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! Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #5 Written by Brandon Seifert Art by Karl Moline Cover by Mike Del Mundo “Spooky, stylish, and flat out gorgeous, this cover immediately caught my eye and easily gained the coveted top spot with ease.” – Steve Seigh Fantastic Four #5 Written by James Robinson Art by Leonard Kirk Incentive Jonathan Hickman Cover “I might not be reading this run of Fantastic Four but I do happen to think this cover is incredibly stunning. I really enjoy the way that the watercolor-like pattern is swirling around the silhouette of the two characters holding hands. It’s rather breathtaking.” – Steve Seigh Sheltered #9 Written by Ed Brisson Art and Cover by Jonnie Christmas “You’ve gotta love the dead seriousness of this cover, and don’t even get me started about those blood red snowflakes. Genius.” – Steve Seigh Trees #1 Written by Warren Ellis Art & Cover by Jason Howard “I come from New York, and you can bet your ass that if there were demonic roots growing beneath our streets that we’d dig those suckers up and ship em over to Jersey!” – Steve Seigh Iron Man #26 Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Luke Ross Cover by Mike Del Mundo “Hot damn! Another intricate, memorizing and fanciful cover from artist Mike Del Mundo. I’m telling you, if and when we submit nominations for Cover Artist of the Year during our Best Comics of 2014 Awards, Del Mundo will most definitely be near the top of my list.” – Steve Seigh Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Flash #31 Written by Robert Vendetti and Van Jensen Art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund Variant Cover by Michael & Laura Allred “A phalanx of Flashes on this throw-back cover by the Allreds is going to be the spark that gets me to dash off a letter to DC begging for an “Allred DC” collection! Simply amazing!” – Bob Reyer Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2 Written by Matt Kindt Art by Marco Castiello and Dan Parsons Cover by Adam Hughes “Princess Leia looks every bit the rebel commander on this cover by Adam Hughes that just cries out to be a movie one-sheet poster!” – Bob Reyer Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #4 Written by Chris Mowry Art and Cover by Matt Frank “With the new movie such a hit, I had to choose this image, if only to celebrate that moment in each Godzilla film when his spines begin to glow before delivering his “nuclear blast”, and we in the audience receive a similar tingle of anticipation!” – Bob Reyer Ms. Marvel #4 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by Adrian Alphona Cover by Jamie McKelvie “Up, up, and away!!” It looks as if Kamala is getting a “handle” (sorry!) on her powers on this cover by Jamie McKelvie, who designed her costume, if memory serves?” – Bob Reyer Friends With Boys TPB Words, Art, and Cover by Faith Erin Hicks “Thanks to Our Ms. Cooke, I’ve become a fan of Faith Erin Hicks, so this cover had to make the cut, and this collected edition of her web-comic will go straight to my wish-list, and hopefully soon to my bookshelf! (Just a side-bar here, but I’ve been asked about the “Our Ms. Cooke” thing! Well, it’s a in-joke that apparently only I’m old enough to get; there was an old radio and TV show about schoolteachers entitled “Our Miss Brooks”. Sorry for any distress.)” – Bob Reyer Mighty Avengers #10 Written by Al Ewing Art and Cover by Greg Land ” To quote the Luke Cage of 1972 “SWEET SISTER!” This issue of Mighty Avengers is a flashback tale that teams the Blue Marvel, Blade and Luke’s father against the Deathwalkers, and this image has me hearing the wah-wah guitars and the shimmering cymbals of Isacc Hayes’ “Theme from Shaft” already!” – Bob Reyer Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack This week’s track is entitled “Let It Go” by the band Year of the Rabbit. 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. One Response Bob Reyer May 30, 2014 Morning, True Believers! One of the images I selected now has divergent copy, as if from some alternate universe! Marvel seems to have had a bad week, as the newest issue of Guardians of the Galaxy has a cover announcing “…and now Captain Marvel” when she doesn’t appear in the book, and Mighty Avengers #10 has a very different (but very good!) story than the one described in the solicitations, or depicted on that retro cover by Greg Land. Sorry for the confusion, Bob Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.