First up is Alex's cover for Tales of the Fallen: Sideswipe, which comes out on 9 September (click here for a preview of this):
Wow. Awesomely totally awesome. Alex said that when he was doing these he wanted to go for a more "designed" feel to the artwork. And boy does it show. I mean just look at it! The lines are clean and smoothly done, the colors are absolutely perfect. I couldn't wish for more. Rated 8.5 out of 10.
Next up is his cover for Tales of the Fallen: Jetfire:
For some strange reason this one was put out into the internet ahead of the Sideswipe one. But it is pretty cool nonetheless. The SR-71 Blackbird silhouette for the lettering is awesome, and Jetfire is in a well-drawn pose - though in one that implies he is (in the pic at least) a lot younger than in ROTF. Bit weird to think about; Jetfire, not old? Woah! But anyway, The art rules majorly. Though the colors are a bit more drab than the rest of the set. Rated 8 out of 10.
Next, the cover for Tales of the Fallen: The Fallen (lol repetition):
Now this one is probably the best of the best. The Fallen's pose looks like he's beckoning you, to come into his deathly embrace ... breathtaking artwork. Those colors are beautiful. I don't really know how to put it, they just strike something inside my inner Transfan. Nuff said. Rated 9.5 out of 10.
And finally, the cover to Tales of the Fallen: Ravage (Arcee is not provided):
This cover comes in for me at a close second place to the Fallen's cover. The layout and Cybertronian hieroglyphs make it look like some ancient engraving, prophesizing the rise of Ravage. Art: awesome. Very well set out and drawn (why isn't Alex drawing the actual comic?). Colors: great. Misty, with effective contrast in Ravage's circle that draws the eye to him. Rated 9 out of 10.
Well, that wraps it up for a while, until Transformers: Nefarious kicks in. Remember to watch out for Tales of the Fallen: Sideswipe, out on September 9. Transformers forever!
Posted by Fanbot at 4:34 pm, TUESDAY 8 August