Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/14/15
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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!
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 Simon Oliver
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Nathan Fox
“Pay no attention to the brightly colored embryonic man behind the plasma curtain!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Humberto Ramos
Cover by Julian Totino
“Wow! Okay, so we’re introducing Kamala to the team in just the second issue? I’m totally going to be there for that. I can’t wait to hear Coulson’s reaction to her personality and powers. Also, this cover, beautiful!” – Steve Seigh
Written by Nathan Edmondson
Art and Cover by Mike Perkins
“Those who listen to our podcast know that I’m a big fan of Domino, and I love the way she’s silhouetted against that gorgeous black and white collage. Deathlok is going to have his hands full this issue. Good luck, buddy.” – Steve Seigh
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Michael Dialynas
Variant Cover by Jeff Stokely
“Beware when walking inside the woods, you never know what could be lurking.” – Steve Seigh
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED 38 (DC)
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Neil Edwards; Jay Leinsten
Variant Cover: Karl Kerschl
“This week, DC has variant covers spot-lighting the 75th Anniversary of the original Flash, although every cover so far has had the Barry Allen version and not Jay Garrick. I’m not complaining, though, about this one that features two of Carmine Infantino’s most famous characters, done to a nice turn by Karl Kerschl!” – Bob Reyer
CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 (Marvel)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist/Cover: David Lopez
“Captain Marvel #10 would have probably made my “Top Ten” single issues for 2014 if it had come out in time for our deliberations, so I’m much looking forward to reading the second part of the story here-in, a feeling heightened by this cover featuring Kit “Lt.Trouble” Renner.” – Bob Reyer
SILVER SURFER #8 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
“Michael and Laura Allred…’nuff said!” – Bob Reyer
STAR WARS #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassady
Variant Cover: Alex Ross
“I’m far more a “Trekkie” than a “Star Wars guy”, but I wouldn’t mind having this image by Alex Ross as a poster on my wall!” – Bob Reyer
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track is entitled “Slider” by the band Bo Ningen. Crank up the volume and bang your head to this radically strange rock!
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 01/14/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.