Float Like A Hummingbird, A Mystery Wrapped In An Enigma, and Shattering The Future: Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/15/14

 Third Place
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Spider-Man 2099 #5

Francesco Mattina certainly delivered one amazing cover this week to take the third place spot. It may not be an image that tells us what is going on within this issue’s pages but sometimes a cover comes along that is downright gorgeous that we can forgive it for that omission. This is most definitely one of those covers. In the centre we have an extreme close-up of Spider-Man 2099 as he stares at us from behind the confines of a shattered mirror. Reflected in the various pieces of the mirror that are still hanging on are various different scenes/angles of Spider-Man 2099 showcasing him ready to pounce, standing heroically, gazing into the distance, and reacting to something or someone coming his way. It is a cornucopia of Spider-Man 2099, each image being worthy of a cover unto itself. It is for that reason that by having all of them on a single cover that it makes it that much more special.

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5 thoughts on “Float Like A Hummingbird, A Mystery Wrapped In An Enigma, and Shattering The Future: Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/15/14

  1. I really like TMNT # 39.
    First of all, it’s a classic action packed cover, showing some characters that fight against each other while falling down. In this case there isn’t a broken window, though.
    Secondly, there are a lot of details that are highly eye – pleasing for me: raging faces, a lot of weapons, a smashed building…
    Thirdly, the background has been drawn very meticulously. I also love the different colours used for the windows: some of them have a blue neon light, some others have a classic yellow light, and some others are in the dark.
    Silver medal for Batwoman # 35: the main reason why this cover got the 2nd prize is Clayface’s presence, but I also love its mysterious vibe.
    Bronze medal for Superior Foes of Spider – Man # 16, because even in this case we have a classic action packed detail: burning buildings.

    • “I really like TMNT # 39.”
      Anytime Bebop and Rocksteady are on a cover it earns high-praise in my books. This image’s kinetic action as their battle hurtles them off the building speaks volumes. Here we have a two-on-one which is not only very cool looking but further sells the character they are facing off against (Slash) as someone extremely powerful, so powerful in fact that they are throwing caution to the wind to beat him.

      Thanks for sharing your Rankings!

  2. Great choice of cover, Uncanny X-Men #27 is brilliant, I like how it shows Cyclops’ powers going on the fritz and the humming bird floating right in front o f him. Lovely colors as well, a beautiful cover!

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