Here are the Marvel solicits for September, and here are my Top Ten covers for the month!
10. I really dig this Punisher: Noir cover by Dennis Calero.
THE BULLETS HAVE TINY SKULLS ON THEM!
9. I like how David Lafuente uses an almost entirely different style of art for Runaways covers than he does for Ultimate Spider-Man.
In any event, this cool posing cover is made cooler due to the fact that it ties in well with the plot of the issue.
8. The only drawback of this Chris Bachalo is that, due to his unique style, it might be hard for people to realize that it's Venom getting punched from both sides.
But if you figure that out (and I don't think it's THAT hard to figure out), this cover is awesome. That possibility of confusion is the only thing keeping it from a lot higher on the list.
Dude's grabbing his tongue!
Hilarious effect (as is the broken giant teeth).
7. Dennis Calero has been doing some really striking covers for this Trojan War series.
I really like how he uses shadows for effect.
6. Damn, Dave Johnson sure knows how to make a spooky cover!
This Punisher cover is extremely simple, but also extremely effective.
MIDWAY POINT SO I CAN MAKE FUN OF SOME COVERS!
"Sadly," not really a lot to make fun of this month. I'm going to have to settle for a gentle tease...
This is the second Spider-Man cover in the three months since Skottie Young took over as regular cover artist that prominently features an item thrown into the air.
Two months ago...
That's weird, right?
Great cover, but weird tic.
Oh, and I can't help but mention that I was impressed by how well Patrick Zircher did with the Marvel: Divas concept...
And, while I don't like it enough to make the Top Ten, I think Ryan Dunlavey's MODOK one-shot sounds hilarious and it looks great.
5. Tremendously fun Skottie Young cover.
I love those skull word balloons he uses a lot.
4. I haven't seen Salvador Larocca have a cover THIS effective in awhile (not that he's a bad cover artist, just that this is really, really good).
That helmet pops out of the cover better than it pops out of the sand, even!
Remarkable work by Larocca. It's dramatic AND it gets the plot of the issue across - really nicely done.
3. Sean Phillips gives us what will be a really sweet cover to a trade collection of Criminal, as it feels like the cover of a great classic crime novel.
Excellent work on his part.
2. We get so used to the light-hearted, fun work that Skottie Young does that his dramatic work can almost pop more so than normal.
Very bad-ass cover.
1. It's Paul Pope going nuts with the Marvel Universe.
How could it NOT rock?
Man, Pope is amazing.
Okay, that's my top ten! What's yours?