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Best Comic Book Covers of the Month
Superior Spider-man #9 by Marcos Martin. Marvel NOW!

Best Comic Covers of the Month: May 2013

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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 covers.

Superior Spider-man #9 by Marcos Martin

Superior Spider-Man #9 by Marcos Martin

I really like how the title is incorporated into the artwork. It is really cleaver and by not having a logo added to the cover means that the artwork is less restricted. I feel like Marvel is more willing to do this, which I am fine with as most of the current logos at Marvel are not particularly iconic.

High Crimes #3 cover by Ibrahim Moustafa

High Crimes #3 by Ibrahim Moustafa

I know very little about this series, apart from it being a murder mystery on a mountain, but I really like the bloody hand as part of this comic cover. The mountain incorporated into the hand is my favourite of this cover and one of the elements I would have to say I have enjoyed this month.

X-Men Legacy #10 cover by Mike Del Mundo

X-Men Legacy #10 by Mike Del Mundo

The combination of the copy text and the illustration makes this a great comic cover. The characters on the cover are animated and interesting, while the body text body text is odd. All together it makes for a fun cover.

X-Men Legacy #11 cover by Mike Del Mundo

X-Men Legacy #11 by Mike Del Mundo

Mike Del Mundo was not only on last month’s list but this is his second appearance on this month’s list. Another great cover in which shows the danger of the pill through a skull. Additionally, I like how Marvel is willing to scale back the logo in order for the art to really shine.

Wolverine MAX #7 cover by Jock

Wolverine MAX #7 by Jock

A very simple cover but with three tears it is very synonymous with Wolverine. A female figure on the other side of the tears adds a level of mystery to this comic cover.

The Flash #20 cover by Francis Manapaul

The Flash #20 by Francis Manapul

Half Past Danger #1 cover by Stephen Mooney

This comic cover has a great sense of speed with the use of colour and line. With a dark background the vibrant colours are able to shine.

Half Past Danger #1 by Stephen Mooney

I really like the colours used in this cover. They are vibrant but also call back to the 1940s, an era in which this comic is set.

Fearless Defenders #4 cover by Mark Brooks

You can take a look at a preview of this series here.

Fearless Defenders #4 by Mark Brooks

The whole paper doll aspect of this cover is fantastic. I am generally a fan of Mark Brooks but he has taken it to another level with this idea. I wonder if there are people who have bought additional copies so they could cut this out?

Daredevil #26 cover by Chris Samnee

Daredevil #26 by Chris Samnee

Not only was this a great issue but it also has a great cover. It is a great action piece that has a lovely backdrop of the city. You might not have noticed, but the clothes on the line subtly spell “Daredevil”. That was something I didn’t notice until it was mentioned on Reddit.

Battlestar Galactica #1 cover by Alex Ross

Battlestar Galactica #1 by Alex Ross

Animal Man #21 cover by Jae Lee

While I don’t have any affiliation with the show (old or new) I really like this cover. It has a classic science fiction feel to it thanks to both the imagery and the due to being painted. Fans of the original series will like that it keeps keeps the vibe of the original series while still being fresh.  

Animal Man #20 cover by Jae Lee

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 cover by Mateus Santolouco. City Fall. IDW

While the scale might not be huge but I enjoy this heroic cover. I really enjoy the facial expressions on the children and dogs as well as the film poster in the background. There is also a sneaky Man of Steel Man of Steel reference in the top right corner.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 by Mateus Santolouco

Not only does Raphael, Shredder and Splinter look great but the shattered glass throughout the cover. The police tape for the title is a nice touch.

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