Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/15/14
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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
Inhumanity: The Superior Spider-Man #1
Written by Cristos Gage
Art & Cover by Stephanie Hans
“Included in my personal list for this year’s Breakthrough Artists of 2013, Stephanie Hans is back on the Marvel scene with this astonishingly beautiful cover. I love the soft, melon-like colors used here, as well as the depiction of heroism – both in regard to Superior Spidey as well as New York’s finest. I see this cover as a lovely nod to the teamwork between the heroes of our world. Well done, Stephanie.” – Steve Seigh
Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1
Written by Brandon Seifert
Art by Karl Moline
Cover by Mike Del Mundo
“This cover screams action, adventure, and danger, danger, danger! Additionally, I can’t be the only one who’s getting a hard Indiana Jones vibe from this cover. Del Mundo’s slick paints and clever blend of colors really shine here and has me stoked for what lay inside the pages of this brand new series.” – Steve Seigh
Fantastic Four #16
Written by Matt Fraction and Karl Kesel
Art by Raffaele Ienco
Cover by Mark Bagley
“The gang’s all here! As far as “final issue” covers go, this one takes the cake … and even manages to be that killer piece in the middle, the one with all the icing and scrumptious custard-filled innards.” – Steve Seigh
“As Matt Fraction’s Fantastic Four comes to a conclusion, what better way to close it out than with this cover that celebrates the super-heroic interactions of the Richards clan! Mark Bagley, you’ll be missed–you, too Mr. Fraction–from the pages of “The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine”!” – Bob Reyer
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Matteo Scalera
“This guy’s future must be so bright, because … well, if you know the song than I don’t really need to go any further, do I?” – Steve Seigh
Coffin Hill #4
Written by Caitlin Kittredge
Art by Inaki Miranda
Cover by Dave Johnson
“I’m all about the orange on green on blue and red of this cover. I’m also enjoying the dotted newsprint aesthetic of it as well.” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Alex Garner
“Look–it’s a “Gothtopia” tie-in! I’m still not sure what that means, but that it gives Alex Garner a chance to draw an alternate costume for Batgirl, as well as letting Babs engage in a smile for a change, might just be worth having Gail Simone’s story interrupted yet again!” – Bob Reyer
Triple Helix #4
Words, Art, and Cover by John Byrne
“This cover by the legendary John Byrne for the last issue of the four-part mini-series is also the last part of a quadriptych running left to right–quite literally in this case, as Dart has run clear off of the Earth, and straight into “Kirby-space”! ” – Bob Reyer
Princeless: Encore Edition #2
Written by Jeremy Whitley
Art & Cover by Mia Goodwin
“Adrienne and Sparky (the dragon) out on an adventure is always an image worth celebrating! Mia Goodwin is someone whose I work I would love to see more of, but as she is also an Adjunct Professor at the Savannah college of Art and Sequential design, she only occasionally freelances at comics work, much to our loss.” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This list was compiled while listening to the brand new album Warpaint by the band Warpaint.
That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!