Nelson Daniel is responsible for this tad bloody cover for issue 2 of IDW’s Judge Dredd.
Snagged off the Internet: “In Mega-City one, Judges ARE the law. But what happens when a veteran Judge goes bad? And he’s so skilled at hiding his misdeeds that even Judge Dredd is unable to dig up the evidence he needs? Looks like it’s time to choose psis… from the Psi Division, that is!
IDW’s all-new ongoing series continues here, with the re-introduction of fan-favorite JUDGE ANDERSON! Don’t even think about skipping this issue. Because… well, she’ll know.”
Eve has an imagination that’s more than active – it can be downright dangerous! Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real.
High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized 2012 holiday one-shot from Image Comics, written by Brandon Montclare with interior art by Eisner Award nominee Amy Reeder.
Amy’s fantastic work, which has also been on display in Batwoman and Madame Xanadu, was also roped in to provide this cover for Halloween Eve, a cover which for some reason makes me smile and think that it’s particularly clever. Not entirely sure why, but I do like it! :)
After the events of Second Coming and the stunning conclusion to X-Force, X-23 strikes out on her own in this 2010 ongoing series from Marvel Comics, written by best-selling author Majorie Liu, spinning out of the events of Wolverine #1! X-23 has never had an easy relationship with the rest of the X-Men, but when she learns someone has taken down Wolverine, she must step up to fill his shoes.
While the interior art chores on X-23 fell to artist Will Conrad, artist Danni Shinya Luo, known for her gorgeous watercolor depictions of fantasy girls, was tasked with coming up with what ended up being a pretty awesome cover for the latest book featuring everyone’s favourite girl with claws!
The fantastic crew over at Udon Entertainment have been responsible for producing some truly stunning pieces of comic book art over the years. Having grabbed a number of licenses from Capcom to produce comic books based on their franchises, one of the titles to really launch Udon into stardom was that of Street Fighter II, and in 2009 this initial work was expanded by a limited series focusing on the First Lady of fighting games: Miss Chun Li!
Apart from handling the interior art chores, issue 4 of Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li also featured this jaw droppingly beautiful artwork of Omar Dogan, depicting a defiant Chun Li staring up into the cold eyes of a rather aloof Sagat.
Related Link: http://www.udonentertainment.com/
Eisner award-winning writer Brian Azzarello returned to DC in 2005 with his gritty western Loveless, which has been described as a cross between the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film, and the provocative storytelling of HBO’s Deadwood.
From DC: “Wes Cutter is a wanted man running from a violent past – the horrors of the Civil War, a brutal stint in a Union prison camp, and the savage fallout of Reconstruction. Now he’s on a quest for the one thing in short supply: peace. Joining Wes is his beautiful wife Ruth, a woman who has been to hell and back herself – and hides dark secrets of her own. The road they travel will be a bloody one, leaving a trail of bodies stretching from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean.”
Artist Marcelo Frusin of Hellblazer acclaim handles the artwork for the book, but before we even got a glimpse of the interior art, we were floored by this absolutely stellar, fully painted piece of cover art for issue 1!
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveless_%28comics%29
Issue 3 of Thor: The Deviants Saga now has us right in the middle of a fantastic story, with Thor invading Lemuria, the home of the entire Deviant race, as things get out of hand when Deviant turns against Deviant, not to mention the return of Gilgamesh, perhaps better known as the Forgotten One!
Robert Rodi is behind the keyboard for this one, whilst Jason Paz and Jeff Huet provide the inks for penciller Stephen Segovia’s fantastic visuals. And of course, what is a comic book without a great cover?
This electrifying pounding is dished out courtesy of Stephen Segovia who obviously had far too much time on his hands!
Because you can never have enough Spider-Man titles stocking the shelves, Marvel kicked off 2012 by launching Avenging Spider-Man, featuring a kick-ass Spider-Man/Hulk story from writer Zeb Wells, featuring a host of characters from the current Avengers line-up including the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Woman,Wolverine, Thor, Steve Rogers and Iron Man, never mind the Red Hulk himself!
Handling the pencils for this 22 page story is the ever popular (and perhaps one of my personal favourites) Joe Madureira, who also stepped in to create this awesome piece of cover art, featuring some pretty angry meta-humans!
2008 saw Dark Horse and writer Rick Remender team up with penciller Mat Broome and inker Sean Parsons to deliver stellar The End League superhero saga. Issue 7 shipped with the following synopsis:
Trapped, tortured, and left for dead, Arachnakid and the Blue Gauntlet must set aside their differences to escape the insanity of the City of Lore. In Germany, Soldier American and Prairie Ghost face off against an army of cloned former allies in hopes of stopping Wolfsangel from creating a Frankenstein’s monster capable of wielding the hammer of Thor! Who is the mysterious Mook? What are Divinity’s true motives, and will the Greek Gods be humanity’s saviors or final executioners?
After Mat left for Marvel, art chores on The End League fell to Eric Canete, who came up with this rather disturbing and menacing piece for issue seven’s cover, featuring a quite scary looking Arachnakid!
From Zenescope: “The saga continues as Calie finds that the closer she gets to her goal the more dangerous her path becomes. Strange creatures of every sort try to prevent her from reaching her ultimate destination but Calie is determined to let nothing stand in her way of her reaching her daughter and leaving this nightmare once and for all.”
With writer Raven Gregory and artists Daniel Leister and Crank handling the interior of Zenescope’s 2009 Escape from Wonderland issue 3, penciller Sean Chen with the help of inker Nei Ruffino were roped in to provide this suitably dark cover art!