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 Absolute Final Crisis. I do love collected stories. This is one of them. Absolute Final Crisis is one of the better DC Comics storylines that involved multiple books. Helmed by great writer Grant Morrison, how could it not be great? The story revolves around the evil Darkseid attempting to destroy reality. Superman, Batman, the rest of the Justice League, and other heroes all comes together—across multiple realities even—to save their universe. The story was coined “The Day Evil Won” and it lives up to that name—especially for Batman.
Why do I love this cover though? It features that very moment with Batman. There is something to be said about the relationship between Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. Both are heroes but they come at things from very different points of view. Regardless of their differences though, they care a great deal for one another. That is witnessed in this cover. I love the color choice: red is the color of death. I love how Superman’s head hangs over the loss of his friend. Tragic. The limp arm and head of Batman shows how very dead he is. The lines are clean, the shading denoting the grayness that has always existed between them. Such a powerful piece that hearkens back to the cover for Kingdom Come #4.
Here is a bit more about Absolute Final Crisis:
Written by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Doug Mahnke, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Matt Clark, Jesús Merino, Christian Alamy, Marco Rudy, Tom Nguyen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Cover by: J.G. Jones
Page Count: 400
U.S. Price: 99.99
On Sale Date: Oct 31 2012
Trim Size: Oversized
The Story: Collecting the mind-blowing event including FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, and the FINAL CRISIS SKETCHBOOK, plus the newly added FINAL CRISIS #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT and BATMAN #682-683!
• Resolicited – now with SEVEN NEW STORY PAGES BY MORRISON AND MAHNKE!
• Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers in the war between light and dark!
• This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!
Absolute Final Crisis is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…