Cover Comments November 2013 – DC and Dark Horse Edition

Welcome to cover comments! A monthly feature where we break down what we think are the best and worst covers the month has to offer.

Overall, it was a meh experience since most of the covers were neither terrible or great. That doesn’t mean I’d have an empty list! onward with the cover comments…

– Ardo

[DC COMICS]

BATWOMAN #25

Batwoman 25

GOR-GEOUS. I love J.H. Williams so much and this cover is STUNNING. I don’t read Batwoman but I can tell you that I’ll miss Williams on the book for this very reason. Since Williams was taken off the series at issue 25 rather than 27, I’m not sure if this’ll be the cover used but it gets a win regardless. A++++

BATGIRL #25

Batgirl 25

Ever since Alex Garner has been drawing the covers of Batgirl, I’ve been salivating at it’s beauty. I can say for a fact that this is probably the most gorgeous and stand out cover that DC has in the entire month of November aside from J.H. Williams’ Batwoman. Good job.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #7

Adventures of Superman 7

I love this cover so much mostly because of the contrast between Superman and the train. Superman is drawn in this classic, Fleischer-esque style while the train is far more advance with it’s slow motion/blurring effect. Sometimes, harking it back old school can create a warm fuzzy feeling that’ll in turn make a stand out cover.

BIRDS OF PREY #25

Bird of Preys 25

This cover could have easily made it on my “hell yes” list if it wasn’t for that mouth. I don’t know why but that mouth looks so odd on someone engaging in a fight. it looks more like a “what’s going on….” mouth than a “hiiiii-yah” mouth. It’s distracting. Otherwise, I adore the color scheme. It’s so different and if it wasn’t for that awkward mouth, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

SUICIDE SQUAD #25

suicide squad

No. I refuse. Quite possibly the only cover that I’d cool terrible including both DC and Dark Horse.

No….

[DARK HORSE COMICS]

Ghost #1

Ghost #1

I like the color scheme and I like how this character is drawn. Not AH-MAZING but it’s pretty good.

The Occultist #2

Occultist_2

This is the second time Occultist got onto Cover Comments for the right reasons. Gorgeous looking cover. The richness of the colors are amazing and I’d buy this without having to know what it is (assuming I have cash to burn which I don’t sadly).

X #7

X_7

I like this cover because of the texture. I do enjoy seeing paint being used as a medium (assuming this is paint which i think it is) because it offers this depth to the art and you can get these cool effects with it too. Again, not an amazing cover but it was definitely one of the better ones over at Dark Horse.

I’m a bit disappointed with Dark Horse and DC in terms of covers. Hell, I’d even take really bad ones just so I’d have SOME THING to discuss. Maybe Christa will have a better time with Image and Marvel…

NEWS: DC Entertainment Moving Their NYC Headquarters to Burbank, CA.

dc comics logo

Sometime last night, DC Entertainment President, Diane Nelson, announced that the company would be packing up their editorial operations and will join the rest of the company in Burbank, California.

Dear DCE Team,

As I hope you know, I and the entire DCE exec team work hard to offer transparency about as much of our business plans and results as we possibly and responsibly can. In an effort to continue to do that where possible and to ensure you are hearing news from us, rather than a third party, I am proactively reaching out to you this afternoon to share news about our business.

I can confirm that plans are in the works to centralize DCE’s operations in 2015. Next week, the Exec Team will be in New York for a series of meetings to walk everyone through the plans to relocate the New York operations to Burbank. The move is not imminent and we will have more than a year to work with the entire company on a smooth transition for all of us, personally and professionally.

Everyone on the New York staff will be offered an opportunity to join their Burbank colleagues and those details will be shared with you individually, comprehensively and thoughtfully next week. Meeting notifications will be sent tomorrow to ensure the roll out of this information and how it affects the company and you personally.

We know this will be a big change for people and we will work diligently to make this as smooth and seamless a transition as possible.

Best,

Diane

This is quite the announcement given that DC’s editorial team will be leaving the rich publishing hub that is New York City and it’s been a place the company has been in since it’s inception.

What do you guys think of this news?

Credits to Comic Book Resources for any information in this post.

Archives: “Canuck Comics Fact #4”

Originally published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Did you know that superhero comics were illegal in Canada? In 1949, MP Davie Fulton spearheaded a campaign to outlaw any comic, “magazine, periodical or book” that depicted crimes. The law has still not been taken out of the Criminal Code which means that in 2013 Batman is still technically illegal.

Criminal Code
Chapter C-46
163(7) Definition of “crime comic”

(7) In this section, “crime comic” means a magazine, periodical or
book that exclusively or substantially comprises matter depicting
pictorially

(a) the commission of crimes, real or fictitious; or

(b) events connected with the commission of crimes, real or
fictitious, whether occurring before or after the commission of the
crime.

See Criminal Code 2013 [Very Bottom]