Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/30/14

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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!

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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.

 

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