Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/03/13/ 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 - Fairest #17 Written by Sean E. Williams Art by Stephen Sadowski & Phil Jimenez Cover by Adam Hughes “What can I say? I’m a total sucker for these Fairest covers! This one in particular is quite awesome, what with the CROCODILES FOR HAIR and all. It’s sensual, yet creepy.” – Steve Seigh X-Men Legacy #13 Story by Simon Spurrier Art by Tan Eng Huat & Craig Yeung Colors by Jose Villarubia Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Cover by Mike Del Mundo “Whether you’re reading X-Men Legacy or not you’ve got to agree that Mike Del Mundo has given us some of the best comic book cover art this year! He’s a got a unique style and he continuously comes up with new ways to make Legion look cool. I always enjoy showcasing his work here in this column.” – Steve Seigh The Emerald City of Oz #1 Story by Eric Shanower Art by Skottie Young Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu Cover by Skottie Young, Eric Shanower, Chris Bachalo, & Tim Townsend “As you can clearly see from the cover, artist Skottie Young is up to his old tricks, as the artist for the next installment of Marvel’s Oz series! Not only do I find Skottie’s Dorothy and Toto adorable, but I also really like the bendy, curvy, wibbly wobbly nature of the Emerald City castle in the background.” - Steve Seigh The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1 Story by Nick Spencer Art by Steve Lieber Cover by Marcos Martin, Skottie Young, Shane Davis, & Matthew Waite “I really like the simplicity of this cover. Each and every foe standing before looks like they’re ready for action, and quite possibly a few laughs as well.” – Steve Seigh Green Arrow #22 Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Andrea Sorrentino Cover by Andrea Sorrentino “While I’m not really digging the look of anguish on Oliver’s face I really am a big fan of the illuminated arrows arranged in a circular, spiral-like pattern.” - Steve Seigh - Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week - RED SHE-HULK #67 (Marvel) Writer: Jeff Parker Penciller: Carlo Pagulayan; Wellington Alves Inker: Patrick Olliffe Cover: Francesco Francavilla “Francesco Francavilla’s covers for this series have been outstanding! Each has whet the appetite, as well as set the emotional tone for the wonderful stories behind them. Sadly, this is the final issue for this series that is gone far too soon!” – Bob Reyer THE MOVEMENT #3 (DC) Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Freddie E. Williams Cover: Amanda Conner * Belated post! - Fan Favorite – Luke Hunsaker’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of 06-26-13 - Daredevil: Dark Nights #2 Cover by Lee Weeks “As a fan of her work, I’m really glad that there has been a plethora of work by Amanda Conner in recent weeks! This moody cover shows us just a hint of desperation on the face of Katharsis are she struggles with Coral City’s “finest”!” – Bob Reyer - Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack - This list was compiled while listening to the album The End of the World by the band Strata. *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. 2 Responses Luciano M July 5, 2013 I am not reading X-Men Legacy but that series easily has the best covers month in and month out. They are so creative. A wall display of that whole series would be dynamite. Log in to Reply Christian July 7, 2013 I tried to read it and didn’t really click with it, but yeah the covers are pretty crazy. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.