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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/05/13

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/05/13

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, 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 –

The Fearless Defenders #5

Story by Cullen Bunn
Art by Will Sliney
Colors by Veronica Gandini
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Mark Brooks, Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts, Larry Stroman, Tim Townsend, & Chris Sotomayor

Round 1! FIGHT! Boy oh boy does this cover bring back memories! Words cannot describe how much I wish that this were a menu to a real fighting game.” – Steve Seigh

This series has had some of the most inventive covers I’ve ever seen, but #5 may just take the cake. Its a big nostalgia play, but I’m a big sucker for the Street Fighter aesthetic.” – Bobby Shortle

Fearless Defenders has become one of my favorites, and not to slight Cullen Bunn or Will Sliney, but the Mark Brooks covers on Fearless Defenders have been worth the price of admission all on their own! Amazingly, the bizarre images on these covers are somewhat representative of action within the books themselves! (As I’m averse to buying variants, I’m hoping that the TPB of this title includes the extra covers, including the Amanda Conner one seen below! What an imposing line-up of powerful women; Thundra and She-Hulk on the same cover—wow!)” – Bob Reyer

 The perfect blend of comics and video games. I love every cover this series has put out! ” – Mara Whiteside

Ten Grand #2

Story by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Ben Templesmith

I love the astral/ethereal presence of this cover. The colors are beautiful and give it a real dream-like quality. To put it simply – it’s gorgeous.” – Steve Seigh 

Avengers Arena #10

Story by Dennis Hopeless
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

I think Bobby said it best when it looked like Nico was fighting Master Hand from the Smash Brothers series. Ha ha ha! I love that it reminds us of those good times and the colors aren’t half bad either.” – Steve Seigh

East of West #3

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nick Dragotta

Oh my! Who is the lovely dragon lady that adorns this cover? I can’t wait to open this book to find out!” – Steve Seigh

The Superior Spider-Man #11

Story by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & John Dell
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Edgar Delgado

I really like the simplicity of some of these Superior Spider-man covers – this one in particular. This series has been a none stop thrill ride since issue #1 and this 11th is no different.” – Steve Seigh

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

Winter Soldier #19

Story by Jason Latour
Art by Nic Klein
Colors by Nic Klein
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, & Jason Latour

From the logo, to the coloring and even the “Explosive Finale” tag this cover just screams style.” – Bobby Shortle

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #9

Story by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Fernando Blanco
Colors by Brad Anderson
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover by Jae Lee & June Chung

Do I even need to say anything about this cover? The perfect combination of sick and beautiful all at the same time!” – Bobby Shortle

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

The Movement #2

Story by Gail Simone
Art by Freddie Williams II
Cover by Amanda Conner

I would pay to see Amanda Conner draw the phone book! (That can’t be right, can it?) Anyway, the emotions captured on our heroes’ faces is typical of Ms. Conner’s artistry, which has continued to grow through the years. (It’s very cool seeing Ms. Simone go with the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas song lyric for the cover copy, too!)” – Bob Reyer

Empowered Special #4: Animal Style

Story by Adam Warren
Art by John Harris Staton & Adam Warren

Colors by Robaato
Cover by Adam Warren & John Harris Staton

Our struggling yet game super-heroine battling animal-armored super-robots named Brass Monkey, Cyberian Tiger and Terrorpin, not to mention Emp in a hoodie!! What’s not to love, right?” – Bob Reyer

– Tali Adina’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week – 

Earth 2 #13

Story by James Robinson
Art by Yildiray Cinar & Rob Hunter
Cover by Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund

One word: Fire! Things are definitely going to heat up as Captain Steel enters the fire pits.” – Tali Adina

– Adam Shaw’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week –

Shadowman #7

Story by Justin Jordan
Art by Neil Edwards
Cover by Patrick Zircher, Matthew Waite, & Dave Johnson

I’m a sucker for pixel art, and this cover reminds me of the RPGs I played as a kid. Our own Steve Seigh worked on a Shadowman game in the past, so let’s hope this doesn’t stir up any frightful memories for him. Then again, this is supposed to be a creepier series looking at the occult, so any chills it gives to Steve would be mission accomplished.” – Adam Shaw

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This list was compiled while listening to the song “Because the Night” by Screaming Females & Garbage


*Remember, if you would  like to participate in this column, send your cover selections (please, only one cover per week) to 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 where he writes a featured, bi-weekly column called Ink & Pixel. His Twitter handle is @dead_anchoress.





Executive Editor of Talking Comics, Co-Host of the Talking Comics podcast, Host of the Talking Games podcast, Writer of Ink & Pixel featured on, Candadian by proxy, and Pancake King.

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