Cover Run celebrates and profiles the awesome work (both sung and unsung), of cover artists even the best interior pencillers wouldn't mind stepping aside for. This month the spotlight turns to the imagery of Brian Bolland on The Flash vol 2 issues 164-178, 180-187.
When it comes to comic book covers, Brian Bolland has done some of the all time greats. With his run on The Flash, he bucked the going style of generic character shots and focussed more on the classic stylings of picking a scene or central theme from the issue and making it sing. Here's the first few notes;
Most artists having produced any one of the covers above woud feel that they'd never top that and quit with a smile on their face. Brian's ultra detailed, eye-catching work however continued on a monthly basis for over twenty issues, with but one interruption by Jim Lee.
My pick of the bunch - this one below from The Flash #164. If writer Geoff Johns first ever issue on the title needed a cover you couldn't leave on the stands - this was it.
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