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Monday, April 6, 2015

Best Covers of the Week, Vol. 68

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #1
by Jill Thompson

It's not often we get to see the fantastic Jill Thompson on mainstream superhero covers! I love the color and shading style, and the action really pops.

  S.H.I.E.L.D. #4
by Colleen Doran

This week's focus seems to be on color, and the design here uses it extremely well. This is how you set mood expertly with a single image! 

Jupiter's Circle #1
by Goran Parlov

Parlov is really good at capturing the tone of an era gone past, and this is one of his best. It's exploding with fun and innocence and will likely serve as a great contrast to the series itself.

 Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #7
by Mike Del Mundo

That's it, I'm calling it: Del Mundo is a friggin' genius. His cover concepts are nothing short of brilliant, and this one is perhaps his best yet. The idea is incredibly clever and matches the series concept perfectly, but the level of detail here and the callback to a classic movie poster just put this one way, way over the top.

 Convergence #1
by Brian Bolland

Look, how often do I get a chance to cover a Brian Bolland cover? It's a funny concept, and the draftsmanship is, as always, impeccable.

 Howard the Duck #2
by Chris Samnee

Samnee is a master storyteller, and he's even able to pull it off with skill in a single image like this. The perspective is hilarious here, the cartooning is wonderful, and the color work is quite nice.

 Saga #27
by Fiona Staples

This cover really evokes great science fiction and fantasy epics, but I think it's especially worth noting because of the character work on its central subject; the careful work on the facial expression is nothing short of remarkable.
All-New Hawkeye #2
by Ramon K. Perez

Another great design by Perez. It's smart and subtle, and the clean line work and minimal shading combined with the unique color gradient as the background really make this a standout. 

 Spider-Woman #6
by Javier Rodriguez

Talk about telling a story with a single image! This is so fun and action-packed, and the character work if fantastic. We're lucky to have Rodriguez doing the interiors on this one too! 

That's it for this week. What did I miss? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook!  
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