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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/29/14

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

Night of the Living Deadpool #2

Written by Cullen Bunn

Art by Roman Rosanas

Cover by Jay Shaw

“This is assuredly my favorite comic book cover so far this year and I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t make it all the way to my Best of 2014 further down the road. Jay Shaw is definitely channeling some hardcore Ralph Steadman here and I love it!” – Steve Seigh

X-Men Legacy #23

Written by Simon Spurrier

Art by Tan Eng Huat

Cover by Mike Del Mundo

“Sake alive! Mike Del Mundo’s covers for this series are always a treat but I think he might have outdone himself with this issue. I can’t wait to sit down with this series and get all caught up.” – Steve Seigh

Avengers Assemble #23.INH

Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick

Cover by Jorge Molina

“It’s not just about Spidergirl’s slick wall-crawling or the angry sneer on Wolverine’s grizzled mug. It’s about the colors used for this cover. I love the way the pinks and blues mix together with the lighting and shadows. It totally draws my eye the second I look at it.” – Steve Seigh

Furious #1

Written by Bryan J L Glass

Art & Cover by Victor Santos

“Again, it’s all about the colors that’s drawing me to this particular comic cover. I like the bright yellow on blue and red mixed with the violent nature of Furious’ expression. I happened to read this book last night and it was damn good. I suggest that you check it out. It’s a lot more emotionally driven than one would expect.” – Steve Seigh

Saga #18

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art & Cover by Fiona Staples

“What?! Have we already reached the final issue of Saga before another hiatus?! LYING!!!!! Though sadly, this happens to be true. I love you Lying Cat, but to think I won’t see you again for another six months breaks my little comic book loving heart.” – Steve Seigh

“Guys! Guys! Look! It’s Lying Cat! Look! Guys! It’s Lying Cat! Are you looking! Why aren’t you looking!?! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. At the moment, I’m going to ignore the dark implications of the blood dripping from her mouth and pretend she was just eating a big ol’ bowl of strawberry ice cream. Yup, surely nothing graphic and sad will happen in THIS issue. Nope!” – Patrick Brennan

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Li’l Sonja #1

Written by Jim Zub

Art by Joe Carroll

Cover by Agnes Garbowska

“Is our Li’l Sonja slaying this dragon, or hugging her? It’s a wonderful cover by Agnes Garbowska either way!” – Bob Reyer

Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth

Written by Chris Mowry

Art & Cover by Matt Frank

“Would this Matt Frank cover be considered a “photo bomb”? I’m at a loss about the terminology, but in my head it seems like Godzilla is posing for a picture, and the others are trying to sneak into the frame, particularly that crafty Anguirus at The Big G’s left elbow!” – Bob Reyer

Miracle Man #2

Written by Alan Moore (There, I said it, Mr. “Original Writer”, what are you gonna do about it, huh?)

Art by Various Artists

Cover by Alan Davis

“I’m not sure if this a piece of Alan Davis’ from his long-ago run on Marvelman or something newly-created, but either way it’s a loving nod to that more fun-loving era of comics, and gorgeous in its simplicity of line!” Bob Reyer

Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 6

Written by Roy Thomas

Art & Cover by Neal Adams

“I don’t think we’ve had a Neal Adams cover as part of the column before, so this piece, originally the cover to X-Men #58 in 1969 was one of his best. Here’s what it looked like on the news-stand:

X-Men Vol 1 58

The art of Ramona Fradon

“Ramona Fradon, who was creator Dale Messick’s hand-picked successor on Brenda Starr, was one of two major female artist working in the industry as pencillers on main-stream super-hero comics in the Silver Age (the other being Marvel’s Marie Severin), so it’s great to have this celebration of her work available! I was lucky enough at this year’s NYCC to have Ms. Fradon do a B&W sketch of Wonder Woman that despite being only in pencil looks as if it’s in 3-D!” – Bob Reyer

Pat Brennan’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Thor: God of Thunder #18

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by Das Pastoras

Cover by Esad Ribic 

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“When I was in grade 8, I stole a Conan the Barbarian book from my teacher’s reading shelf. Well, I didn’t mean to steal it, it just sort of came home with me and then refused to leave. Petty larceny aside, what attracted to me to the novel was it’s imagination-grabbing cover, and I’m reminded of it with this issue of Thor. I love the old-school dime-store fantasy novel feel of it, something that many of the other covers in this series have displayed as well.” – Patrick Brennan

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This list was compiled while listening to the album Serpentine Gallery by the band Switchblade Symphony

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

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