UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 1-15-14

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo tilts his perspective for . . .

Velvet #3
Velvet #3
by Steve Epting

Our heroine’s world has been tossed out of order, a situation which Epting captures with a sense of not only disorientation, but action as well. Bonus points for Velvet’s black hair trailing and blending into the background shadows.

PatrickHess returns the gaze of . . .

Uncanny X-Men #16
Uncanny X-Men #16
by Chris Bachallo

It has been a long & troublesome road for Magneto with little hope of rest ahead. Bachallo effectively evokes not only the toll of the decades, but Magneto’s steely resolve to continue fighting his battles to the bitter end.

Ukerupp reaches out to . . .

Daredevil #35
Daredevil #35
by Chris Samnee

The terror in Matt’s face makes this cover.  The conflict with the white supremacist group and the constant worry that Foggy may pass at any moment are drowning Daredevil.  The Man Without Fear tastes fear each and every moment is this book.

Ithosapien lunges for . . .

Black Dynamite #1 (of 4) (Subscription Variant)
Black Dynamite #1
by Jun LoFamia

For Jared. Because Black Dynamite don’t jump the shark; Black Dynamite PUNCHES the shark in it’s mouth.

the1whoknocks celebrates . . .

Fantastic Four #16
Fantastic Four #16
by Mark Bagley

It is very nice to see a good turnout for the going away party. It bring me joy seeing everyone smiling and having a good time.  I can’t see the ‘no psychics allowed’ sign but it appears somewhere there is one.

11 thoughts on “UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 1-15-14”

  1. Great pick, the1whoknocks. Always loved the John Byrne original that Bagley pays homage to with his cover for Fantastic Four this month. Beautiful piece of art.

    1. Man I wish Bryne would let bygones be bygones and come back to Marvel before its too late. Who knows how many years he has left in him and personally he’s wasting it with his Next Men, Trio and Helix stuff. It’s pretty obvious he wants do team books and superhero stuff again and these x-men and avengers wanna-be clone books he’s churning out at Dark horse is a sad imitation.

  2. Love that Velvet cover. Haven’t read this issue yet and I didn’t event notice the hair/background thing because of the text, but yeah, nice.

  3. Agreed. Byrne patching things up with Marvel would be a wonderful thing. I get that he was pissed with Quesada about canceling X-Men: The Hidden Years for no good reason (I wasn’t impressed either), but that was a long time ago. I think it’s way past time for Byrne to be coaxed back and welcomed back with open arms. He is wasted on that IDW stuff he does. If Joe has to massage Byrne’s ego a bit and apologise then that’s what he needs to do. Think of the PR involved in the headline “Byrne returns to Marvel”.

    1. No kidding especially with Claremont returning too. It would give me a tiny bit of hope that they could possibly collaborate again on a project even though I know it’s never really going to happen.

  4. Great choices all around.
    The Bachallo and Samnee covers stick out the most to me. So simple in design and color, yet so powerful.

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