Each Monday, staff writers Kevin Melrose and Steve Sunu discuss their five favorite covers from the previous Wednesday’s new comic releases, selecting from among them CBR’s Cover of the Week.
This week, there’s a nun with guns, a bearded Hulk, simian superheroes, a giant Strife and a smelly knight!
Keep reading for Kevin and Steve’s favorites from the week of Nov. 20, and then discuss your choices in the CBR forums.
Continuing his tour of Mexican cinema, Dave Johnson gives a nod to nunsploitation films of the 1970s and ’80s with this cover of a gun-wielding sister, her stigmata wrapped in bandages, posed above a banner that reads “The Song of the Tortured” and a skull reflected in a crucifix. — Kevin Melrose
Tackling the time-travel aspect of “Indestructible Hulk’s” latest arc, Mike Del Mundo has some fun with his latest variant cover, bringing a hilarious (and gamma-irradiated) take on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Indeed, if President Lincoln were able to turn into a Hulk, it’s likely John Wilkes Booth would have the exact expression on his face that Del Mundo draws. — Steve Sunu
Kyle Latino evokes the classic Gold Key sci-fi/adventure comics – “Star Trek,” “Solar, Man of the Atom,” etc. – in this graphically arresting cover that retains a sense of mystery by leaving the figures at the bottom in outline. — Kevin Melrose
Although Cliff Chiang may not be on interior art for “Wonder Woman” #25, his incredible cover reminds readers why he’s such a perfect fit for his and Brian Azzarello’s take on the character and her world. Featuring a giant Strife grasping Zola as Diana attempts to lasso the goddess into submission, t’s an intriguing cover, accented by Chiang’s use of Strife’s bloodspots on the ground and tiny workers to indicate scale. — Steve Sunu
Greg Ruth demonstrates Camelot may not be as shining as legend would have us to believe, as an unshaven and unwashed knight arrives at the Farm, seemingly unable to make it even one step farther. The muddied colors not only ground the scene in “our world” (well, as much as the Farm can be our world), far removed from mythical Camelot, but further reinforces the downtrodden nature of the once-noble warrior, who now sits with head bowed and shoulder slumped, clinging to his sword. — Kevin Melrose