Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 5/08/13 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 - Suicide Squad #20 Story by Ales Kot Art by Patrick Zircher Colors by Jason Keith Letters by Jared K. Fletcher Cover by Jason Pearson “It was a tough call this week in regard to which amazing comic book I would choose as my favorite – but I decided to go with my gut on this one. I love this cover. There’s something so exciting and tragic about it. I’m really digging how the grenade being held in the hand of the character on this cover is still intact while everything else around it is in varies stages of being vaporized. This was also one hell of a great start for new creative team: Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher. Suicide watch is back on my pull-list, folks!” – Steve Seigh The Fearless Defenders #4 Story by Cullenn Bunn Art by Will Sliney Colors by Veronica Gandini Letters by Clayton Cowles Cover by Mark Brooks & Stephanie Hans “Oh wow! How amazing have The Fearless Defenders covers been since the start of this series? I love the nostalgic vibe of them and think that they are damn entertaining.” – Steve Seigh “The covers on Fearless Defenders have been worth the purchase price all on their own, and this one is no exception! I am wondering why Val doesn’t get to have some new shoes along with her new outfit!” - Bob Reyer Batman and Red Hood #20 Story by Peter J. Tomasi Art by Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray, & Mark Irwin Colors by John Kalisz Letters by Carlos M. Mangual Cover by Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, & John Kalisz “How could you not love a black on grey depiction of Bats bursting forth from a Red Hood helmet? The rage, the desperation, the vengeance. It’s all very exciting in a broken-hearted sort of way.” – Steve Seigh “Batman is turning to his old protege Jason Todd for some help, but the situation Bats puts Jason in is one that could really fracture their relationship. I feel the cover symbolizes this fairly well. Also, thank god we are done with WTF covers.” - Adam Shaw Uncanny Avengers #8 Story by Rick Remender Art by Daniel Acuna Colors by Daniel Acuna Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Cover by John Cassaday & Laura Martin “I’ve got no idea who that is on the cover of this book but I’m loving the way this cover caught my eye when I was inside the comic shop yesterday. Upon unpacking it I was all “Whoa!” when I saw it.” – Steve Seigh Uncanny X-Force #4 Story by Sam Humphries Art by Ron Garney, Scott Hanna, & Adrian Alphona Colors by Marte Gracia, Israel Gonzalez, & Christina Strain Letters by Cory Petit Cover by Kris Anka, Salvador Larroca, & Frank D’Armata “I’m all about the colors of this cover. There’s something very vibrant and sexy about it. In fact, since the start of this series the covers have been pretty solid, but this one is my favorite of them all.” - Steve Seigh “Uncanny X-Force #4 because of clone/sibling/self love. I just want to follow Fantomex and Lady Fantomex around and listen to their conversations.” – Mara Whiteside - Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week - The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4 Story by Roger Langridge Art by J. Bone Colors by Jordie Bellaire Letters by Tom B. Long Cover by Walter Simonson & Jordie Bellaire “It looks like our boy Cliff is in deep trouble at the hands (tentacles?) of the dread Sh’oggoth as depicted on this fabulous cover by the legendary Walt Simonson. It’s so great to see a veteran creator such as “Uncle Walt” that seems to be “back on the radar” for new projects! More, please!” – Bob Reyer Creepy Comics #12 Writer: Richard Corben, John Arcudi, Ron Marz, Dan Braun, & Peter Bagge Artist: Richard Corben, Peter Bagge, Julian Totino Tedesco, & Richard P. Clark Cover Artist: Richard Corben “That lady sure picked a bad time to take some headstone rubbings, didn’t she? Richard Corben has been synonymous with horror for decades, and this cover shows why; atmospheric and beautifully detailed, it brings you right to the grave-side!” – Bob Reyer Harbinger #12 Story by Joshua Dysart Art by Khari Evans & Trevor Hairsine Cover by Amy Reeder & Khari Evans “There are two reasons why I love this cover: #1) Amy Reeder, who drew last year’s wonderful Halloween Eve, and #2) I’m a big fan of the atomic bomb…wait, that doesn’t sound too good, does it? Anyway, I love the “fish-eye lens” effect which is dis-orienting–but in a good way, and the swirling colors of the mushroom cloud, which is warming…but in a very bad way!” – Bob Reyer “Harbinger is not one to shy away from amazing covers and issue #12 is no different. Not only does the trippy lens affect give a cool dynamic to the cover, but it’s also a perfect example of “Cool Guys (and Gals) Don’t Look At Explosions,” something I never tire of seeing.” – Travis McCollum - Melissa Megan’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week - Chin Music #1 Story by Steve Niles Art by Tony Harris “Taken strictly on artistic merit (ignoring personality flaws), this cover by Tony Harris is creepy and full of villainous character. Chin Music is a complex story and this cover manages to feature almost every aspect of the debut issue in a really attractive way.” – Melissa Megan - Talia Adina’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week - Wolverine #3 Story by Paul Cornell Art by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer Colors by Matt Hollingsworth Letters by Cory Petit Cover by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Matt Hollingsworth, & Ed McGuinness “I’m looking forward to seeing how the son of Nick Fury interacts with the man who’s best at what he does and what he does isn’t very nice. “ – Tali Adina - 0 ~ o - Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack This list was compiled while listening to the album Silence Yourself by the band Savages. *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 Patrick May 12, 2013 Really love the Batman and Red Hood cover, cannot wait to read it! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.