My Favourite Covers
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme? For Flash, the crown goes to: The Flash #241. The Flash is defeated, being dragged away in handcuffs by one of his iconic villains, the Mirror Master. Surrounding the two men are a mass of people and some policemen. Surely they will intervene on our hero’s behalf? Think again. The angry citizens are throwing trash at the unconscious Flash, saying such things as “down with the Flash” and “the dirty rat turned crooked!” With a look of glee on his face, the Mirror Master proudly proclaims “let’s hear it for your new hero–the Mirror Master!” as he drags his captive to the waiting arms of the police. The Flash is a villain? The Mirror Master is a good guy? How can this be? It’s almost as if…their roles were reversed, like your image in a mirror. Hmmm… For Uncanny X-Men, the title goes to: Uncanny X-Men #177. Talking about “I can’t believe my eyes” moments, this cover leaves us with one jaw dropping image. Here we have Wolverine, claws popped, standing over the body of Kitty Pryde who is clutching her stomach, a trickle of blood emerging from her mouth. Wolverine’s face is covered in shadows, adding to the drama while also causing us to be unable to read his emotions. Did he really just gut one of our favourite X-Men? It appears that way as he isn’t lending a helping hand after all. What would cause him to perpetrate such a heinous act and betray his friend? As Kitty’s haunted look on her face pierces into our very souls, we are compelled to buy the issue and find out the answers for ourselves!
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!