Wednesday’s Weekly Comic Cover: Hawkeye Vol 4 Issues #4 and #5 – The Tape

December 13th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Comics
Today we're going a little beyond dinosaurs (even though they're awesome) to look at a couple representatives from a series that I've been holding in my back pocket for a while now. These two covers are issues four and five of the newest volume of Hawkeye, which - if you've been paying attention to any form of entertainment anytime in the last hundred years - is further proof that we think bows and arrows are badass. I've been following this series since it came out a few months ago, and I've been really impressed with the cover art by David Aja. As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I like elegant and simplistic comic covers, and these are no exception. Even though the subject of both of these are very simple with a lot of white space, they are very visually appealing and manage to convey a lot of emotion. Although it's not as apparent in these two covers, Aja also frequently uses of color as a theme for his covers. However, what these two covers do serve as is a kind of transition point for those color themes, shifting from blue and purple (issues 1 though 3) to red (issues 5 and beyond). His designs also take on a retro feel to them, and you can see this and these other elements in nearly all of his cover work (and some of his interior work as well). So if you like it, check out his blog that I linked to above, and you should be able to find more.

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