Friday, October 19, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Marvel Comics' January 2013 Solicitations

I tell ya, Marvel NOW! is looking pretty damn enticing. Stepping into the January 2013 the line-wide roll out continues, with more #1's and hype then ever before (Even a Superior Spider-Man #1?). Not to be out done, the best covers from the House of Ideas debut offerings of 2013, shake out a little something like this.


This my ego is classing as Marvel's New Year's gift to me. My pick of painters doing the character that hooked me on Marvel (and still does to this day) all too long ago. In fact if they sent me a complimentary wall sized one for the spare room, I'd be downright stoked.

Marvel says: A new year on a new world! The Richards family rings in 365 days of adventure on a brand new planet! Someone's having second thoughts. Really? Already? How long can Reed keep his secret? How long can anything be kept a secret when you're travelling through time & space with your family...?

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CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 - Alex Maleev I'm not 100% sure why this cover does so much for me, but it does. Strong, sombre and powerful, sometimes that's all it takes.
X-FACTOR #250 - David Yardin All those Lords of Hell in a battle for domination and X-Factor caught in the middle? Heck this cover has more of a good old comic event feeling then many of the events running through the industry right now! And it's just contained within one title. Now who thought that was a thing of the past?

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For January 2013 solicits from other publishers as they're released click here, or for Marvel's full line-up, follow the jump!


  1. what's the first frame? That's just plain gorgeous (arterial spray and all)

  2. that first image of the woman's face is amazing. she looks so real that had to be done from a photo reference. who is that character anyways? you can't complain about the art work in most new comics these days but never the less i'm just not interested in the writing for the most part. plus these prices! i was given a heads up about an X-Man title that had Sabra guest starring in it but when i checked it out at the comic shop the cover price was 4 bucks plus she wasn't it it that much. the art was great but i just wasn't interested in trying to jump into the middle of a story line i haven't been following or know if it's any good for $4.

  3. The Captain America punches your gut because it calls to mind all the images of soldiers taking a break on the battlefield, helmets in hand, weary during a break in fighting. Maybe not remembering each lost friend, because if you did, who could actually find the strength to put that helmet back on and go back in, but taking that brief moment just to breath and feel air going through your hair, and dirt in your hands. A moment of quiet normal before wading back into hell. And even for all his superhuman strength, Steve Rogers was, and always is, just a soldier.

  4. Morning folks, and thanks for the comments! The lady at the top is non other than the Asgardian Lady Sif from the cover of Journey into Mystery (issue number to be posted when I am back at my comp!).

    Not only is it a great image as mentioned, it is sweet to see Marvel pulling her into a prominent position due to the Thor movies or just of their own nature.

    Shlomo yes prices are out of hand across the board it seems. I wonder how this will affect and alter the year ahead.

    Random you are completely right. That ability to exhale must be key to a soldier, but the ability to go back in afterwards even stronger.

  5. oh bugger i was actually thinking that might have been Sif.