Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 11/05/14
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Each and every New Comic Book Release Day is a blessing. 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!
If you’d like to contribute to this column all you need to do is send Steve an email at SteveSeigh@TalkingComicBooks.com, telling him the title of the issue with the cover that you dig, as well as a brief description of why you’re grooving on that particular cover. We’ll try to include as many selections as possible and hope that you enjoy seeing your choices displayed for all of the internet to see.
So without further or due let’s get this week’s selections highlighted!
Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Written by Nancy A. Collins
Art by Patrick Berkenkotter
Variant Cover by Jenny Frison
“If Jenny Frison doesn’t get some recognition for Best Cover Artist of 2014 I’m going to flip tables!” – Steve Seigh
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
Written by Dan Slott
Art and Cover by Olivier Copiel
“The gang’s all here and they’re looking totally badass! Spider-verse has officially begun!” – Steve Seigh
Deadpool’s Art of War #2
Written by Peter David
Art by Scott Koblish
“Thor’s gonna make it rain!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Cover by Celia Calle
“This cover is proof that there is beauty even in death. Well, I’m assuming that she’s dead. I’m not reading Names or anything, but she looks pretty dead to me. Still hot, though. Yup.” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
GHOST #9 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Harvey Tolibao
Cover: Emmanuela Lupacchino; Wes Dzioba
“I know that Halloween is over, but this scary cover by Emmanuela Lupacchino has me scurrying under the covers again!” – Bob Reyer
DETECTIVE COMICS #36 (DC)
Writer: Ben Percy
Artist/Cover: John Paul Leon
“The Caped Crusader seems to have his hands full on this cover that evokes both Jim Steranko and 70’s horror comics–well done, Mr. Leon!” – Bob Reyer
LI’L VAMPI HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Dynamite)
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist/Cover: Thiago Vale
VAMPIRELLA #6 (Dynamite)
Writer: Nancy A. Collins
Artist: Patrick Berkenkotter
Variant Cover: Stephanie Buscema
“Two very different, but very charming, looks at the lady from the planet Draculon; first, apparently even vampires celebrate Christmas as seen on this cover by Thiago Vale, and then the wondrous Stephanie Buscema gives us her interpretation of the more classic Vampi!” – Bob Reyer
SUPERMAN: GOLDEN AGE SUNDAYS 1946–1949 (IDW)
Cover: Pete Poplaski (…in the style of the late Al Plastino!)
“IDW continues it’s brilliant and award-winning series of “Library of American Comics” reprints with this volume of Superman Sunday color strips, many by “the” Superman artist of the period, Wayne Boring and that also features an introduction by Mark Waid.” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Earlier this week, my friend Brendan played this song on his desktop, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. I can’t help it, it’s so infectious and groovy!” The track is “Party Rock” by the Pop group LMAFO.
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 11/05/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.