Covers of the Week

I’m quite disappointed with the selection of covers on offer from what I bought this week. There are some ok ones like the Marvel Now! Point One issue and Batwoman #13 but the rest are decidedly average. Thank god for these two exceptional covers that perk up an otherwise miserable selection:

Wonder Woman #13
(By Cliff Chiang)

Despite the horrendous Arrow banner that is sullying all of this month’s worth of DC Comics. This continues the trend of amazing Cliff Chiang covers for one the best books of the New 52. It is fully of energy and some good foreshadowing for what is to come in the next few months. (Hint: those are Ares’ bloody footprints!) I also love the robe that Diana is using to fend off the intense desert sun.

Captain Marvel #5(By Terry and Rachel Dooson)

I just really like the detail on this cover. It has Captain Marvel kicking arse and being her awesome self. The battle damage on the uniform realistic. As in there are a few tears where she has been hit but the rest is wear and tear like on her fist which she has been punching seven shades of crap out of something. It’s more, Carol Danvers action hero rather than, Carol Danvers pinup which is always good to see.

And that’s it for this week. Like I said, quite disappointing. Hopefully things will pick up a bit more next week!

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5 thoughts on “Covers of the Week

  1. Animal Man is “one of the best books of the New 52” as well. It is my favorite New 52 series, along with Team 7.
    What makes Animal Man so special is the way Lemire deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

    1. I’m loving Animal Man too! Such a good read and it complements Swamp Thing perfectly. It is going to be interesting to where it goes after Rotworld is finished.

      1. Steel makes a guest star appearance in Rotworld. I’m a big fan of John Henry Irons, so I’m very glad he didn’t fall into oblivion after the closure of his awesome solo series. A character like Steel written by a writer like Lemire… wonderful!
        I agree, it’s impossible to predict how A – Man is going to be after Rotworld is finished. But this is what makes comics interesting to read. Thank you for your reply! : )

      2. No problem!

        I liked Steel’s very brief time in Action Comics. He’s one of those characters who just needs a good writer and artist team to really showcase how good he is. You never know Rotworld may be a way for him to step into the spotlight 🙂

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