Covers of the Week -- May 9

Mon, May 14th, 2012 at 9:28am PDT

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Kevin Melrose and Steve Sunu, Staff Writers

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Each Monday, staff writers Kevin Melrose and Steve Sunu discuss their five favorite covers from the previous Wednesday's new comic releases, selecting from among them CBR's Cover of the Week. Then, at the end of each month, they choose from the weekly winners -- you guessed it! -- a Cover of the Month.

This week, Morning Glory Academy turns shadowy, space turns even more mysterious, the Snow Queen turns frosty, Logan turns brainy and "Alabaster" turns...wolfier?

Keep reading for Kevin and Steve's favorites from the week of May 9, and then discuss your choices in the CBR forums.

"Alabaster: Wolves" #2, by Greg Ruth (Dark Horse)

It's rare these days that a comic cover depicts anything other than the human form, but Greg Ruth goes against the grain for "Alabaster: Wolves" #2, illustrating an excellently designed cathedral surrounded by (you guessed it!) wolves. He uses the creatures to frame the lit door, drawing our eye to the tiny figure standing within. -- Steve Sunu

"Morning Glories" #18, by Rodin Esquejo (Image)

Although Rodin Esquejo is now pulling double duty as artist for "Mind the Gap," his "Morning Glories" covers remain as vibrant as ever with a great perspective shot of Jun amid a shadowy hall of lockers. Even from far away, Esquejo nails the character, choosing an aggressive stance for the character, with little to pull focus from Jun's intimidating stance. -- Steve Sunu

"Mystery in Space" #1, by Ryan Sook (DC Comics)

For DC Comics' one-shot anthology, Ryan Sook blends science, magic and steampunk for this an intriguing image of … an angel? a cupid? an alien? … consulting astronomy or astrology texts to chart the trajectory of some sort of spaceship …. on the ceiling of a tank, or vault or … something. While little glowing fairies assist. Sook leaves the image open to interpretation, allowing readers to imagine their own story. -- Kevin Melrose

"Wolverine" #306, by Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez (Marvel)

I'll go out on a limb and guess that this wonderfully bizarre and surreal landscape, with its "brain-trees" thrusting their roots deep into the skull of a wide-eyed Wolverine, has something to do with the return of Dr. Rot. -- Kevin Melrose

COVER OF THE WEEK: "Fairest" #3, by Adam Hughes (Vertigo)

Adam Hughes delivers his strongest cover of the series thus far (okay, it's only the third issue) with this gorgeously painted image of the Snow Queen playfully writing the book's title on the frosty glass. And this being a Hughes cover, there's a bit of cheesecake, too. -- Kevin Melrose

TAGS:  cover of the week, alabaster wolves, greg ruth, morning glories, rodin esquejo, mystery in space, ryan sook, wolverine, chris samnee, fairest, adam hughes

 
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