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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/08/15

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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!

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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

Constantine: The Hellblazer #2

Written by Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV

Art and Cover by Riley Rossmo

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And I thought my dream of spontaneously combusting in the middle of a crowded shopping mall was a beautiful way to go, but damn!

Catwoman #42

Written by Genevieve Valentine

Art by David Messina

Ben Caldwell Teen Titans Variant

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Wow! Check out this gorgeous and vibrant cover! I’m not so sure as to how lucky that cat statue is, what with that evil grin on Selena’s face, but something tells me that she’s about to have her own set of problems.

Saga #30

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art and Cover by Fiona Staples

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If I’ve learned anything from reading Saga it’s … everything dies.

Inferno #3

Written by Dennis Hopeless

Art by Javi Garron

Incentive Variant Cover

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What exactly are we looking at here? Is that a young Punisher, Cable? All I know is that one of my favorite Marvel girls, Domino, is looking as deadly as ever on this cover.

Runaways #2

Written by Noelle Stevenson

Art by Sanford Greene

Variant Cover by Noelle Stevenson … right?

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* Needle drop …*

 

Spider-Gwen #2

Written by Jason Latour

Art by Robbie Rodriguez

Jerome Opena Variant Cover

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I love the elegance and grace of this cover. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite of the year.

Spider-Verse #2

Written by Mike Costa

Art by Andre  Arujo

Phil Noto Variant Cover

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Oh what? Another amazing Spider-related variant? I want all of these. Will you buy them for me? Please?

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

HARROW COUNTY #3 (Dark Horse)

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist/Cover Tyler Crook

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I don’t think that Emmy has chosen a good place to hide out, but maybe that’s just me?

CATWOMAN #42 (DC)

Writer: Genvieve Valentine

Artist: David Messina

Cover: Kevin Wada

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If I’m not mistaken, that sure looks like Stephanie Brown is on the case, which could be a roadblock to Selina’s machinations!

GOTHAM ACADEMY #8 (DC)

Writer: Becky Cloonan; Brendan Fletcher

Artist: Mingjue Helen Chen

Cover: Karl Kerschl

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The last issue hinted at dark times occurring for Olive, and this Karl Kerschl cover seems to bear that out. Let’s hope for better time for young Ms. Silverlock.

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC (DC)

Writer: Will Eisner; Neil Gaiman; various

Artist/Cover: Will Eisner

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For those unfamiliar with the original work, this image by The Spirit’s creator Will Eisner reflects beautifully his innovative layouts and bold style!

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS (Action Lab)

Writer: Jeremy Whitley

Artist/Cover A: Rosy Higgins

Variant Cover B: Katie Cook

Variant Cover C: Richard Case

Variant Cover D: Mike Hawthorne

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“Submitted for your approval…when an editor can’t decide which cover to select for a column entitled ‘Covers of the Week’. he finds himself in that nether region that we call…The Twilight Zone.” (doo-doo-DOO–doo doo-doo-DOO-doo…)

Seriously friends, I found it impossible to choose one from amongst these charming images, and so nearly didn’t include any of them, but I decided to embrace my inner buccaneer and boldly break some rules by using all of them! (Sorry, Steve!)

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This week’s selection comes from the heart and soul of Leon Bridges, a smooth R&B artist with an old timey vibe. I first heard Bridges’ music this past 4th of July and was instantly taken by his talent, words, and masterful approach to a sound in music that should never have gone away. 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 06/08/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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