Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 11/06/13
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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 –
Captain Marvel #17
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art by Filipe Andrade
Cover by Joe Quinones
“Unity. Power in numbers. And the belief in a better and brighter tomorrow. That’s just a few of the things I think about when I see this cover. The Carol Corp has been an inspiring movement in the world of comic books this past year, and I think it’s quite an honor that the group is depicted here, among friends and compatriots.” – Steve Seigh
“Captain Marvel will be going on hiatus for a bit after this issue, so I’ve stocked up on Kleenex for some of the big reveals that are sure to set me off, as I’m already made a bit misty by this touching cover by Joe Quinones!” – Bob Reyer
Alex + Ada #1
Written by Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn
Art & Cover by Jonathan Luna
“You can’t see me right now, but I’m going my “super excited happy fun dance” in honor of Alex + Ada #1 hitting shelves this week. This cover has got my wheels spinning as I have yet to know a single thing about this comic. To me, it looks like Alex is about to fall in love with a fembot. Am I right? Am I totally wrong? We’ll find out when I review the book this Wednesday! Whoo!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Ian Edgington
Art by Francesco Trifogli
Cover by Greg Tocchinl
“I love the colors, the creepiness, and the fact that even if you looked at this cover while hanging upside down that you would still see something beautiful and unique! Yay!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover by Sean Phillips
“This cover makes me want to throw up the horns and bang my head! Black, red, white. Mmm mmm … so good.” – Steve Seigh
Written by Alex Link
Art and Cover by Riley Rossmo
“What in the hell? Dead guys and golf clubs? I’m in!” – Steve Seigh
– Bob Reyer’s Favorite Covers of the Week –
Amazing X-Men #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and Cover by Ed McGuiness
“I’ve missed the presence of Kurt Wagner in the “X-verse”, and the sense of fun and adventure that he brings to the proceedings are much in evidence in this cover by Ed McGuiness! “Have at thee, varlet!” – Bob Reyer
Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1869-2013
Written by Trina Robbins
Cover by Ethel Hays
“This new volume by Ms. Trina Robbins’ will be a treasure trove of great information, and this fabulous “Flapper Girl” cover by Ethel Hays, one of the pioneering women in the medium in the 1920s, is just utterly charming.” – Bob Reyer
– Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack –
This list was compiled while listening to the album The Divine Comedy by Milla Jovovich.
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.