Indie Cover Spotlight: Lots O’ Christmas Covers!

Merry Christmas, loyal blog readers. In honor of today’s holiday, here’s a bevy of weird independent comic book covers that have something to do with Christmas:

Art: Dan Fraga. Published: 1996, Maximum press

Art: Dan Fraga. Published: 1996, Maximum press

Art: James O'Barr. Published: 1989, Caliber Press.

Art: James O’Barr. Published: 1989, Caliber Press.

Art: unknown. Published: 1991, Vortex.

Art: unknown. Published: 1991, Vortex.

Art: Dave Stevens. Published: 1988, Comico.

Art: Dave Stevens. Published: 1988, Comico.

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Art: Dan Day . Published: 1999, ACG.

Art: Mike Deodato Jr. Published: 1995, Image Comics.

Art: Mike Deodato Jr. Published: 1995, Image Comics.

I don’t know which cover is more disturbing, the Christmas Horror Special, or the horrible anatomy on the Glory cover where she’s giving a handjob to a snowman…

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    Indie Cover Spotlight: Dragonring #13 (vol. 2)

    This week, I’m revisiting a title I’ve featured several times before, the high adventure series Dragonring, from Aircel publishing:

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    This issue came out in November of 1987, and featured some of the earliest artwork of Dale Keown, who would go on to a short-lived superstardom on Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, and his own indie series, The Pitt.

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      Indie Cover Spotlight: The Nocturnals #2

      A couple of painted covers in the spotlight this week, starting with Dan Brereton’s The Nocturnals #2:

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      Published in 1995 by Bravura, the creator-owned imprint of Malibu. Brereton was probably the highest profile painter when it came to comics in the 90s, doing works for Eclipse, Malibu, DC, Marvel, and more. I loved this series, with its gorgeous visuals and fun occult/horror storylines.

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        Indie Cover Spotlight: The Replacement God

        One of my favorite fantasy titles, from the immensely talented Zander Cannon:

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        This is the cover to the trade paperback collecting the first story arc. Published by Slave labor in 1997. It follows the adventures of a slave boy named Knute, his many attempts at escape from a dungeon, and an epic story involving finding a replacement for the God of Death. The story was funny and poignant and adventurous, with expressive artwork by Cannon.

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