Last week we looked at a blog that features loads of great art that either was a part of the development of or was inspired by video gaming. This week’s featured Fandom Tumblr of the Week is another visual feast that is sometimes funny, sometimes gorgeous, and always intriguing as we shift our focus from the world of gaming to the realm of comic books. If you have a love for comic cover art, new and old, this is one you need to visit.
Fandom(s): Comic books
Theme or gimmick: Every post in this blog features one or more comic covers, both from recent releases and from days gone by.
Tumblr intro: “Every good cover tells a story.”
Why it’s great: Comic Book Covers is a blog that cuts straight to the point without any preamble or pretense. Hundreds of pages of posts catalog thousands of comic book covers, most of them listed simply with the comic title and number, the release year, and the artist’s name. There’s some fantastic history featured, from the blog’s first post spotlighting Action Comics #1 up through more recent entries showing off contemporary DC and Marvel covers. Longtime comic fans will love the nostalgia of seeing their beloved comics resurface here, and new readers will enjoy these glimpses back into the history of their new fandom. And that’s not even to mention the visual appeal of the covers themselves! Tying the whole thing together is a simple and attractive Tumblr theme that eschews unnecessary frills, resulting in a clean and neat blog that is a must-follow for fans of the medium and its art.1 Like