Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Avengers #9

A second cover by John Romita Jr in one week, but what a cover.  Red Hulk and Thor's encounter with the Infinity Gauntlet - beautiful.

The Avengers #9 - Marvel
Artist: John Romita Jr
I love the use of the Avengers logo here - destroyed by the gauntlet and the same destructive force about to destroy Red Hulk and Thor.  It just makes you want to grab the comic and read ASAP.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Age of X: Alpha #1

With the start another year, it's the start of another X-Men event at Marvel.  It is easy to by cynical about X-Men events because they happen so often, but Age of X actually does look quite interesting and with a cover like this leading the way on this preliminary One-Shot it is hard not to get excited.

Age of X: Alpha #1 - Marvel
Artist: Chris Bachalo

I'm a complete sucker for X-Men action shots - Bachalo nails the action here.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Northlanders #36

Northlanders is a series that flies beneath most peoples' radars but I jumped on for this current arc and it is a great read.  The interior art by Becky Cloonan is beautiful and issue 36 is backed up by a great cover from Massimo Carnevale.

Northlanders #36 - Vertigo
Artist: Massimo Carnevale
I'll be reading Northlanders in trade from the beginning now, but I'm sure more single issue covers will show up on this blog in the future judging by what I have seen thus far.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Invincible Iron Man #500 (John Romita Jr Variant)

Incvincible Iron Man hit issue 500 last week and one of the Variant covers was this brilliant image from John Romita Jr.

Invincible Iron Man #500 - Marvel
Artist: John Romita Jr
The speed lines tend to hide Romita Jr's standard more intricate lines and is all the better for it - you really get the impression of speed.  I also especially like the blue glow from the arc reactor.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thor: First Thunder #5

With the Thor movie coming out shortly Marvel went a bit mad on the Thor limited series towards the end of last year.  First Thunder apparently re-tells his origin story.

Thor: First Thunder #5 - Marvel
Artist: Jay Anacleto, Brian Haberlin
I really like the colours in this cover (especially that rainbow) and it is always good to see Loki having been on the wrong end of a beating!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40

Buffy The Vampire Slayer comes to a close with issue 40 of the comic book.  This series represented what aparently would have been the final season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: the TV show.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40 - Dark Horse
Artist: Jo Chen
Loving the sadness in her face (I guess because it is the end) and the painted look.  Jo Chen also did the cover of Monsters & Dames 2010 and it is equally as impressive.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fantastic Four In...Ataque Del M.O.D.O.K.! #1 (Spanish Variant)

Now, I have no idea why this horned creature has been substituted for MODOK in this "Spanish Variant" cover, but I'm glad he was because he is awesome!

Is Juan Doe really called "Juan Doe" or is it a pseudonym?  Regardless, his art is awesome.  Check out all of his stuff at Marvel Images: Juan Doe

Fantastic Four In...Ataque Del M.O.D.O.K.! #1 (Spanish Variant) - Marvel
Artist: Juan Doe
I wasn't going to pick this up, but after looking through the art and previews of the issue I may grab it when I'm next in my local comics emporium!

Check out the original (and still awesome) MODOK cover below the cut: