Sunday, February 10, 2013

Art Attack: April 2013's Coolest Covers

-If I were making up a list of dream characters I wanted Paolo Rivera to draw, Sleepwalker would likely not be on it, but given his surreal design and Paolo's knack for making fine art out of the unusual, it's a great fit.

-That Pat Gleason Batman is one you could plaster across consumer products, posters, wallpapers, etc. for years to come. It just encapsulates the character perfectly and looks cool as heck. There are a million ways to draw Batman, and to come up with an "on model" version seems wrong, but that's about what I'd picture.

-I've said it before, but I would really really like to see Dustin Nguyen drawing more stuff, y'know? Is he still doing interiors on the Batman Beyond digital book?

-No idea what Dark Horse Presents is about this month, but Dave Johnson really is an outside-the-box master.

-Mike Del Mundo is a revelation, man. He does clever and inventive two different ways this month: funny on Deadpool Killustrated and more cerebral on X-Men Legacy. This guy is only going to get better too. I want to see inside his brain.

-I love Mike Allred's re-imagining of the Yancy Street Gang so much.

-If you're gonna do an homage, homage the best (see: Mighty Skullkickers).

-It may be a different Nova, but it's still a kick to see Mark Bagley drawing a Human Rocket.

-What could be more Ryan Stegman than doing an homage to yourself and a cover you drew a couple months ago? Stegman, you beautiful genius.

-Who/what did Thanos just eat/kill?

-Young Avengers #4 by Jamie McKelvie is currently the wallpaper on my work computer.

ABE SAPIEN: DARK AND TERRIBLE #1 by Max Fiumara

ANGEL & FAITH #21 by Rebekah Isaacs

AVENGERS #9 by Dustin Weaver

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #19 by Paolo Rivera

BATMAN & ROBIN #19 by Patrick Gleason

BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM #1 by Dustin Nguyen

BATWOMAN #19 by Trevor McCarthy

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 by Massimo Carnevale

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #23 by Dave Johnson

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #4 by Mike Del Mundo

FEARLESS DEFENDERS #3 by Mark Brooks

FF #6 by Mike Allred

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19 by Mikel Janin

KATANA #3 by Juan Jose Ryp

THE MASSIVE #11 by J.P. Leon

MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Edwin Huang

MORNING GLORIES #26 by Rodin Esquejo

NEW AVENGERS #5 by Jock

NOVA #3 by Mark Bagley

NOWHERE MEN #5 by Nate Bellegarde

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #7 by Gene Ha

THE ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #3 by Walt Simonson

SCARLET SPIDER #16 by Ryan Stegman

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #21 by Kevin Eastman

THANOS RISING #1 by Simone Bianchi

ULTRON #1AU by Kalman Andrasofszky

UNCANNY X-MEN #4 by Chris Bachalo

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #28 by Alex Maleev

X-MEN LEGACY #9 by Mike Del Mundo

YOUNG AVENGERS #4 by Jamie McKelvie