However, comics are also about getting people excited, or, to be a bit more to the point, about marketing. Those of us in the business try to generate enthusiasm about the product we're producing any way we can so these stories have a fair shot to make their impression.
When it comes to solicitations, Rickey works tirelessly on the words side of the equation and does a great job of it, but no question, when you're dealing with stuff as far out as he is, the images help a lot. No question, a great cover can draw somebody in to read a comic they might not have otherwise given a second look.
(Hey, I totally just spent three hours in the ER because I was having chest pains. Turns out it was just bad indigestion, but it hurt like hell. Right back blogging though--HARDCORE)
The major companies released their solicits for February 2010 last week, and because I dig things that are pretty (and am kinda lazy), I figured I'd throw together a little gallery of the covers that caught my eye. Roll tape...
Obviously this is but a sampling of the awesome covers coming in three months--please share your own favorites!