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 #233. This issue features the debut of Bat-Woman and it’s appropriate that she is the focal point. In fact, she’s not only leaving the Batmobile in her dust but she’s absolutely giddy that she’s showing up the Dynamic Duo. I like the way her cape flies in the wind which helps get across the speed she’s moving at and the Bat-Signal lighting up the sky and breaking the border of the main title is a nice added touch as well. That Bat-Woman forgoes the utility belt and wears a purse is a sign of the times while also adding to the character’s individuality. In fact, imagine being back in 1956 and witnessing this new character emblazoned on the cover. Not only would it grab your attention but it would also make you want to find out more about this mysterious addition to the Bat-Family. For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #210. And with this cover we coincidently have the debut of yet another female character, this time in the form of Madame Web. I simply love how the various machinery forms a spiderweb design combining nature and technology in one image. That the spiderweb motif is replicated on the floor as well is an added bonus. On to the character herself, perched on a throne, adorned in an interesting dress with a spider design and so long that it gathers on the floor while also wearing something that resembles sunglasses. What is up with her attire? What is her story? What is with the shades? Is she friend or foe? Questions, questions, questions. Questions that make a reader want to check the issue out and that is nothing short of a job well done.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!