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My Top Ten (DC June) Covers

Here are the DC solicits for June, and here are my Top Ten covers for the month!


This is a compelling debut by Daniel LuVisi as the cover artist on Secret Six.

I like the detail in each character’s personality, and I like that they’re facing the left side of the comic – that’s a rare thing for a cover artist to do in a design, so I like the oddity of it all.


Simonson has been seemingly alternating on the Vigilante covers he has been doing – sometimes he’ll do these striking types of covers, where his design stands out from the crowd (even while it is basically just a pin-up) and other times he has done some generic looking action shots.


I’m loving the sort of sketchy vibe that Dustin Nguyen is going for on this Streets of Gotham cover.

It’s nicely and darkly evocative.


J. H. Williams is so awesome that he takes a fairly generic “hero leaping forward” cover and adds enough personality so that it still stands out – and I love the work he does with the bottom panel – perfect for a comic that has a back-up feature in it.


I really dig the way that Jock is almost showing his faith in the reader, hoping that the colors clashing against the black background will make them see what he is doing with the lines.

I think it could stand to be a bit MORE obvious (readers tend to be kinda blind), but overall, a well-designed Scalped cover by a great artist.


Come on, as soon as you heard that they were going to be doing a Batman book based on female characters, how could they hire anyone but Guillem March to draw it?

Anything else (save for Ed Benes) would have been sheer lunacy!!

5. I like the way that Scott Gross plays with the seemingly confined nature of the fight poster to get a (pardon the pun) striking cover image on this Looney Tunes cover.

4. A strong return by Simon Bisley to monthly cover duty on Hellblazer!

3. What really makes this cover is the facial expression Quitely gives Robin.

That right there makes the cover pop just by itself.

2. Two covers in, Yuko Shimizu has done a remarkable job creating interesting covers that directly tie in with the concept of writing.

Unwritten is off to a good start, cover-wise!

1. Vincent Deporter, likewise, is off to a great start with his Scooby Doo covers.

What a clever approach to a Scooby Doo cover – it’s well-drawn, and it’s unique enough that I can see it standing out to a fan of Scooby Doo – the idea of the unmasking is so ingrained within the concept of Scooby Doo that anything that plays with that idea is really going to connect with fans of the character/show.

That’s my top ten! What’s yours?


I’m gonna give a fail to the Gotham Girls cover.
Marvel’s book, they got J Scott Cambell to do the cover. They’re being honest what they’re doing..
This psuedo painted thing is like they trying to pretend they’re doing something purer than they are.

You’re reading way too much into the “pseudo-painting” background. Cheesecake is cheesecake, no matter if Marvel’s doing it with Campbell or DC’s doing it with the new Benes.

Robin is missing a neck-brace. That bobble-head is about to snap right off. Ouch!

So, basically, that’s Damien as Robin and Dick as Batman, right?

As for the Cheesecake, they could have hired Olivia De Bernardis…

Looney Tunes made me laugh; I call that a success!

Can you guys resize these images when you post them, or create a jump? Reading this on RSS gets absurd, especially with multiple posts about covers in a row

There is a jump, Laura, for that very reason! The jump is not showing up on your RSS?

The jump doesn’t show up on my RSS either, so I just read ‘em here.

That Batman cover by Quietly has to be the worst cover I have ever seen. What is wrong with that boys head? I miss the mid 80s. Give me a Neal Adams or Jim Aparo Batman cover any day over this junk.

I thought I was the only one who didn’t get Quitely’s artwork….

Gimme Neal, Jim, Irv Novick or Don Newton. They could tell a story.

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