We pick our favorite and least favorite cover art to start off the week right. Namely, to be judgmental jerkwads!

WTF? Category

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.


Cable and X-Force #12


Salvador Larroca, Frank D’Armata

Dave: News flash: blowing a monster’s brains out is still a crime! When will monsters finally receive the same rights as you or I?

Brendan: Jesus, Dave. Next you’re going to be telling me I shouldn’t be slaughtering cows for my own guttural pleasure.


Skin Trade #2


Mike Wolfer

Brendan: Well that looks… uncomfortable. Nothing like having your wolf-face ripped off to let you know someone means business.

Dave: Is it being ripped off? From what it looks like to me, this dude got into a horrible car accident and his face slid off. Also, that face doesn’t match very well with the dog face.


Owl #2


Alex Ross

Brendan: Uh oh! Somebody let Alex into the neons again! Am I crazy, or is this the third (or fourth) “We swear this isn’t Batman” character to emerge within the last year? I mean, I understand original characters are hard to come by and all, but can’t we rip off one of the other thousand characters from the Big Two?

Dave: As I understand it, neon is used widely in clothing for outdoor use like running and bicycling, to ensure cars can see you. So what’s the deal with his chest? Does he want the bad guys to look at his man boobs or something?

Dave’s Honorable Mentions


The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2


Phil Jimenez

Dave: While the drill bit doesn’t look so menacing, the size of it does! The shock dashes coming from Spidey’s head help imbue him with nervousness which further adds to the drama of this cover.

Brendan: Those shock marks are a great little touch to this cover. I love the almost comical sizing of the giant… thing that has made its way into Spidey’s face.


Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – So Fell Lord Perth (2013) #1


Richard Isanove

Dave: There are a few things that help put that giant into scope, one of which is the mist that’s engulfing his legs and the other is the sun shining over his shoulder. He’s big enough to blot out the sun and it’s apparent our rock slinger is in for a fight. Epic stuff.

Brendan: Like Dave said, the perspective is perfectly captured by adding the mist to hide the true scale of our monster. I’m not convinced that the positioning of our rock-slinger makes perfect sense. It almost looks like he’s aiming off to the side instead of at his gigantic foe.

Brendan’s Honorable Mentions


Artifacts #30


Stjepan Sejic

Brendan: Ooh, dem colors doe! I am entranced by the colors in those wings. On top of our gorgeous color palette we have some incredible and rich background images that keep you interested. All in all this is a quality cover.

Dave: I like how the wings curve around the top and the toothy vine curves at the bottom. Good border effect.


Emerald City of Oz #2


Skottie Young

Brendan: IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE HE’S SCARED OF A SMALL DOG. OH HO HO! WHAT A COWARD!

Dave: Do we realize how strong this dude is or what? That’s one giant leap.

Dave’s Pick


Superior Carnage #2


Clayton Crain

Dave: I just really love the perspective of this cover. We’re looking down on the monster that is Carnage and he’s framed beautifully by the gadgets, wooden table and brick floor. The blue that’s peeking out of the symbiote also gives our monster a bit of a pop.

Brendan: It’s the new-age Frankenstein! I love the dark colors that are contrasted with the electric blues. The classic horror vibe runs strong as well and I think the concept was a perfect choice.

Brendan’s Pick


Age Of Ultron #10.1 AI (2nd Printing)


Sara Pichelli

Brendan: This may be a second printing cover but I still love it! I think we saw a Batman cover like this a while ago but the concept still strikes home. Who would Ultron be without Pym? And how much of Pym is inherently part of Ultron? This is some deep shit for a comic cover!

Dave: I like how Pichelli has given the Ultron metal some weight and depth. It’s not some chocolate dip covering, but a bona fide metallic prison.


Single Issue Comics To Be Released This Week


This is a cleaned up list via ComicList.com. Comic availability subject to change.

