Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/15/15
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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
Book of Death #1
Written by Rob Venditti
Art by Robert Gil and Doug Braithewaite
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Well folks, this it, we may very well be looking at my favorite cover of the year. Look at the way Jelena plays with light in this piece! I mean seriously, there’s magic, anti-gravity, and a young woman whose outfit is positively stunning. I would proudly purchase a print of this cover and hang it in my living room.
Green Lantern The Lost Army #2
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Ben Oliver
So does Power Girl have a younger sister or cousin, because um ….
Doctor Fate #2
Written by Paul Levitz
Art and Cover by Sonny Liew
Ha ha ha! I love the “surprise lines” radiating out of Doctor Fate on this cover. I can almost hear him flatly saying. “Well, shit.”
Martian Manhunter #2
Written by Rob WIlliams
Art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira
Cover by Eric Canete
Any cover featuring the ever-intriguing Mr. Biscuits gets my vote!
Guardians of Knowhere
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mike Deodato
Gwenom Variant Cover by Rob Guillory
Nope nope nope! I would not want to mess with Gwenom. No sir! Art-wise, though, look at the line detail and creative hood-like placement of the symbiote.It’s genius!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #12 (Dark Horse)
Cover: Jason Copland
As the solicitation proudly exclaims “It’s giant monsters versus giant robots”, and could you ask for anything more?
YEARS OF FUTURE PAST (Marvel)
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Mike Norton
Cover: Arthur Adams
Very few artists do giant monsters any better than Arthur Adams, and here we see Kitty’s old dragon friend Lockheed getting Medieval on one of those pesky Sentinels!
HARLEY QUINN #18 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
I love when an homage comes together…
…in this case, referencing this fun cover by 60s/70s DC giant Nick Cardy!
SECRET SIX #4 (DC)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Ken Lashley
Cover: Dale Eaglesham
“Hon…do me a favor, can you get Century 21 Real Estate or Re/Max on the phone, please?”
CAPTAIN MARVEL & THE CAROL CORPS (Marvel)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick; Kelly Thompson
Artist/Cover: David Lopez
I’ve elsewhere said my farewell to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel, but I’ll gladly give a snappy salute to Ms. Danvers anytime!
Speaking of farewells…
HAWKEYE #22 (Marvel)
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist/Cover: David Aja
Just a great image that is so evocative of the street-level attitude this series wore on its sleeve. It’s so great to see a Fraction/Aja Hawkeye issue, but that thrill won’t make up for its absence from the Marvel line-up in the future.
SILVER SURFER #13 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Can even the Sky-rider of the Spaceways beat back the editorial edicts that cause a universe to end? Perhaps Dan Slott and the Amazing Allreds can pull off a Hail Mary?
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
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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 06/15/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.