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Cover of the Week – Jan 21, ’10 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.

Hello boys and girls! It’s been pretty long since my last cover post, and this time I will be featuring a cover from one of my favorite Batman artists, Dustin Nguyen.

Batman – Streets of Gotham  #8

What caught my attention with this is the fact that we don’t usually see a Batman cover done this way.  Okay, so the Batman pose is a bit common, cape near/over the face and one hand holding the Batarang, but what’s cool about this is the good use of the the black/blue/orange highlighting. Let me point them out — first let’s start of with the title, BOOM! big highlight, the reader get’s a good look at it and immediately knows what book it is.  Second, Batman occupies most of the page and the city is rendered under him with the iconic bat signal looming over Gotham.  This gives the impression that “this is Batman looking over his city and he sees everything” and also imposes some sort of possessive territorial feel thanks to the bat-logo.  And lastly, negative black/yellow on the hand holding the Batarang.  This sends the message that Batman does look over Gotham and since the orange background sets this part of the cover apart from the rest, it gives a sense of “alert mode” or “defense mode” in the event a threat appears.

Basic, direct to the message, and done in a stylish manner — that’s why I choose Streets of Gotham #8 by Dustin Nguyen first cover of the week for the year 2010!

What’s your favorite comic book cover for this week?