Animal Man #3 by Travel Foreman
I’m sensing an ongoing theme with these covers; they keep getting more and more twisted each issue, slowly transforming Buddy into a true primal state of being. It looks like the love child of Jeff Goldblum’s The Fly with a Hippogriff, and a little Bebop thrown in for good measure. Another nice touch; the smeared reds in the background. It’s truly a creepy, yet hauntingly beautiful cover.
X-Men #20 by Adi Granov
The pairing of Storm and War Machine on this cover was rather brilliant; both in gray, shiny costumes, and both able to reflect large amounts of lightning. Even their poses go well as a whole. The one thing I can always count on with Granov is his smooth finishes. Nothing ever looks jagged or rushed, for he’s a master at making it all flow together and aesthetically pleasing. I’d definitely be interested in purchasing this if it were a poster! Gorgeous stuff.
Pilot Season: Fleshdigger #1 by Francesco Francavilla
Sometimes the Pilot Season event can be hit-or-miss for me, but if you definitely want to grab my undivided attention, you throw a Francavilla cover at me. I’m suddenly drawn-in by it’s bizarre beauty, and I’m willing to read the rest of the comic inside all because it’s a Francavilla cover. Let’s just examine this decomposing and vile creature we see before us, shall we? I love the wriggling lines all over its flesh, with a great use of both shadow and light. Add all the detail to its coat, and this cover just may be my absolute favorite this week. Bravo, Francesco! You’ve hit another one out of the ballpark!
Sweet Tooth #27 by Jeff Lemire
Very simple cover, but it speaks volumes with the style. We’ve been seeing this Native American influenced representation of Gus in the past few issues, so with him in full-on tribal form, it hints to us that this issue will definitely be touching on a wee bit more of his origin story. I love the use of red and black blending together on a white canvas, for it really does its job of catching your eye. Even the Sweet Tooth logo fits in with the color scheme, and it’s the little things like that which really delivers as a whole to the audience.