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!
Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Written by Genevieve Valentine
Art by Garry Brown
Cover by Jae Lee
An itsy bitsy Batman crawled up the water spout.
Justice League Dark #38
Written by J.M. Dematteis
Art by Andres Guinaldo and Walden Wong
Cover by Guillem March
Ha! Who else is hearing the “Tornado Theme” from the Wizard of Oz, right now?
Alex + Ada #12
Written by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
Art and Cover by Jonathan Luna
Nope! No, no, no, no, no! I swear, if anyone hurts Ada I’m going to start flippin’ tables!
Written by Jerry Duggan
Art by John Timms
Cover by Orphan Cheeps
Not only is this cover beautiful, it makes me further regret my decision to remove Nova from my pull list. Perhaps I’ll look into buying the trades so I can get caught up.
Secret Avengers #12
Written Ales Kot
Art by Michael Walsh
Cover by Tradd Moore
It’s all about those stunning vines and menacing stance of Black Widow that make this cover one of my favorite of the week. Tradd Moore has done a stellar job with just about every cover of Secret Avengers and this is no exception.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
SUNDOWNERS #6 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Tim Seeely
Artist/Cover: Jim Terry
I’ve never read a panel of this series, but this very cool cover has me wanting to check it out at the LCS later today!
FLASH #38 (DC)
Writer: Robert Vendetti; Van Jensen
Artist: Brett Booth; Norm Rapmund
Variant Cover: Howard Porter
This “Flash’s 75th Anniversary” variant actually features the character whose birth they’re celebrating, Jay Garrick, whose re-introduction in Flash #123 kicked off the “Earth-Two”concept. Here’s the original cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson:
GOTHAM ACADEMY #4 (DC)
Writer: Becky Cloonan; Brendan Fletcher
Artist/Cover: Karl Kerschl
Things look to be going poorly for the students based on this striking image by Karl Kerschl, although I’m certain that it will turn out OK!
HARLEY QUINN #14 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner;Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Variant Cover: Bruce Timm
Bruce Timm drawing Harley…that’s going to make any list that I’m compiling!
THOR #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Russell Dauterman
A fabulous cover by Russell Dauterman presages an epic battle within, I’m sure! (With “Time Running Out” on the MU, I’m going to soak up all the goodness of this series before the changes come, as should any of you that haven’t so far!)
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
She’s back! My favorite musical artist in all the world is back with a brand new album and it will melt your ears and break your heart. “Stonemilker” is the first track off of Bjork‘s intense new album, Vulnicura.
That’s all, folks! Join us next week for another round of covers and an avalanche of incredible cover art!