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 Superman #0. The New 52 has been going now for a year but there have been some areas that fans have wanted to know more about. In response, DC Comics editor-in-chief Bob Harras said about the Issue #0s: “Some issues will tell the origins of a character or a team, or in some case where an origin has already been told, they will fill in the blanks in terms of questions readers may have about the New 52 DC Universe. Each of these issues promises to reveal something surprising.”
Why do I love this cover though? The pencil work is amazing. Not only do I love seeing Kryptonian garb but done with limited lines is amazing. It is a dynamic pose in the Superman style. There is a look of determination on Jor-El’s face that shadows the pain he is experiencing at the knowledge his home planet is doomed. The colors are also great in this piece—vibrant and alive despite the destruction that is on the planetary horizon.
Here is a bit more about Superman #0:
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort
Variant Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Sep 26 2012
The Story: Welcome the new creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort as they take us back to the days when Jor-El learned the truth about Krypton’s imminent destruction! • Plus: More on the introduction of the Eradicators!
<Superman #0 is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…