Resurrection Man #12 by Francesco Francavilla
More like ‘Decomposing Man,’ am I right?? But seriously, I really like the decaying effect with bits of his person being carried away by the winds. The look on his face suggests he’s not going without a fight, as he literally tries to keep it together. And let’s talk about those evil glowing eyes behind him, shall we? Those things are extremely disturbing to look at! I can’t look at them for more than a few seconds, then I quickly have to check over my shoulder to make sure he hasn’t crawled through my window. Great cover, with the cherry on top being warm colors over cool colors. Color me impressed!
Blue Estate #12 by Viktor Kalvachev
If only Serenity really existed. Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise, where gun trees sprouted money leaves, and gorgeous redheads basked all day in the sun? This cover does a great job mimicking a postcard, with the title placed as a stamp, and the postmarks revealing other cool things about the series. Now that I think about it, this Serenity would be the ultimate Gangsta Paradise, wouldn’t it? Maybe that’s Coolio in the background walking towards us, or I’m just extremely racist in suggesting that all black people look alike. Quick! Avert your attention from me to the hot redhead front and center!
Batman #12 by Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia
Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening indeed! While I adore the almost-blinding vibrant colors on a black background, I find some humor in Batman’s cape acting as the equivalent of hair being electrified. That may not be intended, but I just thought I should share my case of the giggles with you regardless. Beautiful cover, I can definitely see it as a poster.
Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 by James Stokoe
The wait is over, and James Stokoe’s Godzilla series will now commence in melting our eyeballs with its awesomeness. Just seeing a profile of the beast with its glowing crystallized-looking spine, as it leaves nothing but destruction and chaos in its path is mesmerizing, and Stokoe is just giving us an appetizer with this cover before moving on to the main course inside. The lone soldier in the foreground, looking rather glum because he’s the only one left alive, and it’ll be up to him to clean this mess up. Not kill the monster, but to actually clean the destroyed city up. Anyone have a broom for this poor fellow? Just check-out the detailed rubble and knocked-over buildings, beautifully illustrated in what must have taken hours to pencil and ink. Stokoe is a master of his craft, and everything he touches turns to tax-free gold.
Demon Knights #12 by Alex Garner
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands-down. There’s just so much energy leaping off the cover, that you really feel like you have front row seats to the most epic battle in the history of…England! The green magic just exploding from Le Fey’s fingertips is captivating, as her war face is just as equally terrifying. The Demon’s armor glistening in the torchlight, as he faces the foul sorceress with blade at the ready. Hell, the lighting effects in particular are beautifully executed, and really do add that extra ‘umph’ to the illustration. I’ll take this standalone image over the entire Avengers vs X-Men event any day!