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
Oh wow! It looks like we’ve got another contender for our end of the year awards. How gorgeous is this?
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art and Cover by Brian Churilla
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.
Written by Jim Zubb
Art by Steven Cummings & Tamara Bonvillain
Variant Cover by Gurihiru
Cheerful, bright, and highly animated – this cover has got good vibes all over it!
Written by Justin Jordan
Art and Cover by Kyle Strahm & Felippe Sobriero
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
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
Nothing much to say except….”Wow!”
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #5 (Image)
Writer: Michael Stock
Artist/Cover: Sina Grace
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
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
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!
(Al Williamson to the left, Mark Schultz to the right, Wally Wood below!)
DEEP STATE #7 (BOOM! Studios)
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Konstantina
Cover: Matt Taylor
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.