Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/15/11

Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/15/11











Flashpoint: Deadman & The Flying Graysons #1 by Cliff Chiang

It’s a pin-up! No wait, it’s a circus poster! No wait! It’s another glorious cover by Cliff Chiang! With this carnival themed cover, it promises the reader nothing but excitement, thrills, and death-defying feats within the comic! I just love the old-school set-up of chains and alligators (you can tell by the length of the snout), plus the color scheme of teals, yellows, and oranges. Somehow with just a dash of white throughout, it makes the entire cover come together.


Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1 by Geof Darrow

While I am pretty rusty when it comes to my kaiju knowledge, what I do know is that this is one amazingly sophisticated cover by Darrow. Upon first glance I thought it was done by Juan Jose Ryp because of the amount of detail was involved, but upon further inspection it is obvious Geof’s work. I feel like I can almost see every leaf on each tree, and count every tiny scale on Godzilla’s tail. Every nook and cranny bold and easy on the eye, as hundreds of reptiles and dinosaurs swarm every inch of the page. Add in the twenty different shades of green and this is definitely a poster-worthy cover!


Graveyard of Empires #1 by Paul Azaceta

This is a cover of very few images, and yet it speaks volumes to the reader. Throughout war, something beautiful will eventually emerge. Life will find a way. Either that, or that is one flesh-hungry killer flower! While the presence of the skull invokes thoughts of death and violence, it’s the flower that acts as the yang to its yin, making it feel almost like a natural pairing you would witness within nature. The vines swerving between the nostrils and eye-sockets is a very beautiful little detail.


28 Days Later #24 by Sean Phillips

With the conclusion of this epic series comes a simple cover conveying the inevitable end. Selina’s goggles draped over her favorite machete, which is plunging into her scarlet headband. Either she’s dead, or this is just her way of moving on; it’s whatever the viewer decides (before actually reading the issue). The water colors of Phillips are really what seduce my eyes, causing me to restrain them from leaping out of my sockets and running away and getting hitched. The different reds muddled in the background make it almost look like blood-stained clouds in a war zone,with the bright and intoxicating red from her headband shimmering and flowing as if it were alive. The use of space, the colors, the style; it all screams perfection to me of how final covers should be.

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