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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 5/22/13

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 –

X-Men Legacy #11

Story by Simon Spurrier
Art by Paul Davidson, Tan Eng Huat, & Craig Yeung
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Mike Del Mundo

I’m seriously at a loss for words in regard to much I love this cover. Since the start of the Marvel NOW!  X-Men Legacy run, Mike Del Mundo has treated us to some pretty dazzling covers, but this one might very well be his best yet! Just, wow!” – Steve Seigh

Batman Li’l Gotham #2

Written by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Art by Dustin Nguyen
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

What’s not to love about the chibi-esque art style of these characters? This cover is filled with fun, vibrant colors, and a watercolor-like design that I really enjoy.” – Steve Seigh

Superior Spider-Man #10

Story by Dan Slott
Art by Ryan Stegman
Cover by Marcos Martin

I love how dark and sinister this cover is. Above it all though I really just love that hand reaching out toward the reader. Personally, I’ve found the “talons” to be a very cool and defining addition to the Spidey suit since Otto moved into Peter’s skin.” – Steve Seigh

Daredevil #26

Story by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Samnee
Colors by Javier Rodriguez
Cover by Chris Samnee & Paolo Rivera

One of my skill sets of the Daredevil character is his pension for acrobatics. This cover shows him moving along a clothesline against the on comings of what I can only assume will be a most beautiful sunset. I approve.” – Steve Seigh

Dia De Los Muertos #3

Story by Alexander Grecian, Kurtis J Wiebe, & Joe Keatinge
Art by Riley Rossmo

This cover makes me want to party!” – Steve Seigh

– Bobby Shortle’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week – 

Superman #20

Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Aaron Kuder
Cover by Aaron Kuder

I haven’t liked a single issue of the main line Superman title in the New 52, but this cover made me stand up and take notice. It’s bright, energetic and gives off a sense of fun and if I didn’t know any better I may have bought this book on the image alone.” – Bobby Shortle 

– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week –

Steed and Mrs. Peel #8

Story: Caleb Monroe

Art: Yasmin Liang

Cover: Joe Corroney

I am not familiar with the work of Joe Corroney, but I will be doing some research!! This is an amazing likeness of Dame Diana Rigg in her “Avenging” hey-day. For those of you who know her solely from Game of Thrones or the recent Neil Gaiman-penned Dr. Who episode, an image such as this might serve as explanation for why Dame Diana has fueled crushes (mine included!) for nearly half-a-century!” – Bob Reyer

Fantastic Four #8

Story by Matt Fraction
Art by Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, & Joe Rubinstein
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, & Paul Mounts

The Thing is my absolute favorite comic book character, and this gorgeous cover by Mark Bagley captures perfectly the mixture of heroism and sadness that forms the core of this mainstay of the Marvel Universe. If Susan Storm-Richards is the heart of the Fantastic Four, then Benjamin Jacob Grimm is its backbone, exemplifying through his singular struggle the courage that inspires his team-mates, showing them that no matter the situation, you can always count on the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Thing!” – Bob Reyer

Masks #7

Story by Chris Roberson
Art by Dennis Calero
Cover by Alex Ross

Simply put….ALEX ROSS!!!!!!!” – Bob Reyer

– Melissa Megan’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week –

Revival #10

Story by Tim Seeley
Art by Mike Norton
Cover by Jenny Frison

Revival #10 because it’s half a man with his intestines hanging out, and he’s just not giving up. That’s commitment!” – Melissa Megan

– Mara Whiteside’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week –

The Unwritten #49

Story by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

The last issue before the Unwritten Fables storyline is all about Tom getting out of Hell. The cover reminds us of how difficult it will be and gives the impression that all eyes will be on Tom as he confronts the King of Hell.” – Mara Whiteside

– Travis McCollum’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week – 

Half Past Danger #1

Story by Stephen Mooney
Art by Stephen Mooney
Cover by Stephen Mooney

Looking like a classic movie poster from the 40s, the cover to Half Past Danger encapsulates the book in one image. Nazis, soldiers, femme fatales, airplanes and dinosaurs, it’s like a dream came true and became a comic. Absolutely gorgeous work from Stephen Mooney.” – Travis McCollum

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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This list was compiled while listening to the album Sleep Talk by the band Shannon and the Clams.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRW_D-GCGu4[/youtube]

*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.

 

 

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