Venom #6 by Tony Moore & John Rauch
The mixing of Spider-Man and the Venom symbiote works perfectly here, leaving the viewer with a beautiful mess on their hands. The blues, reds, and blacks come together with such unity, that it feels like something bizarre yet something familiar all at the same time. Throw in some Japanese school girls, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a party! I’d love to see this cover as a poster. Make it so, Marvel!
X-Men: Schism #3 by Daniel Acuña
Alright, who gave the Putties advanced automatic weaponry? Daniel Acuña is one of my favorite artists because of his unique painted style, so when I saw this cover I simply sat down, and basked in all its glory. Magneto looks menacing, Emma looks firm but dangerous, and Colossus just wants to hit somebody. The lighting is excellent, and appropriately reflects on all the right surfaces. Just looking at this cover you know that the shit’s about to go down, and it has you tingling in anticipation to flip to the inside story. Covers like this one gives Esad Ribic a run for his money.
Fables #108 by Joao Ruas
Doesn’t this cover look peaceful? Doesn’t it make you want to just curl-up with a hot cup of coco and listen to The North Wind tell you a grand tale? I always appreciate the color scheme Ruas uses when it comes to these covers, because everything flows together so smoothly and effortlessly. It’s also the little details I enjoy such as Mr. North’s beard and cloak intertwining with the clouds, making it almost impossible to decide where one ends and the other begins. As usual, Joao Ruas does a top-notch job with these covers.
Marvel Universe vs Wolverine #3 by Jock
Usually when you think of a title with WOLVERINE VS *insert character / group here*, he’s going to be looking like a badass on the cover. You’re paying good money for his name alone, so you come to expect a certain level of cool when it comes to Marvel’s grittiest Canadian. However, with this cover, you get the exact opposite. You get the rare glimpse of Logan at his lowest; really regretting drinking that entire keg of Labatt before going up again the son of the Hulk. Jock’s art has such fantastic movement to it, so you really can feel that punch to the gut as you see Wolverine demonstrating the Reverse Fastball Special. Simple, funny, and stylish; this cover has it all.