To celebrate the gorgeous visual innovation occurring in comic stores both physical and digital, Paste will be collecting its favorite comic book covers every month.
October ushers in a darker color palette as autumn and Halloween sweep the sunshine and smiles of summer into a nine-month coma. The covers featured above examine a spectrum of the supernatural and macabre, but one artist begs a very specific question: what the hell is going on inside Juan Ferreyra’s head? His portrait/nightmare insurance of Colder: The Bad Seed #1 has no right to be as technically disturbing as it is. Fingers? They’re great. But if opposable digits separate man from beast, just add a few hundred more, mold them into a cruel, misshapen mockery of a face, and you have an atrocity that could drive H.P. Lovecraft into therapy. To say the least, new villain Swivel is a very hand-some man (sorry).
On a lighter note, Paste’s favorite webcomic icon The Abominable Charles Christopher writer/artist Karl Kerschl returns to the printed page with Gotham Academy while Jock has partnered with Scott Snyder to introduce a new generation of Wytches, which sports a deliciously textured debut.
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Arsene Schrauwen, Cover Art by Olivier Schrauwen
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Gotham Academy #1, Cover Art by Karl Kerschl
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Batman/Superman #14, Cover Art by Jae Lee
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Colder: The Bad Seed #1, Cover Art by Juan Ferreyra
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Uncanny X-Men #27, Cover Art by Chris Bachalo
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Wytches #1, Cover Art by Jock
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Buck Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1, Cover Art by Marcos Rudy
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Groo Vs. Conan #4, Cover Art by Sergio Aragones & Thomas Yeates
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Moon Knight #8, Cover Art by Declan Shalvey
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Saga #24, Cover Art by Fiona Staples