Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/19/13/ 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 - Wonder Woman #21 Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Cliff Chiang Cover by Cliff Chiang “I really dig the hypnotic nature of this cover. It’s bold colors really draw my eye and I feel like if I stare at it long enough that I might fall into the comic. It’s awesome!” – Steve Seigh Uncanny Avengers #9 Story by Rick Remender Art by Daniel Acuña Cover by John Cassaday “It’s dramatic. It’s exciting! It’s “Wonder Twins powers activate!”, X-Men style! Also, I just really love Wanda and Rouge. This cover makes me excited to finally catch up with Uncanny Avengers.” – Steve Seigh Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24 Story by Brian Michael Bendis Art by David Marquez Colors by Justin Ponsor Cover by David Marquez “I loved them in The Runaways and they were amazing during the whole Spider Island madness, it’s Cloak and Dagger, y’all! They’re pretty delightful!” – Steve Seigh Batman and Batgirl #21 Written by Peter J. Tomasi Art by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray Cover by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray “I’m pretty certain that I don’t need to tell you why this cover is so awesome. I mean, just look at it!” – Steve Seigh Batwoman #21 Written by J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman Art by Francesco Francavilla Cover by J.H. Williams III “Black, white, red, beautiful! This cover is pretty epic in its simplicity and I bet it’s going to look even better when you’re holding the comic in your hands!” – Steve Seigh - Bobby Shortle’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week - Revival #11 Story by Tim Seeley Art by Mike Norton Cover by Jenny Frison - Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week - Fantastic Four #9 Story by Matt Fraction Art by Mark Bagley & Mark Farmer Colors by Paul Mounts Cover by Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, Paul Mounts, & David Yardin “That’s a whole lot of Doom to be dealing with right there! Mark Bagley really hits a home run with cover depicting the Council of Dooms, although isn’t that the Amalgam Comics character Dr. Strangefate just above Ben’s left shoulder?” – Bob Reyer Captain Marvel #13 Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick Art by Scott Hepburn Colors by Jordie Bellaire Cover by Joe Quinones & Amanda Conner “Joe Quinones can always be counted on to deliver a cover that conveys the essence of the characters within. On this “call to arms” cover, Mr. Quinones shows us the resolute nature of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Carol Danvers, if only by her body language.” – Bob Reyer It Girl and the Atomics #11 Story by Jamie S. Rich Art by Natalie Nourigat Cover by Michael Allred & Laura Allred “I’m sad that this series will soon be coming to an end, as I’ll miss my extra monthly dose of the the fabulous colors of Laura Allred enhancing the art of her partner and husband Michael!” – Bob Reyer AND NOW … ONE FROM THE VAULT! Metal Men Archives Vol. 2 Writer: Robert Kanigher Artist: Ross Andru Inker: Mike Esposito Cover: Ross Andru/Mike Esposito “When I was a lad, back when dinosaurs ruled the world, the art team of Andru & Esposito on a book made it a must-have for me. Their run on Metal Men remains one of the fondest memories of my childhood. The above picture may or may not be the actual cover, but it’s so evocative of their work through the years, let’s take a pass on accuracy this week!” – Bob Reyer - Mara Wood’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week - Written by Michael Alan Nelson Art by Mahmud Asrar Cover by Mahmud Asrar - Melissa Megan’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week - Occupy Comics #2 Cover by Riley Rossmo “The Supergirl covers have been gorgeous these past few months. Issue 21 is no exception.” – Mara Wood Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack This list was compiled while listening to Screaming Females perform “If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow *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. 7 Responses thisjohnd June 20, 2013 That Batman & Batgirl #21 cover makes me wish DC would put out a version of the comic without any words printed on the front so I could frame it and hang it on my wall. The cover alone tells you all you need to know anyway! Log in to Reply Steve Seigh June 20, 2013 I hear that, man! I would love so many of the covers that show up on these lists to be framed and lining my walls. Log in to Reply Christian June 20, 2013 The Wild Blue Yonder Sub Variant was a beautiful cover. Log in to Reply Steve Seigh June 20, 2013 Christian, it totally was. Remember that if you’d like to contribute to Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week all you need do is reach out to me through my email and I’ll be sure to include your picks and thoughts. Thanks so much for taking an interest in the column! Log in to Reply Christian June 20, 2013 Ok. Will do. Thanks for the response and thanks for the awesome podcast. Log in to Reply Lukeman8610 June 20, 2013 I loved the Uncanny Avengers cover as well! The colors really popped out at me when i walked by it on the shelf, thus causing the double take. Log in to Reply Ryan Carroll June 22, 2013 That Fantastic Four cover is great–that guy didn’t even register as Doctor Strangefate to me until Bob pointed it out! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.