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

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And here is the Cover of the Week by Kevin Wada who wins this distinction for the very first time. She-Hulk resides front and centre, decked out in her business attire which hints at the fact that this issue will not focus on her fighting an adversary but will feature her life as a lawyer as she prepares to lay the smackdown in the court of law. Who will she be defending? Well the two gentleman on either side of her strongly hint at the issues’ storyline. To her right is a much older Steven Rogers aka Captain America who is wisely coloured in patriotic red and blue, an American flag waving at the bottom. Rogers looks rather stoic as he stares off into the distance as if he is recollecting something from his past. To her left is Matt Murdock aka Daredevil who is appropriately coloured completely red to represent his costumed alter ego. Mr. Murdock looks rather cocky and confident as he straightens his tie. On the upper portion we have Captain America’s shield, the star portion surrounding him as the curved stripes make their way to Murdock which is cleverly reminiscent of his trademark radar-sense. Even She-Hulk herself keeps this American colour scheme alive with her red suit and briefcase, her blue watch, and her white shirt. With patriotism abound could this signify that she is in fact representing Steve Rogers? If so, what could he have done that requires her services? And with fellow lawyer Matt Murdock featured could that signify her possible opponent, something that was teased very early on in this series’ young life? It compels you to open the book up for answers and like I always say…that is what truly makes a great cover. With that said, Kevin Wada, I award you the first place crown this week. Congratulations!

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So those are my favourites and it’s a five-to-nothing shut-out victory for Marvel. What’s your personal favourite covers from the week that was? Comment below!

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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