MOM’S COVER WATCH: January 23, 2013

The Mother of All Comics, Jessica Boyd, is skirting the rules again, for choosing the five best covers for the week of January 23, 2013. She’s got five covers for you, however one is a two for one deal. So really, you should cry foul for shorting you a cover. Forget it — we’ll let her explain in this week’s Mom’s Cover Watch.

Saucer Country #11SAUCER COUNTRY #11
Written by Paul Cornell
Cover Art by Ryan Kelly
Published by Vertigo Comics

Silence of the Lambs meets X-Files.

That’s pretty much the first thing that popped into my head when seeing this week’s Saucer Country cover. True, there’s no face or mouth being covered by a moth.

However, each alien head replacing the dots on the wings remind me a lot of the “death head” found on the moth used for the Jodie Foster/Anthony Hopkins movie.

Between that and the character plastered in the middle creating Tim Burton’s version of Tinker Bell, the countdown to the final issue of this series is making me miss the usual covers already.


Revival #6REVIVAL #6
Written by Tim Seeley
Cover Art by Jenny Frison
Published by Image Comics

High contrast, key splash cover and a character that sends shivers up your spine. Yep, it’s a typical choice for a good cover this week. Revival has continued to produce unnerving and surprising covers each month.

This one is no exception.

Jenny Frison’s art has covered a range of publishers from small to big and back again. One thing that has been constant, besides her tendency to supernatural subject matter, is that they have all been done well. What strikes me the most about this cover in particular is that the character, despite being “dressed down,” does not look disproportionate or hypersexual.

Frison helps the viewer to keep in mind that this character could very easily become dangerous.


Batwoman #16BATWOMAN #16
Written by J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Art by J. H. Williams III
Published by DC Comics

Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Medusa walk into a bar…

Wait, no, that’s not how it goes.

What the combination does create is a beautiful cover. The golden color choices for the snakes of Medusa create a great contrasting background for flowing red hair of Kane and the dark hair of Diana.

The transition from looking at Williams’ detailed Wonder Woman and Cliff Chiang’s simple lines, in Wonder Woman’s title book, has been a difficult process for me. However, this cover brings me a new appreciation for how feminine and fierce Diana’s face comes across on this cover.

Medusa doesn’t stand a chance.


Deadpool #4Deadpool Killustrated #1DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1 (of 4)
Written by Cullen Bunn
Cover Art by Michael Del

Published by Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn
Art by Geof Darrow
Published by Marvel Comics

Alright, I admit it, these last two choices are more about the subject matter than the artwork, itself.

Deadpool is PUNCHING ABRAHAM LINCOLN! Despite the purposely obnoxious ring girl how can you not talk about a cover like this?

Plus, in the first of a four-part mini-series, Deadpool is taking on Moby Dick. This cover is actually very well done. The fabric like waves with frothy tops and textured whale really bring a 19th century painting feel to the cover. Plus, Deadpool is about to shove a bomb down Moby Dick’s blowhole. I’ll just leave it at that and let you take it from there.




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