5 RONIN Covers Revealed Comic Book Art | Comic Books 23 DEC 2010

A comic book cover can quite often make or break a sale, simply by controlling the eye of the potential buyer as he scans the shelf of more likely in this day and age, scans the web page shop category.

And thus there is no way I cannot share the recently released David Aja drawn covers for Marvel and Peter Milligan’s upcoming 5 RONIN limited series.


Taking the essence of five of Marvel’s deadliest heroes, Wolverine, Psylocke, Hulk, Deadpool and the Punisher, Milligan thrusts these master-less samurai in the violent and tumultuous world of feudal Japan, uncovering the story of how each was wronged and more importantly – what the consequences and payback shall be!

As you can see, the design of the covers are all completely uniform, but are kept cleverly simple with enough stand-out detail so as to make them instantly recognisable. The beautiful use of a two color mode ensure we can instantly identify the hero attached to the story and more importantly, makes for an absolutely stunning visual treat.

So as I said, there is simply no way you can’t find this attractive. Truly the Spanish Mr. Aja knows how to handle a pencil! :)





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