While you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover it doesn’t mean that you can’t admire it. Each month I find what I believe are the best comic book covers.
Saga #12 by Fiona Staples
I like this cover as the foreground stands out due to the lack of background. The TV head is a great focal point due to its brightness and the colours used.
X-Men Legacy #9 by Mike Del Mundo
Mike Del Mundo finds new ways, every issue, to play on the idea of Legions mutant power. In this particular manner he plays with the idea of his crazy hair-style and the thousands of personalities he has in his head.
Wolverine MAX #6 by Jock
The contrasting colours bring this cover to life. Having Wolverine standing alone in the centre of the image reflects the story quite well.
Daredevil #25 by Chris Samnee
Another cover with no background – but yet again it works as it focuses on the subject matter at hand. It also reflects well with what is going on in the book, but I wont go any further with that as it would go into spoiler territory.
Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #2 (of 5) by Chris Mooneyham
I like this cover due to the subject matter. How can a giant spider like that not look cool? The colours give the cover it a horror movie/pulp feel, which is never a bad thing.
Action Comics #19 variant by Tony S Daniel
I’ve always enjoyed Tony S Daniel’s art and this is no exception. The cover has a great science fiction vibe, as well as a heroic action pose from Superman and the classic Lex Luthor stare in the background. Additionally, I really like the browns and yellows used throughout the cover.
Godzilla Half Century War 5 (of 5) by James Stokoe
This is one of my favourite Godzilla covers of all time. The detail is amazing – the ripples on the water, the scales on Godzilla and detail on the boat – all of it has been painstakingly drawn to the final detail. The cover also has Stokoe’s signature colour palette, which suits Godzilla perfectly.
Venom #33 by Declan Shalvey
This cover just oozes cool, with Venom’s pose and the detail on Toxin. The use of scale on this cover makes me want to know what happens in the comic.
Deadpool #7 cover by Kevin Maguire
This has got to be the silliest cover of the month. For those unaware it parodies the classic Iron Man #128/Demon in a Bottle cover and successfully at that. The Deadpool logo has also parodied the Iron Man logo of the time. As it is a time travel story it is great to see that they crossed out NOW and replaced it with THEN. It is the little touches like that that give that cover that extra bit of fun.