Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/29/14
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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 Robbie Thompson
Art by Stacey Lee
What the Duck Cover by Nick Pitarra
Cause this is Howard!
Any cover that pays homage to the King of Pop is alright with me. Sch’mon! Yow! ::: crotch grab :::
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Steven Cummings and John Rauch
Cover by Sie Nanahara
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!
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Liam Cobb
Cover by Micheal Adams
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
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
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
SILVER SURFER #11 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Well, of course…
CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 (DC)
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Derenick; Trevor Scott
Cover Dan Panosian
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
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
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
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.