Sunday, June 17, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Image Comics' September 2012 Solicitations

Artist Todd Nauck is like the Energizer Bunny. While other stars burn then blow out, he continually keeps pace. As part of Image Comics September 2012 solicitations, he lands a new gig on Guarding The Globe #1 (above)! From the others in Image's September comic range, here are the three best covers;

COVER OF THE MONTH:
JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER - WITCHBLADE #161
Positive and negative space play, large doses of orange (which I kind of have a thing for), voodoo, and a girl who looks like she could snap your back in both good and bad ways. Yip, something tells me this little girl is headed for big things at Top Cow.

Image says: Private detective Sara Pezzini's recent exploits have had an unintended, but not all together negative side effect – she's now actually getting paid to investigate paid supernatural cases! However she may make an enemy of another one of Chicago's supernatural agents in the process. Meanwhile, all around her forces move in a much larger, sinister symphony...

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Todd McFarlane - Spawn #223 Who does the best McFarlane tribute covers? Why Todd himself! Look at this beasty homage to The Amazing Spider-Man #316, the cover that helped introduce Spidey to Venom!
Darick Robertson - Happy! #1 (of 4) I love how writer Grant Morrison teases his creator owned books, often with an image that only creates more questions. Why is the smoke coming from behind ex-cop turned hit-man Nick Sax, and if Happy is a blue horse, what's with all the feathers Darick?

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For more from other publishers in September 2012 as they become available click here, or to find out the rest of Image's September line-up, follow the jump!

2 comments:

  1. Loving that Witchblade cover. Very innovative. The hottest she's looked in awhile, unless that's not her and is someone else, but then they're hot too so.......

    And yes, the only person that should successfully be allowed to rip/copy/homage another cover, is that artist himself. Nice cover.

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  2. Thanks Dale - I think that's a new McNasty in the Topcow universe, but something tells me she won't be staying 'unknown' for long!

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