Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/29/11

Cammy’s Favorite Covers for 6/29/11











Xombi #4 by Frazer Irving

Instantly you’re stuck in a trance, as you’re slowly hypnotized by two empty glowing eye sockets. If that’s not creepy enough, you realize there’s a stronghold built into the top of the skull. That means the floating skull of death is enormous, and is probably the evil-doings of Obama! But seriously, Irving illustrates the terror well in the faces around it, as if they too don’t know what to make of it. If murder/mystery novel covers taught me anything, it’s that a skull is a sign of nothing good. One that big, with a kingdom resting on top? We’re all going to die!


Gotham City Sirens #24 by Guillem March

When it comes to illustrating the Joker, you must make sure he looks completely insane. With this cover in particular, March absolutely rewrote the definition of ‘insanity’. Mr. J is completely off the deep end in this cover with the strait-jacket still on, guns a-blazing. The multi-colored Clayface behind him is a nice touch, and the same goes for Harley at his side, loving her man’s maniacal mayhem in all its glory. Normally the question “Do you feel lucky, punk?” would come into play with a situation like this. However, in this case you’re royally screwed either way. Beautiful cover!


The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde #3 by M.S. Corley & Jim Campbell

With the first cover of this series, we were introduced to a man of science. With this third installment, the cover conveys a very different sort of man. A man who enjoys guts and blood, and other disgusting things of that nature. A man who probably didn’t floss when growing up, and ate no vegetables whatsoever. The main thing I’ve been enjoying about these covers are the borders; they have a very Mark Buckingham type of feeling to them, showing that other images can work with the main one front and center. Go ahead and try to follow the intestines around the edges, you won’t be able to!


Scalped #50 by Jock

Finally, we see the cover live-up to the title itself. Someone was scalped, pure and simple. Add some great splatters here and there, some red spilling down the face, the slash in the title lined-up with the slice, and this is my favorite cover of the week hands-down. A great cover to a monumental issue.

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