Your Day In Court, A Wacky Standoff, and Giving You The Finger: Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/03/14

 Third Placesuperiorfoes15Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15

Steve Lieber certainly delivered one amusing cover this week to take the third place spot. Sadly this awesome series is ending in November but it sure has put up one hell of a fight to stay alive. The solicitation for this latest chapter even went so far as to proclaim “Still not CANCELLED” to acknowledge this series’ criminally low sales figures that despite such kept it going well past other similar low-selling titles out there. To pay tribute to this fact, our group of lovable criminals break the fourth wall and deliver the big middle finger to Marvel and all their detractors that had no faith in them as if to say “look at us, we’re still here.” It also works well in terms of the storyline going on in the series as these guys have defied expectations and seem to be on the winning side of things for once. Because it is a cover that could be seen by all in the comic stores, the artist cleverly thought up ways to obscure the offensive gesture while still keeping the spirit alive. He did this by lowering the main title and the creator titles down on ropes and cords which helps make this cover even better. It may not tell us what to expect inside the book but it breaks the boundaries of the printed page to deliver something special nonetheless.

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10 thoughts on “Your Day In Court, A Wacky Standoff, and Giving You The Finger: Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/03/14

  1. Rocket Raccoon # 3 is a delightful parody of the X – Force covers starring Cable that Rob Liefeld used to draw in the 90s (this is my favorite one: http://marvel.wikia.com/X-Force_Vol_1_9), so it gets the gold medal.
    Silver medal for UXM # 25: the characters are depicted in such a realistic way that this cover seems to be made with frames from a b/w movie, and this speaks volumes about how talented the cover artist is. I also love the unusual tone of red the colourist used.
    Bronze medal for The Punisher # 10: not only because the skull has been drawn in a very creative way, but also because I love the politically incorrect artistic choice of showing some blood on the cover.
    She – Hulk # 8 got very close to the bronze medal. The main reason why I considered this cover for the 3rd prize is Matt’s presence; I also appreciated the watercolour – like colouring. Maybe this cover actually is a watercolour, but I’m not sure.

  2. Really, any of those covers, including the runner-ups, could be considered the cover of the week. Hawkeye vs. Deadpool is hilarious, She Hulk is smart and simplistic, Uncanny X-Men is kind of genius and Rocket Raccoon perfectly fits his character.

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