Cover Of The Week – 10/20/10

It’s no secret that I’ve been loving the hell out of Fiona Staples DV8 Covers for the Brian Wood & Rebekah Isaacs Gods & Monsters mini-series, and this week is no exception.  A beautiful cover featuring what’s turned into one of my favorite characters – Freestyle – that I hope is not going to bite it.  Please please please Brian!

It’s also of note that while I ended up going for a panel of the week not from this book (that post goes up Tuesday 10/26), this entire goddamn book could have been scanned and posted as Panel(s) of the week.  It is BEAUTIFUL.  Rebekah Issacs’ not only renders her characters exceptionally but she has a real gift for storytelling and stunning action set pieces.  Much of this series has been set in an “undeveloped civilization” and has featured warring tribes battling on epic natural battlefields…and Isaacs has just delivered a completely compelling and really cinematic visual experience.  Overall it has been an amazing series, and I can say without a doubt is one of the best written, best drawn books I have read this year.  I’ll miss it immensely when it ends next month.  If you haven’t been reading it, I urge you to seek it out and if you can’t find it or can’t afford it, make sure to pick up the trade April 2011.

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  1. ross’s avatar

    awesome cover.
    has Freestyle even done or said anything in this book? you’ve said before she was your favorite but i can’t recall her even being present much at all in the book, heh.

  2. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    Have you been reading DV8? I didn’t know!

    She has been one of the more subtle characters, but I like her powers which are awesome and super useful and not flashy…and her personality is definitely the “nicest” which I like…hey, I like nice people, what can I say.

    In this series I’ve just liked that she’s so interested in bringing infrastructure to the people of this earth/civilization, she’s not concerned with herself but with bringing a “better” life to the people (food, sanitation, water systems, etc.)…which is rare in a DV8 character…she stands out here because she’s NOT an asshole I guess. Her role has definitely been subtle but she still grew on me. This issue probably featured her the most, but I don’t know, I just dig her…but she’s the only one not on the cover of #8…so I’m concerned.

  3. ross’s avatar

    yeah, i’ve been reading it. :) maybe i’ve just forgotten her… is she the one who Threshold attacks and she takes her tribe into the caves? what is her power, i have no idea what it is, heh. on my way to wikipedia.

  4. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    @ross: well her powers in DV8 Gods & Monsters are listed as being “academic in nature….probabilities, running scenarios, physics, you name it”.

    Wikipedia lists her as being able to “psionically view multiple possible timelines and subconsciously choose the best outcome for herself”

    Both sound cool…though the latter is more specific and the former seems more accurate to what Wood is doing.

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