Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation² #2 by J.K. Woodward
Resistance is futile. You must buy this series. Favorite cover of the week.
Batman, Incorporated #2 by Chris Burnham & Nathan Fairbairn
A beautiful feeling of both Dungeons & Dragons and Medusa from the Greek myths of old, Burnham & Fairbairn continue to kick serious amount of ass with these Batman, Incorporated covers. Batman looks like Indiana Jones a little bit, with the whole “I hate snakes!” look he’s sporting. The coloring throughout the snakes is fantastic, and the scaly details are superb to look at. With the inclusion of the rest of the characters at the bottom there, it almost feels like one of the trippiest movie posters you’ve ever seen.
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Exorcism #1 by Viktor Kalvachev
I would love to be a fly on the wall of Kalvachev’s studio, and see what techniques he uses lighting-wise to help better improve his illustrations. First of all, the ribcage cage is ingenious, as are the glowing eyes of the creature it contains. Including Mignola’s 2D flame to a very realistic looking painted style is also a great choice, because the mixed media is playing with really flows well together. I also love the freckles on Liz, because often I forget she’s such a cute redhead, so big props to Kalvachev on his interpretation of her. Great cover!
The Hypernaturals #1 by Francesco Mattina
I’m pretty sure this trio are supposed to be the good guys, but in all honesty I’m kinda nervous to be rescued by any of them. They come off as creepy, and Mattina does an excellent job conveying that. The violets and darker tones explode off the page, completely captivating your imagination, and making your curiosity approach with caution. The long fingers and elongated logo on the center guy fascinates me the most, and I can definitely see myself buying a poster of this cover and hanging this on my wall. This cover reeks of ‘cosmic,’ just as Mattina intended.