Monday, July 30, 2012

Art Attack: October 2012's Coolest Covers

-I can never ever get enough Dustin Nguyen in my life.

-I've seen prettier covers from Phil Noto than his Astonishing X-Men for this month, but few more inventive. The man has range.

-J.H. Williams is a fantastic Wonder Woman artist. He excels at strong females, as he has shown on Promethea and now Batwoman. He also does a great job portraying exotic beauty outside what we think of as the norm, which some folks have a tough time nailing with Diana, but that's how she should look (in my opinion).

-As many lengthy Marvel runs are wrapping this month, we get some great retrospective cover pieces, but perhaps none as majestic and flat out pretty as Steve Epting's Captain America. The colors add a lot too.

-Francis Manapul's design sense is nuanced and exploratory, but he also knows how to just make a good ol' fashioned super hero cover.

-After all these years, Alex Ross can still produce images that just leap off the page in an almost spooky way, and his Ghost cover does just that.

-Lotta Dave Johnson this month. That's a great thing.

-Francesco Francavilla and zombies seems like a match made in...heaven? That seems wrong. But it looks good.

-I never knew how much I needed Frazer Irving to draw the Masters of the Universe.

-Todd McFarlane is on a freakin' roll in 2012. Awesome!

-Michael Komarck is the next big thing in cover artists as far as I'm concerned.

AMERICAN VAMPIRES: LORD OF VAMPIRES #5 by Dustin Nguyen
ANIMAL MAN #13 by Steve Pugh
ASTONISHING X-MEN #55 by Phil Noto
AVENGERS ACADEMY #38 by Giuseppe Camuncoli
BATMAN & ROBIN #13 by Patrick Gleason
BATWOMAN #13 by J.H. Williams III
BILLY THE KID'S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES & THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #1 by Kyle Hotz
BPRD: 1948 #1 by Dave Johnson
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #14 by Georges Jeanty
CAPTAIN AMERICA #19 by Steve Epting
DEADPOOL #63 by Dave Johnson
THE FLASH #13 by Francis Manapul
GHOST #1 by Alex Ross
GHOSTS #1 by Dave Johnson
GLORY #29 by Ross Campbell
HACK/SLASH #21 by Tim Seeley
HAWKEYE #3 by David Aja
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527 by Salvador Larroca
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7 by Ty Templeton
MARVEL ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN #1 by Francesco Francavilla
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: ORIGIN OF SKELETOR #1 by Frazer Irving
ORCHID #10 by Massimo Carnevale
SPAWN #224 by Todd McFarlane
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #17 by Michael Komarck
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 by John Cassaday
UNCANNY X-MEN #20 by Carlos Pacheco
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #18 by Nick Bradshaw
WOLVERINE MAX #1 by Jock
WONDER WOMAN #13 by Cliff Chiang
X-MEN LEGACY #275 by Mark Brooks