Diablo #4 by Joseph Lacroix
After this miniseries comes to a close, I’m definitely going to follow Lacroix to his next project. I’ve become smitten over the past year with his art style, and it’s the simple-yet-intense look of his that really does it for me. The executioner dressed in all red with matching axe is particularly menacing, but the one detail that sent chills down my spine was the hot blood at the bottom, melting through the snow like a river through a countryside. If the Diablo video game looked anything like this cover, I’d be playing it every day.
American Vampire #27 by Rafael Albuquerque
While Albuquerque continues with the beautiful multicolored washes with these covers, that wasn’t what sold me. It was definitely the icing on the cake, but not quite the cherry on top. Now I’m hungry for cake. It’s a very small detail, perhaps slightly overlooked by those who didn’t observe it after a quick glance. It’s the yellow in Pearl’s eyes. That’s what makes this cover eerie; there’s a smiling gunman thinking he has the advantage over this poor defenseless wandering dame in the rain, when in fact, Pearl is the most dangerous of the two. The guy doesn’t even realize it, but he’s the one who should be scared. I got all that from her yellow eyes.
Rachel Rising #8 by Terry Moore
That’s one way to convert someone to the vegetarian lifestyle! But seriously, let us stop this silly banter for a moment to observe how creepy this cover really is. You’re trying to stay above the surface, but the tree is the root of all your problems. You’re struggling tooth and nail against these powerful wooden appendages, and it doesn’t seem to be getting you anywhere. What helps sell the horror in this cover is the dirty blood-red colors overtaking the lighter forest floor ones. The panic in her eye as she realizes how helpless her situation is; I can almost see this as the poster to the next Sam Raimi movie.
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 by J.K. Woodward
Nerdgasm to the extreme. Make it so, IDW. Make it so. Favorite cover of the week, hands-down.