Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/08/14
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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
Sex Criminals #1 Fourth Printing
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Chip Zdarsky
“It’s only the first week of new comic book covers and we might already have a winner for “Best Comic Book Cover of the Year” for 2014! That’s just crazy! Though not as crazy as Zdarsky’s epic involvement with a local Applebee’s. It’s going to be very hard to top this one. ” – Steve Seigh
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and Cover by Sean Phillips
“It shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone that I am an immense fan of music. I’ll even let you in on a little secret … you ready? I love music more than I love comics! Wut wut?!?! That’s right, I said it. Now you have something to smoke in that pipe of yours. Ha ha! I love the simplicity of this cover. The smokey body of the guitar and that red splash of blood really set the image off, ya dig?” – Steve Seigh
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover Art by Adam Hughes
“Even if you’re deathly afraid of mice you’ve got to admit that this cover is freakin’ adorable! I want to kiss and cuddle all the little meeces to itty bitty pieces! Okay, I’ll stop now. Moving on …” – Steve Seigh
Sex Criminals #4
Written by Matt Fraction
Art and Cover by Chip Zdarsky
“Ask yourself this … what crimes have you committed in your past that would warrant you ending up on the radar of the Sex Police? I can think of a few. Nothing serious or criminal, mind you. Though recently … never mind, that’s private talk.” – Steve Seigh
All New X-Factor #1
Written by Peter David
Art by Di Giandomenico
Cover Art by Kris Anka & Jared Fletcher
“There’s something about this cover that’s been calling to me ever since I laid eyes on it during the month when Marvel was teasing all of their Marvel.Now material. I really enjoy the colors, slick character design, and excitement that this cover boasts. I am so ready for the All-New X-Factor to blow my mind!” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Avengers World #1
Written by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer
Art by Stefano Caselli
Alternate Cover by Arthur Adams
“I know that it’s the first week of the year, but this cover by Arthur Adams will be a strong contender for 2014’s “Best Cover”!” – Bob Reyer
The Movement #8
Written by Gail Simone
Art and Cover by Freddie Williams II
“Our heroes look to be in big trouble on this cover by the talented Freddie Williams! I don’t think that there are enough fruit snacks for Vengeance Moth to get out of this one!” – Bob Reyer
Li’l Vampi One-Shot
Written by Eric Trautman
Art and Variant Cover by Agnes Garbowska
“I don’t have the words to describe how darling this cover by Agnes Garbowska is except to say “A-w-w-w-w…”” – Bob Reyer
Black Widow #1
Written by Nathan Edmondson
Art and Cover by Phil Noto
“When I saw Phil Noto’s name attached to this new Black Widow project, that was all I needed to know! His fabulous work on theGhost mini-series last year was the perfect lead-in to chronicling the story of Natasha Romanoff, as both are very complex characters requiring a great range of emotions. Let me say that Mr. Noto is going to open some eyes to his work with this one–you heard it here first!” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This list was compiled while listening to the self-titled album by the musical artist Grimes.
That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!