Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week: Spider-Gwen Special Edition
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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
Gotham Academy #5
Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan FLetcher
Art and Incentive Cover by Karl Kershal
I remember seeing this image several months ago and thinking “Aw yeah, I can’t wait to feature the hell out of this cover!” It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I love the Autumn-esque coloring, the way Olive’s hair is swaying lazily in front of her face. It’s simply mesmerizing.
Written by Scott Snyder
Art and Cover by Greg Capullo
Ha ha ha ha hee ho ha ha ha heh heh ha ha! Can we just give this cover a “Most Disturbing Cover of the Week” award? It’s like Game of Thrones meets … well, The Joker. Chilling!
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Ryan Stegman
Variant Cover by Phil Noto
Maybe it’s Medusa, or maybe it’s Maybelline? Either way, this is by far one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen so far this year. I’ll be keeping this on the short list for End of the Year Award nominees.
Written by Ryan Ferrier
Art by Valentin Ramon
Cover by Fiona Staples
You know damn well that a bold, beautiful, and creature-filled Fiona Staples cover will always make it to my Favorite Covers list.
Okay, here’s the deal. I’m super excited about the release of Spider-Gwen #1 this week, and there are simply too many amazing covers of this book to choose just one. So let’s bask in the glowing warming glow of this fresh, stylish, and sleek character by appreciating a whole bunch of the variants set to debut alongside Marvel’s newest lady Spider.
Written by Jason Latour
Art and Cover by Robbie Rodriguez
Spider-Gwen #1 J Scott Cambell Variant
Spider-Gwen #1 Skottie Young Variant
Spider-Gwen #1 Adam Hughes Variant
Spider-Gwen #1 Jorge Molina Variant
Spider-Gwen #1 Kris Anka Variant
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
FLASH #39 (DC)
Writer: Robert Venditti; Van Jensen
Artist: Brett Booth; Norm Rapmund
Variant Cover: Amanda Conner
“Wanna race, Red?”
HAUNTED HORROR #15 (IDW)
Cover: Bernard Baily
“Everyone’s entitled to one good scare” Sheriff Brackett tells Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, and IDW is taking up that challenge with these Pre-Code horror classic reprints, this time behind a cover by Bernard Baily, who, along with Jerry Siegel, co-created The Spectre in 1940’s More Fun Comics #52:
ALL-NEW INVADERS #15 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist/Cover: Steve Pugh
For the farewell issue, a lovely cover by series artist Steve Pugh that pays homage to the what has been at the heart of James Robinson’s Invaders, which has been the spirit and values of Steve Rogers as Captain America.
FANTASTIC FOUR #643 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Variant Cover: Michael Golden
While on the topic of James Robinson, his run on Fantastic Four is sadly coming to a close, albeit in wondrous fashion, and the connecting covers by veteran Michael Golden that harken back to the FF’s glorious history would make a fine poster.
PRINCELESS: THE PIRATE PRINCESS #2 (Action Lab)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Cover: Rosy Higgins; Ted Brandt
What better way to follow up our discussion of Jeremy Whitley’s great series than to feature this charming cover for the second issue of this must-read all-ages book!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track is none other than “Face it Tiger” from Gwen’s own band The Mary Janes – as performed by the all-female rock-riot group Married with Sea Monsters!
You totally can, and should, check out more of their tunes over at their official Soundcloud page.
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 02/25/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.