Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/31/13
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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 –
The Sandman Overture #1
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by J.H. Williams III
Cover by J.H. Williams III
“C’mon, did we honestly think that this week was going to go by and this wasn’t going to be my favorite cover of the week? Look at those colors! Check out that bizarre bird-like creature adorning the cover. More than the art though, it’s the excitement surrounding this book that makes me fall in love with its cover. We’ve all been waiting a very long time for this one and the time has finally come for Neil and J.H. to unleash their combined genius upon us! Bring it on!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Cover by Adam Kubert
“I like that this cover represents. Unity. Who would have thought all of these heroes, villains, and overlords would have come together to fight for the same reason … to continue their existence among the cosmos. I think this cover contains not only a powerful and inspiring image, but carries with it a message, one that says “we will kick you ass … and one, of course.” – Steve Seigh
Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art & Cover by Francesco Francavilla
“This cover makes me chuckle. It’s as if I just got knocked on my ass by the Guardians of the Galaxy, and now, they’re standing over me with this “Oh please, how did you think that was going to go?” sort of expression to their faces. It’s good stuff.” – Steve Seigh
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #5
Art and Cover by Becky Cloonan
“This is my “What the hell is going on here?!” cover this week. I love Becky’s colors, swooping line work, and attention to detail in making this cover appear massive and raging. I admit that I have not been keeping up with The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys … but, I own every issue and can’t wait to dig in once it’s all wrapped up. I suspect that it will be one hell of a ride!” – Steve Seigh
The Superior Spider-Man #20
Written by Dan Slott
Art & Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli
“I’m all about the sensuality of this cover. It’s sinister, sexy, and foreboding all at the same time. It’s a great Halloween Week cover and one of the best for The Superior Spider-Man yet!” – Steve Seigh
– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Covers of the Week –
Itty Bitty Hellboy #3
Written by Art Balthazar & Franco
Cover and art by Art Balthazar
“Awwwwww—even the fiery pits of Hell can be cute when depicted by the talented Art Baltazar! What a great way to beginning your Halloween reading! FOOSH!!” – Bob Reyer
EC Archives: Tales From The Crypt Vol. 4
Written by Al Feldstein and various others
Art by Jack Davis, Graham Ingles, and more
Cover by Jack Davis
“In the history of comics, EC Comics stands alone at the apex when it comes to horror! After some time in limbo, it is grand that there is a new line of reprints on these masterpieces of terror, here-in buried beneath this cover by the legendary Jack Davis–although something else seems to have been there too!” – Bob Reyer
For more info on EC click on the link to see my article: Tales from the Archives: Bill Gaines’ E.C.Comics: The Greatest Horror Stories Ever!
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” & “The Red Death”
Words, Art, & Cover by Richard Corben
“Richard Corben has been at the fore-front of horror comics for decades, and with this creepy image, it’s easy to see why! What better read on a Halloween night than a bit of Poe, perhaps accompanied by draught from a cask of Amontillado?” – Bob Reyer
– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –
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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.