Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/04/15
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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 Tim Seeley and Tom King
Art and Cover by Mikel Janin
Wolf Moon #4
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Leandro Fernandez
I’m seriously digging the ferociousness of this cover. And is that watercolor or oils, do you think? Whatever it might be, I love the way it appears to seep into the canvas and saturate the negative space of the art.
Princess Leia #1
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Terry Dodson
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
There came a point some time last year when a select number of folks got bored of these “gimmicky” Skottie Young variant cover. I am not one of those people. I love his art, and I love that smirk on Leia’s face. Add to that the boldness of those colors and you’ve got a cover that won’t be straying toward the dark side any time soon.
Written by Dennis Hopeless
Art and Cover by Javier Rodriguez
Yes! Yes, yes, yes! I’m so ready for this book to hand over the art to Javier Rodriguez. It got off to a bumpy start, but this book really came into it’s own in the second half of issue #4. I really hope that this fresh new look turns some heads, and that Jess gets her shot at having a lasting solo series.
Nailbiter/Hack Slash Crossover One-Shot
Written by Joshua Williamson and Tim Seeley
Art by Mike Henderson and Emilio Laiso
Cover by Tim Seeley and Mike Henderson
Awwww yeah! I’ve been waiting for this crossover! How could I not love a cover featuring this gruesome twosome?
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
LADY KILLER #3 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Joelle Jones; Jamie Rich
Artist/Cover: Joelle Jones
I think that I’ll pass on having the punch, thank you!
HARLEY QUINN #15 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist; Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
Based on this cover by the amazing Amanda Conner, it looks as if our gal Harley has gone even further over the edge; how that’s even possible, I d be at a loss to explain, but I’m going to love finding out!
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER (IDW)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Variant Cover: Agnes Garbowska
Pony private eyes in fedoras…I’m in!
HAWKEYE #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Ramon Perez
Variant Cover: Sho Murase
Speaking of private eyes, this variant cover by Sho Murase has the feel of a mid-Sixties detective novel!
OPERATION S.I.N. #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Kathryn Immonen
Artist: Rich Ellis
Cover: Michael Komarck
It looks as if I’ve hit upon a theme, as this “back in the day” cover falls right in line with the rest!
SPIDER-WOMAN #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
Variant Cover: Kris Anka
I know that this is more of a poster than a cover, but I love this”spec sheet” by Kris Anka!
HERO CATS #4 (Action Lab)
Writer: Kyle Putt Kammer
Artist/Cover: Marcus Williams
Finally, I’ve chosen this cover in hopes that Ms. Stephanie Cooke’s ailing feline friend Kaylee will see it and perhaps have her spirits raised!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
From Purity Ring‘s new album “Another Eternity” comes the track “Body Ache“.
Disclaimer: This track will make sweet, unprotected love to your ears. Listen, love, lose yourself.
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 03/04/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.