Cover of the Week – Jan 29 ’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

Hi hello folks! We’re sorry for not having an episode for last week. The boys were pretty busy with stuff in real life that we lost time to do the show. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to deliver one this week and add some more stuff to make up for last week’s loss. Anyway, on to more pressing matters.

So I’m back to pick the best comic cover from last week! Here we go…

Amazing Spider-Man – Extra! #2 (I think the cover is by Paolo Rivera)

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One of the things that make a good comic book cover is how it can make someone pick up the book just by looking at the cover. I haven’t read AMS Extra #1, but when I saw this cover I felt that it could be an interesting book. And it is! I do love Paolo Rivera’s art, it has that sense of flexibility Spider-Man when he draws Spider-Man, and it has that “organic” feel to it. I can’t really describe it, but it feels like Marcos Martin’s art. Flexible & curvy.

Also, I don’t know if any of you noticed lately how Marvel’s titles on their comics seem out of place? Like the art is there and they just pasted the title without thinking of design? Though there are exemptions such as Dark Tower. Well, this cover’s title fits the what the cover would like to express. It’s like a magazine/newspaper, with a picture of Spidey infront, and some small captions to hint what’s inside. That’s pretty neat.

So what’s your favorite cover of last week?

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