Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/26/15
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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
Fight Club 2 #4
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Art by Cameron Stewart
Cover by David Mack
Wow! I love this watercolor on lace ensemble! David Mack has this uncanny way of blending art materials that I really admire. Often times his images are soft in nature, but haunting all the same. It makes for truly beautiful cover art, don’t you think?
New MGMT #1
Words, Art, and Cover by Matt Kindt
Marvel Zombies #3
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Kev Walker
Incentive Variant Cover – My apologies, I was not able to locate the name of the artist who’d responsible for this cover. Why do they always make information like this so hard to find?
Who doesn’t love a good Elsa Bloodstone action shot?
Justice League of America #4
Written by Bryan Hitch
Art by Bryan Hitch and Daniel Henriques
Variant Cover by Terry Dodson
This poster art make me want to enlist! Okay, not really, but still, it’s gorgeous and ferocious!
Written by Mark Waid – Various
Art by Jack Kirby and Lee Ferguson
Incentive Arthur Adams Variant
I love me a good “the gang’s all here” cover, and this one has that in spades! Plus, a smooth rendition of the Howling Commandos is always worth featuring.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
CYBORG #2 (DC)
Writer: David Walker
Artist: Ivan Reis; Joe Prado
Cover: Riley Rossmo
I know that there hasn’t been a formal vote, but I’m saying that this is the creepiest cover to ever feature Vic Stone!
HARLEY QUINN #19 (DC)
Writer: Amada Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
“….and that’s the way…they all became…the Harley Bunch!”
HANK JOHNSON: AGENT OF H.Y.D.R.A. #1 (Marvel)
Writer: David Mandel
Artist: Michael Walsh
Cover: Amanda Conner
Ms. Amanda Conner breaks out her inner Jim Steranko on this fabulous homage to the old days of S.H.I.E.L.D. For comparison, here’s her model, the cover for issue #4:
S.H.I.E.L.D. #8 (Marvel)
Writer: Mark Waid; Various
Artist: Lee Ferguson; Various
Variant Cover: Jack Kirby; Jim Steranko
Speaking of the original Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., this special anniversary issue features a cover pencilled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko from a story that’s never been printed before!
CAPTAIN MARVEL & THE CAROL CORPS #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick; Kelly Thompson
Artist/Cover: David Lopez
As the end of the Kelly Sue DeConnick era of Captain Marvel draws near, it’s great having this uplifting image by series artist David Lopez to raise my flagging spirits!
E-MAN: THE EARLY YEARS TPB (Devil’s Due)
Writer: Nicola Cuti
Artist/Cover: Joe Staton
I remain a big fan of this light-hearted 70s/80s science-fiction series, so even though I own the originals, I may have to pick up this collection featuring the Charlton Comics adventures of Alec Tronn and Nova Kane!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s jam is “We Are Water” by the band HEALTH. Want to know something, the music video below is in my Top 10 favorites of all time! You should totally check it out, pay close attention to how the music syncs with the motion and action of the video. It’s insanity!
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 08/26/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.