Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art Attack: August 2012's Coolest Covers

-That Dustin Weaver cover to Astonishing X-Men is intriguing. I have a sense of what's going on (Wolverine and a bomb are involved), but it's abstract enough to get me curious. Well done.

-Chris Samnee is my cover artist of the month. His work on Avenging Spider-Man and Daredevil both demonstrate blending the super heroic with the civilian for a combination of excitement and heart. He nails Spidey and DD, but his work also gets me genuinely invested in Aunt May and Foggy Nelson as well.

-Look at the care in the background and border elements of the BPRD cover by Ryan Sook; the devil is in the details.

-Captain Marvel #3 by Ed McGuinness is currently my desktop background at work; Deadpool #59 by Dave Johnson at home.

-Frank Miller, man. Gross. Love it.

-That David Aja cover to Hawkeye #1 has been out there for awhile now, but it's still so striking.

-Ask anybody, I'm a sucker for images that incorporate super heroes or villains playing chess. See New Mutants #10, Doomwar #3 and now Invincible Iron Man #522 by Salvador Larroca.

-I thought that Guillem March cover to National Comics: Looker #1 was great even before I saw the clever touch with the camera.

-Steve Epting's Winter Soldier #9 cover strikes me as an image that would have made a great movie poster in like 1987--which I dig greatly.

ANIMAL MAN #12 by Yanick Paquette & Steve Pugh
ASTONISHING X-MEN #53 by Dustin Weaver
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #9 by Jim Cheung
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #11 by Chris Samnee
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #7 by Dustin Nguyen
BPRD: HELL ON EARTH - RETURN OF THE MASTER #1 by Ryan Sook
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE #1 by Steve Morris
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 by Ed McGuinness
THE CREEP #0 by Frank Miller
DAREDEVIL #16 by Chris Samnee
DEADPOOL #59 by Dave Johnson
DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 by Kaare Andrews
DEFENDERS #9 by Terry Dodson
THE GOON #41 by Eric Powell
HAWKEYE #1 by David Aja
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522 by Salvador Larroca
THE MASSIVE #3 by Rafael Grampa
NATIONAL COMICS: LOOK #1 by Guillem March
NEW MUTANTS #47 by John Tyler Christopher
THE PUNISHER #14 by Mico Suayan
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12 by Kenneth Rocafort
SWAMP THING #12 by Yanick Paquette & Steve Pugh
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #14 by Michael Komarck
UNTOLD TALES OF THE PUNISHER MAX #3 by Esad Ribic
VENOM #23 by Patch Zircher
WINTER SOLDIER #9 by Steve Epting