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Cover of the Week: Doop, “Daredevil,” “Velvet” & More

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Cover of the Week: Doop, “Daredevil,” “Velvet” & More

Each Monday – in this case it’s Tuesday, because of the holiday — 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.

Keep reading for Kevin and Steve’s favorites from the week of May 21, and then discuss your choices in the CBR forums.

“All-New X-Factor” #8, by Kris Anka and Jared K. Fletcher (Marvel)

Bowling for soldiers with Warlock! Kris Anka and Jared Fletcher’s cover is just hilarious. Not only is it a perfect reflection of Warlock’s character, but who doesn’t love the concept of the giant techno-organic alien turning himself into a giant ball and bowling over soldier? Plus, the caption is just perfect: “Self has no time for this” — Steve Sunu

“Daredevil” #3, by Jerome Opeña (Marvel)

Jerome Opeña’s variant stands out for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the beautiful sunset, and the way the foreground figures and objects are silhouetted against it. But I also want to focus on the way to artist captures the comic’s San Francisco setting, not only with the inclusion of the signature cable car but through the reactions of the onlookers, for whom Daredevil is still a new, wondrous sight. — Kevin Melrose

“Elektra” #2, by Mike Del Mundo (Marvel)

Somehow, Mike Del Mundo manages to turn butchery into beauty as blood flows from Elektra’s katana and sai like paint from an artist’s brush. She’s the Jackson Pollock of killing, with the bodily fluids of her adversaries creating a painting so abstract that it’s difficult to tell where they end and her costume begins. — Kevin Melrose

“Velvet” #5, by Steve Epting (Image Comics)

Simple, evocative and masterful, this Steve Epting illustration exhibits the artist’s skill while proving that a cover doesn’t have to be complicated in order to succeed. The image of the bloodied razor in motion held by a white-gloved hand, sullied only by blood spatter, is creepy, but it really makes readers want to open the cover and discover what’s inside. — Steve Sunu

COVER OF THE WEEK: “All-New Doop” #2, by Michael Allred and Laura Allred (Marvel)

Seeing Michael Allred drawing Doop is always a pleasure, but he really pulls out the stops for this cover. The concept is perfectly executed, integrating the logo treatment as though it were the name of the shooting gallery. Plus, having the real Doop as a prize for shooting targets shaped like him is wonderfully off the wall, perfectly suited to the character. — Steve Sunu

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