRD, Fables, and maybe 100 Bullets.

    The gorillas look great, but something about Flash’s right knee bothers me. It looks like that gorilla is grabbing a cardboard cutout Flash.

  10. I like The Flash cover.
    I smell a roger water’s concept album about Grodd. I hope to hear another super Jeff Beck solo, and randy (dog, american idol) on bass.