Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/25/15
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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
Written by Jeff Parker
Art by Paul Pelletier
Free Willy WB Movie Poster Variant
In all seriousness, how could I not include this cover in this week’s column? I just don’t see any way around it, really. It’s amazing!
Written by Genevieve Valentine
Art by Garry Brown
Cover by Jae Lee
I’ve loved many of Jae Lee’s recent Catwoman covers, but there’s something about that bright yellow pops against the black of her costume and jacket.
Written by Mark Waid
Art and Cover by Chris Samnee
Is anyone else getting a Matrix vibe from this cover? The human battery chamber? Anyone? Anyway, love those soft blues.
Legendary Star-Lord #10
Written by Sam Humphries
Art and Cover by Paco Medina
Yet another cover this week that’s all about the pleasing color palettes for me.
New Avengers #32
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Mike Deodato & Carlos Pacheco
Cover by Gabrielle Dell’Otto
There’s something rather Shakespearean about this cover, no? Can you not feel that Hamlet vibe, man?
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
GOTHAM ACADEMY #6 (DC)
Writer: Becky Cloonan; Brendan Fletcher
Artist/Cover: Karl Kerschl
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but if there were DC “bracket pools” like in the NCAA tournament, I’m not sure that I would have picked Olive over Batman, but there’s always room for upsets, I guess!
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 (DC)
Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Andres Guinaldo; Walden Wong
Variant Cover; Joe Quinones
I’ve been really loving these movie poster homages by DC, and this one that has one of my favorite cover artists, Joe Quinones, channelling Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice”, AND featuring Zatanna…well, this was a no-brainer!
ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES #4 (Dark Horse)
Cover: Ogden Whitney
Dark Horse continues their exemplary work of reprinting these rare post-war horror/sci-fi books from ACG, a fine effort in-and-of-itself, but any cover featuring a dinosaur so large she makes Godzilla seem like a toddler needs to be celebrated!
NIGHTCRAWLER #12 (Marvel)
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist/Cover: Todd Nauck
With this stellar series coming to a close, it’s great to have this cover by Todd Nauck that celebrates the entire cast!
WALLACE & GROMIT NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOL. 3 (Titan)
Writer: Steve White; Various
Artist: Mychailo Kazybrd; John Burns
I’ve loved the “W & G” films, so this image whets my appetite for what’s within…and for a bacon’n’eggs breakfast, too! Through Wallace’s “Eggscavator” device, I’m also reminded of the work of Rube Goldberg, whose drawings of overly-complicated machinery was a staple of newspapers throughout the early-to-mid Twentieth century, and whose work certainly must have inspired Nick Park who created Wallace & Gromit, and of course, the makers of the “Mouse Trap” board game! Here’s a look at a typical “Rube Goldberg machine”:
A wonderful 2013 book from Abrams ComicArts chronichles the career of Mr. Goldberg, so if you’re tempted, here’s a link to the Abrams site.
And now, from the “Where are they now?” file, better known as the “This is Spinal Tap” file:
BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS HC (Image)
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Ziggy Chooch (?)
To paraphrase the classic line;
How much more magenta could this be, and the answer is “None, none more magenta…”
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’m feeling pretty aggressive this week, it’s been a rough one. With that in mind I give you Lightning Bolt, an in-your-face drum and bass duo that will turn your vertebrae into dust. I once saw them perform beneath a bridge, deep inside of Brooklyn, and it was positively amazing! The song is called “Dracula Mountain“. Enjoy.
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 03/25/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer, and several staff members and fans of Talking Comics.