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Judging by the Cover – 1/10/18 new releases

David and Eric select the best covers from this week’s new comic releases.

Most comic book fans have a pretty good idea of what they’re going to buy every week when they visit their local comic shop. With that said, there’s still a lot of fun to be had just glancing at the week’s new releases and taking a chance on a book that looks promising. That’s where covers come in-a fantastic image can make the difference between trying something new or saying, “Nah, not this week.”

In that spirit, here are the covers that captured Media and Content Manager David Brooke and contributor Eric Cline’s attention this week.

David’s Picks:

Mister Miracle #6
Art by Mitch Gerads

What a creepy cover! The paper (which is slightly on fire) has a nice texture that gives the cover a mixed media look. His face is also frightening with the eyes perfectly wide even if there’s no actual eyeballs. It plays with the space well too.

Detective Comics #972
Art by Guillem March

There’s so much I love about this cover and it all starts with the layers. From the scope in the foreground to the cape in the background your eye moves back and forth across the cover. It also tells a story about what is going on. Plus, look at Batwoman’s flipping hair! Gorgeous.

Harley Quinn #34
Art by Frank Cho

Not only does this cover convey how a lot of us feel, but it’s super cute (the dog and the Earth). The colors are exceptional too, particularly Harley’s skin tone.

Eric’s Picks:

Avengers #675
Art by Skottie Young

This cover is cute, and contrasts nicely against most other beginning-of-event covers that try to scale the drama up to 100. A series poking a little fun at itself is always nice, and I’ll keep it real: I’d love to see Man-Thing in an Avengers book. I’d love to see Man-Thing in any book. I want more Man-Thing!

Ahem. I would enjoy seeing more of the character. Great cover!

The Shadow #6
Art by Kelley Jones

I always love a nice, atmospheric cover with a million things going on, and Kelley Jones delivers exactly that here. The shadowy (get it?) black across The Shadow’s form is fantastic, as are his piercing eyes, which compete for the reader’s attention even among all the skulls and smoke. The “Ha”s are menacing as well, and the blues of the spiderwebs pops well against the rest of the cover’s greens and reds.

Wonder Woman #38
Art by Jenny Frison

This Jenny Frison cover is a poster waiting to happen. Simple composition, beautiful colors, and a fantastic overlay with the feathers. Even better–the feathers are actually plot-relevant! Hooray for covers that work well as still images AND actually reflect the content inside!

Do you agree with these picks? Let us know in the comment space below!


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