Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Comic Cover of the Week

Happy New Comic Book Day! This is a big week for comic book and video game fans. Monday kicked off E3 2013, we have new comics and Friday sees the world release of Man of Steel. E3 has been as awesome as expected. There has been a lot of gaming announcements; some expected and some unexpected. Check back later as I'll be increasing the gaming content on CBL beginning with some E3 news.

As for Superman, I've seen mixed reviews on Twitter and other sites. It's well known I am not much of a Superman fan but I want the film to succeed. So this will be an interesting weekend on Twitter and news sites as everyone will be rushing to voice their opinions.

Jumping back to comic books, here is Rafael Albuquerque and Dave McCaig's cover to American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell #1.

This image sticks out immediately due to its color scheme used by McCaig. While the amount of red is minimal, the color always carries a certain weight. The bloody katana and teeth suck (couldn't resist) you in. You can't see much detail of the character, but you can feel the rage. And yes, it's well documented the katana is my favorite weapon, so Rafael gets extra points for that.

I've been behind on this series, but enjoyed the third trade which included the American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest mini. If you pick up this one-shot, I'd love to hear your thoughts.