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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/29/14

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!

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So without further or due let’s get this week’s selections highlighted!

Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Silk #3

Written by Robbie Thompson

Art by Stacey Lee

What the Duck Cover by Nick Pitarra

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Cause this is Howard!

Any cover that pays homage to the King of Pop is alright with me. Sch’mon! Yow! ::: crotch grab :::

Wayward #7

Written by Jim Zub

Art by Steven Cummings and John Rauch

Cover by Sie Nanahara

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Boom! Wow! Anyone who’s listened to the Talking Comics podcast knows that I’m a long-time fan of all things anime, and this cover has good it going on! Could you imagine if Gainax got their mits on the rights to Wayward? Oh man, that would really be something else!

Spread #7

Written by Justin Jordan

Art by Liam Cobb

Cover by Micheal Adams

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Mommy, mommy! I want the The Preacher! He’s the only one I don’t have! Can I please have him?

Sure hunny, just make sure you share the nice Preacher man with your sister, okay?

Secret Avengers #15

Written by Ales Kot

Art by Michael Walsh

Cover by Tradd Moore

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Under the sea.

Under the sea.

M.O.D.O.C.K. is better down where it’s wetter, take it from me.

Justice League #40

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Jason Fabok

Magic Mike Variant 

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Phew! Is it hot in here all of a sudden, or is that just this STEAMY ASS COVER! Mmmmmmmm, shake those utility belts, boys! Mama’s had a long week and wants to make it rain!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

MULTIVERSITY #2 (DC)

Writer: Grant Morrison

Artist: Ivan Reis; Joe Prado

Variant Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

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SILVER SURFER #11 (Marvel)

Writer: Dan Slott

Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

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Well, of course…

CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 (DC)

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Tom Derenick; Trevor Scott

Cover Dan Panosian

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Even though I realize that this will be their swan song, having the chance to see the super-heroes of the real Earth-Two is a thrill that this stirring cover by Dan Panosian helps bring to a fever pitch!

BITCH PLANET #4 (Image)

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Artist: Valentine DeLandro; Robert Wilson IV

Cover: Valentine DeLandro

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As I love retro-themed covers (being old enough to remember these things in their original incarnations!), the 70s exploitation film vibe given off by this image by Val DeLandro just leaps off the page for me!

FANTASTIC FOUR #645 (Marvel)

Writer: James Robinson

Artist: Leonard Kirk

Variant Cover: Michael Golden

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Looking at this cover for the final issue of Fantastic Four, with its family-oriented theme and story elements from the classic Lee/Kirby era, I’m both smiling and (vainly) fighting back some small tears.

THE KURDLES (Fantagraphics)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Robert Goodin

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This just makes me smile…

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This week’s track is “Wonder” by the band Eternal Summers. I’ve been traveling this past week, and this band has provided at least 75% of the soundtrack for my trip. They’ve got a dreamy, smooth sound that I adore, as well as a heavy amount of fuzz and trippy effects to round it all out. Take a listen, and then if you want, investigate the band a bit farther using the link provided here: https://eternalsummers.bandcamp.com/

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 04/29/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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