Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/30/14 Hey, thanks for checking out Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week! 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 Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #4 Written by Brandon Seifert Pencils by Karl Moline Cover by Mike Del Mundo “I told you a few weeks back that this cover would be my favorite of this week regardless of any other cover that hit the shelves … and well … here we are. I adore this cover. I love the meltiness of the Candle Man and the spectacularly creepy colors. Mike Del Mundo is steadily becoming one of my favorite comic book artists working in the biz today.” – Steve Seigh Deadly Class #4 Written by Rick Remender Art and Cover by Wesley Craig “Any comic book cover that brings about memories of my second favorite movie of all time, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, automatically makes it to the Favorite Covers list. Those are the rules.” – Steve Seigh The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Letterer – Chris Eliopoulos “Lucky to be Alive” Writer – Dan Slott Penciler – Humberto Ramos Inker – Victor Olazaba Colors – Edgar Delgado “Recapturing that Old Spark” Writers – Dan Slott & Christos Gage Penciler – Javier Rodriguez Inker – Alvaro Lopez Colors – Javier Rodriguez “Crossed Paths” Writers – Dan Slott & Christos Gage Penciler – Giuseppe Camuncoli Inkers – John Dell & Cam Smith Colors – Antonio Fabela “How my Stuff Works” Writer – Joe Caramagna Artist – Chris Eliopoulos Colors – Jim Charalampidis “Homecoming, Sort Of” Writer – Peter David Artist – Will Sliney Colors – Antonio Fabela “Kaine” Writer – Chris Yost Penciler – David Baldeon Inker – Jordi Tarragona Colors – Rachelle Rosenberg “Learning to Crawl: ‘Amazing Reality’” Writer – Dan Slott Artist – Ramon Perez Colors – Ian Herring “Woof! That’s A LOT of creators on this book! Why do I love this cover? Well, look at how happy Peter looks to be back in action. I love the superhero pose, the bright colors, and the overall sense of fun that this cover radiates. Peter Parker is back and he’s got a lot of work to do if he’s to salvage his reputation as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Good luck, buddy! I’m so glad that you’re back!” – Steve Seigh Additionally, look at this beautiful Incentive variant Cover by Marcos Martin Rachel Rising #25 Words, Art, Cover, and pretty much everything else by Terry Moore “Dude, who makes out with a tree? Especially an evil tree. Seriously, get your act together, pal!” – Steve Seigh Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 Written by Matt Kindt Art by Marco Castiello and Dan Parsons Cover by Adam Hughes “We have a lot of fun with the lengthy and convoluted titles of these “Star Wars” comics from Dark Horse, but from the few I’ve read, and from all reports, they have been excellent stewards for this franchise. This cover by Adam Hughes is an example of Dark Horse’s dedication to getting things right!” – Bob Reyer Doc Savage #5 Written by Chris Roberson Art by Bilquist Evely Cover by Alex Ross “DOC SAVAGE…in S-P-A-A-A-A-CE!!!” (‘Nuff said!) – Bob Reyer The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Written by Dan Slott Art by Humberto Ramos Variant Cover by Alex Ross “Wow, the range of covers for this new #1 is awfully wide (and awfully good!), but as an image that tells the story of Peter Parker, the one-and-only, “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man”, this one by Alex Ross can’t be beat!” – Bob Reyer Silver Surfer #2 Written by Dan Slott Art and Cover by Michael Allred; Laura Allred “I’ve loved Michael & Laura Allred’s art for a goodly while, but I felt it took a great up-tick during their run on Matt Fraction’s FF, and which is continuing here in the new Silver Surfer! There’s so much to love here, I hardly know where to begin–the air of cosmic mystery and the depths of space, the grandeur of the Never Queen, and emanating from the Surfer’s hands…KIRBY KRACKLE!!” – Bob Reyer THE BIG FEMINIST BUT: COMICS ABOUT WOMEN, MEN, AND THE IFS, ANDS AND BUTS OF FEMINISM (Alternative Comics) Wtieen by Shannon O’Leary; Various Art by Joan Reilly; Gabrielle Bell; Various Cover Design and Illustration by Joan Reilly “This Kickstarter project is now available to all, with a raft of creators taking turns at bat describing the current, yet ever-changing status quo, in a series of strips, one-panels, and essays, I love Joan Reilly’s cover image, with the parade of iconic female images marching through the shot!” – Bob Reyer Favorite Comic Book Covers Soundtrack This list was compiled while still listening to the band Antemasque. This week’s blazing track is called “People Forget“. Be sure to take a listen. 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 04/30/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics. One Response Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.