Triumphant Farewells, A World At War, and The Dead Call Out: Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/13/14

First Placebatman34Batman #34
And here is the Cover of the Week by Matteo Scalera who wins this distinction for the very first time. It was a real difficult battle for top spot this week with Constantine making a real go of it but eventually I sided with this one. The lower half of the cover features a graveyard with various tombstones of all shapes and sizes. Blood specks are found splashed over them signifying that while these people are all dead their deaths may have been quite violent and possibly the result of murder. Standing at the top of the hill is a mysterious hooded individual. His positioning above all the tombstones as the proverbial king of the hill could symbolize that he might have had a hand in what transpired, that this graveyard is filled with bodies that he personally took the life from. The bright flash of white surrounding the scene makes it pop off the cover before transitioning into a large depiction of the Dark Knight himself. His cape is drawn rather artistically and the sense of urgency on his face is crafted very well. Above Batman is a crimson night sky, the harbinger of something ominous, the full moon with a few bats flying in front of it finishing off the scene. This cover is a visual spectacle for our eyes and an image that is drop-dead gorgeous. With that said, Matteo Scalera, I award you the first place crown this week. Congratulations!
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So those are my favourites and it’s a clean sweep for DC as they take all five spots. What’s your personal favourite covers from the week that was? Comment below!

13 thoughts on “Triumphant Farewells, A World At War, and The Dead Call Out: Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/13/14

  1. My podium is:

    Bronze medal: Harley Quinn # 9
    Silver medal: Batgirl # 34
    Gold medal: Batman Eternal # 19

    I’m really sorry that I didn’t give a better prize to Harley Quinn # 9. The question this cover raises (why is she winking at us while a cop is handcuffing her?) is so interesting that this cover probably would have won the gold medal in any other week. Unfortunately the 2 Bat – covers I mentioned are so beautiful from an aesthetic point of view that I really couldn’t exclude them from the highest spots of the podium.

    • “The question this cover raises (why is she winking at us while a cop is handcuffing her?) is so interesting that this cover probably would have won the gold medal in any other week.”
      I’m in total agreement with you. The line-up of covers was stellar this week. As for why she is winking, if you take a closer look at her hands it appears that she has the key to the cuffs in them. She’s breaking the fourth wall and letting us in on her plan which I really love.

      Thanks for sharing you Rankings!

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