To get in the mood for the comics coming out this upcoming Wednesday check out our favorite and least favorite cover art. A full release list of all the single issues can also be found at the bottom. Enjoy!
Where we don’t understand, are insulted by or would rather stab our eyes with acid pops than look at these covers for various reasons.
Age of Ultron #10
Dave: Ribbon twirling is the new thing.
And we’re twirling and we’re twirling!
Brendan: I mean, this isn’t the weirdest super power/weapon we’ve seen in the land of comics. Although, I don’t really even know where that ribbon is emanating from or how she is controlling it. When you add in the rock-midgets I can see how this cover would land in the WTF category.
A + X #8 (originally released May 22)
Brendan: There is a whole bunch of weirdness going on in this cover. Proportions seem be skewed in every possible way, whether you’re looking at Kitty’s triple-Ds or Spidey-lady’s gigantic head. Even once you force your way past the badonks and the jumblies you are met with some creepy “come hither” stares that are the epitome of unappealing.
Is Mrs. Spidey supposed to be smiling? She’s creeping me out.
Dave: Kind of an uninspiring cover aside from the dragon. I suspect we’re supposed to be interested by the smiles but they do seem a bit forced.
Morbius: The Living Vampire #6
Dave: So I guess one marketing ploy is to throw Wolverine on the cover of every single book now? What do these characters have to do with Morbius at all? Also, why is Domino awkwardly holding her gun like that?
Brendan: Hey, You guys! there’s a Wolverine movie coming out! Everyone look at Wolverine! He has a MOVIE coming out! It’s only a month away!
I must admit the complete lack of anything Morbius related on this cover is entirely disheartening. I understand the economic need to produce notoriety and push sales but I hate it when they don’t even try to mask their pimpings.
Dave’s Honorable Mentions
Age of Ultron #10
Dave: I like the concept behind this. All of the alternate dimension versions of Sue and Logan are coming together into one. That detail alone gets me interested in this concluding issue. The vibrations are eye catching and I dig all the different haircuts of the Sues.
Brendan: Can someone tell me what comic I need to be reading to find the eye-patched, suave Wolverine? Because that is currently all I care about in life.
Dave: In all honesty Croc and Batwoman are meh in my mind, but I really love the bloody edged walls and silk screen backdrop.
Brendan: I, too, enjoy the bloody bolt of lighting that frames our fighters. I think more could have been done to integrate the characters within the concept, but overall I think it reads well.
Brendan’s Honorable Mentions
Miniature Jesus #3
Brendan: It would be WTF if it weren’t so well done. The detail in the creepy brain-animals alone is enough to sell me on this cover. When you look beyond the characters and realize that McKeever has created this using three colors and some quality stenciling you come to appreciate things that much more.
Dave: You could say this is a real…
House of Gold and Bones #3 (Variant)
Brendan: I think it’s the use of color that really sells me on this cover. I love seeing unique shades that cause what could have been a fairly standard scene to really grab your attention. The wavy drapery of the woman in black’s dress is also particularly catchy.
Dave: That is one trippy city. Note how the rooftops don’t actually point in the same direction. I also like how Morris made our female friend here a little too skinny. Helps make her that much more evil. The wench.
Brendan’s Cover of the Week
Life With Archie #30 Vvariant)
Brendan: Yeah, I picked an Archie comic for my cover of the week. What of it?
In honesty I chose this cover because it does an incredible job of informing a lot of us about the hidden truth. The Archie series must harbor an incredibly rich cast, history, and canon at this point in time. With over 70 years of Archie comics out in the world, this cover does a great job at detailing a glimpse of all of those key players who’ve been created to further Archie’s adventures. On top of that, the realistic renditions are remarkably distinctive and well produced.
Dave: This is like that Simpsons in the real world thing they did, only way less creepy. What makes this cover so good isn’t necessarily the realistic renditions but how it’s not just a sea of faces (something we’ve seen before). The school as a backdrop and pushing a few of the characters out in head to toe fashion helps keep things fresh.
Dave’s Cover of the Week
Dave: Elektra meets Carrie, only this is probably a face she puts out five days a week. Love how Tedesco got those streaks to look so realistic and her eyes say it all: “don’t fuck with me.”
