Thursday, December 21, 2006

Best WildStorm Cover...Ever?

[Eddy]

I'm a big fan of DVD commentaries, so it was cool to read Jim's thoughts on the covers showcased in last week's "WildStorm Fine Arts Spotlight on Jim Lee." Inside, Scott Williams wrote up a nice introduction on being a fan of his art, plus Alex Sinclair gave a peek into his coloring process and even recolored a few pieces, including this cover above. He kept the original '90s coloring, but still managed to update it with his usual "Sinc-isms."

IIRC, the first time I saw this image was as an insert poster in an issue of "Inside Image" and later on, as the cover of the SNES WildC.A.T.s game. Anyone play that videogame? Oh, and it was also used on the cover of a Toy Fair giveaway comic too. They're all in their full-on "Image" poses and I always liked the extra tech on Zealot and the backwards cap on Grifter.

Also, in this month's DC comics, Art Director Extraordinaire, Mark Chiarello, asks "what's the best cover that has ever appeared on a DC comic?" and it made me wonder the same thing for WildStorm's comics. So what do you guys and girls out there think? Is WildC.A.T.s Vol. 1 #1 your favorite cover? Did Gen13 Vol. 1 #12 give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? Or do you consider WildC.A.Ts/X-Men: The Golden Age #1 a work of art?

Tell us which issue holds the title for Best WildStorm Cover and why you think so below. And that includes all of WildStorm's imprints too, like ABC, Cliffhanger and Homage titles.

Please vote only once and for one cover. Voting ends on January 5, 2007 at 12:00 A.M.

Happy Voting and Happy Holidays!

27 comments:

john said...

Deathblow #8
zen-like simplicity

DADICUS said...

Gen-13 the initial mini series Issue #4

sedat said...

I think the best Wildstorm cover is wildcats#2 vol.2. the artwork of the cover is awesome and it also (imho) is very funny, instead of showing Voodoo as a Deamonite shes being shown wearing a deamonite costume. that Cover just blew me away (although it doesnt contain any action, blood, fighting and so on).

Best wishes,
Sedat :)

syrtheone said...

Jim lee, who is my all time favourite artist did some amazing pages for wildstorm; wildcats, devine right, deathblow, you name it.

What really gets me going though are the covers for the first three issues of wetworks. The foldout gate cover for #1 was amazing, but my favourite would have to be #3, with that team member with the glowing battons and body. Pretty sweet memories.

tyldak said...

gen13 vol 1 number 3. The safari-esque cover.

Andrea said...

All covers of jim Lee are the best.His art is the greatest of all time.The cover of New Wildcats is amazing.E' troppo forte!
Mene.

Anonymous said...

The best is "Gen 13 European holidays", with the Colosseo in the background and the "I love Rome" T-Shirt!!!!

:-D

Anonymous said...

EHy! Merry Xmas to all of you in the studio!!!!

PortfolioGenius said...

Deathblow #2. Hands down.

macrossjxs said...

My favorite Deathblow (original regular series) cover by Jim was from issue #2 with the wicked color job by Ben Fernandez.

My favorite Wildstorm cover of Jim Lee's is: WildC.A.T.'s volume, issue #32, with Zealot holding the sword.

My favorite Image cover of Jim's is: Darker Image #1 with Deathblow, the Maxx and Bludwulf.

Non Jim favorites would be:
Whilce's connecting set-of-covers that Alex Garner inked.

Travis' New Horizons connecting set-of-covers with his, then new, illustration style.

The Brass covers by Richard Bennett.

reDDers said...

how could anyone forgot Savage Dragon #13? never liked larsen's version. but when jim did this issue i was SPEECHLESSSS!!! his art in this issue is just breathtaking!

cheers,
joel hwa from Malaysia

Anonymous said...

wow. brilliance. exquisitely done.

Edco said...

Bet WS Cover?
Maybe Gen13 #44, Adam Warren...
Possibly Gen13 #1C, Art Adams...
Perhaps Danger Girl #6v, Joe Madureira...
Probably Tom Strong #14, Tom McWeeney...
Likely Wilcats V2 #2, Travis Charest.

And yeah, I played that WildC.A.T.S SNEZ game. Oi.

Sweet Rita said...

I would have to say the 8 covers put together made a mini-poster by Whilce are my favorite cover. I love Jim's work, but that one takes the cake.

JECIII said...

Almost any wildstorm cover by either John Cassaday or Alex Ross. Particularly Cassaday's laters Planetary cover. Whilce Portacio's early Stormwatch: TA covers bare a mention

crazyfeetmcgee said...

My favorite wildstorm cover was Wildc.a.t.s #21 it was just an awesome team cover with majestic just hanging out in the back.

Kateness said...

Man, even narrowing it down to one cover per fav artist is tough. But I think I'll second the mention of Charest's "New Horizon" covers, which made a huge impression on me when they came out.

C.J. Sloan said...

Best Wildstorm cover...It has to be Grifter (VOL. I) #5 by Ryan Benjamin.

raph said...

Wildcats v.2 #1. As much as I love Jim Lee's work, Travis Charest is one of the finest artists I've ever seen. Great cover.

Luke said...

Wildcats V.2 #1. Travis Charest make Grifter almost life like. Very Cool. Awesome Cover!

Vittorio said...

I quote Fabrizio:
"The best is "Gen 13 European holidays", with the Colosseo in the background and the "I love Rome" T-Shirt!!!!"
:)

Riki said...

WildCATs volume 1, #13. Grifter holding two guns in the rain with Huntsman and Zealot in the background totally rocks. The colors were really cool and set the mood nicely.

Ubod_ng_Lumpia said...

wetworks # 3 by whilce portacio...

glowing grail cover:D

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of the single-figure pin-up style covers. I'm partial to the simplicity of Gen13 vol.1 #14 - Roxy in his civvies on a plain uncluttered white background is very striking.
But there's one cover that remains imprinted in my mind: Wildcats vol.1 #23 (I think that was the number) it was the issue that revealed Voodoo's outcast status on Khera... The cover had a sort of grotesque "The Thing" morphing deal going on at her head and arms, but dramatically growing out of Voodoo's normal sexy female silhouette torso... all of it over a blood red background (almost Mignola-like in its composition).

JAYCEprime2791 said...

WildStorm Fin Art Trade Paperback... Awesome cover.

JAYCEprime2791 said...

I meant, WS Fine Arts TPB

Anonymous said...

ok for some of the covers that are my favorite:
Campbell run Gen13#'s 4 vol.2, 12, 14
The Kindred #2
Thundercats #0 (Campbell Cover)
Wetworks Rebirth #1 vol.1
Cybernary #2 (Travis Cover....straddling tank guns)
WildC.A.Ts/X-Men Golden Age Revisited (Travis art...cover?)
Jim Lee Sketchbook (Girfter sketch/cover...does this count?)