cover by brian bolland

10 FAVORITE ZATANNA COVERS

So, I’m doing a little thing for March (MARCH IS LADY TIMES DONTCHAKNOW?) showing off 10 Favorite/Best covers for some of my favorite superheroines.

KATE BISHOP here!

BARBARA GORDON here!

CASS CAIN here!

STORM here!

BATWOMAN here!

ELEKTRA here!

CAPTAIN MARVEL here!

BUFFY here

CATWOMAN here!

SPIDER GWEN here!

PSYLOCKE here!

SPIDER-WOMAN here!

SHE-HULK here!

This one’s for Stephanie (happysorceress)! But it turned out to be really fun. I forgot about all the great Brian Bolland variants Zee has, as well as the great Sook covers from the Seven Soldiers mini! Thanks for the rec, Steph!

Technically 3/31 was supposed to be our last day, but I’ve still got more in the queue so I’ll keep going until I run out, or get tired!

Here’s the“criteria” I used for these very unofficial lists.

1. Covermust feature the lady in question, but it doesn’t have to be HER book.

2. The lady must be a “co-star” on the cover or better. So a Team shot is okay if she’s CLEARLY at the head of it/leading it/front and center.

3. Also worth noting that I take into account the ENTIRE cover including how it handles title block and things like that. Sometimes covers with crappy title block (or no title block) will still make it through, but it’s maybe worth knowing that I consider all that stuff. *shrug*

I think that’s it. Not super scientific. I also make no argument that these are objectively the “best covers ever!” they’re just my favorites, MY bests. Lists are, as always, incredibly subjective.

10. Zatanna #16. Artist: Adam Hughes (brilliant choice to lower her head, it makes this really iconic instead of just “pretty”)

09. Zatanna #3 (Seven Soldiers). Artist: Ryan Sook

08. Zatanna #13. Artist: Adam Hughes (I love the fun in this one and the limited color palette plus clever use of the number 13, only complaint is that this Zee face doesn’t really look like Adam’s usual Zee face…it’s a good face, just looks like a different person in her costume a little).

07. Zatanna #14. Artist: Adam Hughes (See. This is Hughes “more usual Zee face.” This cover probably makes the top 3 if her expression was a bit different, it looks a little too kid like…Zee’s been around the block, she wouldn’t be that surprised by whatever is in here. Still, magnificent color and the light choices alone make it an absolute stunner).

06. Zatanna #1. Artist: Brian Bolland (love that this is just a little bit subversive with the black lipstick and monster pulled out of a hat instead of rabbit. Love).

05. Zatanna: Come Together #4. Artist: Esteban Maroto (gorgeous cover and unlike almost all other Zee covers).

04. Zatanna #1 (Seven Soldiers). Artist: Ryan Sook (just awesome).

03. Batman: Detective Comics #844. Artist: Dustin Nguyen (love how with all the cape swirling Zee is the center of the cover and the only spots of color. Her expression is also fantastic)

02. Zatanna #5. Artist’ Brian Bolland (I love how fun this is, and almost subversive. It’s more interested in being interesting and letting Zee be interesting than in just being va-va-va-voom sexy)

01. Zatanna #1 (Sever Soldiers). Artist: Ryan Sook (sometimes less is more!)

DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore TP by Brian Bolland


DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP
Written by Alan Moore


Art by Jim Aparo, Jim Baikie, Brian Bolland, Paris Cullins, George Freeman, Dave Gibbons, Klaus Janson, Kevin O'Neill, Joe Orlando, George Prez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch, Al Williamson and Bill Willingham


Cover by Brian Bolland


Don’t miss this exhaustive collection featuring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes as interpreted by one of the most acclaimed authors in comics! The work of Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) in the DCU during the 1980s is considered a benchmark for great stories with fresh approaches to iconic characters. Collected in this volume are all of Moore’s Superman and Batman stories, including the long out-of-print “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” as well as, for the first time in trade paperback, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE (illustrated by Brian Bolland, who provides a new cover).


This volume - which no comics fan should be without - collects stories from ACTION COMICS #584, BATMAN ANNUAL #11, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, DC COMICS PRESENTS #85, DETECTIVE COMICS #549-550, GREEN LANTERN #188, THE OMEGA MEN #26-27, SECRET ORIGINS #10, SUPERMAN #423, TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2 & 3, SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11 and VIGILANTE #17-18.


On sale January 11 o 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US o Mature Readers