What if it's not Dr. Manhattan, but really Geoff Johns keeping all the good continuity to himself?
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Cover Thoughts for October 2012
The return of the Cover Thoughts feature, as the zero issue covers really didn't offer much in terms of opinion... since they were all the same. So hit the jump for all my thoughts on the covers for October's Batman related issues.
Talon #1: This is why I thought Guillem March would be perfect for this book, his crazy, exaggerated style fits the Court of Owls and Talons designs so well. It's very reminiscent of his Azrael stuff, which was fantastic. One of my favorite little detail of this cover are all the various Talon eyes glowing in the background.
Batman Incorporated #5: As soon as I saw the shape of Batman on this cover, my eyes lit up with joy, I'm SO HAPPY we're revisiting 666 Damian. And drawn by Chris Burnham no less? This should be a fantastic issue. I also feel that other artists would have the Arkham Asylum sign be the right way so it's legible, despite Damian clearly walking from it, but not Burnham! Attention to detail!
Batman #13: Creepy, creepy, creepy. This is my favorite Capullo cover in a while. Simple, to the point, and ceps some of the mystery in check. I'd be really disappointed if they completely showed you what Joker looks like on the cover, months before we get the issue in our hands.
Detective Comics #13: I've made it pretty clear that I'm happy Jason Fabok has got a permanent gig, especially in Gotham. You can tell he's one of those guys who when you see them draw Batman, you think "yeah, I get it" because not only does he do a good Batman, he does a good Penguin as well. What interests me most is the guy in the background... WHO ARE YOU!?
Batman: The Dark Knight #13: David Finch is another guy who draws Batman and you think "yep, you're supposed to draw Batman." I like the cover, but unfortunately, I don't really have anything to say about it. Wood?
Batman and Robin #13: This is quite the unique cover. The solicit says something about zombies... alright, well, cool. This has quite a Mexican dia de los muertos feel to it, definitely one of Gleason's best.
Batgirl #13: See, this is what happens when you go to prison and don't establish your dominance early, you get shanked in the yard. Bene's stuff is looking good, I only hope that when it comes to interiors, everything isn't as shiny. His covers look like they took a dip in baby oil.
Batgirl Annual #1: Like I said, baby oil.
Batwoman #13: What else can you say about JH Williams III at this point? I mean seriously. I have to start looking for things I don't like, as if I'm trying to find some sort of flaw, just to make it seem like Williams is human... I don't necessarily like Wonder Woman's face...? Uh, that's about it.
Batwing #13: I've been reading a bunch of Hack/Slash recently, so this really reminds me of that book. Is it just me or is there a lot of red on this month's covers? Nevertheless, this is a little out of the ordinary for Batwing, thus has really piqued my interest in the actual book's content, and whoever this Father Lost dude is.
Birds of Prey #13: I don't believe this cover is finished, due to Black Canary being uncolored, and Starling not having her tattoos, but god damn this is a gorgeous cover as it is. Ben Oliver is a great cover artist, I love how he made Babs' hair like it was part of the paint drops. Also, looking for Poison Ivy? Go look at the Swamp Thing solicit.
Catwoman #13: The big question... Joker? We learned that the book will probably have ties in the "Death of the Family" arc, but this seems like it would be a bit early, right? I have nothing against Andy Clarke, but I would have at least like to have seen Guillem March stay on as cover artist.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #13: Blackfire's costume is a tad ridiculous, but hilarious at the same time. God, I'm going to miss Rocafort on this title.
Nightwing #13: I've said it countless times before, I hate the ink-less covers that this series has gotten. Compared to his interiors, Barrows' covers are terrible.