Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/30/15
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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 Alex Grecian
Art and Cover by Riley Rossmo – Ivan Plascencia
Okay Riley, you’re getting to be a little too awesome for my own good. I may or may not be in love with your abnormally gothic style and your ridiculous sensibility for line placement. I want all the art from you from now on! Make it happen!
Ghost Racers #4
Written by Felipe Smith
Art by Juan Gedeon
Cover by Stacey Lee Alejandra
Okay, so the bottom of this image says that it’s not the final art, but as far as I’m concerned, this is awesome and I’m running with it. I’m a huge fan of street art, and if I saw this painted on the side of a building I would lose my damn mind. I love this image’s kinetic energy and sense of motion! The colors ain’t half bad either.
Bee and Puppycat #9
Written by Natasha Allegri – Garrett Jackson
Art by Natasha Allegri
Sometimes it’s a beautiful combination of colors that serve to impress the living daylights out of me. I’m a sucker for what I often refer to as “sunset colors”, and so many of them are here on this fractal-like cover. I also love the way the art sparkles with sporadic starlight! Nice work, Natasha!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL #2 (DC)
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Cat Staggs; Various
Cover: Nicola Scott
I’m a big fan of Ms. Scott’s work, so seeing her lovely interpretation of Lynda Carter as the Amazon Princess is very cool!
MAD’S ORIGINAL IDIOTS: BILL ELDER (DC)
Writer: Harvey Kurtzman
Artist/Cover: Bill Elder
Whilst on the subject of Wonder Woman, in 1954’s Mad #10, Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder did their classic “Woman Wonder!”, from whence this cover image originated! There is also a trade in this series devoted to the art of Wally Wood that features his “Superduperman” and “Batboy & Rubin”:
SANDMAN OVERTURE #6 (DC)
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Artist/Cover: J.H. Williams
A truly staggering piece of work by J.H.Williams: it’s just sad that it took so long for issues to come out that I dropped away from this series. Let’s hope the collected edition reaches the stands in a timely fashion!
POSTAL #7 (Image/Top Cow)
Writer: Brian Edward Hill; Matt Hawkins
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Cover: Linda Sejic
This stark image by Ms. Sejic just gives me the creeps, as I’m thinking that this “Eden” is not exactly a paradise!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I hope you enjoyed last week’s presentation of a track from CHVRCHES’ new album Every Open Eye, because if you didn’t you’re dead to me. Dead, I say! Just kidding. Or am I? I guess we’ll never know, will we? While I leave you to ponder this eternal question I’m going to hit you with a brand new music video featuring more music from that album that you should really listen to if you haven’t already. Give me a reason to use a Lazarus pit.
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 09/30/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.