12 Days of Best Covers of 2014: Day #12
The twelfth and final book cover I pick for the 2014 edition of “12 Days of Best Covers of…” is for Erin M. Evans’ fourth and most recent Brimstone Angels novel, Fire In The Blood, the cover for which is done by Min Yum. I just posted my review of the novel, so you can head over to the post before this one to check it out, but suffice to say that Fire In The Blood happens to be the best novel in the series so far and that the ending of it gives me a lot of hope for the next novel, which Erin is currently in the process of writing and which will be called Ashes of The Tyrant.
The first of the twelfth and final set of comic covers I pick this year is for Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #3 by Jim Zub, Max Dunbar, John-Paul Bove and Neil Uyetake with the cover by Sarah Stone. The second is for Hexed #5 by Michael Alan Nelson, Dan Mora, Gabriel Cassata and Ed Dukeshire with the cover by Dan. The third and final cover is for Secret Six #1 by Gail Simone, Ken Lashley, Drew Geraci, Jason Wright and Carlos M. Mangual with the cover by Dale Eaglesham and Jason. Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Hexed and Secret Six are three of the most recent and also best comics of 2014, and that’s aptly reflected by the internal and external content both, and it really gratifies to be able to share these great covers with you all.
So without further ado, hit the break to see all the covers in their full glory! The full list of all these covers is available here.
Brimstone Angels: Fire In The Blood by Erin M. Evans
Cover Art by Min Yum
Why: More than anything, it is the colours in the cover that draw me in. There’s a very strong ethereal quality to them that I really like, what with the different colours are flowing so well into each other, as if we have a palette range here instead of distinct, separate colours. And since this is a fantasy book, the overall effect is one of… magic and sorcery. Pretty apt since the central character here is Farideh, a tiefling warlock.
- Publisher’s Link
- Review of Brimstone Angels
- Review of Lesser Evils
- Review of The Adversary
- Review of Fire In The Blood
Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #3 by Jim Zub, Max Dunbar, John-Paul Bove and Neil Uyetake
Cover Art by Sarah Stone
Why: It is the clean and simple design here that made me pick this cover. The first two covers for the series have also been pretty damn good, but I went for this one more than the other because I really liked the strong and confident pose for Krydle, one of the main characters of Jim’z new run. And there are plenty of details in and around the character too, so it all works out for the best.
- Publisher’s Link
- Review of D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1
- Review of D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #2
- Review of D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #3
Hexed #5 by Michael Alan Nelson, Dan Mora, Gabriel Cassata and Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art by Dan Mora
Why: Emma Rios was the cover artist on the first three issues for the series, and she did a pretty good job, but then things switched to series artist Dan Mora and he has picked up in a great way. This cover is so damn good because of how the two central character, Lady Cymbaline and Lucifer are juxtaposed against each other, and the colour differences between them, making for a rather sharp and pleasing contrast.
Secret Six #1 by Gail Simone, Ken Lashley, Drew Geraci, Jason Wright and Carlos M. Mangual
Why: When I saw this cover a few months ago, I was absolutely floored. Just the whole composition by Dale and Jason is superb, and it also subtly highlights the nature of this comic and what the characters are like. Made up of villains and anti-heroes, the Secret Six are a pretty weird bunch of characters, and the cover highlights that in a great way.
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