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 #791. There were so many awesome Tim Sale covers this year that you really couldn’t go wrong in selecting any one of them but this one stood out due to several factors, the leading one being the emotional factor. Batman once described Leslie Thompkins as: “She found me and she took care of me…taught me how to survive. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for her.” On this cover we see Leslie console that sad and lonely younger Bruce Wayne in her office at the East Side Clinic. This entire scene is coloured in various shades of golden browns and yellows to really give it the appearance of an old-time photo. This is quite appropriate considering it is a flashback scene to yesteryear and we see the identity of the person reflecting upon this time though the window in the form of the huge visage of the Dark Knight himself, drenched in blue light. That Batman is thinking back to this vulnerable time and how this woman came though for him translates to us the reader that she is not only important to him but that she could potentially be in some kind of danger that he needs to avert in the present day. It is a cover that is not only beautiful, not only creative, but also tugs at our emotional heartstrings as well. For Daredevil, the title goes to: Daredevil #156. Above all the other covers this is the one that immediately grabbed my attention by its interesting premise: “The wildest saga of the year! D.D. battles the original Daredevil!” And sure enough that is exactly what we get as we witness the classic yellow and red Daredevil deliver a devastating punch to the current all-red incarnation. But what is this? Who is acting as the quasi-referee in this “ring of no return” you ask? Why it’s none other than Matt Murdock himself! Cast in shadows, acting as spectators to this entire conflict, are the various members of the Avengers not believing what they are seeing. And how is this fight even possible in the first place? Imposters? Clones? Time travel? Or is the cover more symbolic of an internal battle that is going on inside Daredevil’s psyche? Regardless of the answer this cover has succeeded in securing my undivided attention and claims top honors.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!