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 #366. This was a tough choice as I flipped back and forth between #367 (with its creative puzzle piece concept) and the ultimate winner. What put 366 over the edge? While 367 had an interesting concept asking you to piece together the potential killer’s identity, this one had a more intriguing plot. “The shocking story of Batman’s last hour!” is emblazoned on the cover just above a candle that is on the verge of going out itself. Batman is writing his last will and testament, tears streaming down his face as he utters “I have only an hour to live! It’s up to Robin to find my killer–so I can avenge my death from the grave!” Has Batman been poisoned? Is that why he only has an hour to live? This question rattles around in our heads until we read his will and what a shocker it is. In it he is outright naming Dick Grayson as Robin and himself as Bruce Wayne, shattering their well-kept secret identities but this isn’t the only oddity: Batman is leaving Robin $10.66. Yes, you read that right. Bruce Wayne, who is rich beyond imagination, is leaving his crime fighting partner only $10.66. What is going on? Is it a sign? A clue? Has he truly lost it? I need to know and for that reason alone it takes the prize. For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #346. As the cover says: “V is for Vile, Vengeance, and VENOM!” I couldn’t have said it better myself. This is one wickedly awesome cover, an extreme close-up of one of Spider-Man’s most dangerous foes, Venom. Reflected in Venom’s cold white eyes is his intended next victim, Spider-Man who is holding his arms up in a defensive posture, a tinge of fear permeating off the page. The real star of the cover though is Venom’s smile, his mouth gaping wide, sharp teeth laid bare, tongue curling out, and a disturbing green saliva oozing out which makes for a sinister cover if I’ve ever seen one.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!