Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/1/11

Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/1/11











Hellboy: The Fury #1 by Mike Mignola

The start to an epic mini-event deserves only the best covers. It’s no secret that Mignola absolutely destroys it on every comic cover he illustrates, but this one in particular adds more suspense to the events that are about to unfold. He’s got one eye, he’s got a giant axe in one hand, and he’s mad as all hell. Watch out, Rebecca Black! He just listened to Friday and now wants to make it your Death-day! The jagged white and black background really does help guide the eye and illustrate the main point of focus (Hellboy), and the reds seal the deal. I’d like this as a poster.


Hellboy: The Fury #1 Variant by Francesco Francavilla

Since this is an important event in the Hellboy universe, it’s only fitting to have an equally amazing variant cover. Enter my favorite artist of 2011, Francesco ‘Psychedelic Pulp Machine’ Francavilla. The layering and different solid colors really float my boat, and the line work is just absolutely beautiful. Look at that attention to detail on the feathers and chain-mail of the angelic king, all the way down to the bottom with a detailed mugshot of our brave protagonist. I nominate this cover as the one they use for the trade. Or the pulpy spin-off book series. Be sure to see the step-by-step creation here!


Moon Knight #2 by Alex Maleev

So while I’m personally not a fan of Maleev’s interior art, I sure as hell enjoy this cover! It’s so simple, yet incredibly detailed if you take a closer look at the costume. His pose reminds me only slightly of The Thinking Man, which would be ironic for Moon Knight since he’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal in the first place. The little things like his cloak disappearing into the background, or the red steam evacuating Ultron’s skull, is what keeps me interested. Again, very simple yet super effective.

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