Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/05/15
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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
The Wicked + Divine #13
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie – Various
Cover by Tula Latoy
Well well, who is this? Is there a new Goddess in the house? What a positively striking cover! I particularly love that her outfit looks as if it were bathed in blood!
Detective Comics #43
Written by Francis Manipul and Brian Buchellato
Art by Fernando Blanco
Cover by Francis Manipul
Francis Manipul does Dia De Los Muertos-style art? Can we have some more of this, please?
And of course there’s thing amazing Bombshell Variant
Alright, who else besides me is up for adding a rhythm guitarist to Diana’s Black Canary band?
Omega Man #3
Written by Tom King
Art by Barnaby Bagenda and Jose Marzan
Cover by Trevor Hutchison
Okay, I totally admit that I can’t properly pin down what I like so much about this cover. I think it’s got something to do with the color layout, and the “God Save the Queen” vibe I’m feeling from the “X” over the princess’ eyes. I suppose the details don’t matter, just so long as I feel it deep down, right?
Written by James Tynion IV and Noah J. Yuekel
Art and Cover by Matt Fox
Um, yeah, okay … nope! You see that thing coming near you, you run! You run like Forrest!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
THE SHADOW #1 (DYNAMITE)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Butch Guice
A very dramatic opening for this new Shadow series, and one that I’m sure Cullen Bunn will more-than live up to!
MS. MARVEL #17 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Cover: Kris Anka
Looking at this Kris Anka illustration, I have the same smile on my face that Kamala does!
POWER MAN & IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION #1 (Marvel)
Cover: Dave Cockrum
As a huge Luke Cage and “Heroes for Hire” fan, I can only hope that the up-coming Netflix series will hit the heights that this series did, which as you can see from this Dave Cockrum cover was action-packed! (By the way, this image formed the cover for Power Man & Iron Fist #50, the first issue of the shared title, although the third of an arc by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.)
BABA YAGA’S ASSISTANT GN (Candlewick Press)
Writer: Marika McCoola
Artist/Cover: Emily Carroll
Emily Carroll. whose Through the Woods was chosen as our “Best Graphic Novel” of 2014 (Ms. Carroll was our “Breakthrough Artist” as well!), is back as the illustrator of this new story featuring the crone from Slavic folk-lore. (An aside; for you fans of Hayao Miyazaki, his “Spirited Away” features a character named Yubaba that might have some connection to the original Russian folk-tale.)
LOONEY TUNES #226 (DC)
Writer: Bill Matheny
Artist/Cover: Dave Alvarez
Can Acme’s new “Road Blox” actually help Wile E. Coyote catch the Road Runner, or will he be left, as usual, with the sound of “Meep! Meep!” ringing in his ears? It would be so much better for our canid friend if he was hearing the sound of this “Road Runner”, the 1966 solid gold record by Jr. Walker & the All-Stars:
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track comes from Tame Impala. “Let it Happen” is the first track off of their new album “Currents“. By the way, this album is one of the best of the year, if you’re in to psychedelic rock that is. In my humble opinion, this might be the best album of their career. You should really give it a listen.
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 08/05/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.