Cover of the Week is a presentation of the best cover from last week’s comic book releases, based on the art, design, and overall good looks.
Last week was a Massimo Carnevale comics cover festival! We have 2 books that came out last week which I think had the best covers, Conan The Barbarian #3 and the final issue Northlanders #50.
I love Massimo Carnevale’s work starting way back when he was doing the covers for Y the Last Man until now. He’s an artist who’s not only good at drawing people, but also gives the reader a taste of the overall feel of the book. Each cover is like a teaser poster that makes the reader curious and interested as to the book’s contents.
Take for instance this Conan cover. We have Conan grabbing Belit, who looks like she is seducing him, and the color tones suggest that they are in a semi-dream state underwater. These elements appear in the book, so what you expected to read after seeing the cover is what you get within!
I don’t know if I’m just being biased, but I love this cover of the final issue of Northlanders. An abandoned broken down helmet on a rock near the sea is a good metaphor for a battle that has ended. And the seagull’s legs show the remoteness of this battlefield. I find this image very dramatic and brutal at the same time, just as how the whole series have been. It’s been a great run. I’ll miss you, Northlanders.
Here are other covers that I thought were pretty cool: Saga #2 by Fiona Staples, ‘68 Scars #1 by Nat Jones, and Lobster Johnson #4 by Dave Johnson.
That’s all for now, see you next week for more covers goodness!