Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 4/03/13

Hello and welcome to the revised edition of Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week! It used to be that every week our Executive Editor Steve Seigh would showcase his favorite comic book covers of the week and then you could all go about your day. Well no more! From this point forward Steve won’t be the only one displaying the covers that caught his fancy. As of today, and for the foreseeable future, you’ll be viewing selections not only from Steve, but from other site staff and fans alike!

If you’d like to contribute to this column all you need to do is send Steve an email at SteveSeigh@TalkingComicBooks.com, telling him the title of the issue with the cover that you dig, as well as a brief description of why you’re grooving on that particular cover. We’ll try to include as many selections as possible and hope that you enjoy seeing your choices displayed for all of the internet to see.

So without further or due let’s get this week’s selections highlighted!

Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Fairest #14

Story by Bill Willingham
Art by Barry Kitson
Cover by Adam Hughes

“Let’s face facts here, folks. The Fairest comic book covers have some of the most beautiful art this side of comics since the series began last year. This month’s cover is no exception. There is something very evocative and ultimately alluring about this cover. Green is one of my favorite colors in the spectrum and this cover plays with its many shades in a most dazzling manner. I hope that one day they release a cover art collection for this series. That would be wonderful.” - Steve Seigh

“Let’s be serious here… how could this NOT be anyone’s list for cover of the week? I mean, C’MON!”Stephanie Cooke

Glory #34

Story by: Joe Keatinge
Art By: Ross Campbell

“Sometimes all you need for a comic book cover to grab you is simplicity. There is something very clean and compelling that is speaking to me about this image. Sullen and accepting, this cover reminds me of those times when we are compelled to think upon ourselves as being a mere drop of water within an ocean of happenstance and possible impossibilities.”Steve Seigh

Animal Man #19

Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Steve Pugh
Cover by Jae Lee

“Oh the Paparazzi. You rapscallions, you shifty sorts, you suckers of blood. Vampires, the lot of you! But that’s not going to keep Animal Man from giving you what you want. I love the white on blue featured in this cover. I also dig the way Animal Man’s tuft of blond hair sets the whole image off and draws your eye. Very smart, very hip.”  – Steve Seigh 

Snapshot #3

Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Jock

“Black. White. Thin red line. Perfection. Simple but effective art will always get me. This image screams danger and intrigue. I dig it. If you’re not reading Snapshot you really should be. It’s intense.”Steve Seigh

Mind the Gap #9

Story by: Jim McCann
Art By: Rodin Esquejo & Dan McDaid
Cover By: Rodin Esquejo
Variant Cover by: Sonia Oback

“I’m really liking the sense of dread and paranoia that this cover emits. Not only am I enjoying the way the light is playing through the blinds but I’m also compelled by the fear in this woman’s eyes. How did she end up this way? What is her fate? Where did she get those snazzy earnings? I want to know, dammit!”Steve Seigh

Bobby Shortle’s Pick

Indestructible Hulk #6

Story by Mark Waid
Art by Walter Simonson
Colors by Andres Mossa
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by Walter Simonson, Dale Keown, Mark Morales, & Edgar Delgado

“From the expression on Hulk’s face, to the red burst of light coming from Thor’s hammer this Walt Simonson cover just oozes personality and energy.”Bobby Shortle

Bobby Reyer’s Picks

Story by Jeff Parker
Art by Carlo Pagulayan & Wellinton Alves
Colors by Val Staples
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

“I very much enjoy these sort of “3-D” covers that create the layered effect that Mr. Francavilla does here.You are drawn in to the point that you can actually feel the searing heat as our girl Betty tries to navigate her way through this tight spot! That creature ahead of her does not seem too welcoming!”Bob Reyer

Miss Fury #1

STORY BY Rob Williams
ART BY Jack Herbert
COVER BY Alex Ross

“Cthulhu only knows how many furshlugginger copies of Miss Fury you’ll have to buy in order to get this cover! One can only hope that they’ll collect them all in the TPB edition, otherwise this might be the only chance we’ll have to gaze at this stunning piece!”Bob Reyer

Stephanie Cooke’s Pick

Swamp Thing #19

Story by Charles Soule
Art by Kano
Cover by Andy Brase

“I don’t know what it is about this cover, but I love it. I think it’s the simplicity of the colour pallet that’s just really appealing to me.”Stephanie Cooke

Melissa Megan’s Pick

Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #1

Writer: Mike Mignola & Scott Allie
Artist: Sebastián Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Sebastián Fiumara

“Really cool new series that I can’t wait to read and the cover is a very pretty hint at the history the issue promises to fill in on the mysterious character of Abe Sapien.”Melissa Megan

Adam Shaw’s Pick

All-New X-Men #10

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stuart Immonen & Wade von Grawbadger
Cover by Stuart Immonen & Greg Horn

“Personally, nothing this this week jumped out screaming “I’m the best cover!” However, All New X-Men #10 is jumping out at me, and grabbed my attention to be the first Marvel book I open this week. I love all the rage faces from the men, but that look of surprise of Jean’s face. What is it she knows that these other knuckle heads don’t?”Adam Shaw

* Again, if you’d like to participate in this column send your cover selections (please, only one cover per week) to SteveSeigh@TalkingComicBooks.com. Be sure to have your selections in by midnight of the Monday that corresponds with that week’s releases. Also, please try to keep your selections to books that are being released that week ONLY. Thanks so much and we look forward to sharing your thoughts with all who stop by the Talking Comics website. Cheers! – Steve

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This list was compiled while listening to the album Mosquito by the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

WARNING: The video featured below is incredible but also NSFW. Enjoy, but watch it when your boss isn’t around, okay?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmRI3Ew4BvA[/youtube]

 

This list was compiled by Steve Seigh – Executive Editor of Talking Comics. You can hear Steve on the Talking Comics weekly podcast as well as find him on Joblo.com where he writes a featured, bi-weekly column called Ink & Pixel. His Twitter handle is @dead_anchoress.

 

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One Response

  1. M. Da Ponte

    As much as I love the look of Jae Lee’s Animal Man #19 cover, Steve you should mention that what you have listed is the solicited cover, as I found out when I got to my LCS and found a cover by Howard Porter. Its not bad per se, but I was looking forward to Jae’s cover.

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