100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1 by Dave Johnson
¡Ay, caramba! Such a delightfully pulpy cover by the Reverend Dave Johnson. While his covers are frequently featured here, it looks like he really took his time illustrating this cover in particular. Just look at Brother Lono’s face; it’s definitely seen some action. The floating hypnotic skull in the background is a wonderfully eerie image, and the cherry on top has to be the color palate Johnson chose for the overall look and feel. It all feels so right, and yet so wrong.
Captain Marvel #13 by Joe Quinones
Right off the bat I really like the softer tones being used in the background. Yes Captain Marvel is a part of a bigger team, but she’s obviously shining pretty bright on the cover of her own title. The evil eyes up top surveying the scene add a nice sinister touch to the overall theme of distress, with all Avengers present ready for action. Lots of warm colors, both muted and bold. Great stuff from Joe Quinones.
Fables #130 by Joao Ruas
If I was surrounded by gigantic rats, I too would be clutching my teddy bear rather tightly! The look and colors of the three rats in the back remind me of the orange and black designs displayed on the pots from ancient Greece. The ones up front look rather ugly, as we’re able to see every wart and whisker on their yellow faces. They may be misunderstood creatures, but they’re still pretty hideous. Only a talented hand such as Ruas’ can make them appear beautiful.
Wonder Woman #21 by Cliff Chiang
It’s a cover crossover! Wonder Woman and friends are being sucked through a boom tube, and they’ll reappear in the cover of 100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1! I just love how Chiang shows how powerful the boom tube is by having immortals like Orion and Diana being pulled in. Hell, Diana is about to lose her favorite tiara! The cherry on top is of course the Kirby crackle, for you can’t draw the New Gods without a little tip of the hat to the man who started it all.
Occupy Comics #2 by Riley Rossmo
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down. The cold, alien look she’s giving is very unsettling, and yet I’m enticed by her cybernetic-like beauty. The radical outline of a skull in her hair adds to the mystery of who or what she is exactly. Rossmo is just one of those artists where everything he touches turns to gold. I may not care for the title, but dammit do I care about that fantastic cover art!