Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/09/15
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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
Wicked + Divine #14
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie – Matthew Wilson
Variant Cover by B Grimes
Whoa! Is anyone else getting a heavy ‘Pretty Deadly’ vibe from this cover? I love the colors featured in this art. That green against the black and pink really makes everything pop!
1602 Witch Hunter Angela #3
Written by Marguerite Bennett – Kieron Gillen
Art by Stephanie Hans – Frazer Irving
Cover by Stephanie Hans
Wow! Is that Morticia Addams? Probably not, but I can pretend, can’t I? I like me some Morticia. Yup, Mmmmmmmm.
Ms Marvel #18
Written by G. Willow WIlson
Art by Adrian Alphona
Cover by Kris Anka
D’awwww! Love is in the air!
Written by Amanda Connor – Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Emanuela Lapacchino – Ray McCarthy
Variant by Lee Garbett
Can we please make this team-up a thing? Have they, int the past? I wouldn’t know. If you do please comment below and point me in the right direction.
Head Lopper #1
Words and Art by Adrew MacLean
Variant Cover by Rafael Grampa
And lo, the techno viking was no more after this dude stepped onto the dance floor.
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #2
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie – Matthew Wilson
Any comic book cover that pays homage to an Ah Ha music video gets on this list. There are no questions.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
HARROW COUNTY #5 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist/Cover: Tyler Crook
Once again, an outstanding cover has me regretting my choice to trade-wait on this series, which from all reports (Thanks, Steve!) has only gotten better each issue from the stellar debut.
GOTHAM ACADEMY #10 (DC)
Writer: Becky Cloonan; Brendan Fletcher
Artist/Cover: Karl Kerschl
On the subject of witchery, it seems as if Olive, Maps, and Pomeline have some trouble brewing!
(Actually, Robert, the young ladies have become thespians, and are enacting the cauldron scene from “The Scottish Play”; you couldn’t have forgotten “Double double, toil and trouble”, now could you, darling? @udrey)
STARFIRE #4 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover: Amanda Conner
Ms. Conner’s pose for Kori brings to my mind the balletic flying sequences from the Helen Slater “Supergirl”:
BITCH PLANET #5 (Image)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist/Cover: Valentine DeLandro
Such a haunting cover image by Val DeLandro, with more to see it seems each time you look!
MS. MARVEL #18 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Manga Variant Cover: Retsu Tateo
This charming cover captures the personality of each of these two ladies perfectly!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week, Brittany Howard of the band Alabama Shakes hits us with a tune from her hard-rocking side-project Thunderbitch! That’s right, Thunderbitch! What a name! What a band! 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 09/09/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.