Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/02/13
Hello and welcome to 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 –
The Witching Hour
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Lauren Beukes, Cliff Chang, Mathew Sturges, Toby Litt, Annie Mok, Brett Lewis, and others!
Art by Mark Buckingham, Cliff Chang, Shawn McManus, Emily Carroll, Steve Beach, and others!
Cover by Jenny Frison
“I am under the spell of this cover for certain! It’s beautiful!” – Steve Seigh
“Halloween is just around the corner, and this Vertigo one-shot anthology is just the ticket to kick off the season! This cover by Kelly Frison brings to mind Edgar Allan Poe and his tales of horror and suspense, odes to the lost Lenore, and of course, “Quoth the Raven: “Nevermore” – Bob Reyer
Written by Ian Edgington
Art by Francesco Trifogli
Cover by Greg Tocchini
“Um, can you say bad ass? Giants? Check. Ferocious tigers? Check. Winged beauties ready for battle? Check. What’s not to love?” – Steve Seigh
Mind the Gap #15
Written by Jim McCann
Cover by Dan McDaid
“D’awww! This cover is absolutely adorable. I wish that I were able to find a larger image of it, but I think you get the idea. My apologies.” – Steve Seigh
Morning Glories #32
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Joe Eisma
Cover by Joe Esquejo
“So tender. So loving. Until you wake the f*ck up and remember that this is Morning Glories, and that there is quite possibly a very large butcher knife hidden behind this girls back! Kids at Morning Glories Academy are known to be very stabby. Just ask Pamela! Actually, you’d better not!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Freddie Williams III
Cover by Dan Panosian
“Hey! Hey you! Check out this comic book!” That’s what this cover says when I look at it. Ha ha! I think perhaps it’s the “no nonsense” vibe that I get from this character art that makes me like this cover so much. It just strikes me as fun and that’s enough of a reason to include it for me.” – Steve Seigh
– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week –
Molly Danger #1
Words, Art, and Cover by Jamal Igle
“My first-ever Kickstarter project! Jamal Igle’s pitch for this charming all-ages project spoke of having heroines that his young daughter could read and enjoy, and the promotional artwork was brilliant as well.The cover shows off the sense of fun and adventure to be had within! I’ll be picking my copy from Mr. Igle at NYCC, but you lucky folks can get one in store this week–I’m very jealous!” – Bob Reyer
Miss Fury: Sensation Sundays 1941-1944
Words, Art, and Cover by Tarpe Mills
“I’ve been looking forward to this tome since our guest Ms. Trina Robbins mentioned over a year ago that this volume would collect the earliest strips that began the adventures of Tarpe Mills’ Miss Fury, which to date have only been available in long OOP editions or sad-looking B&W reprints.” – Bob Reyer
– Patrick “Barntrick” McAleer’s Favorite Comic Book Cover of the Week –
Written by Bryce Carlson
Art by Vanesa R. Del Ray
“Yeah, I think Boom Studios Hit #2 is definitely a cover of the week. It perfectly conveys the noir-ish aspect of the book and is a powerful image of a woman taking matters into her own hands. The subdued colour tones and use of basically just yellow and black add to the sense of danger e.g its the colour of bees or wasps and hazardous material.” – Patrick “Barntrick” McAleer
– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –
This list was compiled while listening to the album The Best of Frank by Frank Sinatra.
*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.