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Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/15/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Out of all the covers this week I think Kyla Vanderklugt’s variant for Jim Hensen’s Storyteller Witches was beautifully done.  I’ve heard it’s a good read so I hopefully another will grace my list.  Devin Roth’s variant for Bobs Burgers was just plain creepy, hence making my list for that reason alone.  I have no clue what the series is about or why variant flipping on eBay is rampant but there must be a reason.  Michael Avon Oeming’s variant for Enourmous hit the list hard with a monster pounding visual.  The series seems to sellout in a matter of seconds.

Chris Burnham did an awesome job on the Deadpool’s Art of War variant and I plan on finding me a copy here soon as long as it’s cheap enough on eBay.  I hate paying full price for variants.  Skottie Young has graced his presence on my top 10 list again and with the Death of Wolverine event wrapping up, me ignoring the event and the outcome, Wolverine’s dead right??  Woops…any ways, what is up with Cutter?  Like a creepy ex-girlfriend stalking you it somehow managed to find my list.  You try telling her that it’s not gonna work out, I dare ya.

Simpsons, come on man, it’s not on my list for artistic reasons.  It’s purely on my list because Homer and Donuts brings back a flood of childhood memories.  Memories of watching the Simpsons every Monday night on Fox, week by week, waiting for that new intro to air.  Funny thing the damn show is still running and I believe it holds the record of longest prime time shows still running.  Another memory shaking cover was the retailer incentive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Ulises Farinas.  Nothing like seeing the boys together, Rock Steady and Bebop, bad-ass to the core!  Oh yeah, my daughter loves Teen Titans Go! and that cover was off the cute scale, so sue me!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Batman Eternal #28 Clay Mann
  • Bobs Burgers #1 Cover H 3rd Ptg Devin Roth Variant
  • Cutter #3 Chris Dibari
  • Deadpools Art Of War #1 Cover B Incentive Chris Burnham Variant
  • Death Of Wolverine Logan Legacy #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Enormous #4 Cover B Variant Michael Avon Oeming
  • Jim Hensons Storyteller Witches #2 Kyla Vanderklugt
  • Simpsons Comics #215 Phil Ortiz
  • Teen Titans Go Vol 2 #6 Jorge Corona
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #39 Cover C Incentive Ulises Farinas Variant

Image Source: Midtown Comics

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #22 Cover E Incentive Kevin Eastman Hand-Drawn Sketch Cover
Did anybody get their hands on this??  If you did can you share?  I’d like to see the different drawings Kevin did for this special variant issue!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #22 Cover E Incentive Kevin Eastman Hand-Drawn Sketch Cover

Did anybody get their hands on this??  If you did can you share?  I’d like to see the different drawings Kevin did for this special variant issue!

(Source: midtowncomics.com)

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/08/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Another week and here we are with another set of covers that need sharing.  Right off the bat we have a variant cover beautifully done by Mike Mignola.  As a big Hellboy fan his artwork brought a new dimension to comic book artwork as a whole.  Panel by panel one can always get a  360 view of the stories surroundings without needing a narrative dialog.  If you get a chance, hop on board the Mignola train.

I’m not a big Spider-man fan but this weeks Deadpool variant cover made the list simply because it’s pure comedic genius.  By far one of the best uses of a Deadpool homage fitting for the two since their team-up relationship has gone back since the 90s and one always laughs when the boys get together to crack a joke.  Then of course Skottie Young’s Avengers & X-Men AXIS made the cover.  I’m not a selfie type of person but Batgirl was kind of cute, don’t you think?  Jake Myler’s Fraggle Rock and Tom Scioli’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe variants brought back good old childhood memories, nothing like jamming down to Fraggle Rock…

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Alien vs Predator Fire And Stone #1 Cover B Variant Mike Mignola
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #7 Cover E Incentive Deadpool 75th Anniversary Photobomb Variant
  • Avengers & X-Men AXIS #1 Cover C Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Batgirl Vol 4 #35 Cover A Regular Cameron Stewart
  • Batman Eternal #27
  • Captain Marvel Vol 7 #8
  • Chastity #4 Cover B Variant Tim Seeley Subscription
  • Fraggle Rock Journey To The Everspring #1 Cover A Regular Jake Myler
  • Transformers vs GI Joe #3 Cover C Incentive Tom Scioli Connecting Variant
  • X-O Manowar Vol 3 #0 Cover B Variant Clay Mann

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Oct 5

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 10/01/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

It’s been a short attention span type of week with way too much going on at home, work, and in the comic book world.  I’m honestly keeping this one short as I need to finish up my review of Deadpool vs. X-Force that I’ll post over on my TherapyInComics.wordpress.com blog.  Any ways, as always I’m a sucker for skottieyoung covers as there were no shortage of them this week.  You know at some point I hope Marvel offers a hardcover book displaying all the covers from the beginning of this crazed baby saga, Avengers vs. X-Men Midtown Exclusive Skottie Young Wraparound variant.  Yes…that would be nice.

