Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 7/18/12

The Spider #3 by Francesco Francavilla

Dunno if you heard or not, but this Francavilla guy won an Eisner for Best Cover Artist last weekend (which I totally called). Just looking at this cover is a great example of why he’s the King of Covers; the colors, design, and use of space complete this illustration, while maintaining that exciting pulpy feel. If he wants to maintain his hold on that same Eisner category next year, he merely needs to keep-up the great work, which shouldn’t be hard for him to accomplish after looking at this cover!

 

Glory #28 by Ross Campbell

Campbell really balances the negative space with skill for this cover. Just using whites, grays, and blues, he’s able to make a damaged Glory the main attraction, with the little details surrounding her coming into focus as you take a good long look at every inch of the cover. I really like how her hair and energy intertwine at the top, blending together perfectly while continuing on off panel. It’s a very harrowing image to look at, but at the same time it makes you feel concerned for her outcome. Great image, simple and effective.

 

Saga #5 by Fiona Staples

Television rules the nation
Television rules the nation
Television rules the nation (around the world)
Television rules the nation (around the world)
Television rules the nation (around the world)
Television rules the nation (around the world)
The world, the world, the world…

-Daft Punk, Television Rules The Nation / Crescendolls

 

Daredevil #15 by Paolo Rivera

I absolutely love this cover! Combining the sense of danger with being entangled in the razor wire, while at the same time having the razor wire appear to be his radar senses?! Fucking. Brilliant. The ripped costume, the missing horn, all the finer details are highlighted with such perfection that you really do get a sense of dread for poor Matt, unaware and unable to get a good reading on his surroundings. Fantastic cover by Rivera, and goddamn I’m going to miss him on this title.

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation² #3 by J.K. Woodward

My favorite cover of the week, hands down. Once again, J.K. Woodward has not only stolen my heart, but he owes me another pair of pants. While having the Eleventh Doctor and Picard tussle with the Cyborgs and Borg of the present, why not give me another geekgasm and combine Star Trek: The Original Series crew with the Fourth Doctor! I so so sooo want this episode to exist, because just imagining it from this cover alone, it would be cheesy and awesome. I’d watch it over and over again as Captain Kirk tries dodging out of the way at the last second, only to be fully embraced by the Cyberman as his comrade comes to start the assimilation process, and Spock suddenly switches his phaser from ‘stun’ to ‘kill’. Meanwhile, there’s The Doctor in the background screaming how he warned him not to get too close, and now he’s going to have to keep Spock from killing the mechanical monsters and getting them to release Jim at the same time. Insanity! Pure insanity, and I don’t think my little brain can handle it. I need a poster of this pronto. DO YOU HEAR ME, IDW?!

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