The Best of the Week in Covers – 07.04.2012

July, July, July. Covers never seemed so strange.

Earth 2 #3
By Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

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.


Wolverine #310
By Simone Bianchi

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.

Fairest #5

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.


  1. Love all three of these too.

  2. These are all great covers, my personal favorite of the week was Darwyn Cooke’s cover for the latest Rocketeer Adventures.

  3. Great covers, and I like to hear what you iFanboy chaps have to say about them. Yeah, we all have eyes, but we don’t all see things the same way.

  4. 310 Wolverine is the best

  5. I’ve had a Bianchi Wolverine poster hangin in my bedroom for almost two years, and I still find myself staring at it for minutes at a time. There’s no one else like him. He’s the best there is at what he does.

  6. Go get that van now! Now, Now Now!

  7. Simone Bianchi is a great artist and needs to do a lot more covers like that Wolverine one. The effect of Sabertooth clawing off the face and mask of Wolverine is more than extremely well done. It almost made be buy the book.