Thursday, 12 November 2009

Covers

Evening all. Can't stop long, as I'm planning to read some comics before flopping out. Just a brief note on a couple of luvverly covers from today's haul...

This stunner from Mike Allred makes me sad about how far behind I've fallen on Jersey Gods. It's a beautiful hybrid of indie and silver age which captures the spirit of the book perfectly. I'm going to get back on track with this very soon.

EDIT: Just received an email from Jersey Gods artist, Dan McDaid. He read my previews yesterday and offered to send me all the issues of Jersey Gods for free! I told him that there was no need as I already have all the issues in a nice pile waiting to be read, but I am bowled over by his offer, and it makes me want to ensure that as many people as possible go out and read Jersey Gods. It's a brilliant book, Glen Brunswick's writing is amazing, the covers are always ace and not only is Dan McDaid an incredible artist, he's also clearly a top, top bloke! So, go on imaginary web chums, support nice, talented people: BUY JERSEY GODS!

Message ends. On to the next cover...

"Look at my huge motorcock!"

Block out the title and substitute Batman and Robin for a stricken Holly Johnson, cos this looks like a lost Frankie Goes To Hollywood album cover to me. Hints of Prince too. Whatever, it's a proper piece of pink magnificence on a par with this...

Can't wait to get stuck in.

2 comments:

pulpsfromthebothy said...

You must be thrilled with your Jersey Gods surprise, I know I would be. I'm up to date on JG and it is superb, if only all comics could be of this caliber.

Den said...

That's pretty (in pink) much a straight homage to Prince's Purple Rain picture... check out the bike!

http://theadamoopinion.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/purple-rain.jpg