Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 11/18/15
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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
The Mighty Thor #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and Wraparound Gatefold Cover by Russell Daughterman
How damn, Russell! Cover of the year, maybe? We’re getting close to those deliberations, folks. This cover will most certainly be coming up!
This Olivier Coipel Incentive Cover, because damn!
I can think of no other word for this cover other than that it’s positively stunning!
I Hate Fairyland #2
Words, Art, and Cover by Skottie Young
Ha ha ha! You get em, Gertrude! I love the absurd violence of this cover and it’s vibrant colors, too!
Doctor Fate #6
Written by Paul Levitz
Art and Cover by Sonny Liew
“Woof woof, mo fucker! Ha ha ha! Apologies for the profanity, but really, could Anubis possibly be saying anything else at all whilst sitting atop that dog pile? I think not.
Written by Jeremy Haun – James A. Hurley
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Brian Koschak
I think the art for the above cover is beautiful, though it particularly caught my interested because it reminds me of a piece by my favorite artist of all-time, Alex Grey. The painting I’m speaking of is called “Embrace” and you can view it below:
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
HARLEY QUINN #22 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Variant Cover: Amanda Conner & WB Animation
“My stars, where did you get that awful hair-do? It doesn’t become you at all! Look how stringy and messy it is. Here, for goodness sakes, let me fix it up. What a shame. Such an in-terr-esting monster, too. My stars, if an in-terr-esting monster can’t have an in-terr-esting hair-do, what’s the world coming to– don’t ya think, puddin’?” (Mostly from “Water, Water, Every Hare“–1952)
CLEAN ROOM #2 (DC)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: John Davis-Hunt
Cover: Jenny Frison
This cover by Jenny Frison certainly cements for me that the image of Astrid is influenced by Shirley Manson’s portrayal of Catherine Weaver on “The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, an homage that I absolutely adore!. See if you agree:
MASKS 2 #8 (Dynamite)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Eman Casallos
Cover: Butch Guice
It’s fitting that an old-fashioned “heroic” cover by veteran Butch Guice graces the final issue of this series that celebrates the past!
PRETTY DEADLY #6 (Image)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist/Cover: Emma Rios
This striking image by Emma Rios certainly has me even more eager to start this new arc, a feat that I wouldn’t have thought possible!
MS. MARVEL #1 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Takeshi Miyagawa; Adrian Alphona
Variant Cover: Sara Pichellli
I love how this cover by Sara Pichelli captures the real-world angle of Kamala’s life–and check out her Ms. Marvel stuffed toy!
BIZARRO #6 (DC)
Writer: Heath Corson
Artist/Cover: Gustavo Duarte
This one’s for all our family in Canada, so let’s join with Stephanie, Bronwyn, Nikki, and everyone north of the border, and give it our most rousing effort:
Oh, Canada… (Oh, sorry for the Bizarro invasion, by the way!)
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
My favorite track off the new Puscifer album is now their newest single! Check out the video for “The Remedy” below and enjoy!
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 11/18/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.