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Monday, March 23, 2015

Best Covers of the Week, Vol. 66

Mister X: Raze #2
by Dean Motter

This cover really encapsulates all the really fun things about Motter's style, from the art deco architecture to the 60's sci-fi robot, all done with his classic smooth line.

 Pastaways #1
by Matt Kindt

I really dig the weird perspective here that suggests something otherworldly–what kind of body of water are these lost astronauts in?

 Uncanny X-Men #32
by Phil Noto

Noto again captures something very real in his photo-like variants. The whole color balance, the typography, the piercing glances as if the photographer caught them by surprise–it all makes a really interesting piece of cover art.

 D4ve #2
by Valentin Ramon

The design is simple and striking, but the body language and clothing are so evocative and funny that they make almost as much impact as the central visual gag of the holographic middle finger.

 The Wicked + The Divine #9
by Jamie McKelvie

I think this is one of the most impactful of the distinctive portrait covers of this series; I really like the strange background that blends in with the figure and the graphite-looking mask creating an interesting shadow over the face.

 Batman Eternal #51
by Cliff Chiang

The contrast in color works really well on this series finale cover, and I love the use of the clouds as the nebulous boundary between the two images.

 Justice League Dark #40
by Joe Quinones

C'mon, this is just awesome. I love that it's the Hall of Justice they're sitting on, and all the tiny figures underneath. Now who wouldn't want to see Keaton play Deadman?

 Secret Avengers #14
by Tradd Moore

Really cool design as usual by Moore, but the level of detail and facial acting on all the characters spiraling down is really fun.

 Hit 1957 #1
by Dustin Nguyen

I wanted to highlight this cover because of how different it is from Nguyen's usual work, and how well his style translates to this kind of classic illustration. I love that it has the look of paper montage, with the figures literally pasted on top of the background. 

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