Our first two editions of FULL FRONTAL FRIDAY were artist spotlights. This time around I’m just going with some awesome friggin images. We’ve got a major publisher, the biggest indie publisher, and one of the hottest newer publishers in the game featured this week. So let’s get to the full frontal eh?
Spider Gwen #32 Bengal Virgin Art
This is ridiculous. I’m cheating a bit as this is coming to the masses in late June, but I honestly don’t give a hoot. This is an amazing cover. BENGAL is the artist and I’m new to the work as either I really did just discover OR didn’t realize what I was looking at. Either way, holy hell. The perspective is bonkers good. I stared at this image for several minutes in awe, to be honest. On top of the perspective we’ve got the depth/curvature of the blade on both axis, the hint of Gwen’s eye through the mask, and reflection of the neon light (with thumb/sword shadow interruption) bouncing off the clearly polished blade. Oh, and then that detail on the handle of the other sword. Get out. Un-damn-real. This is wonderful.
Baby Teeth #1 EH Variant
What a chilling cover befitting the absolutely terror driven story it sits atop. The most precious gift in life, bringing new life into the world, is given a horrific twist. Hello, your baby is the anti-Christ. This cover depicts the essence and underbelly of the darkness behind the premise in a masterful fashion. Every bit of the fear and dread inspiring aura of the devil is on display with this depiction of the being. Clearly strong there is still a necessary care and softness in cradling the baby (devil spawn it may be). It’s quite something to keep the menacing and overbearing stature of a presence such as the Devil but still manage to bring across an element of nurturing to the caress of the newborn. Great job and absolutely brilliant cover by Nat Jones.