Comic Review: Cover #5 (DC Comics)

DC Comics’ Cover #5 brings us more comic drama. That is more drama in a comic about dramatic comic book creators. You see, the CIA is using comic creators as […]

DC Comics’ Cover #5 brings us more comic drama. That is more drama in a comic about dramatic comic book creators.

You see, the CIA is using comic creators as agents. That’s the ‘cover’ about the Cover comic. And it is entertainingly told, cover to cover.

Comic creator Max Field has been recruited, and sent to a European comic convention, all expenses paid. He’s being sponsored by the CIA in order to ferret out some secrets from another comic creator spy. Well, that went okay, despite Field being tortured and interrogated. So, after recovering, he is off to another comic convention to learn more! All expenses paid, and all pain included!

Cover is a beautifully realized tapestry of story and images. And hard for me to describe, except to say that the story and the art techniques overlap, from cartoon renderings to manga and samurai brushwork, to water-colour renderings. Nice to see such an adventurously captured series of pages and the wrapping of a far-reaching concept.

This is a strong story with equally strong visuals, and highly recommended.

From the Brian Michael Bendis imprint of Jinxworld, with David Mack illustration. Some art by Michael Avon Oeming, and digital colouring by Zu Orzu.

DC Comics, Cover #5, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Violence, so perhaps a Mature Rating

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!