Sunday, June 23, 2013
Ken's Cover of the Week - Batwoman #21 by JH Williams III
Ken: You take a standard fight against the hero and the villain, but you turn it 90 degrees and it opens up a whole new way to view the image. You have the added sense of fighting outside a window, and the white sides open up almost like an elevator door. It's not so much the Batwoman and Killer Croc that sell the cover but the positioning and layout done with the free space on the cover.
Grant: Holy cats, this is a cover that packs some punch! The Red Skull is obviously a pretty appropriate character to be wearing a Nazi armband, but the way that Mike Del Mundo combines that potent symbol with the X-Men name raises a lot of interesting questions. Is there an implicit comparison being drawn in this book between the two? Is something foul afoot? Was it only done because it looks neat? Either way, this is the kind of thing that makes me want to know what's going on inside an issue, which is what covers are all about. Well done.
Runner-Ups: Baltimore: The Inquisitor, Wonder Woman #21, Dream Thief #2