Fables #116 by Joao Ruas
This cover reminds me of what my childhood fantasies consisted of; Calvin & Hobbes re-imagined. The zig-zag lines are first thing to catch my eye, popping on the muddled yellow background. Then to have the boy and mechanical tiger in the foreground in light grays? Beautiful. So many images to study in this cover, that I can’t help but smile at the end result. For a title like Fables, this is the perfect cover to hook the readers with, informing you what to expect on the inside.
Uncanny X-Force #24 (Variant) by Julian Totino Tedesco
Immediately A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte came to mind, and it’s very cool homage when you add superheroes into the mix. I especially chuckled at the presence of Hulk, and how he’s looking the wrong way.
The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #2 by Brian Churilla
For such a trippy and exciting comic, comes the perfect matching cover for it. This cover tells you all you need to know about this series, and the psychedelic mayhem that ensues on the inside. The several different elements competing for your attention works marvelously, all entwined together in an explosion of chaos and colors. This cover is a drug, and I never want to stop chasing the white rabbit because of it.
Wolverine and the X-Men #9 (Variant) by Alex Maleev
My favorite cover of the week, hands-down. Alex Maleev does a brilliant job producing such a gorgeous piece of abstract art fit for any museum, and yet it’s a variant cover for a comic book. The smudges, the different tones, all just simply stunning. I love the slimmer Thor, the simplistic Iron Man, and the James Dean-esque look of Captain America. I want this framed on my wall, pronto.