Top Ten September 2009 Marvel Covers

10. Illustrated by Steve Epting

Ah! A man on fire is running at me!

9. Illustrated by Yanick Paquette

“My teeth are whiter!”

“No, my teeth are whiter!”

8. Illustrated by Stuart Immonen
 
What a striking cover! Is Luke Cage dying?

7. Illustrated by Mike Choi

This cover will stand out on the shelves. Why is X-23 in pieces?

6. Illustrated by Rafael Alberquerque

Mrs. Robinson, are you showing me your blue snatch?

5. Illustrated by Alan Davis

What is Reed Richards doing with the Infinity Gauntlet? And while Galactus is asleep? Eww…

4. Illustrated by Dave Johnson

Unique, striking, and well-drawn.

3. Illustrated by David Lafuente

So, this one time I got high while watching Spider-Man…

2. Illustrated by Skottie Young

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Skottie Young is a comedy genius.

1. Illustrated by Chris Bachalo

Poor Venom. It’s unique, funny, and wonderfully rendered. It reminds me of the end of “Grindhouse: Death Proof.” This is the end of the series. Will it end with Venom getting his ass thoroughly kicked? I kind of want to know. What a brilliant cover.

I ranked the DC covers last month. So, this was a nice change of pace. Who knows? I might even do the DC covers this month too.

That was my list. What’s yours?

For more comic goodness, go here.

Top Ten August 2009 DC Covers

Illustrated by Ed Benes

No, this isn’t my number ten. I thought we’d kick things off with the worst cover. Oh, Benes. Must we have a zombie ass shot? Really? Yeah, DC, get that man on the Blackest Night: Titans series and he’ll draw all the dead Titans in one big zombie orgy. Terrific.

10. Illustrated by Fabrizio Fiorentino

Whose hand is that? Will the JLA DIE??? No, but is that Plastic Man as the King? That’s cool. I kind of want to read this. Oh wait, this book is terrible. Nevermind.

9. Illustrated by Andy Kubert

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that’s a striking image. It’s not every day that someone has a hand in Batman. Will DC kill off their new Batman already?

8. Illustrated by Amanda Conner

That’s an interesting cover. I wish it had a background, but it’s been awhile since I saw Power Girl in a monster’s paw. And PG’s expression is awesome! Well done, Conner!

7. Illustrated by Frank Quitely

As much as I love Quitely, his covers aren’t always the best, but I like this. It’s like we’re in the POV of some giant. Look at our huge hands, and our minions are beating up the heroes way off in the distance. The pencils are unusually loose for Quitely, and I dig the coloring.

6. Illustrated by J. Bone

Take note, Benes. That’s how you do ass shots! It’s the generic JLA cover backwards! Sweet!

5. Illustrated by Simon Bisley

Who hurt you, Constantine? Who hurt you?

4. Illustrated by Dave Johnson

“I killed him, Horatio.”

3. Illustrated by David Lapham

The last Young Liars issue. Too bad. Great cover, though. Sad, absurd, and tells you something about the comic. It involves Mars.

2. Illustrated by Brian Bolland

Brian Bolland back on Animal Man covers, everything is right in the world. How amazing is that? Wonderfully drawn, striking, who’s pointing at Animal Man? What’s happening to Animal Man? The only downside is Starfire. She just radiates “skank” doesn’t she? Oh, well. At least Bolland didn’t draw Starfire naked.

1. Illustrated by JH Williams III

Williams is amazing. This cover isn’t as spellbinding as last month’s, it’s a bit more conventional. But this is a cover you will notice. That wolf makes it look like Coppola’s Dracula is involved. I have no idea who that guy embracing Batwoman is, and I love the way Batwoman’s blood blends with her red hair. I am so looking forward to this comic!

So, that’s my list. What’s yours?