Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comic Covers Of The Week With One Shameful Addition

I like to think I am an expert on many things. Things that may sound trivial and meaningless but, so what, they are things I know most everything about.

Everyone has many things they can argue about with some degree of understanding and intelligence. One of my things is an appreciation for what makes one comic book cover better than the other. It has a lot to do with composition and color and artistic style and negative space and font arrangement and even corner art. So many things go into what makes a cover truly great. I try to highlight those here with my weekly posts. I mostly get it right I think.

I would love you guys to send me some of your all time favorite covers and do a guest post over here at the 'Cave of Cool'. Tell me why you like the covers you do if you have an appreciation for such things. Oh, and Sarah? 'My Little Pony' and 'Strawberry Shortcake' covers limited to ONE EACH. This proclamation will be strictly enforced.

I ALSO know what makes a comic cover crap and I have decided to point out the crap I see out there by giving my 'Worst of the Week'. Most times (like our initial choice)it's like shooting fish in a barrel. It shouldn't be so easy for me to point out the flaws with this waste of paper.

Oh KISS, did you really need the few bucks you made from this promotion? It's like a child designed this. You all know that a blond haired or ginger haired member of the flashy make-up rock band would not read well on stage. Those harsh stadium lights would make Archie look more like a ghoulish freak than he already does. But that is not the WORST part of this cover.

Does these two 'entertainment companies' have so little respect for poor abused rejected Betty (I think I just answered my own question there) to have her only play the TAMBOURINE and not a more useful rock instrument like say, maybe, perhaps, a LEAD FUCKIN GUITAR!!!

You would be surprised to learn how many lead guitar riffs are found in your average KISS song. I would argue that each KISS song is a love letter to the lead guitar and it's power as a musical instrument. Betty could have pulled off that look effortlessly. There are few things sexier than a chick who plays lead guitar. Any girl with an ass can play the tambourine. But what do I know? I just monitor the world from a cave on the Tundra.

Fuck you ARCHIE and shame on you KISS.


Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Share our coolest covers? Sounds like something right up my alley. Do you want the results sent to a certain e-mail address or site or something like that?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the Thor v. Jaws cover and also the Cat Who Ate Robin cover.

Kal said...

You can write a guest post and maybe give me your top ten and explain to me why the top five are where they are on the list. Alot of the ones I looking through are important comics to me personally. It's a nice coincidence that the best comics often have the very best covers. (Sandman #50)

DrGoat said...

That Kiss/Archie cover makes me want to hang myself with a bunch of balloons.

Sarah said...

Could I just send you a picture of the shag-rug My Little Pony I finished crafting the other day instead?

I'm sadly uneducated when it comes to comics.