Clive Barker’s New Testament #1 by Goñi Montes
The colors! Look at all the beautiful colors! It’s like Joseph and his amazing technicolor dream coat suddenly exploded after being zapped by a few proton guns, with this cover being the end result. I really do enjoy the psychedelic mash-up look that Montes has illustrated for this god-like figure, for it’s definitely a good way to stand out on the comic racks. I can see Lady GaGa looking at this cover, then incorporating it into her next outfit.
Fury MAX: My War Gone By #12 by Dave Johnson
Instantly seeing the American flag morphing into tentacles taking root all over the globe is an extremely powerful image, especially with the corporate overlord looking guy using the flag in question as a mere dinner napkin. Thanks a lot, Obama! Allowing the banks to dine on international wealth and…stuff! Moving on, The minimalist take on Fury is a cool looking one, for it’s obvious he’s not going to let this takeover happen on his watch. Another awesome cover by Johnson.
Chew #34 by Rob Guillory
Have you seen this cibopath? Or is this cover saying something deeper, like all cibopaths are the same in nature? Or maybe, just maybe, this cover is the result of one of those What Will My Baby Look Like in 30 years? websites if these three men shared a baby. For all I know, this cover is just another gimmick to buy multiple covers and cut them all up and glue them together on an upcoming blank Chew cover! There Layman and Guillory go again, making me throw all my monies at them. Well played, you two.
Elephantmen #48 by Boo Cook
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down. And here I thought Ganesha was a god of intellect and wisdom. That’s obviously an out of date text I was getting my information from, for the being we see here on the cover is one that’s here to eat peanuts and kick some ass, and he’s all out of peanuts. Cook does a wonderful job with portraying Gabbatha as a force to be reckoned with, while at the same time keeping with the subtle Indian look and feel. The crosshairs on the bindi is especially well designed.