Villainous Covers of the Week Special Edition: 09/11/13

It is time for the second of four special editions of Covers of the Week this month which will focus on the very best offerings from DC’s Villains Month. When I judge the covers, I’ll be factoring in how well they came across using the 3D technology that DC applied to each title. Now without further ado:


Fifth Placereverse-flash1The Flash #23.2: Reverse-Flash
Cover Artist:
 Francis Manapul
Highlights: The Reverse-Flash’s hand looks to make the leap into our living rooms, his hand outstretched ready to grab us, and the various projectiles that he is firing at the reader makes us want to duck out-of-the-way or risk getting hit.

Fourth Place trigon1Teen Titans #23.1: Trigon
Cover Artist:
Eddy Barrows
Highlights: I love the hazy, fire effect surrounding our villain and his glowing hands makes for a eye-catching visual delight.

Third Place blackmanta1Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta
Cover Artist:
Paul Pelletier
Highlights: The splashes of blood floating in the water is not only ominous but super cool looking as well. The blade coming at us put us right in the action, the way the Trident is just floating there is great, and the motion of the waves using the 3D technology makes the whole cover spring to life.

Second Place courtofowls1Batman and Robin #23.2: Court of Owls
Cover Artist:
Patrick Gleason
Highlights:  A creepy scene is only accentuated by the 3D look. The chair and the female Court of Owls member’s dress popping off the page gives the image life but the true stars are the various picture frames on the wall which makes a real impact on the reader’s eyes with the varied layers coupled with the wallpaper for a real sense of depth and visual acumen.

First Placelobo1Justice League #23.2: Lobo
Cover Artist: 
Aaron Kuder
Highlights: Lobo is the star of this cover complete with a lot of 3D effects from his hair blowing in space to his necklace twisting around his neck to the barbwire wrapped around his left arm to his chain and hook that he is whipping around and shooting towards the reader. But the 3D does not end there as we see the various remnants of the presumably deceased Justice League floating in space in Three-Dimensions as well including Flash’s torn off insignia, Superman’s tattered cape, Green Lantern’s ring, Wonder Woman’s lasso, Aquaman’s trident, Cyborg’s arm, and Batman’s utility belt alongside the various meteors stringing about. This cover pulls no punches with its use of the 3D technology using it on the smaller details as well as the larger ones which only helps the cover rise above the rest and provides the perfect example of a 3D cover done right.

Which were your personal favourite covers of Villains Month from the week that was? Comment below!

3 thoughts on “Villainous Covers of the Week Special Edition: 09/11/13

  1. Great choice for cover of the week. The Lobo issue was brilliant, a really good use of the 3D effect. Court of Owls was also very striking, with a really creepy image, those blank masks are very scary. I really liked Black Manta and the Trigon issue looked good as well. Reverse Flash was another good use of the 3D effect. These have been some of the best villains months covers yet, must have been a very difficult choice to make.

    • Yeah, each week gets more and more difficult. It’s a shame though that none of the covers this week used motion quite to the effectiveness of Two-Face’s coin or the Joker’s chattering teeth. Regardless, its a really great time as I get treated to not one, not two, but three covers by Francis Manapul this month!

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