The Best of the Week in Covers – 09.26.2012

Covers! But only the best ones. Cuz you’re worth it. Girl.

Adventure Time #8
By Drew Weing

Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? It doesn’t get much more whimsical than a hot air balloon voyage with a boy, his dog and a princess. I am ensorcelled.

National Comics: Rose & Thorn #1
By Ryan Sook

Through the looking glass. Once again, Ryan Sook composes a gift that keeps on giving. Every square inch of this image is rich with detail and narrative purpose.

Popeye #5
By Bruce Ozella

Ozella’s Popeye is strong to the finish each and every issue. I love that he’s using a spent spinach can to hold his brushes and pens.

Adventure Time #8
by Phil McAndrew

I mean, c’mon. Those willow trees, like molten taffy. The legion of monsters hiding in the shadows of the cave, just out of light’s reach. It’s rare we get to highlight something so deeply, remarkably pretty. It’s my favorite children’s book I’ve never read.


  1. I don’t think Popeye is gonna make it in the industry with those stick figures…

    • The second feature in this month’s issue includes a lot of that. Popeye is drawing a comic to entertain Swee’ Pea. It’s not my favorite of the two. But there’s some charm to it.

  2. Love your comment about Phil McAndrew’s Adventure Time cover. It just *looks* like a children’s classic (granted, I’ve never understood the whole Adventure Time thing, but that’s not really the point, right?)

    • Lovely watercolor right? Adds that extra bit of texture. That cover in particular far more serene than the general tone of Adventure Time. But I’m so enamored of the artists they’re calling on, especially for the alternate covers and backup stories. Sort of like the people who’ve contributed to the Fraggle Rock books. There’s a lot of love for children’s programming and animation in the indie comic art community, and there’s so much stylistic variety to be found in these projects. I think big two house styles have made discovery like this more of a rarity than it ought to be.

  3. Both those Adventure Time covers are spectacular. That series deserves a lot of praise for its covers, interior art, story, creativity, and just about everything else imaginable. There are few comics that are more fun.

  4. The Elephantmen cover from this week was great too. Great Brandon Graham artwork.

  5. Color me unimpressed with these, what a weak week.

  6. No love for the Wolverine and the X-Men cover?

  7. Ozymandias #3 and Wolverine and the X-Men 17 were my choices for the week, but the ones above are all great.