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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 05/21/14

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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

Rocket Girl #5

Written by Brandon Montclare

Art and Cover by Amy Reeder

“For me, this cover tells me that Dayoung Johansson is a young woman on a mission and that I had better stay out of her way. There’s never an issue of Rocket Girl released that doesn’t make it to the top of my Favorite Covers list. Amy Reeder’s colors are electrifying here and I love a comic book cover that screams action, adventure, and hope.” – Steve Seigh

 

Saga #19

Created by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Cover by Fiona Staples

“Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it. Wow, so Alanna is looking rather stylish and not to mention very different on this cover. I love the sense of allure that I get from this cover. It’s bold, beautiful, and badass.” – Steve Seigh

American Vampire: Second Cycle #3

Written by Scott Snyder

Art and Cover by Raphel Albuquerque 

“My love for this cover is all about those luminescent roots growing into a demonic, clutching palm of doom! ” – Steve Seigh

Batman and Frankenstein #31

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Doug Mahnke

Cover by Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, John Kalisz

“I totally get chills from this image of Batman, Frankenstein, and Titus traipsing through the snowy hills of Nanda Parbat and it’s not because of the temperature.” – Steve Seigh

Amazing Spider-Man #2 

Written by Dan Slott

 Incentive Variant Cover by Mike Deodato 

“MJ power stance, y’all! Face it, Tiger, this cover hit the jackpot.” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Shadow: Year One #9

Written by Matt Wagner

Art by Wilfredo Torres

Cover by Chris Samnee

Chris Samnee manages the impressive feat of channelling both Will Eisner and Jim Steranko, but still have it come out looking like his own work!” – Bob Reyer

Wonder Woman #31

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Goran Sudzuka

Variant Cover by Michael & Laura Allred

The Allreds’ version of the Silver Age Amazon Princess is awesome! I would imagine that a guitar wired up to the Golden Lasso would have to play “Tell It Like It Is”, or perhaps the Undisputed Truth’s 1971 Motown hit “Smiling Faces Sometimes (Tell Lies)”?” – Bob Reyer

Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell

Written by Paul Dini

Art & Cover by Joe Quinones

Long-time readers of Steve’s column might remember my pining for more interior art by Captain Marvel cover-artist supreme Joe Quinones; my wish is granted here in this original story by Paul Dini that the author jokingly referred to as “The Power of Fishnets”!” – Bob Reyer

Rocket Girl #5

Written by Brandon Montclare

Art and Cover by Amy Reeder

“Another stellar image of the time-tossed DaYoung Johansson by Amy Reeder, the Talking Comics “Breakthrough Artist” of 2013! The first arc of this fabulous series comes to an end with this issue, and Ms. Reeder and co-creator Brandon Montclare will no doubt bring us a finale that we will be chatting about for some time in the future. (Sorry for the awful pun!)” – Bob Reyer

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

I’m in a Metal mood today, so check out these tracks from the band Killer Be Killed called “Wings of a Feather and Wax” + “Face Down“.

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 05/21/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.

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