My Favourite Covers
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme?
The cover states that “the fast lane just got faster!” and the reason for such a bold proclamation stands before us with this all-new Flash. Emerging from a blinding light, this new mysterious individual stares at the reader, devoid of any emotion. We look at him and wonder who this could be. Is it an existing character with a new suit? Is it a brand-new speedster with a hidden agenda? Is he friend or foe? To back-up this new direction the title itself has transformed from one crackling with lightning to one that is more futuristic in design. The use of lighting and shadows is top-notch, making us almost want to cover our eyes to shield us from the sheen. This new era is upon us and with it comes this giant question mark of what we can expect. We look at this cover and are compelled to learn more which is what I call a cover that has completed a job well done
There were so many awesome covers to choose from that it gave me a lot of trouble indeed. Eventually this one emerged as the victor for multiple reasons. What immediately grabs us is the image of Rachel Grey who is standing confidently and with purpose, fire crackling around her. This fire continues to permeate the actual backdrop itself, splitting the surface asunder and forming the main title of the series. Through the burning openings we can view the bubbling lava-like substance which stands out even more thanks to the all-black background. It is such a powerful image that showcases the immense power of this young lady albeit a power that she is still firmly in control of. We can’t help but be drawn into the image, the fire dancing before our eyes, Rachel’s piercing gaze staring into our souls. We also wonder what has caused this outburst of power as we take the scene in, an image that acts as a prelude to the gorgeous art contained within.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!