Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 2/1/12

Dark Horse Presents #8 by Duncan Fegredo & Dave Stewart

Admit it, you shed a tear too when you learned what happened to Hellboy. I’ve said it before on the podcast and I’ll say it again in writing now; Mike Mignola doesn’t have to illustrate a Hellboy story ever again, as long as he keeps giving art duties to Duncan Fegredo. I realize it sounds crazy, but Fegredo has out-Mignola’d Mignola! Don’t get me wrong; Mignola is a wonderful artist, but Fegredo has somehow taken his baby and improved it beautifully. While Fegredo really impressed me, it’s Dave Stewart’s colors that really put twenty-three cherries on top; look at all that pretty dabbing and texture! This cover is absolute eye-candy.

 

X-Club #3 by Rodin Esquejo

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain’t no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my…

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Hair, Hair the Musical

Sweet Tooth #30 by Jeff Lemire & Jose Villarrubia

My favorite cover of the week, hands-down! I’ve seen some ‘gangsta’ tattoos in my day (I watched Oz, I know what’s up), and this design is practically the standard. However, with the tattoos I’ve seen it’s usually a dead child or relative that’s being highlighted, and if the person puts on a few pounds, it then becomes all distorted looking. Pretty soon after one cheeseburger too many, it looks like you’re mourning the Elephant Man. The shading and shaping of the body looks fantastic (Jepperd looks great for his age), and I especially like the images of Bobby and Wendy on the arms, along with his loved ones of past and present underneath. If you consider yourself a hardcore Jeff Lemire fan, get these tattoos and show Jeff at the next convention you see him at. I can guarantee you he won’t be expecting it.

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