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In this special one-year anniversary of Geeky Talky, I’m joined by Jules Rivera, Patrick McEvoy, Jeremy Awesome, Kat Rocha & Josh Finney. Drinking commences, and we discuss the first day of WonderCon, and oh so much more explicit topics of discussion. For instance, robot vaginas. EXPLICIT CONTENT!
Birds of Prey #10 by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Whether you’re reading this fine series or not, you have to agree that this is one gorgeous cover! It perfectly illustrates Oracle’s role in the DCU, and how many people have come to depend on her over the years. Lau’s take on every character is golden, and no space goes to waste. The darker tones indicate peril, while the glowing Oracle seems to be the light that shines through the darkness. Absolutely superb cover!
Punisher MAX #11 by Dave Johnson
This series is still coming out? All kidding aside, one of the reasons I enjoy Punisher MAX so much is Dave Johnson’s covers. Always intriguing, this one conveys Frank Castle in deep trouble, with the fantastic detail of the Bullseye skull transforming and flowing into dripping blood when it reaches the teeth. It’s attention to detail like that which makes Dave Johnson the go-to man when you’re in need a bitchin’ cover.
Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 by Chrissie Zullo
This right here, just like all other of Chrissie Zullo’s work, deserves poster treatment. Hell, it deserves museum treatment, with the posters available for purchase in the gift shop. The ying and yang of both Cinderella and Dorothy looks so peaceful, despite the violent imagery of a showdown with pistols. Both ladies sexy, yet deadly, is really what hooks you. With the swirling dragon in the background, this cover would make Da Vinci cry with happiness.
Batman Incorporated #3 by J.H. Williams
So while Batwoman may be delayed until next year, at least we can still be amazed by JH Williams’ wonderful covers for Batman Incorporated. His covers are like snowflakes; every one of them amazing, yet no two are alike. The man is constantly breaking the rules of design, and in the process teaches others that it’s alright to paint outside the lines and do your own thing. Your eyes gravitate to so many images on the cover, that it’s difficult to decide where and what to focus on and enjoy first. I demand a book of all his Batwoman covers, stat!
Birds Of Prey #8 (DC) by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
First off, I’m in love with these DC character icon covers. Even though not every title has the definitive logo for the certain character or team, I’m not going to lose sleep over it or call the DC offices and just breathe heavily into the phone (that was only a one time thing!). Moving on, this cover looks amazing. Stanley Lau presents us with a classic team pose, with beautiful texture and colors for each character. Shiny costumes equals a happy Cammy. When I think of ‘Birds Of Prey‘, Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk always come to mind. Yes, I occasionally forget Oracle is the glue that holds the team together, but she’s still seen on the cover. Does this image tell me anything about what’s happening on the inside? No, and I’m perfectly fine with that. This would make a lovely poster.
Casanova: Gula #1 (Icon) by Fábio Moon
Once again Fábio Moon proves to us that he can do no wrong (well, in my opinion anyway). This cover tells me that the new story-arc of Casanova has started, and that crazy Casanova is back to his wacky inter-dimensional traveling antics! New exciting missions, potential new love interests, all action-packed yet still room for humor. The different shades of blue with little highlights of orange blend together nicely, with the white and lighter blues directing the eye what to focus on. I love how his hair just simply melts into the starry background.
Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #514 (Marvel) by Simone Bianchi & Simone Peruzzi
The thing I love about Simone Bianchi’s art is how quickly I can recognize it. So crisp and clean, it quickly captures your undivided attention as your eyes follow every line and tiny detail. The man obviously spent a great deal of time on this cover, and it really shows. Sure, the Black Panther’s current costume isn’t the skin-tight one like we see here, but immediately you know that’s T’Challa on the cover. Dark and intriguing, yet illuminated in all the right places, it makes you giddy to open up the issue as soon as humanly possible!
The Unwritten #21 (Vertigo) by Yuko Shimizu
One word comes to mind upon looking at this cover; ‘adventure’. We see the protagonist clearly ready to do some whale hunting aboard an old vessel, with the look of uncertainty on his face. The earth-tone colors work well together, with the orange-yellowish shirt the only thing that really pops-out at the viewer. Darkened cloudy skies tell us something unpleasant might be on its way, which only intrigues us more. The Asian-influenced style is eye-candy to me, and it’s the sort of thing I could look at all day if given the chance. The covers of Shimizu really need to be collected into one hardcover someday, much like James Jean and his Fables covers collection.
The Infinite Vacation #1 (Image) by Christian Ward
Very few artists are truly exceptional with water colors. Christian Ward is definitely one of them, for the man has mastered his craft. It reminds me so much of his earlier series Olympus, only unfortunately I wasn’t a fan of that story, just his art. Much like the actual story, there are several different Mark’s seen on the cover, with the one in the center the only one colored-in completely. The other Mark’s supply that cool phasing feeling, and the colors range from warms to cools, making you feel calm for some unknown reason. It really pops at you, this cover. I’d like to see this one as a poster as well.