(Kenneth Rocafort & Sunny Gho)
Another issue of Superman and more beautiful Rocafort art! I cannot get enough of Kenneth’s style and attention to detail. Here we get a great juxtaposition image of Superman and Lex Luthor doing what they do best, having an intense confrontation. I am also a fan of tag-lines on covers (call me old fashioned) and the “Lex Luthor Reflection of a Deranged Mind!” tag wet my appetite for what was to happen inside the issue itself. Rocafort is quickly becoming one of my favourite artists and I am loving him on Superman.
All-New X-Men #5
(Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger & Marte Gracia)
I am a big Jean Grey fan so seeing Immonen and Co’s latest All-New X-Men cover focus on her made it a must for the selection this week. Here we get glimpses at some of the key moments from Jean’s life with an image of her younger, now present day self (because you know…timey wimey) looming in the background witnessing it all. It speaks volumes about the events of the issue and the change we see in the Young Jean because of it. Knowing her whole future changes her considerably. It also helps that it is a damn fine looking cover!