The Best of the Week in Covers – 08.08.2012

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney is unimpressed, but we’re not nearly as critical. Here are some of our favorite covers this week.


It Girl! And the Atomics #1
By Mike Allred

The only thing better than this playful magazine mock-up is the It Girl! symbol itself.

Resurrection Man #12
By Francesco Francavilla

If you’ve gotta go out, go out big. I hope this isn’t the last we see of ol’ Mitch, and knowing him, he’ll emerge again another day with even more power and potential. A wonderful color scheme here, with a bit of cantaloupe and honeydew.

Buffy the Vampire Slayers Season 9 #12
By Phil Noto

As with that last one, this is all about color. Contrasting color. Sometimes all it takes is a slam dunk pinup, executed with striking panache.

Space Punisher #2
By Mark Texeira

It’s the cape.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
By Jae Lee

Can we just talk about the shoes? In all seriousness, that warm yellow is such a rich choice for negative space. For an image so kinky, it’s positively deluxe. I’m reminded of the legendary Purple Orchid ’round the block, before it became a fried chicken joint.


  1. I bought It Girl simply because of the text “Does Wearing Fur Make You A Villain?”

    Because yes, it really does.

  2. Now I have to read all of Resurrection Man.

  3. Jae Lee: Still can’t draw feet apparently!

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      What’s wrong with the feet? They’re just very extreme shoes.

    • Actually I think he drew the only full feet in this week’s batch.

    • The (unproven) anachronism of the shoes still bothers me. Maybe it’s because stilletto’d platforms are now mainstream, but it feels like a shoe that wouldn’t have existed 20+ years ago.

      of course, now that i think about it, the boy-cut shorts probably wouldn’t have been, either. 🙂

    • But those aren’t shorts, they are underwear. It makes sense in the context of the actual story.

    • boy-cut shorts are the name for a type of women’s underwear.

    • Apparently platform pumps didn’t appear in high fashion until the early 90’s. Not sure how long the existed in the fetish community or whatever before then.

      And yes, I did look that up!

  4. I heart Phil Noto.

  5. Regarding that Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2 cover; “Are you my mommy?” indeed!

  6. I think I’m the only person in the world that doesn’t like Allred’s art.

  7. So sad that I can’t keep up with Buffy because it’s not on comixology. I know I can buy it digitally on DH but I want it in my “library” in comixology T-T…