Published on October 15th, 2008 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys1
Best Covers of the Day – Wednesday, Oct. 15
The unintentional comedy value in this week’s comic book covers is VERY high, my friends, and it spans all areas of the four-color spectrum. Marvel, DC, everyone else… prepare to be LAMPOONED.
Moon Knight #23
I didn’t really pay this cover any mind at first. It’s your basic Bullseye shooting at a target, giving you the evil grin type deal. What occurred to me as I looked a second time is that Bullseye is a really terrible shot! He’s got bullets going all over the place!
Do me a favor, wiseguy. Try AIMING at the Moon Knight poster before you pose in front of it proudly. Because what you’re really saying is, "Look at me! I can’t shoot worth a lick!"
OK, I have to confess: the only reason I picked this cover is because it gives me an excuse to say, "Give ‘em the old Rasl Dasl!" Ha!
Beyond my own amusement over the name of the book, it’s actually not a bad cover from the man behind the mega-popular Bone series. Haven’t had a chance to read it myself (big surprise there), but I’m sure it’s excellent.
Deadpool #1 2nd Printing
I have no idea whether or not the Deadpool series takes place in Philadelphia, but I love the fact that on this cover Deadpool is jumping out of a Phillie Phanatic costume. (As you surely know, the Phillie Phanatic is the mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.)
Ah, if only something like that happened at a Baltimore Orioles game. I can totally picture someone pinching the Oriole bird one too many times on his beak and the Oriole bird returning the favor with two sawed off shotguns.
Booster Gold #13
This week’s issue of Booster Gold makes the Best Covers list for reasons of sheer silliness. I mean, just imagine someone unfamiliar with comics walking into a local shop and seeing this: a guy with a STARFISH stuck to his face overpowering what appears to be a superhero.
It reminds me of that scene in The Naked Gun when OJ Simpson’s would-be assassin thwarts Leslie Nielsen by throwing a pillow at his face.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales #31
Speaking of sheer silliness, I have to laugh at this cover of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Here we have a kid with a tree growing out through his nose, an apparently painful process.
And considering that this is a fairy tale, I guess we have to assume this is Pinocchio (a giant leap of logic, I know). I just have to wonder, what if Walt Disney had presented the character this way, instead of as a lovable little boy? Instead of the "I’ve Got No Strings" number, we would have had screams of agony! An entire generation of youngsters would have had nightmares for a year!
One final thought: The kid on this cover must have told a whopper. That looks like a California Redwood growing out of there!
- Andy B.