BOOM! STUDIOS
Damned Volume 1 TP, $16.99
Garfield #16 (Cover A Gary Barker), $3.99
Higher Earth #9 (Cover A Frazer Irving)(Final Issue), $3.99
Higher Earth #9 (Cover B Garry Brown)(Final Issue), $3.99
Higher Earth #9 (Cover C Garry Brown)(Final Issue), AR
Higher Earth #9 (Cover D Frazer Irving)(Final Issue), AR
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #12 (Cover A Gabriel Hardman), $3.99
Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Declan Shalvey), $3.99
Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover B Jay Shaw), AR
Suicide Risk #4 (Cover A Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99
Suicide Risk #4 (Cover B Stephanie Hans), AR

DARK HORSE COMICS
Abe Sapien #5 (The New Race of Man Part 2 Of 2), $3.50
Catalyst Comix #2 (Of 9), $2.99
Fagin The Jew HC (10th Anniversary Edition), $19.99
Game Of Thrones Jon Snow And Ghost Statue, $349.99
Game of Thrones Pin Baratheon Renly Shield , $14.99
Game of Thrones Pin Lannister Shield, $14.99
Hellboy 5 Inch B.P.R.D. Mini Qee Figure,
Hellboy 5 Inch Glow In The Dark Mini Qee Figure,
Hellboy 5 Inch Red Mini Qee Figure,
Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #4 (Of 5)(Transhuman Part 4), $3.99
Orchid Volume 3 TP, $17.99
Trekker Omnibus TP, $24.99

DC COMICS
Action Comics #23 (Tyler Kirkham Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Action Comics #23 (Tyler Kirkham Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Action Comics #23 (Tyler Kirkham Regular Cover), $3.99
Ame-Comi Girls #6, $3.99
Batman Arkham City Solomon Grundy Deluxe Action Figure , $89.95
Batman Arkham Unhinged Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Batman Arkham Unhinged Volume 2 HC, $22.99
Batwing #23, $2.99
DC Comics Super-Villains Captain Cold Action Figure, $24.95
Detective Comics #23 (Jason Fabok Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Detective Comics #23 (Jason Fabok Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Detective Comics #23 (Jason Fabok Regular Cover), $3.99
Dial H #15 (Final Issue), $4.99
Disturbingly Awful MAD TP, $12.99
Earth 2 #15 (Juan Doe Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Earth 2 #15 (Juan Doe Regular Cover), $2.99
Fairest #18, $2.99
Green Arrow #23 (Andrea Sorrentino Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Green Arrow #23 (Andrea Sorrentino Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern #23 (Billy Tan & Richard Friend Combo Pack Cover), $3.99
Green Lantern #23 (Billy Tan & Richard Friend Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern #23 (Rags Morales Variant Cover), AR
In The Days Of The Mob HC, $39.99
Injustice Gods Among Us Aquaman Vs Black Adam Action Figure 2-Pack, $29.95
Injustice Gods Among Us Nightwing Vs Superman Action Figure 2-Pack, $29.95
Legends Of The Dark Knight #11, $3.99
Looney Tunes #214, $2.99
Movement #4, $2.99
Saucer Country Volume 2 The Reticulan Candidate TP, $16.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #36, $2.99
Stormwatch #23, $2.99
Swamp Thing #23, $2.99
Trillium #1 (Of 8), $2.99
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #11, $2.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Black Bat #4 (Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #4 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #4 (Billy Tan Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #4 (Billy Tan Subscription Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #4 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #4 (Jae Lee Main Cover), $3.99
Black Bat #4 (Joe Benitez Original Art Variant Cover), AR
Damsels #9 (Aneke Regular Cover), $3.99
Damsels #9 (Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Dark Shadows #19 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields Volume 7 The Green Fields Beyond TP, $16.99
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #16 (Mike S. Miller Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Dan Panosian Variant Cover), AR
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Fritz Casas Risque Variant Cover), AR
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Marchio Abreau Risque Variant Cover), AR
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ray Villegas Risque Variant Cover), AR
Owl #2 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Owl #2 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Owl #2 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Owl #2 (Of 4)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Carlos Gomez Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Incentive Miniature Goblin Figure), AR
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Shane White Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #1 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja Volume 11 Echoes Of War TP, $19.99
Shadow #16 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #16 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Shadow #16 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Shadow #16 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #16 (Jason Shawn Alexander Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #16 (Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #31 (Fabiano Neves Red Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #31 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #31 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #31 (Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #31 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars #27 (Risque Red Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28 (Wagner Reis Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28 (Wagner Reis Risque Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28 (Walter Geovani Black & White Risque Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28 (Walter Geovani Risque Variant Cover), AR

