Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 4/24/13 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 Fantastic Four #7 Story by Matt Fraction Art by Mark Bagley & Andrew Hennessey Colors by Paul Mounts Letters by Clayton Cowles Cover by Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, & Paul Mounts “There’s something truly haunting and bleak about this cover. I’m loving the solitary image of Marvel’s First Family stranded out in the blackness of space, with nothing but Sue’s wavering force field to keep them safe. Fantastic Four might already be my favorite Marvel series ever, but even if I were not actively reading this book, this cover would atop me in my tracks, and compel me to take a peek inside.” – Steve Seigh “How can our intrepid family of heroes get out of this jam? Trapped at the end of time, and “up the nebula without a space-ship”! The composition of this cover perfectly conveys the utter emptiness of the interstellar void; very scary stuff!” – Bob Reyer FF #6 Story by Matt Fraction Art by Joe Quinones Colors by Laura Allred Cover by Michael Allred & Laura Allred “The Yancy Street Gang is about to show Darla a thing or …. make that several things. What really sells me on this cover is the disconcerting look on Darla’s face. Is she ready to explain why she’s wearing Ben’s old suit? I hope so!” – Steve Seigh “What an amazing coup Marvel pulled off in bringing the Allreds on board for this title! The covers (and the interiors!) have been spectacular, and this one is no exception. Darla looks to be having a rough day at the hands of Ben’s old sparring partners, The Yancy Street Gang. (speaking of rough days, I hope Mr. Allred didn’t have to draw all those little “bricks” by hand!)” – Bob Reyer “Not only does this cover immediately catch my eye with its bright colors, but now I will also have to live with the image of an army of slack-jawed Things pursuing me through my nightmares for days to come. One cannot look away as pairs and pairs of vacant blue eyes pierce your very soul; with each passing moment swelling their rocky bobble-headed ranks…” – Sean Lamont Morning Glories #26 Story by Nick Spencer Art by Joe Eisma Cover by Rodin Esquejo “Last year I got to meet Rodin Esquejo at New York City Comic Con 2013. Not only was he a very cool dude, but he also happened to sell me a clean print of this very cover. I immediately fell in love with the soft, delicate features on Casey’s face. Her big, beautiful blue eyes pull me right into this cover art. With everything that’s transpired at the Morning Glories Academy lately, I’m not at all surprised that she would look so quizzical.” – Steve Seigh New Avengers #5 Story by Jonathan Hickman Art by Steve Epting Cover by Jock & Joe Quinones “I’m really grooving on the placement of the Avenger symbols in the artwork for this cover. I also really enjoy how clean the image is and how everything you need to focus on is already drawing your eye.” – Steve Seigh The Unwritten #48 Story by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Yuko Shimizu I’m totally loving the “woodcut” nature of this cover. The swirls, the spirals, the way the colors all blend together. This image forces all sorts of haunting imagery to fill my mind. To some that might not be a welcomed idea, but I rather enjoy a good “haunted” pondering every now and again. – Steve Seigh ”It’s trippie, terrifying and gorgeous all at the same time. A series with consistently amazing covers and this one does not disappoint!” – Bobby Shortle Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Masks #6 Story by Chris Roberson Art by Dennis Calero Cover by Alex Ross “Do I need make any comment but “Wow”? Well, I guess I have to, considering our format, so let me say that this stunning cover by Alex Ross completely evokes the menace that’s been at the heart of this outstanding mini-series. It also has a bit of the flavor of a James Bama Doc Savage cover, which is apt, considering that the “Man of Bronze” was an unseen presence in the last issue. (By the way, I love the tiny reflected image of what looks to be The Spider in the jeweled hilt of the knife!)” – Bob Reyer Tali Adina’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Gambit #11 Story by James Asmus Art by Clay Mann & Seth Mann Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg Cover by Clay Mann “This cover reflects Gambit’s and Rogue’s relationship over the years. It’s always something getting in the way of them being together, and with that comes drama, and an amazing adventure.” – Tali Adina Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack * This list was compiled while listening to the album Only in Dreams by the band Dum Dum Girls. * 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 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. One Response Jatman April 29, 2013 I really loved one of the variants of Jupiter’s Legacy. The one with the hero bashing the villain on the front’! It didn’t have a ton of color, but the art was fantastic Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.