B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Devil’s Engine #2 by Duncan Fegredo
I don’t think the B.P.R.D. Vermin Extermination Unit were prepared for a menace like this one. One of the things I love about Fegredo’s painted style is the amount of detail he commits to every aspect of the image. The shading, the divots, the broken glass flying everywhere, and oh yeah, that gigantic hideous monster chewing his way through the roof. Very beautiful cover, as usual.
Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #4 by Rafael Grampá
I gave the first issue of this series a try, and decided it probably wasn’t for me. Then after seeing this cover, Grampá is the master of intrigue, and I may just have to start reading again. I just get lost in an ecstasy-like state when looking at all the hair, and think of how long that must have taken him to sketch and ink. If that wasn’t beautiful enough, there’s the beautiful beaded dragon upon high, watching over all. I’m hypnotized by it’s glowing eyes.
Hellblazer #292 by Simon Bisley
Man, this newest season of True Blood is getting a lot more intense! Seriously though, how badass does Constantine look in this get-up? He should take a walk on the wild side a lot more often! The punk rock / intense style Bisley is best known for works beautifully here, and the color choices are phenomenal as well! This is just a wicked cover, plain and simple.
Journey Into Mystery #640 by Stephanie Hans
Oh look, it’s the things my nightmares are made of! A walking spider castle with burning red eyes. Great, I’ll never sleep again! Even after Gandalf there is done giving the “You shall not pass!” monologue, Loki & Co. are still pretty royally screwed. I love the details in the castle, and the Gothic style of the residence itself. If the Wild Wild West and House of Mystery had a baby, you’re looking at the creepy result.
CHEW #27 by Rob Guillory
I smile every single time when looking at this cover. The bright and happy colors, the weirdness surrounding Toni, and imagery of past and present issues strewn all around. The thing that makes me laugh the hardest is the tiny Tony Chew in the hospital bed, with little X’s over his eyes. Just wild, silly stuff!
Wonder Woman #10 by Cliff Chiang
First things first, I like the toned-down colors reflecting the setting both ferryman and heroine are entering. The tone is a darker one, and you almost can feel a small chill run up your spine. It’s very creepy to have a skull replacing Wonder Woman’s face, while the rest of her body appears to be fine. What happened to her face? Who is she going to see, with her guns drawn? Is she trying to save-face, because that might be a little hard to do right now. Either way, this is a very pretty cover, and Chiang should never stop producing them.