Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/22/15
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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
We Are Robin #2
Written by Lee Bermejo
Art by Rob Haynes – Khary Randolph
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Robins! Come out and play-yeah!
Gotham By Midnight #7
Written by Ray Fawkes
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Best … photobomb … ever!
Sons of the Devil #3
Written by Brian Buccellato
Art by Toni Infante
Cover by Brian Buccellato
Now where have I seen this cover before? Hmmmmm ….
Marvel Zombies #2
Written by Simon Spurier
Art by Kev Walker
Cover by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Elsa Bloodstone is about to get one hell of a work out! I really enjoy the way the villains are creeping up that wall. That’s some real World War Z stuff, right there.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR #4 (Archie)
Writer: Alex diCampi
Artist: Rich Koslowski
Variant Cover: Faith Erin Hicks
There’s already more “Predator” on this cover by Faith Erin Hicks than in the entire first issue! (Sorry, Steve!) Of course, there’s also…
ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO (Archie)
Writer: Anthony C. Ferrante; Dan Parent
Artist: Dan Parent; Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
I love the “Army of Darkness” homage!
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #2 (DC)
Writer: Keith Giffen; J.M. De Matteis
Artist/Cover: Howard Porter
Having just watched the “Supergirl” pilot, I just had to pick this fun cover featuring the “Maid of Might”! (Gee, does anyone still remember when super-heroes had those extra-dramatic appellations like ‘Caped Crusader” or “Star-Spangled Avenger”?)
WONDER WOMAN #42 (DC)
Writer: Meredith Finch
Artist: David Finch
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
You could have made good money on the odds that I would have ever picked a cover from the main Wonder Woman series, but for those who bet the long-shot, here’s your pay-off–a fun cover by “Teen Titans” artist Ben Caldwell!
AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TPB (DC)
Writer: Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Artist: Rafael Kayanan; Rich Buckler; Jerry Ordway
Cover: Jerry Ordway
That this great mini-series from 1985 is seeing the light of day again makes me smile, as does this evocative cover by Jerry Ordway! (This trade reprints all four issues of the mini, but for some amplification of these events, you might want to pick up a copy of Adventure Comics #466 from 1979, whose cover is by long-time “Batman” artist Jim Aparo!)
Another sidebar: there’s a hard-cover book out this week called “Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years” that features stories from across that long history. (The cover is by John Cassaday.)
IXth GENERATION #4 (IMAGE/TOP COW)
Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist/Cover: Stjepan Sejic
For me, one of the highlight aspects of Mr. Sejic’s art is his usage of facial expressions, and this one scream “Oh boy, I’m screwed here!” Simply brilliant work!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’m still grooving real hard on the ‘Sound and Color‘ album by Alabama Shakes. Here’s another tune of theirs called “Don’t Wanna Fight“. It’s live and it’s incredible! Check them out!
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 07/22/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.