Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Comic Cover of the Week

Happy New Comic Book Day! There are some good books coming to us today. This includes the amazing Hawkeye #8 written by Matt Fraction and drawn by David Aja (yes, he's finally back). Another book I highly recommend is Journey Into Mystery #649 with words and pictures by Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti, respectively. From Image Comics comes The Activity TPB Vol. 2 penned by Nathan Edmondson and pencilled by Mitch Gerads. It's one of my favorite books out. You should definitely check out the trades for some military/special ops action. Comeback #4 is the penultimate issue in an interesting sci-fi miniseries centered around time-travel. It's a collaboration between writer Ed Brisson and artist Michael Walsh.

And since we're on the topic of awesome books, here's another. It's the variant cover to Uncanny X-Men #2 by Frazier Irving.

Of course you have to start with how Irving has Cyclops' image in the hands of the people, particularly the center one. This just shows how much Cyclops means to the world. He's trying to save the mutant race. The two characters in front using their arms to hold up the "X" finish the piece off perfectly. That gesture became an instant classic the moment Cyclops first did.

Mutants are back, people. And they're here to stay.