Hope you all had a super-happy Thanksgiving! We're also glad so many of you are reading this and boycotting black Friday, just like me: wrapped up in a camouflage blanket watching old Corey Hart music videos on YouTube. Now that the turkey-sleepies have worn out it's time for the Comic Vine staff to let you guys know what they're thankful for, super-radical comic book covers. As you may remember, each week, the staff enters the Thunderdome with their picks for best covers and we all turn into Tina Turner. Here's this week's picks.
CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE X-MEN #1 by Mariusz Siergiejew
The first cover on our list this week is CATACLYSM: X-MEN #1 by Mariusz Siergiejew. This cover has a very mythological feel to it. It looks epic. It's a cover worthy of having Galactus' face plastered on it. We love the fact there's the X in the back and the cover really reflects the feel of this book.
RED LANTERNS #25 by Alessandro Vitti & Gabe Eltaeb
Second up on our list this week is RED LANTERNS #25 by Alessandro Vitti and Gabe Eltaeb. This is a bit of a chilling cover as we see Guy Gardner bleeding all over the globe. We love the look on his face and the blood pouring out of his eyes. Eltaeb's colors on here are wonderful. We love the way the globe illuminates and the light reflects off of his hands.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22 by Humberto Ramos
Next up is SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22 by Humberto Ramos. The layout of this cover is really cool. The black and white background, with the venom logo makes for a really interesting and intriguing background here. Ramos really knows what he's doing here. The color work on Spider-Man is great, as well, especially on the head and shoulders.
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #21 by Jorge Molina
I never thought I'd ever see a super-hero surfing on some DNA; however on the cover of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #21, Spider-Woman is doing just that. This very bright and colorful cover was drawn by none other than Jorge Molina, and because it's so colorful and bright, it really pops compared to most the other books on the shelf. This really cool design is what landed it on this week's list.
CATWOMAN #25 by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
If you've ever wanted to know how many cats you can fit onto the cover of a comic, with it still being really awesome, the answer is 16. This cat-astic cover for CATWOMAN #25 was put together by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. The design is fantastic here and leads the reader's eye wander around the page. The color work, as well is beautiful and extremely well done.
INFINITY #6 by Skottie Young
Originally, the main cover of this book was going to be on this list. Then, the Terry Dodson cover was going to be on here instead. THEN, we saw the In-Hyuk Lee cover and thought that should be on the list. However, when it came down to it, the INFINITY #6 cover that we liked best was the Skottie Young variant featuring the son of Thanos, Thane. We love Young's style and this very cartoonish cover for a very serious and darker book. The blue background really pops here, Young's art always looks really cool on a cover.
Well, time to eat some leftover turkey and snooze on the couch! If you think we missed out on a cover this week and you want us to know about it, let us know in the comment section below. See you guys next week!