Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/23/14
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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
Written by Haden Blackman
Art & Cover by Mike Del Mundo
“It’s no mystery that I’m a huge Mike Del Mundo fan. Not only is this cover absolutely gorgeous, but the interior art will blow you away. This is not only my favorite cover of the week, it’s also the standout new comic book release as well.” – Steve Seigh
“There are some very arresting covers for this re-launched Elektra series, but this impressionistic image by regular series artist Mike Del Mundo wins the day for me.” – Bob Reyer
Mind MGMT #21
Words, Art, & Cover by Matt Kindt
“In the midnight hour she cried- “more, more, more”
With a rebel yell she cried- “more, more, more”
In the midnight hour babe- “more, more, more”
With a rebel yell- “more, more, more”
More, more, more.” – Billy Idol
Iron Patriot #2
Written by Ales Kot
Art by Garry Brown
Cover by Garry Brown and Joe Bennett
“It’s all about the blood rushing out into the water, forming a most disturbing and bleak American flag. I know it’s grim but I dig it anyway.” – Steve Seigh
Warlords of Mars #100
Written by Arvin Nelson; various
Art by Jose Malaga; various
Cover by Stephanie Buscema
“Stephanie’s cover for Warlords of Mars #100 proves that when done with class, a cover featuring a heroine in a revealing outfit can still be sexy, lethal, and stylish.” – Steve Seigh
Justice League United #0
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and Cover by Mike McKone
“I’m so psyched to read this new series from Jeff Lemire. For those who aren’t aware, my girlfriend lives in Canada, so I’m constantly making trips to and from the United States and into the Great White North. It brings me joy to see this new character represented on such a colorful and energetic cover.” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Five Ghosts #11
Written by Frank J. Barbiere
Art and Cover by Chris Mooneyham
I love that this cover looks as if it belongs on the old Charlton book “The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves”, much like this one by Steve Ditko:
Powers Bureau #9
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art and Cover by Michael Avon Oeming
“I don’t buy this series, but I might have to begin if the interior art by Michael Avon Oeming is in this modern “noir” style!” – Bob Reyer
Vamplets: Undead Pet Society
Written by Gayle Middleton, Dave Dwonch
Art by Amanda Coronado; various
Variant Cover by Gayle Middleton
“You learn something new every day–well, maybe not yesterday, but you get the idea! Anyway, I just learned that Gayle Middleton, the writer of this series and the illustrator of this sweet yet oddly disturbing cover is also a Hasbro designer and illustrator on such things as “My Little Pony”, so I’d expect “Ghost Ponies” to find their way to store shelves soon!” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s list was compiled while listening to the band ANTEMASQUE. I honestly have not been able to get enough of these tunes since their release.
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 04/23/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.