My Favourite Covers
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme? For Detective Comics, the crown goes to: Detective Comics #218. Another Detective Comics cover, another puzzling question from me of “what is going on here?” It’s a complete role-reversal as Robin is grown-up and Batman is a just kid. How did this happen? Is it a dream? Alternate reality? Or something even stranger? Besides the concept, I love the shot of Robin Senior punching the crook with such a visceral force and I also like how Batman Junior and the goons that are restraining him are agasp at what they are witnessing. A nice dynamic cover featuring an all-new Dynamic Duo! For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #196. A very emotional cover is on display here as the lone figure of Peter Parker sullenly stands over the grave of his dear Aunt May Parker. This image only confirms that the cliffhanger from the previous issue was indeed true, that Peter has lost another loved one. For those that hadn’t read the previous issue, the revelation of the name on the tombstone would compel anyone to check it out to find out what truly happened. Last, but certainly not least, is the star of the cover: Spider-Man’s image (mad at the cruel twist of fate that the world has unleashed on him) emblazoned against the night sky. The interesting technique of how he is drawn with the red line art silhouette still presents his classic colours of red and blue but with a clever twist. A beautiful and haunting cover indeed.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!