Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/09/14
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Each and every New Comic Book Release Day is something to be excited about. 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!
So without further or due let’s get this week’s selections highlighted!
Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Iron Fist: Living Legend #1
Words & Art by Kaare Andrews
Animal Variant Cover by Mike Del Mundo
“This cover brings me an overwhelming sense of calm, and after the busy week I’ve had I can truly appreciate that.” – Steve Seigh
Coffin Hill #7
Written by Caitlin Kitteredge
Art by Stephen Sadowski & Mark Farmer
Cover by Dave Johnson
Anyone who has ever seen any of my artwork will totally understand why this is one of my favorite covers of the week. I’m not certain that I can draw with this level of detail, but it certainly is reminiscent of my style and that’s something I can dig.” – Steve Seigh
All-New Ultimates #1
Written by Michel Fiffe; various
Art by Amilcar Pinna
Cover by David Nakayama
“I’m really digging the pale yellow against the varying colors of each hero’s costume palette. Also, who doesn’t love a great “in-action” cover? No one, that’s who!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Art by Brooke Allen
Virgin Variant Cover by Lauren Zukauskas
“Flying, glowy-eyed, unicorn-reindeer, y’all!” [mic drop] – Steve Seigh
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #9
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Robbie Rodriguez
Cover by Nathan Fox
“Violet is one of my all time favorite colors, and I’m really enjoying the way these colorful bubbles play against the purplish hue.” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Captain Marvel #2
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art, Inks, & Cover by David Lopez
“This cover by David Lopez has a powerful upward thrust that reflects the “Higher, further, faster, more” attitude of the book’s star! After the events that closed out the first series, the sheer joy in Carol Danvers’ face as she soars unimpeded once again is unmistakable! Isn’t it great to see our heroes smile, too?” – Bob Reyer
The Royals: Masters of War #3
Written by Rob Williams
Art & Cover by Simon Coleby
“I’m a sucker for throw-back images, and excepting the giant meta-human at the center, this cover by Simon Coleby has a definite WW II propaganda poster feel! If the interior art is like this, I may have to join Stephanie on this ride when the trade comes out!” – Bob Reyer
Written by Gerry Duggan; various
Art by Scott Koblish
Variant Cover by Arthur Adams
There are any number of variant covers for this special issue of Deadpool, and although the Mark Brooks “stained glass” and the “record holding” Scott Koblish images were fun, this homage to Detective Comics #27 and the first appearance of Batman by Arthur Adams wins the day!
A quick aside; there’s been quite a buzz recently over Batman’s “father” Bob Kane and the roles of Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson in the creation of the character, villains and settings, and though it’s widely known that Mr. Kane had much of his art “ghosted” for him, the iconic cover to the first Batman story is in fact a swipe that he probably traced from a drawing by the incomparable Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon newspaper strip!” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Failure is BACK, baby, and they’re coming to NEW YORK CITY!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHH!!!! Nope, I’m not excited at all! I’ve only been waiting over 10 years for this to happen!
This list was compiled while listening to the album Magnified by the band Failure.
That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!
This is a column featuring Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/09/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.