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
We Are Robin #4
Written by Lee Bermejo
Art by Rob Haynes – Khary Randolph
Cover by Lee Bermerjo
Wow! Who would have known that Gotham City is capable of producing such a bold and beautiful cloud-choked sky. For me, this cover has energy and heroics written all over it. I love the way the purples and pinks of the clouds are saturating our heroes with soft colors. And seriously, do these two not look like they’re ready to save the day? Now, can we please get a stand-alone title featuring this duo?
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and Cover by Mike Del Mundo
Only Mike Del Mundo would think of using a grouping of lilly pads to create an image of Man-Thing. I love the creativity of this cover, as well as that cautious look on our hero’s face.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 10 #19 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Christos N. Gage
Artist/Variant Cover: Rebekah Isaacs
By now, you gals and guys know how much I love a good “homage cover”, so how could I resist this cool tribute to Stan Lee’s & Jack Kirby’s Incredible Hulk #1 from back in ’62! Here’s the original for comparison:
Speaking of an “homage”, although “swipe” is more accurate, Stan and Jack “borrowed’ a bit of the Hulk’s origin from a 1958 sci-fi movie called “The Amazing Colossal Man”! In that film, Col. Glenn Manning runs out onto a nuclear test site to save a downed pilot, when to his horror, the bomb goes off:
Here’s the same scene from that first issue of The Incredible Hulk:
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #12 (DC)
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist/Cover: Dario Brizuela
As much as I’ve been enjoying the Amanda Connor/Jimmy Palmiotti take on Harley, it will be fun to see the more classic “Dini-esque” version that I’m sure will take center-stage here!
RED SONJA #18 (Dynamite)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Walter Geovani
Variant Cover: Stephanie Buscema
Regular Cover: Jenny Frison
Sadly, this is Ms. Simone’s last issue as regular writer on Red Sonja! I’ve loved the series, and at least part of its charm was the array of fabulous covers, and my favorites have been the variants crafted by Stephanie Buscema, although this “regular” cover by Jenny Frison is spectacular!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track comes from CHVRCHES, a positively brilliant band with a brand new album entitled Every Open Eye, out this September 25th, 2015! Here’s a taste of what’s to come from them on their new record. Personal note, I haven’t listened to anything but this album since its release. I strongly recommend that you click the video below and prepare to rock 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 09/23/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.