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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/26/13


Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/26/13/

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 –

X-Men #2

Story by Brian Wood
Art by Olivier Coipel
Cover by Olivier Coipel & Amanda Connor

I’m really liking the delicate chaos of this cover. Also, the sweet look on that child’s face. Having recently met my best friend’s brand new baby boy just three weeks ago , I guess you can say that I’m in “baby mode”.” – Steve Seigh

Deadpool #12

Story by Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Art by Mike Hawthorne, Jason Gorder, & John Lucas
Colors by Val Staples
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Tradd Moore & Marte Gracia

This cover is all about the wild color combinations and cartoonish line work. Love it!” – Steve Seigh

Akaneiro #2

Writer: Justin Aclin
Artist: Vasilis Lolos
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Shu Yan

“I’m really digging the painterly vibe of this cover. The colors are beautiful and the imagery is stark and foreboding. It’s right up my alley.” – Steve Seigh

Morning Glories #28

Story by Nick Spencer
Art by Joe Eisma
Cover by Frazer Irving

How could I not love a Morning Glories cover that is an homage to Nick Spencer’s Bedlam? Um, more of these now, please? Okay, thanks!” – Steve Seigh

Fatale, Volume 3: West of Hell TP

Story by Ed Brubaker

Cover by Sean Phillips

Don’t f*ck with the girl that carries the big ass sword, okay?” – Steve Seigh

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

Masks #8

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Calero
Cover: Alex Ross

Are any words of mine worthy of describing this? Alex Ross isn’t to everyone’s taste, but for me, he would be the go-to guy in delivering the majestic tone needed for these iconic heroes!” – Bob Reyer

FF #8

Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Michael Allred
Colorist: Laura Allred
Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

As usual, the Allreds come with a cover that brings a smile to my face! I adore the Silver Age vibe, and check out the fabulous backgrounds!” – Bob Reyer

X-MEN #2

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Olivier Coipel
Variant Cover: Amanda Conner

There has been a boat-load of Amanda Conner variant covers on Marvel books of late, and I couldn’t be happier–excepting that I refuse to pay $35 to buy one! (I’ll just wait for the trades!)  As to the cover itself, each segment of it gives you an insight into the character depicted through the subtleties of Ms. Conner’s amazingly expressive work! (Would I be alone in wanting to see her pencil an arc of Captain Marvel, or perhaps a DeConnick/Conner Spider-Woman?): – Bob Reyer

From out of left field…


Writer: Chris Mowry
Artist: Matt Frank
Variant Cover: Art Adams

No one since Jack “King” Kirby has drawn giant monsters as well as Art Adams, so to have him drawing Gigan amidst the ruins of a city after what I’m sure was a pitched battle with the Big “G”…well, nothing could be better, except perhaps Mr. Adams doing the interiors! (Not to slight Matt Frank’s work in the least!)” – Bob Reyer

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

Hawkeye #11

Story by Matt Fraction
Art by David Aja
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by David Aja

Hawkeye #11 – Maybe it’s the anticipation of Pizza Dog, but I love the cover of this issue!” – Mara Wood

It’s simple, but fun. Covers can sometimes be misleading, but with this one, you know what you are getting into. Also, the Ruff Ruff Ruff replacing the creative team’s names is icing on the cake.” – Adam Shaw

“I’ve been in love with David Aja’s minimalist, negative space filled, and stylish covers from the very beginning. And how can you not help but smile at the “Ruff, Ruff, Ruff” of it all. 

– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –

This list was compiled while listening to PAWS featuring Alice Costelloe performing the song “Sore Tummy


*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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