Cover of the Week – Jan 15 ’09 releases

Cover of the Week is my presentation of the best cover from last week’s comic book releases, based on the art, design, and overall good looks

It’s that time of the week again.  I don’t even know why I’m doing this anymore, aside from the fact that I’m a comics art whore and that posting on the internet is the new “cool” thing these days.  So anyways, everyone’s favorite cover artist is featured this week!  Sorry, it’s not Rob.

Fables #80 (art by James Jean)

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Well, who wouldn’t like some panties on their comics cover? And besides, it’s by James Jean! Awesome comics artist extraordinaire! I don’ have much to say about this man, aside that his covers are consistently good (although sometimes they’re just meh, but still better than other books), and there’s even a coffee table book collection of his Fables covers (out of stock on Amazon)! It’s that good and pretty.  His covers have this type of composition that when you see a James Jean cover, you’ll notice that it’s a James Jean cover even if the art might not really look like his.  For me, that’s what a good comics cover should be.  A good mix of art, design, composition, and that feeling that the book is calling you even if after reading it you’ll regret picking it up and blame it all on the cover for being pretty and tempting.  And for some reason, I really find the women he draws on his covers very attractive. Or maybe it’s just me.

Okay.  That’s all, folks.  Tune in after a few days to hear my manly voice talk about comics!

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