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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/11/14

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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!


Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Detective Comics #32

Written by Brian Buccellato & Francis Manapul

Art & Cover by Francis Manapul

“Release the beautifully colored Kraken!” – Steve Seigh

Disney Kingdoms: Figment #1

Written by Jim Zub

Art by Filipe Andrade

Cover by John Tyler Christopher

“How could I not choose this stylish cover featuring one of Disney’s first and all-but-forgotten Disney dragons? I am so ready to read this book!” – Steve Seigh

Captain Marvel #4

Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick

Art and Cover by David Lopez

“Love that harsh red against the cool of that seafoam green and blur backdrop. Also, Carol is looking pretty badass on this cover. That’s the power stance of a woman who’s ready for anything the world can throw at her.” – Steve Seigh

Abe Sapien #13

Written by Mike Mignola & Scott Allie

Art and Cover by Sebastian Fiumara

“I don’t know what’s up with that bell featured at the bottom of the page but damn if Abe doesn’t look awesome here.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.2

Written by Dan Slott

Art by Ramon K. Perez

Cover by Alex Ross

“Who could resist this Alex Ross cover depicting a classic Peter Park and Flash Thompson beat down scenario? Oh Flash, if only you knew that Peter is really Spider-Man, your hero.” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

All-New Invaders #6

Written by James Robinson

Art by Mark Laming

Cover by Greg Land and Nolan Woodard

“As a big fan of the atomic bomb…wait a tick, that doesn’t sound good, does it?

(Robert dear, I think you’d best try that again? @udrey)

As a student of the history of the Nuclear Age, (Much better, darling! @) the iconic image of the mushroom cloud was used not only to frighten people into Civil Defense (“Duck and Cover”), but it was also used as a way to promote commercial endeavors and products from Geiger counters to breakfast cereal and lipstick:

This “Original Sin” issue of Invaders looks to tie-in to that Cold War era, and possibly the 1953 return of the Human Torch based on this scary cover by Greg Land and Nolan Woodard. (As an aside. “A-Bomb” covers on Fifties comics are collectible in the same vein as Hitler or “infinity covers”)”

– Bob Reyer

She-Hulk #5

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Javier Pulido

Cover by Kevin Wada

“Another fabulous She-Hulk cover by Kevin Wada! I love the usage of the mirror here, both as imagery and a possible metaphor for Jen reflecting on her actions that landed her in the dreaded “Blue File”.” – Bob Reyer

Lumberjanes #3

Written by Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson

Art by Brooke A. Allen

Variant Cover by Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks of Adventures of Superhero Girl drawing a cover for Lumberjanes; what could be a better marriage? – Bob Reyer

Batgirl #32

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Fernando Pasarin and Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Alex Garner

“Barbara seems to be the object of someone’s attention on this paranoidal cover by Alex Garner!” – Bob Reyer

Nightcrawler #3

Written by Chris Clairmont

Art by Tom Nauck

Cover by Jamie McKelvie

“You can almost smell the brimstone as Kurt Wagner “bamfs” onto this cover by Jamie McKelvie…and how many little guys are on there, anyhow?” – Bob Reyer

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

This week’s smooth grooves are brought to you by the band YOUNG MAGIC. The song “Fall In” is from their brand new album Breathing Statues.


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 06/11/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.

Executive Editor of Talking Comics, Co-Host of the Talking Comics podcast, Host of the Talking Games podcast, Writer of Ink & Pixel featured on, Candadian by proxy, and Pancake King.

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