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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/22/14

Hey, thanks for checking out Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week!

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!

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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

Harley Quinn #2

Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Chad Hardin & Stephane Roux

Cover by Amanda Conner

Colors by Paul Mounts

“How could I not choose this cover? Anyone who knows me or listens to the Talking Comics podcast knows what a HUGE Harley fan I am, and by extension knows what a nut I am for fluffy animals. I don’t even care if their paws and snouts and what have you are covered in blood. I will hug, and cradle, and smoosh them all into little bitty pieces!” – Steve Seigh

“Initially, I was all “A-w-w-w-w-w!”about this Amanda Conner cover, until I noticed the rather red snouts and paws of the puppies and kitties! Let’s hope that it’s strawberry jam, or Harley’s rouge, and not that other stuff!” – Bob Reyer

” Damn Harley, you crazy!  It took me a second to realize what was all over the paws, claws, muzzles, and beaks of the critters surrounding Ms. Quinn, and once I did my skin crawled ever so slightly.  First cover I can remember in a while that’s elicited both an “awww” and “ewww” from my gaping mouth-hole.” – Patrick Brennan

Batman #27

Written by Scott Snyder

Art by Greg Capullo & Danny Miki

Cover by Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia

“I love how horrid and painful this cover is. Though I have never broken a bone before in my life (though I probably just jinxed myself) I could only imagine the agonizing pain that Bruce is enduring on this cover. I’ve been staring at this cover for months inside of Previews magazine and now, finally, I have my very own copy of it to unnerve me anytime I like. Score!” – Steve Seigh

“Greg Capullo has been hitting it out of the park with his Doctor Death work in the last couple of issues of Batman, giving us a heaping helping of nightmarish monster mania.  This cover just might be one of my favorites of his on this title; it tickles my morbid little mind in just the right places.” – Patrick Brennan

FF #16

Stroy by Matt Fraction & Lee Allred

Script by Lee Allred

Art by Mike Allred

Cover by Mike Allred & Laura Allred

“Just like the final issue of Fantastic Four, the gang’s all here on this cover as well! Though it’s sad to see this wonderful series come to an end, I’m overjoyed at the feeling of togetherness that this cover represents. It’s been a brief but amazing run, FF. You will be missed.” – Steve Seigh

“Sadly, the Matt Fraction runs on FF and Fantastic Four come to a close with this issue, though not without this “fond farewell” of a cover by Michael and Laura Allred!” – Bob Reyer

Black Widow #2

Written by Nathan Edmondson

Art & Cover by Phil Noto

“I would let Black Widow kick my ass any day of the week.” – Steve Seigh

“It’s the Black Widow…by Phil Noto…’Nuff said!!” – Bob Reyer

Avengers World #2

Written by Jonathan Hickman & Nick SPencer

Art by Stephano Caselli

Cover by Jung-Geun Yoon

“Love, love, love this cover. I’m not even sure that I can pinpoint why, but it’s got to have something to do with the scope of it and the beautiful colors used to put it all together.” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Pretty Deadly #4

Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick

Art and Cover by Emma Rios

“Another stupendous wrap-around cover by the amazing Emma Rios! Issue after issue, Ms. Rios is building a case to be my “Best Artist” nominee for next year’s awards! Simply stunning!” – Bob Reyer

Avengers #25

Written by Jonathan Hickman

Art by Salvador Larocca

Cover by Mike Deodato

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“It’s great to see the original Avengers back together! Why they’re on the cover (or in this issue, for that matter!), may take Jonathan Hickman three years to explain, but count me in!” – Bob Reyer

Mighty Avengers #5

Written by Al Ewing

Art & Cover by Greg Land

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“It seems as if Luke Cage has had just about enough of Otto’s “superior” attitude about his leadership, not to mention being snarky to his missus!!” – Bob Reyer

 

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This list was compiled while listening to the album Cursing the Sea by the band September Girls.

That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!

 

 

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