I was browsing through some old comic covers and it struck me how plesant the covers for the complete run of New Mutants volume 2 are, most of them being pretty simple character studies with muted colors and no extraneous text. Contrast that to New Mutants volume 3, which are wildly busy, in various styles, and plastered with text declaring each issue’s spot in an internal story arc or cross-over event. Individual covers are chaotic and the overall set of them even more so.
So–grab this topic and run with it. (Just to get it out there, this not a “this one cover I like” thread, this is about blocks of covers–anyone talking about a single cover proves that they didn’t bother reading the OP before jumping in. I know I sound bitter, but I know how threads go here.)
Anyone remember the one month back in the late '90s* when ALL of DC’s covers were intense closeups of the character’s face? The spinner racks, and the wall of new stuff at the local comic shop, looked SO cool for a month.
*If I had to guess, I’d say they went on sale October, '97…
Thanks to both of you! I have stopped following comics many years back so I was unaware of Darwyn Cooke. I missed his entire career and his death. Thanks to you I get a chance to look at his fantastic stuff.