Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/29/15
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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
Sandman Overture Special Edition #5
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art and Cover by J.H. Williams III
Uggghhhhhhh! Why did this series have to become such a disaster in terms of its release schedule? I understand that some books take time, but I can’t help but feel like the full power of this title has been marred by its lengthy delays. Never the less, would you just look at this incredible cover! Check out those colors! Are those organs? Is that a cat nestled inside of all that beautiful mess? Gorgeous!
Black Widow #20
Written by Nathan Edmondson
Art and Cover by Phil Noto
Wow! Talk about an amazing hair day!
Deep State #8
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Ariela Kristintina
Cover by Matt Taylor
Sometimes a great cover simply comes down to the right color combinations and the clever placement of the shapes. I like the ominous vibe that this cover gives me. I think I might actually seek out a trade for Deep State and see what’s up with this series.
Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #3
Written by Peter Hogan
Art and Cover by Steve Parkhouse
“Dude, I’m telling you, this is what the dude looked like.” – Little Girl
“What she said, human. I’ve seen it too. You had better recognize.” – The Cat
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
GHOSTBUSTERS GET REAL #2 (IDW)
Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Variant Cover: Evan “Doc” Shaner
SHRINKING MAN #1 (IDW)
Writer: Ted Adams
Artist/Variant Cover: Mark Torres
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (IDW)
Artist: Wally Wood; Dan Adkins; Various
Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy
As long-time readers of this column know, I’m a big fan of the old E.C. Comics, so IDW’s fun tribute to that company’s output is right up my alley. particularly Andrew Pepoy’s mash-up of the Wally Wood/Dan Adkins Iron Maiden character from T.H.UN.D.E.R. Agents (one of comics’ great un-sung villains!) with the trade dress from E.C. “Incredible Science Fiction”/”Weird Science-Fantasy”, the book where so much of Mr, Wood’s best work was published!
WEIRD LOVE #8 (IDW)
Cover: Lee Elias
Well now, so “Clown love!” is a thing, huh? I guess it must be, based on this cover by “Black Cat” artist Lee Elias!
1602: WITCH-HUNTER ANGELA (Marvel)
Writer: Marguerite Bennett; Kieron Gillen
Artist: Stephanie Hans;
Cover Stephanie Hans; Marguerite Suavage
Nothing needs to be said other than it’s simply gorgeous work by Ms. Hans.
PRINCELESS: BE YOURSELF #2 (Action Lab)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Cover: Emily Martin
“Swamp monsters…why did it have to be swamp monsters?”
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4 (ARCHIE)
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist/Cover: Robert Hack
I couldn’t decide between these gorgeously creepy images by Robert Hack, so since i was in “movie mode” on the last pick, you get to see both!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track is a brand new one from Maynard James Keenan’s electronica/lounge project Puscifer. It usually takes me a while to settle into any new music from this band, but this time around I’m completely in love with this new song, and have been listening to it on repeat for the better part of the day. 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 07/29/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.