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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/24/15

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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!

Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Infinity Gauntlet #2

Written by Gerry Dugan & Justin Weaver

Incentive Variant Cover

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Oh wow! It looks like we’ve got another contender for our end of the year awards. How gorgeous is this?

Hellbreak #4

Written by Cullen Bunn

Art and Cover by Brian Churilla

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You ever see the movie Idle Hands? Yup. Also, imagine having to deal with that arm during your “alone time”? That’s be a hell of a thing.

Wayward #9

Written by Jim Zubb

Art by Steven Cummings & Tamara Bonvillain

Variant Cover by Gurihiru

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Cheerful, bright, and highly animated – this cover has got good vibes all over it!

Spread #8

Written by Justin Jordan

Art and Cover by Kyle Strahm & Felippe Sobriero

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I would not want to mess with this little one. As for the art, I sure do love a good execution of black/red/white coloring. This cover is nasty and I love it.

M.O.D.O.C.K. Assassin #2

Written by Christopher Yost

Art by Amilcar Pina

Variant Cover by Christian Ward

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Ugh. Could you imagine being M.O.D.O.C.K.’s dentist? Dat breath!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

JSA OMNIBUS VOL 3 (DC)

Writer: Geoff Johns; various

Artist: Dale Eaglesham; various

Cover: Alex Ross

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Nothing much to say except….”Wow!”

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #5 (Image)

Writer: Michael Stock

Artist/Cover: Sina Grace

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Although I know nothing about this series, there is something so wistful and sad about this cover that I had to select it.

DAREDEVIL #16 (Marvel)

Writer: Mark Waid

Artist/Cover: Chris Samnee

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Speaking of things melancholy, the Mark Waid run on DD is swiftly coming to a close, and this cover by long-time series artist Chris Samnee is one of his best!

WHERE MONSTERS DWELL #2 (Marvel)

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: Russell Braun

Cover: Frank Cho

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World War I flying aces and dinosaurs sharing a corner of “Battle-land” or whatever they’re calling it is jake with me, and this cover by Frank Cho seems a nice homage to the old Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales/Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, which was his own tribute to the EC science-fiction artwork of Wally Wood and Al Williamson, all of which I loved!

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(Al Williamson to the left, Mark Schultz to the right, Wally Wood below!)

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DEEP STATE #7 (BOOM! Studios)

Writer: Justin Jordan

Artist: Ariela Konstantina

Cover: Matt Taylor

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Speaking of 50s stuff, I know that it sounds weird to say it, but I’m a “fan” of that era’s A-bomb culture and post-apocalyptic science-fiction, so this image is caught my eye with its Civil Defense poster feeling!

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This week’s jam comes from Veruca Salt! Remember them? Well guess what? They’re coming back with a new album called Ghost Notes … and from what I’ve heard so far it sounds really good! So I thought that today we’d get hyped for that release by listening to one of their best songs. 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 06/24/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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