Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/15/15
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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 Eric Canete and Jonathan Tsuei
Art by and Cover by Eric Canete
Run, Love, Kill, pussy cat. Kill kill kill!
Ms. Marvel #14
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Joe Quinones
Cover by Jenny Frisson
How can you not love these tarot card/art nouveau covers?
Bloodshot Reborn #1
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Mico Suayan and Jeff Lemire
Cover by Juan Doe
What a beautiful sunset, don’t you agree, dear? Whoa, wait a minute … are those BODIES? RUN! RUN FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY!
Written by James F. Wright
Art by Jackie Crofts
Cover by Josh Eckert
Ha! What a cool send-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. I particularly enjoy the descriptions plastered over each characters likeness.
Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa
Art by Robert Hack and Rachel Deering
Cover by Fancesco Francavilla
Mmfph. Love that red on black coloring, not to mention the Dia De Los Muertos vibe that Madame Satan is sporting.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Alex DeCampi
Artist: Rich Koslowski
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
It looks as if vacation isn’t going as well as planned for the Riverdale gang, huh? Perhaps they should have used Priceline! Speaking of dire doings for the Archie crowd…
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #3 (Archie Comics)
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: Robert Hack; Rachel Deering
Cover: Robert Hack
It’s been a while since the first issue, but this cover ropes me right back in!
BANDETTE VOL 2: STEALERS, KEEPERS!
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist/Cover: Colleen Coover
Even on a cover meant to instill dread and mystery, Colleen Coover can’t help but make it fun!
SHAFT #5 (Dynamite)
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Variant Cover: Denys Cowan
As this “origin” series has moved forward, we’ve been shown the forces that shaped the John Shaft from the novels and films, and he’s emerged on this lovely cover by veteran Denys Cowan!
MS. MARVEL #14 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Takeshi Miyagawa
Cover: Jake Wyatt
A lovely image that plays up the duality of our girl Kamala’s life as the protector of Jersey City!
UNCANNY X-MEN #33 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist/Cover: Kris Anka
As I’m a sucker for nostalgia, this cover by Kris Anka depicting some of the monsters from the pre-hero era at Marvel tugs at my heart-strings! It’s always fun seeing Fin Fang Foom, Zzutak, Gorgolla, and Xemnu the Hulk!
SENSATION COMICS #9
Writer: Lauren Beukes; Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Mike Maihak; Karl Story; Chris Sprouse
Cover: Ben Caldwell
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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s selection is called “Molly” and it comes to your ears from the band Wildhoney. I discovered this band at the beginning of this week and simply cannot get enough of their beautiful and drone-heavy sound. 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 04/15/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.