Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Comic Cover of the Week

Happy New Comic Book Day! Last week contained some good reads and this week looks promising as well. Winter Soldier #15 welcomes a new creative team consisting of writer Jason Latour, artist Nic Klein and letterer Joe Caramagna. A book I've been looking forward to is Fearless Defenders #1. It's written by Cullen Bunn, pencilled by Will Sliney, colored by Veronica Gandini and lettered by Clayton Cowles. This book is notable for it's all-female team featuring the headliners Misty Knight and Valkyrie. This book is first on my reading list for the week.

One book I'm sure many people will be picking up is Harbinger #0 from Valiant Entertainment. Here is the variant by Lewis LaRosa and Brian Reber.

What really stands out to me is Reber's colors. The orange and yellow of the explosions and flames makes this cover pop. It's almost hidden by what's happening in the foreground, but the explosion sets the backdrop. Coming forward is a kid surrounded by a ball of energy. Oh yeah, can't forget the people around him. Though I'm not exactly sure what's going on with them, we can see their skeletons and that's usually not so good. It's the liveliness of the image that put it above the rest.