As for the rest of the covers batman, Aquaman, and Bloodshot offered striking detail of the characters within the story and totally deserved being on any top 10 list for that matter.  As for the rest of the covers each one offered some type of uniqueness to them that stood out.  However, till next time enjoy!

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Aquaman And The Others #6 Lan Medina and Allen Martinez
  • Batman Eternal #26 R. M. Guera
  • Bloodshot Vol 3 #24 Cover A Regular Rafa Sandoval
  • Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #35 Cover A Regular John Paul Leon
  • Guardians 3000 #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Baby
  • Stephen Kings Dark Tower Drawing Of The Three Prisoner #3 Piotr Kowalski
  • Suicide Risk #18 Elena Casagrande
  • Uncanny Avengers #25 Cover A Regular Paul Renaud
  • X-Files Year Zero #3 Cover B Variant Robert Hack Subscription

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Oct 1
Deadpool Bugle Web Site
If you are a Deadpool fan and you don’t already know about the Deadpool Bugle web site then stop what you are doing and check it out.  Great place for information on anything concerning Deadpool.

Deadpool Bugle Web Site

If you are a Deadpool fan and you don’t already know about the Deadpool Bugle web site then stop what you are doing and check it out.  Great place for information on anything concerning Deadpool.

X-O Manawar #1a & #1b Signed by Robert Venditti
Another awesome series relaunched by the newly formed Valiant Entertainment comics after rising from the dead back in 2012 in an event nicely dubbed “The Summer of Valiant 2012" was a major success.  This series premiered May 2, 2012 by writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord and each month following that 3 more series, Harbinger, Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong.
This series, like Archer & Armstrong, are both well written for their target audience and favorites of mine. One is brilliantly constructed out of action and humor while the latter is written with layers and layers of deep plot constructed with characters you care about.  If you get a chance to start reading either of them I swear you won’t be disappointed by either series.

X-O Manawar #1a & #1b Signed by Robert Venditti

Another awesome series relaunched by the newly formed Valiant Entertainment comics after rising from the dead back in 2012 in an event nicely dubbed “The Summer of Valiant 2012" was a major success.  This series premiered May 2, 2012 by writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord and each month following that 3 more series, Harbinger, Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong.

This series, like Archer & Armstrong, are both well written for their target audience and favorites of mine. One is brilliantly constructed out of action and humor while the latter is written with layers and layers of deep plot constructed with characters you care about.  If you get a chance to start reading either of them I swear you won’t be disappointed by either series.

(Source: midtowncomics.com)

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 9/24/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Of course Greg Tocchini has made the list again I mean why wouldn’t it?  Each cover is a work of art, seriously take a closer look and really take in what is happening.  As for Pop #2, even though I didn’t like issue #1 and I’m skipping the rest of the series doesn’t mean the cover art is fantastic.  Personally I just enjoy how Jason Copland uses the cover space in different way, thinking outside the box (…or cover).  Fiona Staples is another winner here since I already enjoy her beautiful Saga covers.

New Avengers, Superman Doomed, and Red Sonja covers just look badass, don’t they?  As for Storm I think David Yardin did a wonderful job at showing off Ororo Munroe’s real beauty seemingly at peace as she manipulates the lightning around her.  Another at peace cover done well was Savage Wolverine #23 where a peaceful moment of James Howlett under the cherry blossom tree is captured by cover artists Declan Shavley and Jordie Bellaire.

I love the pure serenity of Tomb Raider #8 cover.  It’s definitely of mine for the week.  Finally we come to Samurai Jack and Genndy Tartakovsy’s variant rendition.  Simply put, reminds me of the time I was watching Samurai Jack during the golden age of cartoons on Cartoon Network.  I sometimes miss those time of mindless work, going to school, and only worrying about the rent, the car, and what’s to eat.

