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Monday, July 20, 2015

Best Covers of the Week, Vol. 83

Wolf #1
by Matt Taylor
The color in this cover is absolutely phenomenal, but there's a whole lot to love here. I like that the title is obstructed by buildings, and that the credits are in the center, which make it somehow ominous. The whole look here is pretty spectacular.

Prez #2
by Ben Caldwell

Caldwell continues to do some of the best work of his career here. The color contrast is nice, but even better is the contrast between her peace-signing entrance and the soldiers walking in front of her with sponsorship on their helmets.

 Stray Bullets #6
by David Lapham

I really like this one because I think it highlights one of the best things about this series: the weird mixture of adolescent fantasy and extremely brutal reality. The plan here looks like it was drawn by an eight-year-old, but the details ("buy coke," "knock out stripper") are ridiculously adult.

 Sons of the Devil #3
by Cliff Chiang

I really like the way the perspective gives the demon a body in the alleyway, but it's the scale and color here that really make this stand out.

 Weirdworld #2
by Mike del Mundo

Del Mundo has a wonderful way of meshing together a ton of elements, but making it feel organic and very fluid, and this cover perfectly embodies that talent!

 Spider-Woman #9
by Javier Rodriguez

I really love the idea and depth in this one: we've got Spider-Woman pulling the classic heroic pose in the center foreground, while in the background is just a silly squabble over directions.

 We Are Robin #2
by Lee Bermejo

Bermejo has created a really interesting stylistic template for these covers, with his signature super shaded style retouched with monotone color accents. I dig it!

 Archie vs. Predator #4
by Joe Quinones

This has got to be one of only a handful of covers that has ever made me laugh out loud. Exceptionally clever, and the execution is just perfect. Poster please!

 The Fly: Outbreak #4
by Robert Hack

Hack has got this thing going across multiple publishers now! Great illustration and design work, but what put me over was the quote at the top–too awesome. 

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