It is time for the best covers from the week that was. A quick reminder: only comics that I personally have purchased qualify for this piece. If a title contains more than one cover, only the one I own is taken into consideration. Now without further ado:
Detective Comics #14
Jason Fabok does a cover that would make David Finch proud. The pose of Poison Ivy standing confidently in front of a helpless Batman symbolically in her thrall is nice. The characters blend seamlessly into one another and the choice of a green background ties it all together quite nicely.
Uncanny X-Force #33
Nightcrawler certainly means business on this wonderful cover by Jerome Opeña. I simply love the way his costume bleeds into the black background as if they have become one. The look on his face and the splatters of blood all over his body tells us to expect one bloody battle from this unrelenting member of X-Force. The Uncanny X-Force title being coloured to match his blue skin and red eye mark is a nice touch as well.
Legends of the Dark Knight #2
And here is the Cover of the Week by Ben Templesmith and what a cover it is. An overall creepy and chilling cover with the Joker dressed up in Batman’s costume with an excellent use of colour to boot. The “Crisis In Identity” blurb is perfect and the Bat logo having a smiley face shows that even logos aren’t safe when the Joker is around. It makes you wonder what the hell is going on here? It compels you to open the book up for answers and like I always say…that is what truly makes a good cover. With that said, Ben Templesmith, I award you the first place crown this week. Congratulations!
So those are my favourites and it’s a two to one victory for DC with two and one cover for Marvel. What’s your personal Top 3 Covers? Comment below!
3 thoughts on “Covers of the Week 11/07/12”
Talking about the Joker, we were wrong when we stated that he never had a solo series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_(comic_book). It lasted only 9 issues, but Wikipedia says it was an ongoing series, not a miniseries. I really can’t see why it sold so poorly that DC had to close it after 9 issues. Even Voodoo’s solo series lasted longer, and she’s a far less popular character.
“The Joker series commonly premiered in Gotham City and other DC made-up cities. The Joker will go through an adventure facing off a hero or a villain ending with the Joker being sent to prison, “killed” or escaping.”
Routinely seeing your main character be defeated each issue could grate on people after a while. Also this series was made in the late 70s and people might have been less receptive to a villain-centric book then they are now?
“Willie The Weeper was made as a one-time villain in the “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” TV episode “Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!” in which the Joker recruits him into becoming a super-villain again after facing a humiliating defeat”
Thanks for sharing the info! Saw this episode and never would have known the villain in it was a real comic character. I thought he was made for the show.
“Also this series was made in the late 70s and people might have been less receptive to a villain-centric book then they are now?” Exactly. The right idea at the wrong time. Thank you for your reply! : )