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Cover of the Week – April 11

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.

Conan the Barbarian #3 by Massimo Carnevale

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!

Northlanders #50 by Massimo Carnevale

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.

Saga2 68Scars LobsterJ

 That’s all for now, see you next week for more covers goodness!

Prejudged! 05.25.10

It’s another big week in comics and Prejudged! is here to shed some light on a few of them.

Secret Avengers #1

SECRET AVENGERS #1

Written by: Ed Brubaker

Art by: Mike Deodato

Cover by: Marco Djurdjevic

Marvel’s Heroic Age is in full swing with this week seeing the debut of Steve Rogers’ Secret Avengers. Moon Knight, Black Widow, Nova, War Machine, Beast, and Valkyrie. I don’t recall an Avengers team as badass as this. With Brubaker and Deodato on board, now it’s the heroes’ turn start breaking some heads. Although I hope Deodato doesn’t give War Machine “ass armor” like he did for the Iron Patriot.

Mystery Society #1

MYSTERY SOCIETY #1

Written by: Steve Niles

Art by: Fiona Staples

Cover by: Ashley Wood

If you’re a sucker for underground cults and such, you might want to jump onto this new series by acclaimed horror writer Steve Niles. Based on the solicitations, the Mystery Society are Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins, who like to spend their time and money infiltrating secret bases like Area 51. I’ve never read anything that mashed up Horror with Espionage before, and Mystery Society should be interesting.

Green Hornet #4

GREEN HORNET #4

Written by: Kevin Smith

Art by: Jonathan Lau

Cover by: Alex Ross

This title has been surprisingly good. It’s good that Kevin Smith turned the Green Hornet and Kato into legacy characters. Female Kato is a very nice touch too. The artwork by Jonathan Lau is solid and captures the mood of Green Hornet’s world. Anyone who was a fan of the original TV series should definitely pick this up. Also, if you can, grab the one with the J. Scott Campbell cover.

Power Girl #12

POWER GIRL #12

Written by: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by : Amanda Conner

Cover by: Amanda Conner

Here it is. The last issue of Power Girl for Palmiotti, Gray, and Conner. It’s very sad to see this team leave this title, especially Amanda Conner’s art. I really suggest that DC should collect this entire run into one big hardbound edition, complete with Palmiotti and Gray’s script and Conner’s sketches.

So, that’s it for this week’s Prejudged! See you next week, True Believers!