Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/18/13/
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 –
Skottie Young Baby Variant Cover
“There have been a lot of Skottie Young baby variant covers this year but this one is particularly awesome. It cracks me up to think that Black Bolt’s voice could cause Thanos’ armor to fly off of him like sound waves in a Maxell commercial. I love it! – Steve Seigh
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #111 #2
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Tyler Crook
Cover Artist: Dave Stewart
“This cover caught my eye immediately this week. You’ve got this sweet child building sand castles in the sand, and then there’s this ghost and what looks like a hell hound (hell ape?) in the background. It’s weird and the color work is just wonderful.” – Steve Seigh
Secret Avengers #9
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Butch Guice
Cover Artist: Alex Maleev
“I like everything about this cover. Whether it’s the striking pose, the techno-riffic background, or the soft colors – I find it striking. Good stuff.” – Steve Seigh
100 Ghosts Gallery of Harmless Haunts
Writer: Doogie Horner
Artist: Doogie Horner
Cover Artist: Doogie Horner
“Simple. Spooky. Amazing.“ – Steve Seigh
Written by Ales Kot
Cover by Becky Cloonan
“Becky Cloonan has given us some truly wonderful comic book covers this year. I was actually quite surprised to see her work show up on the front of Ales Kot’s Zero #1, but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I’ll take it! And, I’ll like it!” – Steve Seigh
– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week –
Captain Marvel #16
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art by Pat Oliffe
Cover by Joe Quinones
“Any cover by Joe Quinones is a treat, but this one is going to be on my short list for year-end honors! (Mr. Quinones’ cover for CM #11is the leader in the clubhouse!) The sense of movement and energy in this image is amazing, and there are so many fun little touches to revel in, such as the logo blown askew by the force of the explosion, I can’t wait to have this in my hands to check for more!” – Bob Reyer
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2
Written by Phil Hester
Art by Andrea Devito
Cover by Dave Sim
“Cerebus creator Dave Sim delivers a stunning tribute to original T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents series co-creator Wally Wood with this great shot of Dynamo in action. (It’s a loving “swipe” from the cover of Tower Comics’ Dynamo #3.) He’s completely captured Mr. Wood’s style, right down the back-lighting! I’ll let Dave Sim tell you, in this entry from his blog “A Moment of Cerebus” – Bob Reyer
“Just finished the Wally Wood image above — “Never copy what you can trace” part of Woody’s credo gave me license to do just that, although it is a montage with some adjustments (Dynano was originally upside down on the famous DYNAMO cover with his legs together and he wasn’t holding anything and the space ship was traced from an EC story in the IDW book and then reduced three times, traced and transferred). It ain’t Woody, but I like to think it’s just Larry Hama, Ralph Reese or Dan Atkins enough to get me a job with him inking background figures.”
– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –
This list was compiled while still listening to the album Cntrl Alt Dlt by the band Free the Robots.
*Remember, if you would like to participate in this column you can 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.