Top 10 List (Alphabetical Order…)

  • Aliens Fire And Stone #1 Cover B Variant Fiona Staples
  • Low #3 Greg Tocchini
  • New Avengers Vol 3 #24 Cover A Regular Gabriele Dell Otto
  • Pop #2 Jason Copland
  • Red Sonja Vol 5 #12 Cover A Regular Jenny Frison
  • Samurai Jack #12 Cover B Variant Genndy Tartakovsky Subscription
  • Savage Wolverine #23 Declan Shavley and Jordie Bellaire
  • Storm Vol 3 #3 Cover A Regular David Yardin
  • Superman Doomed #2 Cover B Incentive Dan Jurgens Variant
  • Tomb Raider Vol 2 #8 Derliz Santacruz & Andy Owens

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Archer & Armstrong 1a + 1b Signed by Fred van Lente
Archer & Armstrong is by far one of my favorite series currently spewing out of the Valiant machine.  For a comic series rooted heavily in comedic rhetoric purely aimed at pleasing the reader though mystery, adventure, wisecracks, and jokes it seems to be one of the few series out there in my believe that constantly delivers with each issue. There aren’t that many series currently in print that I look forward to reading and Archer & Armstrong is right up there at the top of that list. 
Sadly Fred van Lente’s awesome run is about to end with issue 25 but it’s still worth reading.  I only hope Valiant will continue the series.
Nerdist Interview with Fred van Lente

Archer & Armstrong 1a + 1b Signed by Fred van Lente

Archer & Armstrong is by far one of my favorite series currently spewing out of the Valiant machine.  For a comic series rooted heavily in comedic rhetoric purely aimed at pleasing the reader though mystery, adventure, wisecracks, and jokes it seems to be one of the few series out there in my believe that constantly delivers with each issue. There aren’t that many series currently in print that I look forward to reading and Archer & Armstrong is right up there at the top of that list. 

Sadly Fred van Lente’s awesome run is about to end with issue 25 but it’s still worth reading.  I only hope Valiant will continue the series.

Nerdist Interview with Fred van Lente

(Source: midtowncomics.com)

Top 10 Comic Book Covers – Week 9/17/2014

Here are my choices for top comic book covers.  As always there are way to many to pick from but these definitely got my attention!

Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and [] series have all been a favorite of mine.  Something about this alternative paranormal world where large creatures to cursed frogs seem to find their way through the cracks causing havoc amongst the general population.  Only the members of the B.P.R.D. can stand in their way and even though this is issue 123 I still find each story refreshingly entertaining.  No matter who you are this series should be on everyone’s reading list at some point in their lives.

Menton3 is a fascinating artist that can conjure up some of the most creatively covers.  They can be grim at times although the X-Files cover that made the list seems ominous with the graceful light shinning down.   As for this weeks Edge of Spider-Verse issue, Robbi Rodriguez’s cover was very simplistic and clean with good use of colors making that issue pop.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…heroes in a half shell, turtle power!  I mean…if you know it, sing it.  If only I had jumped on the bandwagon for IDW’s reboot of the green guys…

Swords seem to be the theme for two other covers that made the list.  First off is Deadly Class #7, another amazing series by writer Rick Remender.  The writing rocks, killers in training make up the student body, and the story is set in the 80s.  What more could you want?!?!?  The second cover Clone just stood out.  I’m amazed we’ve reached issue #20 with full steam ahead.  It’s a unique take on sci-fi dealing with the cloning conundrum.

Can’t forget the unforgettable Deadpool, yes the merc with a mouth.  Deadpool mania has hit the Marvel universe hard and it doesn’t look like he’s leaving mainstream comics anytime soon.  If you are interested in checking out more Deadpool stuff then check out the Deadpool Bugle website for all things Deadpool.

Top 10 List (Not in order…)

  • BPRD Hell On Earth #123 Joe Querio
  • Batman And Robin Futures End #1 Cover A 3D Motion Dustin Nguyen
  • Clone #20
  • Deadly Class #7
  • Deadpool Vol 4 Bi-Annual #1 Salva Espin
  • Delinquents #2 Cover C Incentive Shawn Crystal Kung Fu Variant
  • Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 Cover A Regular Robbi Rodriguez
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time #4 Cover A Regular David Petersen
  • Unwritten Vol 2 Apocalypse #9 Peter Gross
  • X-Files Season 10 #16 Cover C Incentive Menton3 Variant

Comic Book Cover Source: Midtown Comics

Alf #48 - So Hurry Up Already!
I’ve seen this circulate around the net for sometime now and to be quite honest, the humor of it never gets old.  You know there is actually a wiki dedicated to just the Alf comics?  Did you also know that the series extended to 50 issues, 3 annuals, 3 specials, and a mini comic?  I wonder when Marvel will release that Omnibus! What say you theomnibuscollector?

Alf #48 - So Hurry Up Already!

I’ve seen this circulate around the net for sometime now and to be quite honest, the humor of it never gets old.  You know there is actually a wiki dedicated to just the Alf comics?  Did you also know that the series extended to 50 issues, 3 annuals, 3 specials, and a mini comic?  I wonder when Marvel will release that Omnibus! What say you theomnibuscollector?

(Source: alf.wikia.com)