* SPOILER WARNING !!! * The crowning cover of this week’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week features MAJOR spoilers about the latest event to rock the Bat-verse in Batman, Incorporated #8. You have been warned. Enjoy! * Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week: 02/27/13 A weekly column by Steve Seigh Welcome to Talking Comics‘ Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week! What we have here is all pretty self explanatory. Each week I’m going to reflect on the cover art of some of my favorite new comics and tell you which ones I really dig. But please, remember that this is simply the opinion of one core member of Talking Comics, and does not necessarily represent the opinions of the remainder of our hard working staff. Simple. Clean. Artsy. Enjoy! Batman, Incorporated #8 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Chris Burnham & Jason Masters Colors by Nathan Fairbairn Letters by Taylor Esposito Cover by Chris Burnham & Nathan Fairbairn Variant Cover by Chris Burnham & Nathan Fairbairn I’m finding it truly difficult not to fall in love with this cover. I really dig the way it looks as if Damian is about to descend upon you and gobble you up within the darkness of his cape. It’s ominous, mysterious, and worrisome all trapped within the same image and it sends a shiver down my spine just to look at it. It’s my favorite cover of the week by far. Avenging Spider-Man #17 Story by Chris Yost Art by Paco Medina & Juan Vlasco Colors by David Curiel Cover by Paol Rivera Oh man, this cover has “fun” written all over it. From the grandfatherly expression on Dragon Man’s face to the way Superior Spidey is leading the children around using his webbing like a leash, this cover makes me smile. While other covers often try to intimidate you into buying the contents of the book this one invites you with a smile and I’m all for that approach to a great book. I, Vampire #17 Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov Art by Fernando Blanco Cover by Andrea Sorrentino This cover is quite wicked. I love the glint in Andrew’s eye and the look of peril on Constantine’s face. You just know something’s about to go down. Even if I were not reading I, Vampire (I am) I would have picked this book up off the shelves for the cover alone. X-Men Legacy #6 Story by Simon Spurrier Art by Jorge Molina, Norman Lee, & Walden Wong Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg Letters by Cory Petit Cover by Mike Del Mundo I have a soft spot for when artists express what it’s like to hear people’s thoughts in the manner that you find on this cover. It’s vibrant, eye-catching, and keeps me darting from word bubble to word bubble, wondering what emotion will be expressed from one to the next. It’s good stuff. Journey Into Mystery #649 Story by Kathryn Immonen Art by Valerio Schiti Colors by Jordie Bellaire Letters by Clayton Cowles Cover by Jeff Dekal & Jorge Molina Lady Sif ain’t takin no guff. Not from you or anyone else. She’s infused with the blood lust of a Berserker and she’s about to put her boot through your face. I love it. And seriously, what an angle. And I don’t mean that in a perverted way, either. * Bobby’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week * Hawkeye #8 Story by Matt Fraction Art by David Aja & Annie Wu Colors by Matt Hollingsworth Cover by David Aja It’s red, it’s black, it’s white. It’s bad ass. Can we have a poster sized version of this, like now? * This list was compiled while watching the second season of the show Fringe. 2 Responses Lukeman8610 February 28, 2013 I have loved every cover of Hawkeye! Add this to the list! Log in to Reply Luciano M March 1, 2013 Great picks Steve. I picked up the new Green Arrow run and fell in love with Sorrentinos art. I am thinking about picking up the I Vampire trades just for his art alone. I am continually trying to avoid spoilers for it lol. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.