Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 4/17/13 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 Captain Marvel #12 Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Christopher Sebela Art by Filipe Andrade Colors by Jordie Bellaire Letters by Joe Caramagna Cover by Joe Quinones “How could you not love this cover? It’s bright, super uplifting, and embodies the very spirit and drive of Captain Marvel herself. Maybe Carol isn’t thrilled about the idea of having to use Captain America’s crumby old hover bike, but she sure looks damn good riding it. Now it’s time to punch some bad guys in the face!” – Steve Seigh “It’s “Joe Quinones Week” for Cranky Old Uncle Bob! There’s such joy evident in Carol’s face as even though it’s not under her own power, she’s flying into action! The playful pose, and the dynamic sense of movement created by the jet’s exhaust, the tousled hair and those wonderful star-bursts make this cover one that brings a smile to my face!” – Bob Reyer “Captain Marvel #12 – So we have both shooting rainbow stars AND Captain Marvel literally exploding out of a building on a bad@$$ hoverbike? Joe Quinones wins all the cover points this week. Look how happy Carol Danvers is here! I don’t see that kind of joy in real life!!!” – Joey Braccino Batwoman #19 Story by J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman Art by Trevor McCarthy & Walden Wong Colors by Guy Major Letters by Todd Klein Cover by Trevor McCarthy, Rick Tulka, & Carl Peterson “This cover is gorgeous. The black, white, and red colors are all swirling together quite beautifully, and the beckoning nature of Batwoman’s body creeps me out. WTF, indeed!” – Steve Seigh “It’s creepy, eerie, yet completely beautiful. It’s simply stunning, and I kind of want a print of it for my wall (minus all the Gatefold WTF text).” – Adam Shaw * This was also Talia Adina’s favorite cover of the week. House of Secrets Omnibus Story by Steven T. Seagle Art by Teddy Kristiansen, Duncan Fegredo, & Dean Ormston Cover by Teddy Kristiansen “I’ve never read a single page of the House of Secrets comic book, but hot damn if I don’t want to now. I’m really digging the dusty, brown base of the color palate and the wind blowing through the dude’s hair. He sort of looks like an Eric Draven who’s been given Thom Yorke’s unique posture.” – Steve Seigh Adventure Time #15 Created by Pendelton Ward Cover Art by Emily Warren “I love the Flame Princess. She’s quite possibly my favorite in all of Adventure Time, and I would love nothing more than to have a print of this to hang in my home.” – Steve Seigh Revival #9 Story by Tim Seeley Art by Mike Norton Cover by Jenny Frison “Creepy, yo! i’m really digging the way that the snow appears to be rotting around her hand that’s touching the ground.” – Steve Seigh Bobby Shortle’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Wolverine Max #6 Story by Jason Starr Art by Roland Boschi & Felix Ruvi “The out of focus, but vibrant neons give this cover the feeling of a classic 80’s action film. I can just picture this slowly coming into to focus with the credit “Directed by John Carpenter” superimposed on the screen and it’s that kind of evocative imagery that makes this my cover of the week.” – Bobby Shortle Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Dark Avenger’s #189 Story by Jeff Parker Art by Neil Edwards & Terry Pallot Colors by Chris Sotomayor Letters by Joe Caramagna Cover by Joe Quinones “Joe Quinones is quickly becoming my favorite answer to the question “Which artist solely doing covers do you want to see do some interior art?” This homage to a famous WWII photo in New York’s Times Square just tickles my fancy as a nostalgia buff, and certainly makes me want to see what June Covington, the faux Scarlet Witch is up to now!” – Bob Reyer Joey Braccino’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Black Beetle: No Way Out #3 Writer: Francesco Francavilla Artist: Francesco Francavilla Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla “Black Beetle #3 – Man, Francesco Francavilla is pulling triple-duty on this passion project, huh? The pulp/horror detective mini-series rolls on under Francavilla’s deft pen (both writing and illustrating), and this cover really hits all the right notes. From the harsh block-letters of COLT CITY to the half-shadowed, half-blistering abstract light in the background, Francavilla knocks this cover out of the gritty, grungey, crime-ridden park. And can we just talk about how fantastic Francavilla’s go-to warm-color palette is? Stunning.” – Joey Braccino Lauren Kollig’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: A Cold Day in Hell, Part 2 Writer: Mike Mignola & John Arcudi Artist: Peter Snejbjerg Colorist: Dave Stewart Cover Artist: Dave Johnson “Yo, this cover is so fly!” – Lauren Kolligs. I’m not kidding, that’s what she said. Brian Jecklin’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Nova #3 Story by Jeph Loeb Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines Colors by Marte Gracia Cover by Ed McGuinness & Mark Bagley * Remember, if you would 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 my dear friends, Terra & Omar’s band, Sister Crayon. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGeFos6G7-A[/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. 2 Responses Jatman April 19, 2013 I really enjoyed the cover of the justice league this week! I know a lot is said about the almost uniform art in DC’s books right now, but it’s still all very well done! Log in to Reply RepStones April 20, 2013 Steve if you’ll permit me these The Shadow covers from this week… http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Shadow-Year-One-2-%28of-8%29-%28Cover-C-Samnee%29___420413 and this one http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Shadow-Year-One-2-%28of-8%29-%28Cover-B-Ross%29___420412 just two totally diff moods but each one still captures perfectly the essence of his Character. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.