And here is the Cover of the Week by Steve Morris who wins this distinction for the second time. This cover is like a Halloween treat come early, an image that could not be contained on simply the front but had to take the back cover as well to make a beautiful two-page spread. Buffy stands at the ready, her scythe in hand, primed to leap into battle at a moment’s notice. Behind her are various trick-or-treaters dressed as ghosts, devils, and witches with a cat and clown mixed in for good measure. They are dancing about taking in All Hallows’ Eve as they make their way toward the towering tentacled beast in the distance. We also have other classic Halloween elements including bats, a haunted house, an owl, the moon, a twisted tree, and jack o’lanterns. Also found are various tombstones etched with the names of some of the characters who have perished over the course of the show and comic such as Warren Mears, Rupert Giles, and Buffy herself. That in itself would make for a stellar image but then you have to admire the gorgeous colouring technique that utilizes a style similar to the wrapping found on a certain molasses Halloween treat. It makes for a nice connection while adding a unique visual approach overall. With that said, Steve Morris, 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 DC over Marvel and the Independents though the Independents did manage to snag the first place prize. What are your personal favourite covers from the week that was? Comment below!