Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Comic Cover of the Week: There Will Be Blood

Happy New Comic Book Day! It's been a while, but "Comic Cover of the Week" is back.

The return of this weekly feature is a special one. Let's welcome artists Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend and their cover to Uncanny X-Men #16 featuring the mutant master of magnetism, Magneto.

Whenever Bachalo and Townsend are in the conversation, you know you're going to get some beautiful work. They certainly don't let us down here. There's a dark mood the artists want us to feel. Concealing Magneto's eyes captures that well. From there the limited color palette with the blood spatter is a neat design choice. This is an image worthy of a museum wall.