The Best of the Week in Covers – 10.03.2012

A stack of comic covers wadded thusly and stuffed in an inner pocket, once saved Theodore Roosevelt from an assassin’s bullet during a stump speech. It’s just one of those facts that’s too interesting for your history book, so don’t bother checking.

Daredevil: End of Days #1
By Alex Maleev

It’s bold. It’s all the cards on the table and a statement of commitment to the concept. God’s in his heaven and Matty is on the pavement. And that’s just the beginning. Very Sunset Boulevard.

Before Watchmen: Rorschach
By Lee Bermejo

The only way this could be better? A Kenny Rogers T-shirt and Walt and Jesse squeezed into the booth beside him. Wait. I take that back. To be honest, it’s a little busy. Maybe too busy. Like maybe there’s one element too many. What if he was shaping the eggs into the ink blot shapes with his fork instead of the blood landing that way? Or maybe it’s the eggs that complicate it. I’m not sure. It’s fun to think about though.

The Amazing Spider-Man #695
By Steve McNiven

You take the classic cross-section Peter Parker and you pull the camera off the tripod for a slightly skewed new angle. And it’s golden. And tingly. Also, you never want Fisk making that face at you. That’s the, “I wanted that crab puff, boy!” face. You run. You run away.

Life with Archie #23
By Francesco Francavilla

We adore the vast majority of Francavilla covers, which is great since he produces them with such supernatural frequency. But as ubiquitous and varied as those images are, my favorites may always be his Archie covers. It all comes down to the juxtaposition. They don’t look like any other depictions of Riverdale. The ultimate subversion of expectations. It’s like those doodles of Disney characters from the desk of Adolf Hitler or a serial killer. Except totally not at all because Francavilla is a delightful person, from what I’m told. But you know what I mean.

Hack/Slash #18
By Matt Merhoff

The word you’re looking for is ‘jinkies.’





  1. Love that Hack / Slash… but that skin-dog is creepy.

  2. Amazing Spider-Man cover is awesome. So is Hack/Slash…makes me want to watch something with meddling kids in it.

  3. Francesco Francavilla for the win, Great covers this week.

  4. Hell yeah, Hack/Slash. Though oddly enough that cover is from the future and isn’t out yet. This week’s Hack/Slash #18 also has a great cover by one of my fav artists.

  5. All great covers, but Hack/Slash takes it this week.