Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/16/15
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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
Written by Jeremy Haun – James A. Hurley
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Robbie Rodriguez
Arrrrggg, I feel as if this cover reminds me of something but I can’t quite put my finger on it. An old album cover, maybe? I don’t know. Either way, this art is gorgeous. I like the bizarre aging beneath the one eye, and the way her Kool-Aid Fruit Punch hair fades at the bottom. Good stuff.
Tokyo Ghost #1
Written by Rick Remender
Art by Sean G. Murphy – Matt Hollingsworth
Cover by Sean Murphy
Hollywood looks as if it’s soon going to be sleeping with the fishes, see? Check out the look on her face, and with those bell-bottoms? Tell me this girl isn’t up to no good!
Secret Wars Journal #5
Written by Scott Aukerman – Frank Tiieri
Art by Jonathan Marks
I love this cover featuring Night Nurse. I love the old-timey, “aged-painting” look of it. And that look she’s giving us? Shivers!
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell – Marke Morales
Cover Art by Ben Caldwell
I’m a huge fan of street art, so this cover was a no-brainer for me. Plus, what is that adorable critter adorned on the wall? I want to give it a hug!
Agent Carter S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1
Written by Kathryn Immonen
Art by Rich Ellis
Cover by Christian Ward
Anytime that I’m given the chance to submit a cover of Agent Carter being all bad-ass, you best believe that I’m going to seize it. I love the radial nature of this cover’s background, those bold, bright colors – and that sweet action pose!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
HARLEY QUINN #20 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
I think Harley’s just the lady to fix what’s wrong in Hollywood, although some might suggest that there are already enough clowns running the studios now!
PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #3 (Action Lab)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Cover: Rosy Higgins; Ted Brandt
I love the WW II “recruiting poster” vibe to this variant cover by Higgins & Brandt!
ASTRO BOY OMNIBUS VOL. 1
Writer/Artist/Cover: Osamu Tezuka
I’m sure that our Mara Wood and Maria Norris could give you a lot more information (and check out their new podcast, Talking Shojo!), about Astro Boy (the Japanese title is Tetsuwan Atomu), which was one of the first modern manga series, and the anime version was at the forefront of that medium, and became one of the first Japanese animated series to make the leap to American TV.
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #21 (DC)
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Doug Mahnke
Variant Cover: Joe Quinones
As always, Joe Quinones depicts these iconic characters in such a classic way, it makes me yearn for a book by him set in this”Old 52″ period!
DEATH VIGIL #8 (Top Cow/Image)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Stjepan Sejic
I’ve been pining after reading this series, as the one issue that I bought was fabulous in both story and art, and this stunning cover heightens those feelings! (The trade collecting the entire series comes out in October!)
STEP ASIDE, POPS: A “HARK! A VAGRANT” COLLECTION (Drawn & Quarterly)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Kate Beaton
I can hardly wait to re-inhabit the “Hark!” mindset, what with mini-strips like this that have been previewed:
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’m in an old school mood today, so I thought maybe we’d travel back to when KoRn released what is, in my opinion, their best album – Issues. Here’s a tasty jam from that record called “Make Me Bad“.
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 09/16/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.