Every week, I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it!
The BadAss Comic Book Cover for this week is for Batman: The Dark Knight #11. The Hollywood release of The Dark Knight Rises made this week’s cover a certainty. At least it is a great cover. Batman has always been one of my favorite comic book characters—a dark, grey character who is driven by real emotion. Director Christopher Nolan captured that character so well on the screen that it brought me back to the stories in DC Comics. It’s been great to see DC also give quality artists and writers to the Bat books—and David Finch is most certainly one of them.
Why do I love this cover though? It’s the pose and where Batman stands. He is high above Gotham, looking into the distance, and it appears as though search lights are looking for him. The swirl of the cape brings the observer’s eye up into the center of Batman’s chest—right where a great representation of the bat symbol sits. It is a prototypical Batman pose but Finch’s pencils give a depth to the character that is rarely seen.
Here is a bit more about Batman: The Dark Knight #11:
Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
Pencilled by: David Finch
Inked by: Richard Friend
Cover by: David Finch, Richard Friend
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Jul 25 2012
The Story: SCARECROW makes a bold move against BATMAN, using COMMISSIONER GORDON as bait! The terrifying pasts of both SCARECROW and BATMAN come back to haunt them.
Batman: The Dark Knight #11 is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…