Sweet Christmas! It's Awesome Cover Friday!

In honor of how much I am enjoying Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja's Immortal Iron Fist, this week's awesome covers are all from Power Man and Iron Fist. To be honest, there aren't a lot of standout covers from this series. Most of them feature the title characters either kicking ass or getting their asses kicked and the art was, for the most part, unremarkable. The ones below break from that formula...sort of.


OK, so this one features Luke Cage getting his ass kicked but it's cooler than most of the other covers because it's got El Aguila on it! This cover was the first time I ever saw El Aguila and I thought he was the "bees knees". Later, he repented of his evil ways which elevated him to the status of "cat's pajamas". Those are the terms I used in those days because I am ancient and had to read my sequential entertainment by candlelight. Anyway, I also like the way Danny is leaping out of that window to save his buddy.

Or is he falling? Well, either way it's cool.


This cover has a "Kung-Fu goes to Monte Carlo" vibe that I really like. The composition is perfect and the whole thing looks classy and dangerous.


Holy Crap! If this cover doesn't get your attention your soul is dead.


Krishna M. Sadasivam said...

Cool article on PM/IF covers. I'd have to agree, not many of their covers were really very well done. Ashame, since many talented pros worked on the interiors (Kerry Gammill, MD Bright). Too bad those two couldn't have drawn more covers.

Vaklam said...

Good point. The interiors did justice to the stories they told and were usually so much better than the covers.