IDW PUBLISHING
Danger Girl Trinity #1 (Of 4)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00
Dungeons And Dragons Cutter #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Steve Ellis), $3.99
Dungeons And Dragons Cutter #4 (Of 5)(Cover B David Baldeon), $3.99
FELDSTEIN The MAD Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein HC, $49.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #5 (Cover A Werther Dell’edera), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #5 (Cover B Antonio Fuso), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #5 (Cover RI Riley Rossmo), AR
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #2 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #2 (Cover RI Jeff Zornow), AR
Half Past Danger #1 (Of 6)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Locke And Key Special Edition Volume 2 Head Games HC, $99.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography HC, $49.99
Torpedo Volume 4 TP, $17.99
Transformers Monstrosity #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Monstrosity #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Monstrosity #3 (Of 4)(Cover C Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 (Cover A Andrew Griffith), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 (Cover B Casey Coller), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 (Cover RI Livio Ramondeli), AR
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Photo Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99

IMAGE COMICS
Activity #14, $3.50
Artifacts #30, $3.99
Blackacre #9, $2.99
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Sina Grace), $3.99
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover B Rob Guillory), AR
Cyber Force #5 (Cover A Marc Silvestri), AR
Cyber Force #5 (Cover B Marc Silvestri), AR
Cyber Force #5 (Cover C Stjepan Sejic), AR
Distant Soil Volume 1 The Gathering TP, $16.99
Fatale #16, $3.50
Invincible Universe #5, $2.99
Legend Of Luther Strode #6 (Of 6), $3.50
Manhattan Projects #13, $3.50
Miniature Jesus #4 (Of 5), $3.99
Prophet #38, $3.99
Satellite Sam #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Satellite Sam #2, $3.50
Sheltered #2, $2.99
Sidekick #1 (Cover A Tom Mandrake & Brian Miller), $2.99
Sidekick #1 (Cover B Charlie Adlard), $2.99
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Virgin Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $14.99
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99
Ten Grand #4, $2.99
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth Volume 1 TP, $9.99

MARVEL COMICS
Age Of Ultron #10A.I. (Sara Pichelli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men #15, $3.99
Avengers #17, $3.99
Avengers A.I. #2 (Dave Marquez Regular Cover), $2.99
Avengers A.I. #2 (Ed McGuinness Artist Variant Cover), AR
Cable And X-Force #12, $3.99
Daredevil By Mark Waid Volume 5 HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99
Daredevil Dark Nights #3 (Of 8), $2.99
Dark Tower The Gunslinger So Fell Lord Perth #1 (One Shot), $3.99
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2 (Of 4), $2.99
Emerald City Of Oz #2 (Of 5), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Carlo Pagulayan Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Guardians Of The Galaxy #3 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #4 (Sara Pichelli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Hawkeye #11 (David Aja 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hunger #2 (Of 4), $3.99
Iron Man #14, $3.99
Iron Man #9 (Greg Land Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Iron Man Volume 2 The Secret Origin Of Tony Stark Book 1 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Kick-Ass 3 #2 (Of 8)(Duncan Fegredo Variant Cover), AR
Kick-Ass 3 #2 (Of 8)(John Romita Jr. Regular Cover), $2.99
Kick-Ass 3 #2 (Of 8)(John Romita Jr. Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #17, $2.99
Savage Wolverine Volume 1 Kill Island HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Superior Carnage #2 (Of 5)(Clayton Crain Regular Cover), $3.99
Superior Carnage #2 (Of 5)(Rafa Garres Variant Cover), AR
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #2 (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $2.99
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #2 (Phil Jimenez Variant Cover), AR
Superior Spider-Man #15, $3.99
Thanos Rising #5/Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Mini-Poster (Promotional Item), AR
Thor By Walter Simonson Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Volume 4 TP, $29.99
Venom Toxin With A Vengeance TP, $15.99
Winter Soldier Volume 4 The Electric Ghost TP, $14.99
X-Factor #260, $2.99
X-Men Battle Of The Atom Postcard (Promotional Item), AR

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Harbinger Wars #3 (Of 4)(Patrick Zircher 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Quantum And Woody #2 (Rian Hughes Variant Cover), AR
Quantum And Woody #2 (Tom Fowler Variant Cover), AR
Quantum And Woody #2 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadowman #9 (Andrew Robinson Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman #9 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Discovery Channel Megalodon And Prehistoric Sharks TP (not verified by Diamond), $9.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Presents Down The Rabbit Hole #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Zombies The Cursed #2 (Of 3)(Cover C Pasquale Qualano), $3.99
Tyler Kirkham’s Screwed #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Tyler Kirkham), $2.99