Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 5/01/13 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 Hawkeye #10 Story by Matt Fraction Art by Francesco Francavilla Cover by Francesco Francavilla & Paolo Rivera “Francesco Francavilla is bringing the creepy with this outstanding cover for one of my absolute favorite comics of 2013. The Halloween-like color combination is enough to send shivers down my spine, but after reading the latest issue, and knowing the character this eye belongs to, I’m even more frightened. This is by far my favorite comic book cover of the week.” - Steve Seigh “Francesco Francavilla brings his signature look to the stylish and superb Hawkeye. How can you help but just stare a this cover. It feels like the poster to a Bond film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.” – Bobby Shortle “Hawkeye has boasted some of the more interesting covers in the 10 issues it’s been running. This issue is no exception and we take a break from Aja’s covers to see the beautiful piece that the brilliant Francesco Francavilla has put together.” – Stephanie Cooke Superior Spider-Man #10 Story by Dan Slott Art by Ryan Stegman Colors by Edgar Delgado Cover by Marcos Martin & Ryan Stegman “Marcos Martin and Ryan Stegman certainly chose a bad ass cover to adorn this absolutely mind blowing issue of Superior Spider-Man. Dan Slott has been rocking the comic book world for the past several months with his risk taking and unique twists on a beloved character, and in my mind this cover eflects that insanity.” - Steve Seigh “Probably one of the most creative covers I’ve seen in a while. Having the brain matter spelling out “The Superior Spider-Man” and still have it look like brain matter is genius. And to show what is on his mind (literally), is another reason why I like the creativity of this cover.” – Otha Johnson III - Fan Favorite Pick World’s Finest #12 Written by Paul Levitz Art by Kevin Maguire & Geraldo Borges Cover by Ryan Sook “I might not have read an issue of World’s Finest in quite some time but this cover excites me. I’m really digging the possessed look in Power Girl’s eyes and the overwhelming danger and destruction happening all around her. It might be time to sit down and catch up.” – Steve Seigh “You can never go wrong with an angry Power Girl and Huntress. Them ladies will mess up yer shit, so they’re on this list so that they don’t hunt me down and slap me around a bit.” – Stephanie Cooke X-Men Legacy #10 Story by Simon Spurrier Art by Paul Davidson Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg Letters by Cory Petit Cover by Mike Del Mundo “How can you not love this cover? It’s like Pleasantville meets your local pharmacists counter. I would absolutely love a poster of this hanging in my comic room.” – Steve Seigh “I’m not even reading this and I want to make love to that cover. SO great…” – Stephanie Cooke Animal Man #20 Written by Jeff Lemire Art by John Paul Leon & Steve Pugh Cover by Jae Lee “I’m so glad that DC chose this cover to grace the latest issue of Animal Man. There’s a real “classic” feel to it. It speaks of adventure, honor and hope. I also really appreciate the smug look on Buddy’s face as he lifts a pedestrian into the air. Ha ha!” – Steve Seigh Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week X-FACTOR #255 Story: Peter David Art: Leonard Kirk Cover: David Yardin “Looking at this hellish image tells me that the tide of battle has turned in the “Hell on Earth” war, and not toward the good guys! Check out the diabolical grin that is crossing the face of that victorious Hell-lord–absolutely chilling!” – Bob Reyer RED SHE-HULK #65 Story: Jeff Parker Art: Carlo Pagulayan Cover: Francesco Francavilla “Another great cover by Francesco Francavilla, and I’m loving the symbolism as Betty is following a path set out by the villains carved in this new Mount Rushmore, but I’m betting this scene or something like it appears in the story, too! This book continues to be an unexpected pleasure each month!” – Bob Reyer THE MOVEMENT #1 Story: Gail Simone Art: Freddie Williams II Cover: Amanda Conner & Cliff Chiang “As I’ve often-times stated around here, I’m a child of the Sixties, so a politically-charged book such as this new effort by Gail Simone is right up my alley, and it strikes me that this “Call to Action” cover by Amanda Conner would have been very much at home hanging as a poster beside the alley-way entrance to a meeting of some social activist group of that time. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!” – Bob Reyer - CONTRIBUTOR PICKS - Melissa Megan’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Ten Grand #1 Story by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Ben Templesmith Cover by Ben Templesmith “Ten Grand #1 because it’s a scary killer guy and his dead lady love, drawn by Ben Templesmith. And it’s creepy!” – Melissa Megan Tali Adina’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week New Avengers #4 (2nd Printing Variant Cover) Cover art by Jock “Though this is it’s second printing, I love New Avengers #4 (second printing variant). It’s just a really cool art that shows the scope of how gigantic Galactus is in comparison to Earth’s mightiest heroes as a well as how huge a threat he is.” – Tali Adina - FAN FAVORITES - Luke Hunsaker’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Indestructible Hulk #7 Story by Mark Waid Art by Walter Simonson Colors by Andres Mossa Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Cover by Walter Simonson & Laura Martin “You just can’t beat a Walt Simonson cover! For me it definitely brings a little nostalgia back to comics!” – Luke Hunsaker Otha Johnson’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week Thanos Rising #2 Story by Jason Aaron Art by Simone Bianchi Colors by Ive Svorcina Cover by Simone Bianchi & Ed McGuinness Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack This list was compiled while listening to the album Without You I’m Nothing by the band Placebo. * 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 May 2, 2013 I loved the cover of Swamp Thing #20 this week, I hope people continue to pay attention to it even though snyders run on it is finished. I think some really epic things are in store! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.