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COVER OF THE HOLIDAYS: Daredevil No. 7, by Paolo Rivera. For the hard-earned money I set aside to spend each Wednesday, there are other artists whose interiors I’ll pop to buy no matter the cost. John Romita Jr. comes to mind. Sergio Ramos. I’m digging Greg Capullo’s Batman run. But Rivera has emerged as the master of the cover. Every month, the cover of the Daredevil reboot sings with depth, creativity and simplicity. This one captures the whimsy of the season, with Daredevil doing a snow angel (get it? get it?) with the skyline a silhouette in the back. The series started with the Cover of the Year (in my opinion), one that featured Daredevil swinging through the city and sounds — not lines or coloring or shading, but actual words — making up the buildings and water towers and birds around him. Check it out. Later covers included one featuring Captain America holding Daredevil’s batons and Daredevil riding Cap’s shield. For issue No. 4, Rivera’s cover riffed on those stark propaganda posters from the past and featured Daredevil swinging over a skyline made up of automatic weapons. It’s not just the art is sleek, it’s that the ideas are so bold and inventive. The cover that reached shelves this week are no exception. And coming in the new year: Rivera’s yin-yang cover featuring Daredevil and Spider-Man. Can’t wait.

COVER OF THE HOLIDAYS: Daredevil No. 7, by Paolo Rivera. For the hard-earned money I set aside to spend each Wednesday, there are other artists whose interiors I’ll pop to buy no matter the cost. John Romita Jr. comes to mind. Sergio Ramos. I’m digging Greg Capullo’s Batman run. But Rivera has emerged as the master of the cover. Every month, the cover of the Daredevil reboot sings with depth, creativity and simplicity. This one captures the whimsy of the season, with Daredevil doing a snow angel (get it? get it?) with the skyline a silhouette in the back. The series started with the Cover of the Year (in my opinion), one that featured Daredevil swinging through the city and sounds — not lines or coloring or shading, but actual words — making up the buildings and water towers and birds around him. Check it out. Later covers included one featuring Captain America holding Daredevil’s batons and Daredevil riding Cap’s shield. For issue No. 4, Rivera’s cover riffed on those stark propaganda posters from the past and featured Daredevil swinging over a skyline made up of automatic weapons. It’s not just the art is sleek, it’s that the ideas are so bold and inventive. The cover that reached shelves this week are no exception. And coming in the new year: Rivera’s yin-yang cover featuring Daredevil and Spider-Man. Can’t wait.

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