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The best comic book covers of the week – 25 February 2019

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It can’t be easy to work in comic books these days and deal with a more vocal crowd. A couple of years back, if fans wanted to engage with their creators they’d have to do so at comic book conventions, panels and through ye olde letter pages of monthly adventure mags. These days, anyone with a sim card can send a message to a creator and 99% of the time said message is awful.

Thanks to anonymity, thinking before you hit “tweet” and people just being straight-up terrible these days, constructive criticism seems to be deader than disco as more incendiary feedback dominates a message board or two. Here’s a recent example, as Venom (the most f**ing metal comic book ever) writer Donny Cates has found himself on the receiving end of death threats from readers of the monthly series that happens to star Eddie Brock and everyone’s favourite symbiote.

Venom #11 had a few revelations that paved the way for a brand new status quo between Eddie and his slimey pal, and some people were really unhappy over this twist. I’m not going to spoil it here, but seeing abuse hurled at Cates for a neat surprise in the series seems like an overreaction dialled up to 11:

On the plus side, Cates happens to be made up of stern-like stern-like stuff, and he ain’t going to be leaving Venom for a good while:

Good on ya Cates. Keep telling the story you want to tell, because it’s currently working and Venom remains a monthly highlight for me. Right, time for the main event! Let’s have a look at this week’s fine art, in the form of the best comic book covers of the week!

Detective Comics #999 by Doug Mahnke

Detective Comics #999

Action Comics #1008 by Esad Ribic

Action Comics #1008

Wonder Woman #65 by Stanley Lau

Wonder Woman #65

The Wicked + The Divine #42 by Vanessa Del Rey

The Wicked   The Divine #42

Fantastic Four #7 by Esad Ribic

Fantastic Four #7

Batgirl #32 by Derrick Chew

Batgirl

Shazam! #3 by Michael Cho

Shazam #3

Daredevil #2 by Matteo Scalera

Daredevil #2

Justice League Odyssey #6 by Toni Infante

Justice League Odyssey #6

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #36 by Jamal Campbell

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #36

Martian Manhunter #3 by Riley Rossmo

Martian Manhunter #3

Invader Zim #40 by Warren Wucinich

Invader Zim #40

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #4 by Dave Johnson

Hellboy and the BPRD 1956 #4

Rose #17 by Ig Guara

Rose #17

Mage: The Hero Denied #15 by Matt Wagner

Mage The Hero Denied #15

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #4 by Eric Battle

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #4

The Forgotten Queen #1 by Kano

The Forgotten Queen #1

Tank Girl: Action Alley #3 by Brett Parson

Tank Girl Action Alley #3

Devil Within #4 by Maan House

Devil Within #4

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1 by Martin Simmonds

Punks Not Dead London Calling #1
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Last Updated: February 25, 2019

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