Covers of the Month Awards
Most Top 3 Covers Appearances
This award goes to the company that had the most cover appearances in the Top 3. And the winner is:
DC and Marvel tie with 6 appearances each and the Independents have 0.
Best Overall Covers
This award goes to the company that produced the greatest amount of quality covers in a given month. How it works is this: only covers that have earned my Covers of the Week honor are considered. First place each week nets their respective company 5 points, second place 4, third place 3, fourth place 2, and fifth place only 1. The company that has the greatest number of points wins the award. And the winner is:
Marvel wins with 30 points, DC garners 26, and the Independents have 3.
Covers of the Month
Covers of the Month is split into four categories: Best Independent, Best Marvel, Best DC, and Best Overall. The winners are as follows:
Independent Cover of the Month
Protectors Inc. #2 (12/11/13)
Marvel Cover of the Month
Amazing Spider-Man #700.3 (12/11/13)
DC Cover of the Month
Batgirl #26 (12/11/13)
December’s Overall Cover of the Month
Amazing Spider-Man #700.3 (12/11/13)
That wraps up this month. Agree/Disagree with the selections? What were your personal favourites from the month of December? Comment below.
3 thoughts on “Comic Book Covers of the Month: December 2013”
Protector Inc # 2 is my Best Cover of the Month.
The first thing that caught my attention was the unusual perspective: we’re seeing the scene from on high, and the city depicted in this cover has been drawn so well and so meticulously that, if you look under the man who’s about to commit suicide, this cover makes you feel dizzy: it takes tons of talent to stir up such a vivid emotion.
Secondly, the colouring is simply perfect. I love the contrast between the gorgeous tones of blue used for the skyscrapers and the ominous tone of red used for the road.
Thirdly, the dramatic power of this image is huge. A man who’s about to commit suicide, a scene of the crime right behind him, the print of a bloody hand on the window of the apartment, a war poster (it makes us understand that a war is going on, so we have both a private and a collective drama), the aforementioned artistic choice of colouring the road with blood red… this image is so full of awesome details that, each time I look at it, I find something that had passed me by until then.
Special mention for Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion # 3, because it’s a classic action packed cover, with two characters fighting each other while they’re falling down from a broken window. Even in this case the colouring is jaw – dropping.
“Protector Inc # 2 is my Best Cover of the Month.”
Wow! A fantastic write-up for a cover that I very nearly didn’t get because it was the variant and my LCS only brought in one. She is a fantastic artist and I’d love to see more work from her.
“Special mention for Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion # 3”
This would be my runner-up for DC Cover of the Month. Mirror Master is a great villain who also makes for some visually stunning scenes such as this. Can’t wait to see how the Flash TV show will tackle him.
Thanks for sharing your Rankings and taking the time to write your thoughts. It is mighty appreciated. 🙂
“Wow! A fantastic write-up for a cover that I very nearly didn’t get because it was the variant and my LCS only brought in one.” Luckily things went otherwise. : )
“She is a fantastic artist and I’d love to see more work from her.” Me too!
“Thanks for sharing your Rankings and taking the time to write your thoughts. It is mighty appreciated.” Thank you as well for your compliments and for your reply! : )