* 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 *
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.