My Favourite Covers
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme?
The Teen Titans stand at the centre of the cover, their heads hung low, a lonely spotlight cutting through the darkness and placing all the focus on them. Surrounding the team are various heroes from the Justice League, mighty crossed and with stern looks on their faces. The Flash begins the diatribe directed at our young heroes by saying “The most important man in the world…” and Superman finishes the sentence while pointing accusatory at the Titans “…and you killed him!” Sure enough located at the bottom of the cover is an unknown individual lying on the ground, a sheet draped over him only revealing the bottom of his legs and shoes. Who is this man? Did the Titans really kill him? If their reaction is any indication it sure sees that way. It is because of these tantalizing questions combined with an awesome visual that includes the Justice League emerging from the shadows to great effect that ensures this covers stands out from the pack as the best.
This right here is a downright chilling cover. Here we have our hero at the mercy of Doctor Octopus, hanging unconscious in midair. The scene is very reminiscent of a marionette puppet but instead of strings we get the sinister tentacles of Otto holding Spider-Man aloft. Doc Ock’s victory is a foregone conclusion, he is merely playing with Spider-Man, ready to land the killing blow at a moment’s notice. This scene playing out makes us worry for our hero’s safety as we wonder how on Earth he will be able to free himself from the vile villain’s clutches. The background just accentuates the overall scene, a perfect display of darkness mixed with a sickly, pale yellow that gives an uneasy glow to the image. All in all, it adds up to a haunting image that compels us to buy the issue to see how Spidey will triumph…if he will triumph that is.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!