Monday, December 3, 2012

Art Attack: February 2013's Coolest Covers


-Does anybody know if the Avengers Arena #4 and #5 covers are movie homages and if so to what? I could ask Bill Rosemann but his office is way on the other side of the building from mine.

-As much as I miss Paolo Rivera on Daredevil interiors, I’m really enjoying his work on covers for Avenging Spider-Man. No, Spidey is not a new character for Paolo, but with his flexibility and quirkiness—Spider-Man’s, not Paolo’s—he’s a perfect fit. Cool to see him drawing the Future Foundation as well. More Marvel characters I want to see Paolo draw: Beta Ray Bill, She-Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy and every other one.

-Pat Gleason draws shadows really well; it may seem like a small thing, but it’s not.

-At first glance, that Captain Marvel cover from Joe Quinones would appear to have very little action, and it doesn’t have much in the way of the physical, but the emotion in Carol Danvers’ face, the longing, is just as action-packed as a big punch in its own manner. That logo treatment is cool too.

-Chris Samnee brings one of the best parts of the amazing Daredevil movie to comics! You rock, Chris Samnee! I am not being sarcastic!

-Mike Del Mundo’s Deadpool Killustrated is just…brilliant. Know what I love? That Tom Sawyer hooked that little fold on the top of Deadpool’s hood. The little things.

-What exactly is going on there on Ross Campbell’s Glory cover? Is the mouth opening to envelop Glory? Is Glory trying to pry the mouth open with her fists? It’s got me asking questions and that’s the way you sell comics.

-Aaron Kuder is going to be a big deal.

-I'll miss you, Simon Bisley Hellblazer covers.

-Marcos Martin is back! That Morbius cover is clever, setting a decisively different urban tone for the book, and the Nova piece is just strikingly beautiful.

-That Jae Lee Phantom Stranger cover scares the crap out of me!

-I’m a broken record on the Todd McFarlane Spawn homage covers by now, right?

-Gorr the God Butcher by Esad Ribic is one of my favorite designs in ages. It’s simple but effective; awesome because it’s so primal and stripped down.

-Shane David draws a delicious sandwich!

-Another home run from Mike Del Mundo on X-Men Legacy! The fastest rising star in comic book covers for my money.

ACTION COMICS #17 by Rags Morales

AVENGERS ARENA #4 by Bobby Rubio

AVENGERS ARENA #5 by Joe Quinones

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 by Paolo Rivera

BATMAN & ROBIN #17 by Patrick Gleason

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #13 by Dustin Nguyen

BATWOMAN #17 by J.H. Williams #17

BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #2 by Francesco Francavilla

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #5 by Dave Johnson

CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 by Joe Quinones

COLDER #4 by Juan Ferreyra

DAREDEVIL #23 by Chris Samnee

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #17 by Ryan Sook

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #2 by Mike Del Mundo

DIAL H #9 by Brian Bolland

FF #4 by Mike Allred

GAMBIT #9 by Clay Mann

GLORY #33 by Ross Campbell

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #17 by Aaron Kuder

HAWKEYE #8 by David Aja

HELLBLAZER #300 by Simon Bisley

MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #2 by Marcos Martin

NEW AVENGERS #3 by Jock

NOVA #1 by Marcos Martin

PHANTOM STRANGER #5 by Jae Lee

RED SHE-HULK #62 by Jana Schirmer

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #2 by Frank Cho

SCARLET SPIDER #14 by Ryan Stegman

SECRET AVENGERS #1 by Tomm Coker

SPAWN #228 by Todd McFarlane

STAR WARS #2 by Alex Ross

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #5 by Esad Ribic

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #20 by Sara Pichelli

UNCANNY AVENGERS #5 by John Cassaday

VENOM #31 by Shane Davis

WINTER SOLDIER #15 by Declan Shalvey

WOLVERINE MAX #5 by Jock

X-MEN LEGACY #6 by Mike Del Mundo

YOUNG AVENGERS #2 by Jamie McKelvie

YOUNG ROMANCE #1 by Kenneth Rocafort