Tis the season to get stuff; whether your buying for someone else or crossing items off your own list Christmas is a great time to fill out that empty space on your comic shelf, to finally buy (or hopefully get) that one trade/hardcover/omnibus you’ve been thinking about for six months. To help you shop for a comic fan or figure out to spend that gift card you got we’ve come up with 10 comic book gifts that would look good on any letter to Santa, we’ve even done some of the shopping for yah.
Every Wednesday I pick my favorite cover from all the comic books that came out during the week…today’s pick goes to Invincible #76 by Ryan Ottley & FCO Plascencia.
Mark Grayson (Invincible) isn’t new to our Cover of the Week column but it seems like it always takes him getting a beating for us to pick him. I credit this mostly to Ryan Ottley’s incredible ability to capture action; I love a heroic-pose punch or strike as much as the next fan but Ryan Ottley always seems to capture a moment at it’s absolute highest amount of tension, where the emotion, drama, and action is at it’s greatest. And once in awhile adds another panel to the cover where they’re otherwise would be ‘wasted’ space, giving us that much more of the story. As I browsed over all the covers this week I kept coming back to this one, feeling bad for Mark and thinking, “Dang. That looks like it hurts.”
And if you like the cover Ryan Ottley also does the interior. Invincible continues to be one of the more underrated book and shouldn’t be passed up by superhero fans.
Other Honorable Mentions (click title to see cover):
Sonic The Hedgehog #220, Namor: The First Mutant #5, Invincible Iron Man #33