Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/01/15
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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
Crossed: Badlands #75
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Rafa Ortiz
K Calgary Art Deco Cover
Little Bunny Foo Foo is all grown up and ain’t nothin’ to #&@! with!
Omega Men #2
Written by Tom King
Art by Barnaby Bagenda and Jose Marzan
Cover by Trevor Hutchinson
I really dig the minimalist presentation of this cover. It’s a far cry from the elaborate artwork contained within this comics pages, and yet it works on so many levels.
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art and Cover by Mike Henderson
I can’t be the only one who is getting a heavy ‘Goonies’ vibe from this cover. Also, are we maybe going to get some answers as to what the hell makes Buckaroo such a dangerous place in this issue, I certainly hope so.
Written by Ales Kot
Art by Tula Lotay and Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Tom Muller
Sometimes it’s as simple as having an amazing 80s-esque font on your cover that makes the whole thing shine.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
MASKS 2 #4 (Dynamite)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Eman Casallos
Cover: Butch Guice
As in the book itself, the time-tossed forces have finally gathered on this cover by veteran Butch Guice, which is channelling the same source as my pick of Alex Ross’ JSA Archives cover of last week! “What is that, Cranky Old Uncle Bob?” I can hear you asking; well, it’s the first appearance of the Justice Society from All Star Comics #3 back in 1940, cover by Everett Hibbard:
A-FORCE #2 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Molina
Cover: Jorge Molina
Variant Cover: Kris Anka
I couldn’t choose between these two for the life of me, so it’s BONUS COVER TIME!
SECRET WARS #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Esad Ribic
Variant Cover: Erica Henderson
In a week where I spent the better part of three working days crafting “A Farewell Salute” to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel, how could I not pick this charming cover by Squirrel Girl’s own Erica Henderson? (see below…)
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7 (Marvel)
Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson
Can even Squirrel Girl prevail against the might of the Avengers? (I’m thinking “Yes”, mostly ’cause it’s her book…)
Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist/Cover: Paul Johnson
The solicitation describes this OGN as delving into the innermost thoughts of a comatose stroke victim who discovers a very scary realm beyond the conscious mind. This cover certainly brings that home–YIKES!!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
My second favorite band in all the world are back after a 19-year hiatus, and they’re picking up right where they left off with their new album entitled ‘The Heart is a Monster‘. Failure is space-rock at its finest and you’re not going to want to miss the opportunity to hear them again, or for the first time. Check out the video below to hear Failure‘s first single, ‘Hot Traveler‘, from the new album!
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 07/01/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.