Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared #7 by J.K. Woodward
Explosions! Federation versus Borg! Police Public Call Box! Wait a minute, one of these things is definitely not like the other. While there is a breathtaking battle commencing in the background, I can’t help but chuckle at the TARDIS going about its business front and center. The least threatening looking vehicle in the galaxy, and yet it might as well be a cheerleader at this point in time. JK Woodward does another phenomenal job merging these two classic franchises together as one, having them act synonymously like Oreos and peanut butter (seriously, it’s like God came in your mouth). JK lost everything in Hurricane Sandy, so if you like his work and really want to help him and his family out, why not purchase some wonderful prints from his site?
The Boys #72 by Darick Robertson
Alas, all good things must come to an end. It may have been #1 at Dynamite, but it was #2 in my heart. The message I’m getting from this cover is the same one that Ennis has brazenly been telling for the past 72 issues; superheroes are shit (or “shyte” depending on your dialect). It’s that message that had Paul Levitz foaming at the mouth, and kick the series to the curb all those many years ago. Whether or not you were a fan of the story and raunchy humor, it was indeed another Garth Ennis classic. One I was fond of month after month. Robertson’s final cover is totally appropriate and totally hilarious at the same time. Now let us come together and flush one last time. Goodnight, sweet prince.
Locke & Key: Omega #1 (Subscription Cover) by Shane Leonard
Yes, those keys actually exist. I get a collector’s erection just imagining them all framed on a wall like insects, with classifications of each key underneath. IMAGINE WHAT AN ONGOING TELEVISION SHOW COULD HAVE BEEN! Sorry, I still get upset thinking about it. Love the Instagram filter applied to it as well.
Thor: God of Thunder #1 by Esad Ribic
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down. First things first, I had to crop the Marvel NOW! banner from the bottom of the image. First it was DC’s fuckin’ ARROW banners, now it’s Marvel’s NOW! banners. Will comic companies please stop ruining aesthetically pleasing art and design with banners? Save it for the inside content. Back to the beautiful; it’s Esad Ribic at his finest, with that gorgeous channeling of Frazetta with the god of thunder. Look at those veins! Look at that cape! Of Esad’s two styles, I definitely love this painted one more. It’s what made me fall in love with his art in the first place. This cover has me drooling for more, and it’s only a page flip away. Well done as always, Mr. Ribic.