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, “Dark Shadows” gets a hand, Kate and Lucky hit the road, “Morning Glories” gets serene, the Shadow peers behind the Iron Curtain and Galactus gets hungry — again.
Keep reading for Kevin and Steve’s favorites from the week of Nov. 27, and then discuss your choices in the CBR forums.
There aren’t many artists who know their way around a cover better than Francesco Francavilla, as the Eisner-winner proves once again with “Dark Shadows” #23. The lone hand coming from a coffin is minimal, but evocative. A tiny, red, incredibly detailed bat draws the reader’s eye to the center of the cover, and then expands the image out through the five fingers. — Steve Sunu
David Aja’s “Hawkeye” #14 cover links up perfectly with the cover for Issue 13, and makes for just as dynamic an image. The use of different colored hexagons (red for background, yellow to highlight characters) works well, drawing they eye to Kate, Lucky (aka Pizza Dog) and the two of them together as they strike out on their own in Los Angeles, with subtle targets interspersed around palm trees. — Steve Sunu
Pairing perfectly with the solicitation tagline “What Faith is,” Rodin Esquejo’s colorful and serene cover for “Morning Glories” #35 depicts who I presume is Fortunato praying while bathed in the reflected light from the stained-glass window. It’s just a beautiful image. — Kevin Melrose
Francesco Francavilla makes his second appearance on this week’s list with a cover for “The Shadow” #20 that evokes imagery of early-20th century propaganda art, with the looming “menace” — the Nazis, the Communists or, in this case, the Shadow — peering across the globe. It’s a nice illustration for a story that takes the pulp vigilante into the Soviet Union. — Kevin Melrose
Mariusz Siergiejew seems to take a page from the “Prometheus” playbook with a depiction of Galactus that appears so ancient and so alien that it doesn’t take much to imagine the cosmic entity inspiring awe, and instilling terror, in anyone who might encounter him. — Kevin Melrose