Published on September 19th, 2012 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys1
Best Covers of the Day – Wednesday, September 19
Dearest Readers: I am badly in need of your assistance this day. As I type these words I am being held in an undisclosed location somewhere deep in the heart of the federal government’s intelligence operation. I don’t know where I am; they just threw a bag over my head and tossed me in the back of a car. I have been subjected to unspeakable tortures at the ends of ruthless G-men, hell bent on discovering exactly what it is I know… and what it is I don’t know…
Okay, okay… you got me! None of that is true. I’m really just sitting in a waiting room while on jury duty for Baltimore City. In either case, I would ask of you the same thing… PRAY FOR ME.
Cover by Guillem March
Today’s issue of Catwoman wins the award for Best Substitute Cover in the Wake of a Public Tongue Lashing. You see, the cover included here, which is the cover you’ll see on the stands, is NOT the original cover. THIS IS.
YOWSA! Are spines made to do that? And her proportions are downright Crumb-esque! The public rightly lambasted DC for that image after seeing previews for the issue. As for me, all I will say is this: good thing they brought her back to the rigidly realistic world of comic book women we’ve come to know and love!
Cover by Dave Sim
In case you don’t know, and there’s really no reason you would, this comic was a retailer incentive for Cerebus creator Dave Sim’s Glamourpuss series, which itself pokes fun at the world of high fashion. (I think.) And once again, it proves that I am a total sucker for an easy laugh, I tell you what. Transformapuss! Had me chuckling for a solid 10 or 15 seconds. I’m not even sure I totally get it, but I like it all the same.
It also really makes me wish I had a pet "Bun-O-Tron." That thing is totes adorbs.
Cover by James Stokoe
Speaking of easy laughs, why is it so hard to depict Godzilla with a scary look on his face? I swear every image I’ve ever seen of that monster, he just looks like a crosseyed dunce of a giant lizard! And in this case in particular, he has the look on his face of a hockey player who’s taken one too many headfirst dives into the glass. I don’t so much imagine a "ROOOOAAR" coming out of that mouth as I do a, "DUURRRRR."
But let me be a little positive (for the first time in this entire column): I do love the colors in this image. Godzilla is just swirling with pink fire and smoke, ready to reign down feeble-minded terror on the dead-men-walking soldiers below.
Cover by Joao Ruas
Okay, gotta finish on a serious note today, because I can feel my juror identification number about to be called, and that means I’m about to head down into a courtroom for what they call in this business voir dire. Or what I call, a big old goat rodeo. At any rate, gotta put my business face on. (Which those of you who know me know means just wiping that stupid smirk off my face.)
(Am I EVER gonna mention Fables #121? Yes. I promise. Here it comes.)
Man, this is a great cover.
- Andy B.