Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/11/15
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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!
Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Ms. Marvel #13
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Takeshi Miyagawa
Women of Marvel Variant by Noelle Stevenson
Super-powered fist bump, yo!
Written by Jason Latour
Art and Cover by Javier Rodriguez
Them vultures, they be circlin’. In all seriousness though, look at the covers used for this cover, and those fine strokes used to create the feathers. I love the spiral-like positioning of the birds as well, does it not give you just the slightest feeling of vertigo?
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #1
Written by Art Balthazar – Franco
Art and Cover by Art Balthazar
“Surprise, mother #@&^%#$!”
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Cover by Mark Brooks
Aw man, seeing this cover is giving me flashbacks to when we had all of those amazing Max Brooks Fearless Defenders covers. Those were good times. Anyway, I’m really digging this cover. Taskmaster looks positively insane, and unless Ant-Man embiggins himself real quick he might very well be gobbled up!
East of West #18
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art and Cover by Nick Dragota
The Red Balloon? Anyone? Bueller?
Written by Ed Brisson
Art and Cover by John Christmas
Nope! We’re not going to talk about how this is the last issue of a comic book series that I’ve loved since page one of the first issue. What I will mention though, is how awesome this cover is. There’s no knowing how this epic pre-apocalyptic tale is going to end … but I’ve got a prediction, and if this cover is telling me anything … it’s that I could very well be right. Thanks for the good times, Sheltered. I’ll see you again at the Talking Comics 2015 Awards.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 (DC)
Writer: Van Jensen
Artist: Bernard Chiang
Variant Cover: Tony Harris
As “Forbidden Planet” is my #7 favorite movie of all-time (and #2 Science-Fiction film!), how could I not select this homage by Tony Harris to the original one-sheet, a copy of which hangs in my hallway? Here’s the original for comparison:
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 (DC)
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist:Neil Edwards; Jay Leiten
Variant Cover: Marco d’Alphonso
While I almost never buy any of DC’s insane amount of variant covers, I’m thrilled with the themes behind many of them! Here’s a thought DC, how about publishing a TPB each year that collects them all!
SHAFT #4 (Dynamite)
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
This cover by the ubiquitous Signor Francavilla captures the solitary nature of John Shaft’s journey, at least as it has played out so far in this fabulous new series!
HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Joe Quinones
Variant Cover: Val Mayerick
Val Mayerick was the co-creator of Howard back in 1973, so who better to create one of the re-launched series’ variant covers!
FANTASTIC FOUR #644 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Thanks to my friend Frank, the owner of Long Island Comics, I’ve managed to secure at regular prices the first two Michael Golden covers for the “FF Finale”; I’m *touching wood*about getting this third one, which might be the best of the three!
SILVER SURFER #10 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Variant Cover: Michael Golden
“Four out of five dentists recommend Tartar Control Crest. or in the case of galactic world consumers, the use of a dwarf planet like Pluto as dental floss!”
I’m done, literally…as I’m exhausted from going to about 14 different web-sites for these images!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track is “Mutual Core” from my favorite musical artist, Bjork. Check out the visuals in this video! You can find this awesome track on her album entitled Biophilia.
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 03/11/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.