MOM’S COVER WATCH: September 25, 2013

The mother of all comics, Jessica Boyd, has a look at the best covers for the week of September 25, 2013 on MOM’S COVER WATCH.

saga14_coverSAGA #14
Written by Brian K. Vaughn
Cover art by Fiona Staples
Published by Image Comics

With the newest little girl adopted by the whole comic world and the mercenary after the loving main couple of the book gracing the cover as best of pals there is some inner turmoil to be had.

Vaughn and Staples have created an emotional and complicated world that fits right into our very family drama filled lives. The simple characters juxtaposed against an almost solid background with nothing but a moon and a plain to set them apart is a combination of the simple and complex.

It creates a juxtaposition that is always appreciated and stands out on the comic stands themselves.


fanboysvszombiesFANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #18
Written by Shane Houghton
Cover art by Jerry Gaylord
Published by BOOM! Studios

It’s The Walking Dead #1… except, it’s not.

The homage covers of FvZ have stepped it up to blatant and awesome at this point.

It is beautiful, colorful and humorous all at the same time. Those who enjoyed the beginning rounds of the series poking and prodding at the comic book convention scene will truly enjoy this homage cover.



Written by Greg Pak
Cover art by Tony S. Daniel
Published by DC Comics

Many of the Forever Evil 3-D covers have not lent themselves well to making great comic art. They may be interesting or amusing but not great comic representations of their characters, limited by the additional processes created by the extra layers.

However, Doomsday appears in his full glory, just as he was when he first appeared in the 1990s. It is something of a wonder, considering this was the originally mindless big bad that first took Superman’s life. The exact opposite of the Man of Steel, being all power but no compassion or brain to thing of the innocent people that could be saved.

Even more his appearance being connected to the Batman/Superman book instead of the traditional titles make it even more intriguing with the read tint across the cover.
powerpuffgirls1POWERPUFF GIRLS #1
Written by and art by Troy Little
Published by IDW Publishing

They are the iconic images ripped straight from the 90s cartoon that captured the imagination of college, high school, middle school and even a few 5th graders across the world as Cartoon Network sounded the gong of their take over of child-like imagination.

Now, they claim their comic domain once more with the pages of Powerpuff Girls #1 with the classic images of Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup and their great enemy and inadvertent creator: Mojo Jojo.
They are rendered in the classic style of the cartoon that first graced Cartoon Network’s airwaves which brings hopes to the fans and the classic Z-style layout of those looking for a well placed cover.
sexcriminals1SEX CRIMINALS #1
Written by Matt Fraction
Cover art by Chip Zdarsky
Published by Image Comics

It’s a provocative cover for a book that is rather blunt and straightforward about the birds and the bees… except for the time suspension at the moment of perfection.

With bright colors, well placed plot points and enticingly little to show, this cover screams the theme of the book without showing very much. Three colors grace the cover and speak volumes while technically not showing very much.

The metaphor and literal come together in both a tasteful and tacky way that conveys the entire meaning of the book, itself, in the first issue.





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