Published on February 27th, 2013 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys2
Best Covers of the Day – Wednesday, February 27
Here we are again, my friends. Another week, another slam bang line-up of boffo and socko comic book covers! Look for it every Wednesday morning at 11 am… until it flops and/or we decide to ankle the whole project. (Forgive my industry slanguage, I’ve been reading a lot of Variety in the days surrounding the Oscars.)
Anyway let’s get this horse opera underway! Wait… Or is it a chopsocky? Doesn’t matter, I’m the Best Covers Prexy around here and I do as I please!
Cover by David Aja
Far and away the most eye-catching cover of the day! A big old splash of red and a pretty lady with a smoking gun. If this doesn’t scream, "READ ME!" I don’t know what does. It also screams Valentine’s Day, and though it may be a little late for a Valentine’s Day tale, we can’t fault the Hawkguy crew for that; they backed up the schedule to accommodate the Superstorm Sandy story from last month
We also can’t fault them for having a cover that could also be confused for a Target ad. Though I really like that idea. "Come by and experience Target’s new line of Femme Fatale summer dresses! Just watch out you don’t get shot!"
Covers by Kris Anka & Greg Land
To quote George Takei, "Oh my!" It’s a rare two-fer in the Best Covers column! Even if they do take place in separate universes, I wanted to pair these two up because they depict the modern Storm in all her glory. Just check out the mohawk!
It had also never occurred to me that Storm shaves her own head! With a Bic! (Or maybe she’s doing the Dollar Shave Club.) For some reason, the idea of mutants grooming themselves really cracks me up. Puck trims a fine ‘stache in Uncanny X-Force.
Cover by Adam Hughes
To answer your question, no. I’m not just picking this cover because this is my favorite of the Before Watchmen titles. I’m picking it because Adam Hughes is a damn good artist! Even if he has relegated the titular character to the background.
I like the amount of intrigue here. Silk Spectre holding the gun and crying… Ozymandias with hands bloody… Dr. Manhattan looking on… powerless to stop what’s about to happen? Perhaps! It all adds to the mysterious and philosophical vibe of the whole series, for which I am a total sucker.
Oh, and Silk Spectre’s cleavage doesn’t hurt anything either.
Cover by Miguel Sepulveda
This week’s issue of Red Lanterns wins the award for Most Bloodiest Face Punchiest Cover of the Day. Normally, punches to the face will get you an automatic #1 slot in the column, but I’m not even sure what’s going on here exactly!
Is that… Ganthet? And has he just punched Atrocitus in the forehead? That’s what it looks like to me. He’s just punched Atrocitus, blood is spraying like a Tarantino movie and now he’s winding up to deliver another knuckle sandwich. That’s an angry Guardian right there! If he’s not careful he’s gonna become a Red Lantern and start spewing blood out of his mouth like Red Lantern Kitty Cat.
- Andy B.