MOM’S COVER WATCH: August 28, 2013

Reds, blues, blood and a double dose of Thor all lay waiting for you as the mother of all comics takes a look at the best covers for the week of August 28, 2013 on MOM’S COVER WATCH.

larfleeze 3LARFLEEZE #3
Written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis
Cover art by Howard Porter
Published by DC Comics

Larfleeze finds a savior in sibling rivalry with the appearance of Wanderer. Here her blazing blue visage streams across the red and orange back ground, juxtaposing itself against Larfleeze’s signature color.

Porter does an excellent job of drawing the eye through the cover and action going on around the characters. From the impact of her landing and the character’s shocked reaction, to the billowing sky in the background there is plenty of life and color the keep yourself interested.


Lazarus03-1LAZARUS #3
Written by Greg Rucka
Cover art by Michael Lark
Published by Image Comics

In the first dose of blood for this week’s cover watch, Lark delivers up Forever in a reflective mood. Whether it’s over someone else’s doing or her own handiwork to keep the family safe is yet to be seen. However, with this much blood and a body poking in from the background not only is Forever beautifully rendered, but action seems on the horizon for this new title.


redlanterns23RED LANTERNS #23
Written by Charles Soule
Cover art by Alessandro Vitti
Published by DC Comics

It’s Dex-Starr.

It’s Dex-Starr on a giant red beast.

It’s Dex-Starr on a giant red beast and Atrocious alive and raging.

This is the issue Soule has been promising fans of the raging kitty, who has recently been able to save Atrocious with a construct-bubble of his own. What lies ahead is unclear, however Vitti does a great job of teasing the pages within.  Plus, they’re the Red Lanterns, so there are dots and streams of blood aplenty to be found.


thor12THOR #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Cover art by Esad Ribic
Published by Marvel Comics

The city on its side and Thor, instead of flying straight up (across) is instead perched slightly off to the side. He looks like he’s coming in for a landing in Midgard. After the conclusion on the episodic “Godbomb” arc, the almost normal looking city skyline is dotted with the pastel colors that have been featured on Ribic’s covers.

Not only does it bring out accents but also helps Thor continue to standout against a background that is a little more detailed than has been happening on previous issues. The sky, while not technically a negative space, is light in color helping the image to breath and not be so weighted with color.


astonishing x-men 66ASTONISHING X-MEN #66
Written by Marjorie M. Liu
Cover art by Phil Noto
Published by Marvel Comics

For your second dose of Thor, Iceman comes with wing and once again both characters are laid out against a pastel background. Here, Noto creates action with an old-fashioned headlock and Thor looking to make his counter move, without Mjölner on hand. Once again Noto’s smooth and detailed lines blend well with the color. Having the two characters against the subtle gradient helps them standout without feeling like they belong up in the sky.




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