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100 Amazing Comic Covers From The Last Ten Years

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:13 pm
http://io9.com/5436373/
100 Amazing Comic Covers From The Last Ten Years
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It's not just been a great decade for comics, it's been a great decade for comics covers as they've experimented with style and design and made stars out of artists like James Jean and Dave Johnson. Want proof? Click through.

Here're 100 of our favorite comic covers from the last decade. We tried to hide our biases slightly by only allowing one pick per series (Otherwise, you'd get a Fables and 100 Bullets gallery, most likely), and limited our choices to books that fall squarely into io9's wheelhouse (Thereby missing such great covers as Ryan Kelly and Brian Wood's Local, many things from DC's Minx line or Jock's Losers covers), but if you're still not getting a visual feast from everything below, we advise you to go and see a specialist immediately.

(Covers are in something approaching alphabetical order, and not in order of how much we love them, before anyone wonders.)

http://bitcast-ons.bitgravity.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_allstarsuperman9frankquitely.jpg

http://bitcast-a.v1.sjc1.bitgravity.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_houseofmystery1samweber.jpg

http://bitcast-a.v1.sjc1.bitgravity.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_incrediblehulk49skottieyoung.jpg

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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:18 pm
not on the list, but one of my faves

http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/7/8/7837_400x600.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:21 pm
Runaways was one of my favourite series this decade

http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/images/0609/runaways21.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:22 pm
@djjd62,
Terrific, djjd!

You have my full attention. Please continue ...
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:38 pm
@msolga,
the link at the top of the first post will take you to the full list

here's another from my favourite series

http://www.comiccovers.com/_covers/2007-05-02/RUNAWAYS%20VOL%202%20026.JPG
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:54 pm
Thanks, djjd. I tend to focus on the past, re comics, while I know some top talent is busy today.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 05:37 pm
@djjd62,
That's quite a collection, djjd. Liked this one, amongst quite a few others.:

http://cache-foo.gawkerassets.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_streetangel1jimrugg.jpg
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 06:02 pm
@msolga,
very nice, not a comic i'm familiar with, it's an independent publisher

the absolute best comic book series of the decade was Fables

Fables is a comic book series created by writer Bill Willingham, published by DC Comics's Vertigo imprint beginning in 2002. The series deals with various characters from fairy tales and folklore " referring to themselves as "Fables" " who have been forced out of their Homelands by "The Adversary" who has conquered the realm. The Fables have traveled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown. Fables who are unable to blend in with human society (such as monsters and anthropomorphic animals) live at "the Farm" in upstate New York.

Legends In Exile (issues 1 to 5): The introduction to Fabletown. Sheriff Bigby Wolf investigates the apparent murder of Rose Red.
Animal Farm (issues 6 to 10): A revolt occurs on the Farm, a place for inhuman Fables.
Bag 'O Bones (issue 11): A tale set during the American Civil War in which Jack finds a way to cheat Death.
A Two-Part Caper (issues 12 and 13): A mundane journalist finds out about the Fables and they have to decide how to react.
Storybook Love (issues 14 to 17): Bluebeard hatches a plot to rid himself of Bigby and Snow by enchanting them, and the homicidal Goldilocks attempts to kill the pair. Charming decides to run for Fabletown Mayor.
Barleycorn Brides (issue 18): Bigby tells Flycatcher the story of a Smalltown tradition.
The Last Castle: (Prestige format one-shot): Boy Blue relates the tale of the last stand against the Adversary's forces in the Homelands.
March of the Wooden Soldiers (issues 19 to 21 and 23 to 27): Prince Charming runs for Mayor of Fabletown while the community deals with the apparent escape from the Homelands of Red Riding Hood. The Adversary sends his first troops into Fabletown to begin an assault.
Cinderella Libertine (issue 22): Cinderella's apparently frivolous lifestyle is revealed to be a front.
War Stories (issues 28 and 29): Bigby's adventures during World War II.
The Mean Seasons (issues 30 to 33): Snow gives birth and realizes she must relocate to the Farm. Bigby isn't allowed there and instead exiles himself. Snow encounters Bigby's estranged father, North Wind. One of her children is revealed to be quite different than the others, so she sends him to find his father.
Jack Be Nimble (issues 34 and 35): Jack goes to Hollywood and sets up a film studio. Spins off into Jack of Fables.
Homelands (issues 36 to 38 and 40 and 41): Boy Blue goes on a mission to the Homelands with the aim of assassinating the Adversary and learns the Adversary's identity.
Meanwhile (issue 39): What has been going on in Fabletown during Blue's adventures.
Arabian Nights (and Days) (issues 42 to 45): A delegation of Arabian Fables led by Sinbad visits Fabletown to discuss an alliance against the Adversary.
The Ballad of Rodney and June (issues 46 and 47): A side story of the seemingly ill-fated love of Rodney and June, two members of the Adversary's forces.
Wolves (issues 48 and 49): Mowgli searches for the missing Bigby and brings him a message from Fabletown.
Happily Ever After (issue 50): Bigby returns, delivers a warning to the Adversary and marries Snow.
Big and Small (issue 51): Cinderella continues her mission in the Cloud Kingdom, but in order to treat a sick giant king must be turned into a mouse and enlist the aid of Smalltown's resident medic.
Sons of Empire (issues 52 to 55): The Adversary calls a conference of the Imperial elite to decide what to do about Fabletown. Pinocchio has to face up to his divided loyalties.
Jiminy Christmas (issue 56): Santa Claus' existence as a Fable is addressed.
Father and Son (issues 57 and 58): Bigby decides that the time has come to square things with his father, the North Wind. On a hunt, his children encounter Bigby's siblings, who have become more beasts than men.
Burning Questions (issue 59): Readers were invited to participate in a contest by asking Willingham questions of unresolved events in the series. Here, they are answered.
The Good Prince (issues 60 to 63 and 65 to 69): Flycatcher, who has never fully accepted the death of his wife, must face up to his past.
The Birthday Secret (issue 64): A peek inside the Witching Well and the birthday of Bigby's children.
Kingdom Come (issue 70): Boy Blue and Rose Red discuss their relationship. Flycatcher's offer is brought to the Farm. Plans are made to begin the war.
Skullduggery (issues 71 and 72): Cinderella repays her debt to Frau Totenkinder by going on a mission down South.
War and Pieces (issues 73 to 75): Fabletown and the Empire go to war.

every cover is a work of art

http://1979semifinalist.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/056-james-jean.jpg

http://www.processrecess.com/devtools/blog_fullsize/F03E1F_fullsize.JPG

http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/James%20Jean%20Fables%2067.jpg

msolga
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 06:15 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
every cover is a work of art


Yes. I see what you mean. Wow.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 07:06 pm
@msolga,
James Jean has illustrated the cover of every issue (except #11) of the comic book series Fables, the link below is a fan site with 71 covers

http://www.jjeanius.net/FablesMain.html
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 10:26 pm
@djjd62,
I really love the tonnage of negative space in this Spiderman comic cover...
http://i45.tinypic.com/2laubsp.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 10:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Then this cover is a visual haiku ...
http://cache-foo-09.gawkerassets.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_casanova6gabrielba_01.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 10:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://cache-foo-01.gawkerassets.com/gawker/assets/images/8/2009/12/500x_invincibleironman21sallaroccarianhughes.jpg

I love the color scheme and circular motive of this Iron Man cover.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 10:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://i49.tinypic.com/or3tic.jpg
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