Every week I pick my favorite cover from all the comic books that came out during the week…today’s pick goes to Brightest Day #19 by David Finch and Scott Williams.
I know, I know, I know, this cover falls into the category of “heroic pose” (although it’s a villain) which I frequently enjoy the opposite of but as a comic fan I can’t help but fall for the tropes from time to time, I mean come on, what a cool looking cover! One of the greatest things about comics is the vast library of characters that it can pull from, always opening up for a new look or take and although David Finch isn’t resurrecting Black Manta or even adding something to him this is the best he’s ever looked – at least for me. This cover is also a GREAT example of how much of a difference color can make. I’m not sure who did the coloring, only David Finch and Scott Williams are credited for the cover, but holy mackerel – the different shades of blue, the bright and vibrant red, the shadows from the red light coming from his helmet, the light from above, the detail in the backgrounds, it’s gorgeous.
David Finch is creating some of his best work ever with these Brightest Day covers and this is hands down my favorite so far.
Other Honorable Mentions (click title to see cover):