Uncanny X-Force #15 by Esad Ribic
Another amazing cover from Ribic. When this whole Uncanny X-Force series wraps-up, they need to produce a collection of Esad’s covers because I would definitely buy one in a heart-beat, and place it next to my James Jean cover series. The explosive warm colors in the foreground and the wickedly cooler ones in the background combine with such a feeling of unity, that you feel that the action happening before you is actually quite a peaceful scene. The cherry on top is Fantomex being flung through the air, as he still is opens fire on his target.
Batwoman #1 by J.H. Williams III
We’re finally graced with long-awaited Batwoman artwork by J.H. Williams III, and it’s everything I’ve wanted and then some! Everything from the flowing red hair to the flowing red cape makes me giddy with excitement, and the feeling of nostalgia I got from Elegy comes rushing back to me. Add the creepy imagery of skeleton fish and toothy grins, and I will gladly follow Williams III to the ends of the earth if he let me. It’s been too long, my friends; it’s wonderful to have Batwoman back as a series.
Moon Girl #4 by The Rahzzah
Not going to lie, I’m not familiar with either the series or the artist. However, upon seeing this cover I was instantly intrigued. First of all, I’m smitten with the splattering design and the chaos it brings to the cover. Secondly, the brash font of the title fits so perfectly with the image itself. Add a dash of the color red in there, and it’s like looking at the cover of Schindler’s List. Okay, it’s nothing like that, but it is a damn sexy cover, that’s for sure! I can see this as a poster, hanging on a wall at the local punk rock venue. I would love to see the artist’s process in creating such a beautiful thing. The Rahzzah, you have definitely caught my attention!
Daredevil #3 by Paolo Rivera
It’s only fitting to portray Daredevil getting a splitting headache from Klaw. After all, it’s a lethal combination introducing the man who relies on sound with the being that is made-up of pure sound. Obviously there will be some friction of large magnitudes! The vibrant colors and jagged lines really sell the cover to me, and it’s a constant reminder of the kick-ass work Rivera has been doing these past three issues. I especially love the small squiggly lines that Daredevil relies on to form targets being used to make-up Daredevil himself. Very clever, and very extraordinary!
Deathstroke #1 by Simon Bisley
This cover encapsulates the newly rebooted Deathstroke perfectly. He’s intense, he’s terrifying, and he’s completely fuckin’ metal. He’s so metal on this cover, he makes Dethklok shit their pants. Simon Bisley is an expert at this style and look, and he’s capable of anything it seems as long as he has acrylics handy. It’s no surprise his work has been seen on music album covers (Danzig), and other twisted comic book properties. Just the way Slade is slaughtering his victims with a gigantic claymore in one hand and a vicious looking dagger in the other, has me dropping $3 no problem. I want to see more of this kind of action on the inside, and if DC were really looking to milk me dry, they’ll put Bisley on interiors ASAP!