MOM’S COVER WATCH: December 11, 2013

Creepy, complex and metaphorical come together to create a wide range of great covers for the week of December 11, 2013.

batman26BATMAN #26
Written by Scott Snyder
Cover art by Greg Capullo
Published by DC Comics

Death is always with Batman, even in his beginning year as Gotham’s one man army.

The metaphorical representation of the hero who is forced to look at his city that has been plunged into black and surrounded by violence stands strong. The bones stand out against this darkened city silhouette. Is the sun setting or is the sun rising now that Batman and Gordon are beginning to realize they may need each other to overcome the Riddler’s handiwork?

The question and the roots of death in Batman’s life are what make this cover so intriguing.


docsavage1DOC SAVAGE #1
Written by Chris Roberson
Cover art by Alex Ross
Published by Dynamic Forces

He’s bronzed, he’s muscular, and he’s mine… and yours if you chose to pick up this Alex Ross cover when you head to your comic store. There is great contrast between the bronzed figure and the montage of background images, while keeping the palette singular in feeling.





deadbodyroad01_coverDead-Body-Road-01DEAD BODY ROAD #1
Written by Justin Jordan
Cover art by Matteo Scalera, Moreno DiNisio
Published by Image Comics

Both covers are included here to show you what happens when art and graphics work together to create a seamless feeling that makes you catch your breath.

The masthead makes the cover and the art makes the cover. They work together with an undeniable feeling that makes it clear what the title is as well as tear the book open and immediately dive in.

drumheller2DRUMHELLER #2
Written by Riley Rossmo, Alex Link
Cover art by Riley Rossmo
Published by Image Comics

Creepy and beautiful merge together to create the disturbing portrait for the latest issue of Drumheller.

With the noose acting as a border, eye trail to the peacock and floral image, at quick glance you might not even realize what it is you are looking at. However the second you do you cannot unsee it… it creates such a fascinating view, leaving you wanting to know what is in store.



manifestdest02_coverMANIFEST DESTINY #2
Written by Chris Dingess
Cover art by Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni
Published by Image Comics

For the second month in a row, Manifest Destiny has made its way onto the Cover Watch.

From diagonal layouts, plenty of masthead space and subject matter the runs straight toward creepy, without looking back, this cover stands out. With the axe-head into the skull, the climbing moss and vine and the color that is just bright enough without being over saturated, there is elegance in the brutality presented.

Just stunning.


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