Cover of the Week is a presentation of the best cover from last week’s comic book releases, based on the art, design, and overall good looks.
This week we have Jurassic Park Redemption #1 by Frank Miller
YES THAT’S RIGHT!
I’ve always said that Batman books usually have great covers. This week saw an army of good Batman covers. We have Return of Bruce Wayne, Detective Comics, and Streets of Gotham featuring awesome Batman art. I would have easily chosen any of the Batman books to be the cover of the week, but this week belongs to DINOSAURS!
Let me ask you, when was the last time you saw a Dinosaur in a comicbook cover? Ok, and when was the last time you saw a dinosauar in a comicbook cover eating a person?! And when was the last time you saw a dinosaur in a comicbook cover, eating a person, and drawn by Frank Miller!
Sure, a lot of people hate Frank Miller for his All Star Batman & Robin stint (and his newly Hollywood showbiz “sellout” status), and not that many people like his art style. But you can never deny the awesomeness of a freaking DINOSAUR!
Design-wise, the near-blank background efficiently contrasts the detailed T-rex drawing. The logo is also unconveniently placed on the bottom-right (compared to normal top-banner logos), guiding the reader to look at the logo after viewing the main image. Sort of a diagonal directional composition technique. Subtle yet effective.
Now, i’m not justifying my pick with all that technical giberrish design fag talk. I mainly picked this because of the fact that dinosaurs are awesome, and nobody can deny their awesomeness!
EVEN BATMAN KEEPS A DINOSAUR IN HIS BATCAVE! THAT’S HOW AWESOME DINOS ARE!
In the very wild west where human and dinosaur co-exist, a band of outlaw Scaleys seek to pillage the Sapien town of Fossilrock. One raptor raised by an old codger stands in their way. His name… is Tex. Ughhh..
Ye Ol’ Marvel might give you geek herds out there some intro like this on one of their books. I probably won’t (If by some miracle it gets published) put that on the first page, but in a nutshell that’s what I’m working on at the moment. Every few days or so I intend to share with you all a little bit of the world that I am creating and the characters that shoot themselves in it. And what a lot of shooting there will be… at some point.
I hope to create a story so complex, so mind bendingly implausible, that the very first pages will make you go… “Huwhatth??!!” I kid, nothing approaching Batman RIP absurdity here (I apologize to Morrison fans, I love him too… just like I love the black sheep in our family. Wait… that’s me…), just pure adult fun. How that’ll happen, well I really don’t know, I just make this crap up as I go. Every night a little bit of the puzzle falls into place and I go, “I am genius man.” Okay, so I missed a few grammar classes. Doesn’t mean I won’t be an awesome writers, write?
Okay, moving on…
So, Velocivolver. Frankly, John and I came up with the title first before anything else and I was, like, “Whoa maaan, awesooome name!” Originally it was Velocivolver Tex, but we decided to streamline it. After I told another good friend about the concept and he called me a moron, I decided that was a good sign to push ahead with it. ‘Cause seriously, no other idiot is gonna do this ol’ west tale in another planet/dimension with a Dinotopian flavor. Just us three. Go figure.
So I will write the cute little bouncin’ tumbleweed of a tale, John and Alex will do concept art, and all three of us will be the underdogs that… um, well, that’s up to you now, isn’t it?
Again, like I said earlier, I want to fill you guys in bit by bit on the goings-on of my internal clockwork by posting li’l tidbits about the story here and there and the amateur process I use to harvest my creativity. The next log will focus on an introduction of Fossilrock and the world around it and after that, the characters — starting with, and I am so excited, the villains! So stay stay tuned, geek herds, and herdettes (seriously need to take grammar classes) and we will bring you a fantasy of derring do and clawin’ gun action, a sad comedic drunken bar-room saloon brawl straight from the minds and hearts of people just like you. Because seriously, we love you. Now pay up, John.