And here is the Cover of the Week by Chris Bachalo who wins this distinction for the second time. This cover is both serene, beautiful, and unlike anything we would expect on a X-Men cover. Here we have Cyclops staring down a hummingbird. Yes, you read that right. Not only is he staring at the hummingbird but he is unleashing an optic blast. Lucky for the bird that Cyclops’ powers have been on the fritz and instead of shooting in a straight line it zigzags and misses him. The background is a beautiful green and yellow backdrop that resembles a impressionistic watercolour painting which works well in counterbalancing the harsh reds of the central characters. Really though this cover comes down to that puzzling yet calm image of Cyclops and the hummingbird. What did the hummingbird do to inflict such a response? Did Cyclops know his powers would fritz out before connecting? Is it making a symbolic statement that no matter what the mutants do they cannot defeat the power of nature? Or am I reading too much into it and should just take this beautiful imagery for what it is? I’ll let you be the judge. With that said, Chris Bachalo, I award you the first place crown this week. Congratulations!
So those are my favourites and it’s a three-to-one-to-one victory for Marvel over DC and the Independents. What’s your personal favourite covers from the week that was? Comment below!