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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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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

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“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.

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One Response

  1. Bob Reyer

    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

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