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

First Place
Uncanny X-Men #27

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!

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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