Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/18/15
Hey, thanks for checking out Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week!
You’ve got to admit, New Comic Book Release Day is pretty much the best day of the week. 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
Rocket Salvage #4
Written by Yehudi Mercado
Art and Cover by Bachan
Oh man, I both love and hate when this happens. I know that some people say that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but WHY am I not reading Rocket Salvage? This cover has tons of energy, and I can’t help but wonder how a little girl like that is able to command such an incredible show of force. I might have to check this out in trade when it hits the stands.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3
Written by Ryan North
Art by Erica Henderson
Women of Marvel Variant by Gurihiru
This is hands down the single most adorable rendering of Doreen that I’ve seen so far this run. Seriously, it’s too cute, I can’t even!
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Phillippe Briones
Cover by Stephanie Hans
Yet another stellar cover by the uber talented Stephanie Hans, a talent that continues to rise on my list of all-time favorite female comic book artists. For real, just for a moment, imagine if her and Mike Del Mundo had some sort of “art baby”. I would adopt that little bugger and nurture the heck out of him/her.
Loki: Agent of Asgard #12
Written by Al Ewing
Art and Cover by Lee Garbett
Good gods! Have you ever seen Loki look so sinister? This cover is beyond disturbing and that’s just the first thing I positively love about it.
Written by Mike Johnson and Kate Perkins
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino
Wizard of Oz Variant Cover
This cover is definitely not in Kansas anymore!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
STRAIN THE NIGHT ETERNAL (Dark Horse)
Writer: David Lapham
Artist/Cover: Mike Huddleston
I’ve no clue as to what’s going on, or even what this series is about, but boy, is this creepy!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover: Arthur Adams
I’m so thrilled that Arthur Adams’ work is appearing more frequently, as I’ve been a fan for many years, and in fact, one of my first long-form rambles on Talking Comics was on the subject of his charming homage to adventure serials and old monster movies, Monkeyman and O’Brien:
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson
While on the topic of throw-backs, this image by Erica Henderson could have graced the cover of the old Fiction House Planet Comics from back in the Forties! See what I mean:
We now interrupt this week’s regularly-scheduled “Covers” to bring you this special “Batgirl” edition!
The re-launched Batgirl has sported some incredible covers (as well as marvelous interiors!), but this week brings us a bumper crop of riches! It was impossible for me to select just one, so here’s the cornucopia:
BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1 (DC)
Writer: Cameron Stewart; Brendan Fletcher
Artist by Bengal
Cover by Raphael Albuquerque
“Bring it on, all of you who think I’ve lost my edge since moving to the suburbs…”
BATGIRL #40 (DC)
Writer: Cameron Stewart; Brendan Fletcher
Artist: Babs Tarr
Cover: Cameron Stewart
This image captures well the mysterious and fractured nature of the goings-on in Barbara’s new life, and it may be that your Cranky Old Uncle Bob was right about that Secret Origins tie-in!
Variant Cover: Cliff Chiang
I hope my neighbors haven’t minded me blasting out Prince’s “Purple Rain” whilst composing this column at 6 AM!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s selection comes from my favorite musical artist of all time, Bjork. Okay, yes, Tool is my all time favorite band, but Bjork is this enigmatic goddess of a woman, who encompasses entire galaxies worth of talent and vision. “Lionsong” is from her latest, and most personal album to date, Vulnicura.
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 03/18/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.