Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/23/13
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Each and every New Comic Book Release Day is a blessing. It’s the day we’re introduced to new worlds, are able to witness the next chapter in a continuing saga, or fall in love with a character or creator for the first time. I could go on and on, but I think you’ve already gotten my point. That point being … comics are awesome. So awesome in fact that even the covers of them are often times incredible works of art. We’re here to show you some of our favorite covers each week! So go ahead and take a few moments for yourself (haven’t you earned it?) and feast your eyes on some truly inspired comic book covers!
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 –
Pretty Deadly #1
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art by Emma Rios
Cover by Emma Rios
“This image has been haunting me for months, now. A contemplative pale rider, dipping her wicked finger into a watering hole with water the color of cherry blossoms. She rides with a mission. She rides on the whispered words of the dead. Eventually, she rides for us all.” – Steve Seigh
“This stunning cover by Emma Rios completely encapsulates the duality of this new series’ title, with this haunting image creating a frisson that is ratcheting up my already high level of anticipation!” – Bob Reyer
Sex Criminals #2
Written by Matt Fraction
Art and cover by Chip Zdarsky
“Clean. Filthy. Suggestive. Sylish. Dangerous. Criminal. Shit. If you think this cover is cool just wait until you see what’s inside. Cum on in and take a peek.” – Steve Seigh
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Samnee & Rodriguez
“I’m so grateful to have Bob with us here at Talking Comics. If it were not for him I would not have had a clue as to who these awesome monsters are that are featured on this cover. Yeah sure, I could have looked it up on the internet, but who wants to do that when you have a Bob at your disposal? Point made. Moving on. Not only does this cover get me jazzed about the upcoming holiday but it’s also depicts a rather bizarre situation for Daredevil as Mark Waid’s run has yet to pit our hero up against a group of monsters. I’ve had the chance to read this book already this week and I’m happy to say that it’s just as crazy and scary as you’d imagine.” – Steve Seigh
“What a fabulous Halloween cover by Chris Samnee! For those wondering, the characters on the cover seem to be Marvel’s 1970’s versions of some of the classic monsters (with the addition of the distaff member of the group, Satana, the Daughter of Satan): The Zombie(Simon Garth), The Monster of Frankenstein, The Living Mummy, and Jack Russell, theWerewolf by Night. ” – Bob Reyer
Rat Queens #2
Written by Kurtis Wiebe
Art by Roc Upchurch
Incentive Cover B by Roc Upchurch
“I love a girl that can kick some ass, take a few punches, and be smiling about it in the end. – Steve Seigh
Written by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Hubert Khan Michael
Cover by Fabiano Neves
“I’ve got to give it up for Vampirella this week – it being the month of October and all. This scantily clad vixen is looking pretty dangerous on this cover and I can only hope that the poor souls who are fool enough to cross her path have said their hollow prayers.” – Steve Seigh
– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Covers of the Week –
Written by Matt Fraction and Lee Allred
Art by Mike Allred and Laura Allred
Cover by Mike Allred and Laura Allred
“We’re coming to the end of this fabulous run by Matt Fraction and The Family Allred, which fills me with sadness, but in the meantime, let’s celebrate another amazing cover by Michael and Laura Allred, in this case an op-art styled, perspective-bending masterpiece! “ – Bob Reyer
Alter Ego #1
Written by Roy Thomas and various others
Cover by Shane Foley
“This cover by Shane Foley is a wonderful homage to a JSA cover by Irwin Hasen from the Golden Age All-Star Comics, and it has me yearning to pull out some of my archive editions and take a trip back in time!” – Bob Reyer
– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –
This list was compiled while listening to the album Reflektor by the band Arcade Fire.
You can hear the brand new album in its entirety in the video below! Enjoy!
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.