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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/19/14

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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Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Zero #6

Written by Ales Kot

Illustrated by Vanesa Del Rey

Cover by Vanesa Del Rey & Tom Muller

“I simply cannot deny the feeling I get when I look upon this cover’s colorful, radial display. It’s almost as if several drops of colored rain all landed inside and around one another to create this beautiful visage. I dig it.” – Steve Seigh

Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #3

Written by Brandon Seifert

Art by Filipe Andrade

Cover by Mike Del Mundo

“Loving that maw! There’s something about Mike Del Mundo’s colors that cause me to salivate. I also dig the peril and tendril-inspired danger happening on this cover. This is the type of art that I take immediate notice of when looking for my favorite covers of the week. Del Munso hits the mark almost every time he steps up to the plate, for me personally.” – Steve Seigh

Animal Man #29

Words, Art, and Cover by Jeff Lemire

“Of course artist and writer Jeff Lemire would include this tender yet heart-breaking cover in what’s to be the last issue of his epic Animal Man run. Thanks for all the action, memories, and tears, Jeff. It’s been wonderful.” – Steve Seigh

Sex Criminals #5

Written by Matt Fraction

Art and Cover by Chip Zdarsky

“Ah, the power of love. I wish that I had some elaborate explanation for you as to why I love this cover … but I don’t. It’s simple a matter of it being clean, colorful, fun, and endearing. Though, maybe that’s enough, yeah?” – Steve Seigh

The Superior Spider-Man Annual #2

Written by Christos Gage

Art by Javier Rodriguez and Philippe Briones

Cover by Mike Del Mundo

“Mike Del Mundo is at it again and this time he brought something for lunch! Gah! That crooked, sinister smile, I almost can’t look away.” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Rocket Girl #4

Written by Brandon Montclare

Art and Cover by Amy Reeder

“Without any fancy lenticular printing technologies, this cover by Amy Reeder is definitely in 3-D, but simply through her extraordinary talents! Our heroine is fairly leaping from the page, and the coloring, particularly the contrast between her futuristic garb and the gritty New York City subway is brilliant! (A belated thanks to our friend Sarah Miles for alerting me to Halloween Eve and the work of Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare during the 2012 NYCC!)” – Bob Reyer

Superman Unchained #6

Written by Scott Snyder

Art by Jim Lee; various

Variant Cover H (Silver Age): Amanda Conner

“I’m not endorsing variant covers mind you, just that this retro image by Amanda Conner tickles my fancy! It is missing one element however; back in the Sixties there would have been sunbursts, banners, and word and thought balloons on the cover such as:

SUPERMANGreat Krypton! Batman is actually Lois Lane!?!
 
Lois: (Thinking) Gasp! Oh, no! Superman has discovered my secret!
 
(In a sunburst: NOT A HOAX! NOT A DREAM! NOT AN IMAGINARY STORY!)
 
On a banner: What is the secret behind “The Mistress of the Batcave!”
(Sorry, I get carried away sometimes)

(Robert, if you keep up like this, you will be carried away! Have some warm milk, you’ll feel better, darling! @udrey)” Bob Reyer

Ms. Marvel #2

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art by Adrian Alphona

Cover by Jamie McKelvie

“Jamie McKelvie has captured perfectly some of the major themes of this new book with this dramatically back-lit cover! That Kamala Khan has been inspired by the various identities of Carol Danvers is made manifest by the Kree star of Captain Marvel in the background, and her use of the lightning bolt symbol of Ms. Marvel on her costume. That her heroic role will be her own is also clear through her adaptation of the iconic sash into a scarf/cape, and her more “young lady-like” and modest dress with tights outfit!” – Bob Reyer

Princeless Vol. 1

Written by Jeremy Whitley

Art by Mia Goodwin

“It’s great that the collected first arc of Princeless is back in print, and with what seems a new image of our heroine Adrienne by Mia Goodwin as the most-charming cover, to boot! Anyone looking for a fine all-ages book for young girls and boys would be hard-pressed to find a better one!” – Bob Reyer

From the Archives

Captain America Masterworks Vol. 7

Written by Steve Englehart; Various

Art by Sal Buscema; Various

Cover by Sal Buscema

With this latest volume, Marvel has begun reprinting the Steve Englehart/Sal Buscema issues of Captain America, which might be the best run in Cap’s long history! (Calm down, all you Ed Brubaker and Mark Gruenwald fans!) Sal Buscema was one of Marvel’s mainstays during the Silver and Bronze Ages, and was never better than on his tenure on this book! Here’s a better look at the cover of Captain America #156, which was the finale of the (IMO) greatest arc in the series, the  “Cap of the Fifties” story-line:

This list was compiled while listening to the album Say Yes to Love by the band Perfect Pussy.

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

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