Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Covered: The best comic book covers of April

BY DAVID BERCK

Even though we reading comics, we also love getting teased and sucked in by their covers. And while I'm going to be using this space to talk a lot about comics news and reviews, I also wanted to take a little time each month for the most eye-catching comic cover art out there.

Now, we can't really talk about the month until it's over, so we now present April's selections. April's best covers include a couple of variants, a photo cover (hard to be too cool with photographs when compared to conceptual art) and some difficult choices.

We've got the sexy cover, powerful superhero pose, a creepy honorable mentio, and plenty of pop culture related silliness to go around. It was difficult to leave off April's issue of Fantastic Four with its large use of negative space to create ... well, space, but it had to be done. So, here are this month's best of the lot ...

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Unleashed #0 Cover B

By Giuseppe Cafaro
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Cafaro does a really nice job here. Part of the attraction is the similarity to Joe Benitez's Lady Mechanika, but this does stand on its own. Loving the wolves in the gate touch and the details in the dress along with the shadow play.


Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #4 Incentive Fourth Doctor Photo Variant Cover
Publisher: IDW Publishing
It's a photo of fourth Doctor Tom Baker on a comic book cover. Automatic win.


Wonder Woman Vol 4 #19 Incentive MAD Magazine Variant Cover
By Peter Kuper
Publisher: DC Comics
DC is doing a series of MAD Magazine crossover covers, most of which involve Alfred E. Newman. However, Peter Kuper went with a clever Spy vs. Spy reference. We can only hope there's a Don Martin variant coming out, too.


X-O Manowar Vol 3 #12 Regular Cover
By Marko Djurdjevic 
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Simply freaking awesome. The lighting and movement really make this Marko Djurdevic cover sing.


Deadpool Killustrated #4
By Mike Del Mundo
Publisher: Marvel
So, Deadpool is going around killing literary figures. This being Paranormal Pop Culture and all, this Mike Del Mundo cover is an automatic selection. It's Deadpool and a literary reference. Your argument is invalid.

Honorable Mention

Rachel Rising #16
By Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studios
This is one of those Terry Moore covers that should be seen in person. As soon as I saw it, I said, "Wow, now that's cool." The background texture and color palette both add to the creep factor of an already eerie looking figure and comic.

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