Sunday, April 18, 2010
Ryan L's Cover of the Week - The Savage Axe of Ares #1 by Rafa Garres
Ryan L.: This was a tight call as the PunisherMax cover is also brilliant. See it below, I'd like to think that's how Bullseye sees people; wide open, always on a target, and great big gaudy bullseyes giving them away at all times. As for this cover, though, it is simply perfect for the format. The previous covers were all a little too polished and flashy to grace the cover of what should be a pulp pleasure. Garres gets Ares right by showing him as savage with a kick ass axe. Below him are the assorted demons and...horned alligators that a god of war takes out in standard battle. There's also a bikini-clad babe dutifully at his ankle but he doesn't seem to give her any time, he's all about the battle. I hope this cover gets this issue a few more bites because I really believe it'll be just as good as the previous efforts in this Mighty Marvel Magazine Format.
Matt's Cover of the Week - Daredevil #506 by Paolo Rivera
Matt: I absolutely LOVE this cover by Paolo Rivera. The obvious Japanese influence is incredibly fitting with the story inside the cover, and everything just plain works. From the soft colors, the movement of the characters, and all the little details sum up to a great and eye catching cover with it's own distinctive look. Early contender for one of the best covers of the year. On a side note: I am surprised that my fellow blogger Ryan, a known Daredevilologist, did not choose this cover as well.