Multiversity’s Got You Covered: Week of 1/23/12

We’re back for another week of Got You Covered, and this week has an awesome mix of covers from some of the best in the business. Let’s get to them, shall we?

5. Hell Yeah #6
Art by Ricken

Ricken is an artist I had never actually heard of before, but after this cover, he’s quickly made it to my list of names to watch. What an intense and wonderfully detailed piece this is, really going detail heavy without taking away from the simple power of the piece as a whole. This book has typically had enjoyable covers, but man, this Ricken guy? He appears to be quite the talent.

4. Mind MGMT #7
Art by Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt earned a lot of love in our voting for Best Cover Artist of the year, and with work like this, it’s really easy to see why. I love the burned fringes of this piece, and the overall look that makes it feel like a wonderful piece of electoral propaganda. Another thing I enjoy is the simple mediums he uses – what looks just like pencil to paper, with some watercolor worked into the background. Kindt excels at a less is more style, and this is another example of how that works for him and his book.

3. Young Avengers #1
Art by Jamie McKelvie

First off, this book rules. I really enjoyed it, and this cover? Well, a lot of people love on the Bryan Lee O’Malley one, but McKelvie’s one is my preference. Maybe it’s because how it continues the look from inside the book, with the kind of animated show montage pastiche feel, or because of the excellent color coding of the characters, or just the fact that McKelvie is such a perfect fit for this book. I’m not sure what it is. All I know is I freaking love it, and it’s part of a complete package that totally rules.

2. Revival #6
Art by Jenny Frisson

Jenny Frison is one of my favorite up-and-coming cover artists, and this Revival cover is a great reason. Simultaneously beautiful and creepy as hell (look at that face!), Frisson creates a really simple yet detailed piece that perfectly captures the tone of this book. Plus, I love it when cover artists combine really muted color palettes with one dominant color. It makes the piece pop off the racks, and actually acted as a compelling enough argument to me that I picked up the first trade and this issue to get caught up.

1. FF #3
Art by Mike Allred

Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s FF, in many ways, makes me feel like X-Force/X-Statix is back in an entirely different way. This cover – and Allred’s art in general – is a good reason as to why. It has the totally keen pop art affectations that we know and love from Allred, it uses the old school – and awesome – trope of having dialogue on the cover, and I LOVE the design for John Storm. It’s just a great piece that makes me want to read this book even more, and honestly, isn’t that what we’re looking for out of a comic cover? That’s what I am, at least.

About The AuthorDavid HarperDavid Harper mainly focuses on original content, interviews, co-hosting our 4 Color News and Brews video podcast, and being half of the Mignolaversity and Valiant (Re)visions team. He runs Multiversity's Twitter and Facebook pages, and personally tweets (rarely) @slicedfriedgold. By day, he works in an ad agency in Anchorage, Alaska, and he loves his wife, traveling and biscuits & gravy (ordered most to least, which is still a lot).

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