Thursday, February 17, 2011

Art Attack: May 2011's Coolest Covers

-Kenneth Rocafort is a helluva talent. Very interested to see him on a big-time super hero like Superman.

-Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic makes the list twice, snatching the top cover artist crown in her household for one month from husband Marko with the aid of a space-faring Raccoon! To be fair, that's a tough hand to beat...

-Palyfulness and creativity goes a long way, as seen on Billy Tan's cover to Avengers Academy.

-Dan Jurgens' cover to Booster Gold is the best visual teaser to Flashpoint I've seen yet for my money. He knows how to bring it.

-Paolo Rivera's Chris Evans as Captain America: Damn.

-I can never get enough Scott Kolins drawing Professor Zoom. On the subject, I'd love to see the other Zoom back for Flashpoint in some form.

-So that's what a David Aja Green Arrow cover would look like. Very nice.

-I am so enamored of that 1950's Avengers team Mike Deodato draws on the cover of New Avengers. How can anybody handle the combined barechested gusto of both Kraven and Sabretooth?

-The cover to Northlanders reminds me of the ice painting my mother does, which makes me wonder if Massimo Carnevale used that technique.

-Speaking of Mike Deodato, that is a great shot of the new Venom and really gives him some distance from his predecessors straight off just with the cocky smile beneath the mask.

ACTION COMICS #901 by Kenneth Rocafort
ANNIHILATORS #3 by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #6 by Adam Kubert
AVENGERS ACADEMY #13 by Billy Tan
BOOSTER GOLD #44 by Dan Jurgens
CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE #1 by Paolo Rivera
DEADPOOL #37 by Dave Johnson
DETECTIVE COMICS #877 by Jock
FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN #1 by Marko Djurdjevic
THE FLASH #13 by Scott Kolins
GREEN ARROW #12 by David Aja
HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT #4 by Mike Perkins
HELLBLAZER #279 by Simon Bisley
KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL #4 by Darick Robertson
MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME #4 by Michael Komarck
MOON KNIGHT #1 by Alex Maleev
NEW AVENGERS #10 by Mike Deodato
NORTHLANDERS #40 by Massimo Carnevale
OZMA OF OZ #6 by Skottie Young
SECRET AVENGERS #13 by Adi Granov
SPIDER-GIRL #7 by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
SPIDEY SUNDAY SPECTACULAR! #1 by Marcos Martin
STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 by Mark Buckingham
VENOM #3 by Mike Deodato
X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1 by Ed McGuinness

6 comments:

Chris Schillig said...

I love the Zombies cover because it features the Jack of Hearts, one of my favorite under-utilized characters in all Marveldom.

Ben Morse said...

Say what you will about Jack of Hearts, the man has a great costume (that I'm sure artists hate drawing because of its complexity).

D Finchy said...

I'm an artist, and I love drawing it. Specifically because of its complexity.

Ben Morse said...

Well there you go!

David H. said...

oh boy did you ever pick the wrong variant cover to feature here when it comes to Annihilators#3.

Phillis said...

I totally match with anything you have written.