By: Chris "DOC" Bushley
This weeklywill at the most visually compelling covers on the market today. Whether they be variant editions or standard ones, these are the top 5 covers that out amongst the bevy of books that are released each week. They say, "A is worth a thousand words," these covers are worth more than that! No matter the storylines found behind them, these covers you to at least them out, which can be worth exponentially more than just words to that publish them! Enjoy!
1. Batwoman #21 (DC): Although the black and white version of this cover is stunning, the simple swath of crimson bleeding across makes this one that much more compelling. J.H. Williams III has always pushed the envelope with his use of dead space but the use of the diagonal layout helps make it more pronounced and tricks the eye into believing Batwoman is falling faster than she should be for Killer Croc!
2. Miniature Jesus #3 (Image): Ted McKeever makes a truly artistic cover, devoid of color but rattling the senses with everything else. The pristine line work and stellar background makes the image project off the page, but it is the composition of the beasts tearing through that conveys the emotion of the entire book and tells the tale of Chomsky in a single, terrible image.
3. It Girl & the Atomics #11 (Image): Michael Allred is a pop icon that brings fresh and exciting ideas into everything he touches. This gloriously colorful, retro style cover by Michael and Laura Allred, cannot help but draw attention to itself on the rack. The simple layout with stunning background will literally "pop" no matter what book resides next to it!
4. Age of Ultron #10 -Variant Edition- (Marvel): Okay, so this is the "big" finale to Marvel's less than mediocre crossover, but I won't be buying it for Angela's first Marvel appearance. I will, however, be thoroughly impressed by this variant cover. Bleak and monstrous, it exudes the overall feeling of dread that the future holds, all the while drawing your eye to the single, luminous figure that stands beneath it all. It is a startlingly intricate picture that comes across as simplistic, yet stunning.
5. Supergirl #21 (DC): Mahmud Asrar makes an explosive cover that will surely make any books around it on the rack tremble in fear. With a stylishly designed background, this cover conveys only one message -- Supergirl is pissed and someone's going to pay! The foreground melds perfectly with the burning red background symbol, making the entire cover breed rage before you even look at Supergirl's facial expression. Absolutely perfect!