The Best of the Week in Covers – 08/25/2010

They say that love makes the world go 'round. This is accurate. Were you expecting me to say it was actually great covers that make the world go 'round? Because that's silly. 

Ghost Projekt #4

cover by Steve Rolston

This is the Dark Rider. He wants to get cozy in your recurring nightmares. Then during the day, he's going to help Wolfmother move their gear from gig to gig. But at night…

 

Sense & Sensibility #4

Cover by Skottie Young

In this installment of Sense & Sensibility, the Dashwood girls travel out to the countryside under the watchful eye of the space pirate Jennings. They uncover the abandoned estate of the notorious former assassin Willoughby, and despite their better judgment, venture inside. But what secrets are entombed within the ruined walls? (It's Master Mold). 

Can I just say I love the look of the grass here? The color and the movement of it? The shabbiness of the girls' hair. There's something a little spooky about all of it, but no shortage of whimsy either. So much atmosphere. 

 

Action Comics #892

Cover by David Finch

Is it…Is it possible that Luthor's armor doesn't look nearly so lame as usual here? It has a lot to do with the desaturation of the typically vibrant, garish hues and Finch's extreme attention to mechanical detail. I also love the movement in this piece, a perfectly framed snapshot of ferocious action. And I'm still in awe at just how cool the Action Comics logo looks. It's one of the best in the business. 

 

Muppet Snow White #4

Cover by David Petersen

Nobody quite captures the trappings of chivalry or organic texture like Petersen. Kermy's gotten into another fine mess, and the expression is perfect. Extra points for the inclusion of Uncle Deadly, easily the creepiest of all the Muppets. 

Comments

  1. What about my love of great covers?  Does that contribute to the rotation?

    I had a pair of aqua and purple Jordan 5’s (http://bit.ly/9t5Ymw) when I was in high school that would coordinate well with Lex’s suit.  

  2. That Lex Luthor Action cover is my favorite superhero…errr…supervillain cover in a long time.

  3. What a great set of covers. 

    For the record, I’d totally read "Sense & Sensibility & Space Pirates".  You may have found the next big thing.

  4. I think that Sense cover is a n homage to Wyeth’s Christina’s World painting.

  5. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @brassai2003 – Oh, definitely. Using the grass as negative space like that. I was reminded of Wyeth too, but also Van Gogh in terms of the texture. 

  6. @stuclach:  Wow.  Never thought I’d read you making a sneaker reference.  I did love the cover.  Though I didn’t know what the After Infantino reference was to.

  7. Everytime I see that Sense and Sensibility comic I keep thinking it ends with ‘& Sea Monsters’.

  8. I dig that Ghost Projekt cover.

    Very Frank Frazetta-esque.

  9. WW 602 had very good composition, typography and overall layout. But I can see why you wouldn’t pick it.

  10. There’s a very Munch/Van Gogh sensibility to Skottie Young’s cover which is just fantastic. I too really loved the Action Comics cover.Oh the books I read this week, I’d toss in Green Arrow #3 and Justice League: Generation Lost. Chiang’s run of covers on JL:GL have been great.

  11. @prax–i think Andrew Wyeth is more appropriate. That cover is right out of the Helga/Christina series’.

  12. S and S cover is all sorts of ace. The other covers leave me a little cold this week (and I normally LOVE Petersen and you’re right – he does inky texture better than anyone). 

    Loved invincible (always), Namor (I’m a sucker for a good Jae Lee cover), Black Widow and the text placement of Secret Warriors myself. 

  13. This is not a quibble with the cover just the practicality of Luthor’s armor. No head protection?! That’s just not safe. Not at all.

  14. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    He actually mentions having a force-field around his head in the issue. For what it’s worth. 

  15. @PaulMontgomery : he does? Ok. Cool. At least its addressed.

  16. That’s Uncle Deadly?  I could have sworn that was Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern…..