Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/28/15
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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 Cameron Stewart – Brendan Fletcher
Art and Cover by Babs Tarr
This is one of the most empowering comics that I’ve read all year. Aside from that, check out this adorable photo-booth inspired cover! I love a cover that depicts my favorite characters having a great time. Not everything has to be dark and brooding. Sometimes you need a soft pink cover that screams “We love one another and we’re having fun doing it!”
Written by Mark Russell
Art and Cover by Ben Caldwell
I sadly have not been keeping up with Prez. I read the first issue, and although I really enjoyed the art (as well as its bizarre approach to satirical political comedy) I found myself wanting to wait for the trade to really dive in. However, just because I’m not currently reading the book that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate this stylish, gorgeous cover. I love the pastel paint skin tone of our hero, and her hair is just incredible.
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Brad Walker – Andrew Hennessy
Monster Variant Cover by Karl Kerschl
Okay, I’m about to drop a mighty big truth bomb one you, so I hope you’re ready. Are you sitting down? Alright, here goes … I … am not entertained by Grumpy Cat. Yup, that’s right, I said it! And no, I’m not being funny or cute, and I’m definitely not pulling your leg. I genuinely don’t give a flying $#@& about Grumpy Cat. Why? How could I be such a monster? I don’t know, I guess it was just that the entertainment value of this cat whose face came out “frowny” probably due to generations of cross-breeding didn’t have a lasting appeal for me. I’m over it. Heh. Hate me if you want. I’m cool with that, too. That said, I do love this cover! In fact, if Sinestro was to assume the guise of Grumpy Cat from here on out I think that’d be pretty hilarious. For real though, this cover is clever and adorable. Am I breaking your brain yet with my back-and-forth logic? Heh. Good.
Written by John Layman
Art and Cover by Rob Guillory
Ha ha ha! Awesome! I’m not entirely sure why this cover is cracking me up so much, but it is. I think it’s vastly due to the chocolate bunny glasses and buck teeth.
Written by Matt Fraction
Art and Cover by Christian Ward
… and then everyone on=board the ship collectively shit themselves. The End.
Angela: Queen of Hel #1
Written by Marguereite Bennett
Art by Aaron Kim Jacinto – Stephanie Hans
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Annie Wu
Ugh! Yes, I do love Annie Wu’s variant cover. I think it’s brilliant, actually. What I don’t like is Nicki Minaj. I find her to be one of the most obnoxious things to happen to pop culture as a whole since, well, what’ve you got? I won’t turn this into an insult diatribe. Suffice it to say that I wish Ms. Minaj would just disappear from the Earth … for all time. Is that harsh? Eh, whatever. I mean every word.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
HELLBOY & THE BPRD: THE PHANTOM HAND/THE KELPIE (Dark Horse)
Writer/Cover: Mike Mignola
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
No matter how long he’s been drawing this character, Mike Mignola never fails to deliver the creeps!
CAPTAIN AMERICA:SAM WILSON #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Daniel Acuna
Variant Cover: Tony Moore
“Look, that’s what his driver’s license says, what am I supposed to do now?”
HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Frank Barbiere
Artist: Brent Schoonover
Variant Cover: Mike Del Mundo
Orrgo seems to have undergone a paint job since we first saw him drawn by Jack Kirby back in Strange Tales #90 in 1961, or more recently in Defenders, but what’s a little purple passion between friends, right?
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson
“ONLY OUR SECOND #1 SO FAR THIS YEAR!'”–a brilliantly witty comment about the state of the industry’s Big Two, I think!
HENCHGIRL #1 (Scout Comics)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Kristen Gudsnuk
Whilst on the lighter side of things, this cover caught my eye, and the solicitation has me thinking I want to take a look inside:
“Mary Posa hates her job. She works for little pay, no insurance, and, worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn’t appreciate her. He also happens to be a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl!”
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s track comes to you, yet again, from the band Puscifer. This video may censor a word or two, but that’s all the more reason for you to go out and purchase the album when it hits on October 30th! This is maybe my favorite track off of the record, though there are many more that will make your ears happy and help you 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 10/28/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.