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Hello, and 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!

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Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Afterlife With Archie #7

Story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Art by Francesco Francavilla

Variant Cover by Andrew Depoy

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“There’s no dancing around it. Over the past year I’ve developed quite a crush on both of these characters. The main reason is that one of my instagram friends, foxyvixen13, is SUPER obsessed with these ladies. In fact,  she’s modeled much of her every day wardrobe after several wonderful female characters in comics, and I dig that. The outfits are clever and delightful and she looks great while wearing them. I can’t help but think of her passion for the comics medium when I see this cover. Also, I’m not afraid to admit that I think both Betty and Veronica look rather fetching in their lingerie.” – Steve Seigh

Rocket Raccoon #6

Written by Skottie Young

Art by Jake Parker

Cover by Skottie Young

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“Oh boy, it looks as if Rocket’s gone and got himself in another interstellar fix. I hope he’s got some super nova-charged breath mints in that utility belt of his.” – Steve Seigh

Batgirl #37

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher

Art by Babs Tarr

Cover by Cameron Fletcher

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“If you like it than you should have put a ring on it. Oh oh oh, shake it off, shake it off, oh oh! I’m all about that bass, bout that bass, no treble. Heh, okay, you get my point by now, right?” – Steve Seigh

Batman Eternal #36

Story by Scott Snyder and James Tynion

Art by Fernando Blanco

Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards 

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“I’m always up for a good Batman silhouette and this cover’s got an ominous doozy.” – Steve Seigh

Little Nemo Returns To Slumberland #3

Written by Eric Shanower

Illustrations and Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez

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“C’mon! Who doesn’t love a good MC Escher-inspired comic book cover? I know I do!” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

BATGIRL #37 (DC)

Writer: Cameron Stewart; Brendan Fletcher

Artist: Babs Tarr

Variant Cover: Darwyn Cooke

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“I could pick every Darwyn Cooke variant cover…and i just might, as they’re all perfection!” – Bob Reyer

HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL (DC)

Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti

Artist: Darwyn Cooke; John Timms

Cover: Amanda Conner

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“I guess we know what Harley will be up to after the holidays!” – Bob Reyer

BITCH PLANET #1 (Image)

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Artist/Cover: Valentine De Landro

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“This cover by Val De Landro has all the impact of one of those great Seventies exploitation movie posters–the perfect lead-in to this much-anticipated series!” – Bob Reyer

“I also share Bob’s enthusiasm for this cover. It’s classic, empowering, and those colors are fancy! Oh yeah, I’ve also read the book at this point and it was A-MA-ZING! Be sure to get yourself a copy.” – Steve Seigh

NIGHTCRAWLER #9 (Marvel)

Writer: Chris Claremont

Artist/Cover: Todd Nauck

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“With its mix of “new” X-Men and Excalibur co-stars, this cover by Todd Nauck is a lovely way to remember Kurt Wagner’s long history in a striking way!” – Bob Reyer

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

Awww yeah! I’m in a Stevie Wonder state of mind tonight. Let’s click Play and groove out to his funk classic, “Higher Ground“.

That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!

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