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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 –

Journey Into Mystery #655

Story by Kathryn Immonen
Art by Valerio Schiti
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Jeff Dekal

Well, here it is, the last Journey Into Mystery cover until such time as Marvel decides to reboot it or perhaps absorb it into the Marvel Now line. I’m hoping for the latter seeing as this has been one of my favorite books of the year and I hate to see it go. I take comfort in the fact that at least Kathryn Imonnen got enough issues to complete the second arc, but still … damn. Thanks for all the great covers and all the great laughs, JIM!– Steve Seigh


Captain Marvel #15

Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jen Van Meter
Art by Patrick Olliffe & Drew Geraci
Colors by Andy Troy
Cover by Joe Quinones

I don’t know about you but I would not want to mess with Captain Marvel when she’s looking like this, let alone confronting her in the vastness of space. Imagine just for a moment if she landed a solid punch to your bread box, sending you spiraling through the stratosphere! Yeah, exactly, no thank you! – Steve Seigh

Batman The Dark Knight #23

Story by Gregg Hurwitz
Art by Alex Maleev
Cover by Alex Maleev

Clayface is easily one of my favorite Batman villains and he’s looking particularly menacing on this cover. Over the years I’ve seen him draw any number of ways, but it’s when he’s this hulking mass of hatred and violence that I love him the most. I’m not currently reading The Dark Night, but I might have to pick this issue up just to see what Clayface is up to these days.– Steve Seigh

Secret #3

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Ryan Bodenheim & Michael Garland

It’s quite simple really. Not only am I excited that Jonathan Hickman’s Secret is coming back, but I’m also digging the simplistic image of wavelengths floating about on this cover. This image immediately reminds me of all the great music that surrounds my every day, so for that reason and probably a few more, I figured I’d add it to this week’s list.– Steve Seigh

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #26

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by David Marquez
Cover by David Marquez

I’m feeling this cover. It’s direct, it’s iconic, and more than anything else it’s letting everyone know that Miles is once again wearing his costume and is ready for action! Welcome back to the fold, Miles! I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble you get into next.– Steve Seigh

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

Super Dinosaur #20

Story by Robert Kirkman
Art by Jason Howard & Cliff Rathburn
Cover by Jason Howard

Bond, Rex Bond.” I absolutely adore this cover. Granted, I don’t read the book, so I have no clue if this cover means anything, or even represents any characters in the series, but this charming drawing put a smile on my face, and that’s enough for me!– Bob Reyer
FF #11

Writer: Matt Fraction
Artists: Michael Allred and Laura Allred
Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

I’m very pleased to see the Impossible Man make his return to the Marvel Universe. For those who don’t know him, he’s riotously funny, and a bringer of chaos, although I’m not sure though how he’ll react to his favorite foils being away on vacation!– Bob Reyer

I have no idea what’s happening on this cover, but i love it.– Michael Duke

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

Young Avengers #9

Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie & Mike Norton
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson

Simplicity is mother of emotion in this striking cover. I love the framing, the use of negative space and the body language of Hulkling who has been separated from the one he loves.– Bobby Shortle

Lazarus #3

Story by Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark
Cover by Michael Lark

Red set against white is almost as good as red set against black….oh wait there is black in this cover too! I love everything here from the reflection in the pool of blood to the extreme close up on the grizzly action.– Bobby Shortle

– Patrick Brennan’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week –

Adventures of Superman #4

Story by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Tom DeFalco, & Rob Williams
Art by Wes Craig, Pete Woods, & Chris Weston
Cover by Bruce Timm

Every time I look at this Bruce Timm cover I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It takes me back to those bright Saturday mornings where, with action figures in hand, I would go on fantastic adventures thanks to the Superman and Batman animated shows. This cover summons that magic wonderfully, reminding all of us who were under its spell of a simpler time when superheros didn’t have to be anything else but superheros.– Patrick Brennan

Federal Bureau of Physics #2

Story by Simon Oliver
Art by Robbi Rodriguez
Cover by Nathan Fox

Patrick Says: Sweet, sweet eye-candy! Much like its debut cover, this one blows me away. The colors used in this series remind me of the ski pants and jackets that we all wore in the early 90’s, but in the absolute best way possible.– Patrick Brennan

– Michael Duke’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week –

Story by Mike Carey & Bill Willingham
Art by Peter Gross & Mark Buckingham
Cover by & Yuko Shimizu

Part art deco, part Ghostbusters, and another fantastic cover from Unwritten!– Michael Duke

– Favorite Covers Soundtrack –

This list was compiled while listening to music of the band Palms.


*Remember, if you would like to participate in this column you can 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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