Welcome back to Covering Comics! It’s been awhile since we’ve taken a look at some of the best covers that comic books have to offer, so let’s not waste any time get back into business! This week we will be looking at some of the very best covers from this week’s releases.
Brandon Graham’s latest science fiction story has been great so far, and lot of its success is due to the exceptional artists. Each arc has featured a different artist, and Kiem’s interiors and covers are done by Xurxo Penalta. While the previous story had very abstract art, Penalta’s work is highly detailed. The desert on this cover isn’t minimalistic by any means, with tons accents including rocks, wildlife, and wonderful colors.
The Omega Men #4
The Omega Men #4 clearly got its inspiration from the travel posters you often see with minimal detail. The art and text of the cover instantly makes the reader want to visit Ogyptu, but further examination of the image makes them quickly realize that it might not be such a good idea. Trevor Hutchinson’s colors are the most remarkable part of this cover, with a great you use of yellows, oranges, and reds to effectively send a message.
Jeff Lemire’s latest hit may have fantastic characters, but it’s the art that truly makes this comic stand out. Emi Lenox’s cover is no exception, with gorgeous pencils and wonderfully cute designs. Everything appears as simple, with a style a lot like Bryan Lee O’Malley’s. The backdrop looks dangerous, but not overly creepy either.
Detective Comics #44 by Cliff Chiang
Oh, Cliff Chiang. This cover for Detective Comics #44 has everything that you could want in a cover. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it doesn’t look too silly either. It’s incredibly retro with great colors and callbacks to the times when not everything was gritty. Besides all of that, the characters and art itself simply looks great, with detailed costumes and a perfect backdrop.