Haunt #19 by Nathan Fox
One of the main things I like about this cover is the style of the new ongoing artist. Nathan Fox is his own beast, so kiss the Ryan Ottley / Todd McFarlane styles good-bye, and say hello to something new and radical for Haunt! This debut cover really hooks me, with the simple layout and radiant colors. The blending of blue and red with a touch of possession in the magical smoke really goes a long way, and is hard to look away from. Nathan Fox, I wait in anticipation for not only the interior art, but the future covers as well.
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 by Alex Ross
It’s been awhile since an Alex Ross cover popped-up on my radar, but I definitely found myself drawn towards this one in particular. Two of the most vile, ruthless dictators the universe has ever seen, and Flash Gordon caught in the middle, once again our only hope of salvation. I like how Ross used both color and black and white to accommodate the settings for each time period, and even had a Schindler’s List homage (don’t know if it was intentional) with Gordon’s ship being the only colored vehicle in the fleet. Very powerful cover, I can certainly see it as the cover to the future collected hardcover as well.
Green Wake #7 by Riley Rossmo
Being a big fan of Rossmo’s short-but-beautiful run on Daken, it brought me immense pleasure seeing his creepy and psychedelic touch to this cover. Bloody children, the sketchy negative and positive effects, it just reeks of overall eerie. While this cover presents so many questions of what to expect of the story inside, one thing is for certain; it’s not going to be a happy ending, methinks.
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 by Francesco Francavilla
I am simply at a loss for words. Just when I thought I could write an entire essay on how beautifully fantastic this cover is, he shuts me up by make me examine it for hours, basking in all its glory. This cover is the epitome of science fiction, pulp, and adventure rolled into one. Francavilla is a genius, and I can’t seem to emphasize that enough; I’ll keep shouting it from the rooftops of the internet until the deaf people tell me to put a sock in it!