It's hard to believe it's been a week already! It's already Friday which means it's time once again to select some of our favorite covers from this week's new releases. Don't forget to let us know if we missed any good ones, and to post them in the forums!
First up is the beautiful cover to this month's X-FACTOR #244 by artist David Yardin. I love the expression on Banshee's face on this issue -- her glare is really powerful. The way that Yardin uses birds covered by a dark shadow, blending them into Banshee's figure is beautiful. You can't quite tell where their winged bodies end and where her figure begins.== TEASER ==
Next up is the cover to FABLES #121 of which there are two. We went with what appears to be the final version -- it's much lighter and more detailed than the first cover that can be seen here. Artist Joao Ruas manages to beautifully blend light and darkness in a single image. Although it's aesthetically beautiful, it's still a very creepy picture. The figure's blank stare that can barely be seen beneath the shadows, and the scarring at her lips tell a sort of a story. The graphics along the perimeter of the image also add a nice touch.
LOBSTER JOHNSON: CAPUT MORTUUM
I don't know whether it was the fact that I love Lobster Johnson, or whether it's the colors that artist Tonci Zonjic chose for the image, but it's gorgeous. Front and center is the shadowy figure of Lobster Johnson, for the cover of LOBSTER JOHNSON: CAPUT MORTUUM. The character is seemingly transparent and through and behind him is a city scape, illustrated in a sort of abstract way; a simple combination of colored squares set just right. It's a gorgeous image that really stands out, and is reason enough to go out and pick up this issue. The combination of different shades of blues, yellows greys and black make this cover really aesthetically pleasing.
THE SHADOW #5
There were two really great covers for THE SHADOW #5 this week, one by Francesco Francavilla and the other by Alex Ross. Weighing them both, we decided to go with Ross' cover. Normally, Alex Ross' pictures are these great sort of landscape scenes that fill up the entire page, but not this time. That might be why this image sort of caught us by surprise. The picture features The Shadow standing upright, blending into the background of a shining red sun behind him. The background resembles the Japanese flag. It's impressive to see the way Ross blends realism and an abstract image with such ease, showcasing some of his versatility.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know by posting the image in the comments, below!