Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 05/14/14
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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
Rust Volume 3: Death of the Rocket Boy
Words, Art, & Cover by Royden Lepp
“It’s finally here! I’ve been waiting with baited breath to read the next chapter of Royden Lepp’s engaging story of a boy and his jet pack since … well, the last volume, really! I love how bold and beautiful this cover is. I can feel the fading warmth of the sun as it sets, smell the fumes of Jett’s jetpack, and taste the wind as it blows through the fields. A cover that can do all of that is special, and is my favorite this week.” – Steve Seigh
Story by Joe Keatinge
Art by Leila Del Luca
Variant COver by Piotr Kowalski
“Check out the gorgeous and intricate line work on this cover. This is some quality stuff. Love the stylish nature of it and the way Del Luca plays with the dusty color palette.” – Steve Seigh
Secret Avengers #3
Written by Ales Kot
Art by Micahael Walsh
Cover by Tradd Moore & Matthew Wilson
“Gotta love these covers from Tradd Moore. This dude is serious. Love it!” – Steve Seigh
Manifest Destiny Volume 1: Flora & Fauna
Written by Chris DIngess
Pencils & Inks by Matthew Roberts
Cover by Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni
“I just read this today and hot damn! I really enjoyed the hell out of it so I thought I’d take this opportunity to show you this amazing cover. If you like alternative history adventuring than I strongly recommend that you check this series out. At the price of only $9.99 you can’t go wrong!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Robbie Rodriguez
Cover by Nathan Fox
“It ain’t cool bein’ no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving.” “YEAH!” – Oh c’mon, you know. I hope you know, because if you don’t, you better learn.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Michael Allred & Laura Allred
“I’ve already selected the regular cover for this issue about a month ago (it was delayed, and replaced by an scary fill-in written by Marguerite Bennett), but an image of TV’s Batgirl Yvonne Craig drawn by the amazing Allreds, well, that calls for a double-dip, if you ask me! (There are a number of these “Batman ’66” variants out this week; I hope that DC will collect them all in the series trade!)” – Bob Reyer
Weird Love #1
Written by Various
Art by Various
“This one was just too bizarre to leave out, and despite what we’re all thinking, this book is apparently reprinting actual stories from the Fifties and Sixties! What were we thinking back then?!?” – Bob Reyer
Captain Marvel #3
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick’
Art & Cover by David Lopez
“Higher, Further, Faster, More”…indeed! Carol and her new running mates of the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to be in ready for just about anything!” – Bob Reyer
Fantastic Four #4
Written by James Robinson
Art & Cover by Leonard Kirk
“Nice to see the FF back in action, pitching in to help Sue and Ben in this action-packed image by Leonard Kirk, whose artwork has been the highlight of this re-booted Fantastic Four.” – Bob Reyer
Written by Noelle Stephenson & Grace Ellis
Art by Brook Allen
Cover by Noelle Stephenson
“At least there can’t be any three-eyed magical foxes out on the river…but what other perils await the girls of Roanoke Cabin? Could that be some relative of Nessie swimming alongside.. I mean, to quote Lumberjane Scout Jo “Just what the junk is going on here anyway?” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week features the first track in over 17 years from one of my all time favorite bands, Failure! Be sure to give it a listen and bang your head!
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 05/07/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.