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 Amazing Spider-Man #678. I love future tales set in the Marvel universe. It’s always great fun to see my favorite characters in the future—where usually dystopian life is hard and death comes swiftly. My favorite, Days of Future Past, featured the X-Men. Now Spider-Man seems to be getting a quick, two-issue future story titled I Killed Tomorrow where New York has been destroyed and it’s the webslinger’s fault!
Why do I love this cover? It’s a simple piece that tells you a lot. Love how the Daily Bugle newspaper is drawn with the skyline of New York in the negative space. Love the rain pouring down, setting the miserable mood of the city. And I love Peter Parker’s hand reaching up, his Spider-Man costume shredded and bloodied, the superhero obviously reduced to crawling along the street.
Here is a bit more about Amazing Spider-Man #678:
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS and VICTOR OLAZABA
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Orig. Published: January 18, 2012
Imprint: MARVEL UNIVERSE
The Story: New York City is destroyed because of Spider-Man! A glimpse of the future leaves Spider-Man with 12 hours to figure out how to stop it from happening.
Amazing Spider-Man #678 is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…