Brendan: Those eyes say it all, man. The intensity forged within those eyes is enough for any person to take that bitty seriously. I love the realistic look of the blood and the hair. The messiness of it all is truly grabbing.
Single Issue Comics To Be Released This Week
This is a cleaned up list via ComicList.com. Comic availability subject to change.
- BOOM! Studios
- Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Dark Watch #5 (Cover A Sami Makkonen), $3.99
- Fanboys Vs Zombies #15 (Cover A Dominike Stanton), $3.99
- Dark Horse
- B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #108 (Wasteland Part 2 Of 3), $3.50
- Baltimore The Inquisitor (One Shot), $3.50
- Captain Midnight #0 (One Shot), $2.99
- Conan The Barbarian #17, $3.50
- Dream Thief #2 (Of 5), $3.99
- Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall Of The House Of Usher #2 (Of 2), $3.99
- House Of Gold And Bones #3 (Of 4)(Jason Shawn Alexander Regular Cover), $3.99
- Star Wars Darth Vader And The Ninth Assassin #3 (Of 5), $3.50
- DC COMICS
- 100 Bullets Brother Lono #1 (Of 8)(Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99
- Batman And Batgirl #21, $2.99
- Batman Beyond Unlimited #17, $3.99
- Batwoman #21 (J.H. Williams III Regular Cover), $2.99
- Birds Of Prey #21, $2.99
- Fables #130, $2.99
- Green Lantern New Guardians #21 (Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $2.99
- Justice League Of America’s Vibe #5 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
- Legion Of Super-Heroes #21, $2.99
- Red Hood And The Outlaws #21, $2.99
- Supergirl #21, $2.99
- Wonder Woman #21 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99
- Danger Girl Trinity #3 (Of 4)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99
- Doctor Who #10 (Cover B Photo), $3.99
- G.I. JOE #5 (Cover A Juan Doe), $3.99
- G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #191 (Cover A S L Gallant), $3.99
- G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #3 (Cover A Michael Lark), $3.99
- Judge Dredd Year One #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Greg Staples), $3.99
- My Little Pony Micro-Series #5 (Of 6)(Pinkie Pie)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #3 (Of 4)(Old Hob)(Cover A Tyler Walpole), $3.99
- Transformers Monstrosity #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
- Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #18 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
- Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Nelson Daniel), $3.99
- X-Files Season 10 #1 (Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $3.99
- Image Comics
- Invincible #103, $2.99
- It Girl And The Atomics #11, $2.99
- Mara #5 (Of 6), $2.99
- Mind The Gap #11 (Cover A Rodin Esquejo), $2.99
- Miniature Jesus #3 (Of 5), $3.99
- Revival #11, $2.99
- Witchblade #167 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher), $2.99
- MARVEL COMICS
- A+X #9, $3.99
- Age Of Ultron #10 (Of 10)(Brandon Peterson Regular Cover), $3.99
- Avengers #14 (Leinil Yu Regular Cover), $3.99
- Cable And X-Force #10, $3.99
- Captain Marvel #13 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $2.99
- Fantastic Four #9 (Mark Bagley Regular Cover), $2.99
- Incredible Hulk By Jason Aaron Volume 2 TP, $24.99
- Indestructible Hulk #9 (Paolo Rivera Regular Cover), $3.99
- Morbius The Living Vampire #6 (David Lopez Regular Cover), $2.99
- New Avengers #7 (Mike Deodato Regular Cover), $3.99
- Phineas And Ferb Magazine #18 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
- Superior Spider-Man #12, $3.99
- Thunderbolts #11, $2.99
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24, $3.99
- Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #26, $3.99
- Uncanny Avengers #9, $3.99
- Wolverine MAX #8, $3.99
- X-Factor #258, $2.99
- X-Men Legacy #12, $2.99
- Valiant Entertainment
- Bloodshot #12 (Patrick Zircher Variant Cover), $3.99
- Harbinger #13 (Khari Evans Variant Cover), $3.99
- Zenescope Entertainment
- Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Vampires The Eternal #3 (Of 3)(Cover A Abhishek Malsuni), $3.99