2000AD Prog 1833 by Glenn Fabry
An absolutely beautiful cover from Fabry to start things off this week. Cadet Anderson’s hair blowing in the wind is so sexy, even when that’s not her intent. The use of reds, the shadowing in the face, the wrinkled aged leather in her uniform all play vital parts in this portrait of hers. She’s a badass, and with that look she’s giving you, a cat-call is the last thing you should be thinking of doing right now. Fabry at his finest.
Daredevil #26 by Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez
Hey man, I just put those out to dry! Is it me, or is one of the Planeteers hanging their laundry on the line too? While the set-up is simple, the execution is exquisitely rendered as Murdock makes his way from one side to the other with ease. I also enjoy the title of the series in the sunset, for pink on that shade of blue is rather pleasant to look at. Wonderful job by both Samnee and Rodriguez!
Tank Girl: Solid State Tank Girl #1 by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell
I want that jacket. Shut up and take my money, I want that jacket! It almost appears that Tank Girl hunted down Spaceboy and skinned him alive, while at the same time she looks like an extra in the latest Gorillaz music video. Very stylized and punkish, Johnson-Cadwell has been gone for too long if he’s been holding back his brilliance with covers like this one. It’s so bold and radical upon execution, that if you look closely enough you’ll see a little nip-slip. SOMEONE ALERT THE ZILLION MOM MARCH OF THIS FILTH!!
Akaneiro #1 by Shu Yan
Whoa. If Little Red Riding Hood and Xena had a baby, I think this warrior woman would be the outcome. Brilliantly painted by Yan, it’s gorgeous yet violent at the same time which provides me with conflicting feelings; do I hang it on my wall, or recommend it as a heavy metal album cover? Whatever the outcome is, this cover is eye-candy pure and simple. Astonishing attention to detail!
The Unwritten #49 by Yuko Shimizu
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down. With everything spiraling out of control, it’s hard to keep your balance. One small step and you’re falling through memories, both good and bad in a Phantom Zone kind of landscape. Shimizu’s design is hypnotizing, and the use of colors is so aesthetically pleasing that I find myself being sucked into the vortex, unable to resist its charms. I can almost hear the chaos unfolding on this cover, and like Pavlov’s dog, I salivate just thinking about what’s taking place on the inside.