Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 11/25/15
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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
Gotham Academy #12
Written by Becky Cloonan – Brendan Fletcher
Art by Karl Kerschl
Cover by Becky Cloonan
Wow! Things look to be heating up at Gotham Academy this month! How can you not love those hair flames?
This Damned Band #5
Written by Paul Cornell
Art and Cover by Tony Parker
Geez, you’d think the Rolling Stones would have enough money that they wouldn’t have to photograph for Indie comic book covers.
Invincible Iron Man #4
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art and Cover by David Marquez
Okay, I admit it, every now and again a comic book cover comes along that causes me to break out in nervous sweats. This is one of those covers, because wow, and damn!
Written by Tom King
Art by Gabriel Hernandez-Walta
Cover by Tula Lotay
“Oh, why hello, I didn’t notice you standing there. My name is The Vision, and welcome to another episode of Masterpiece Theater.”
Robin War #1
Written by Tom King
Art and Cover by Khary Randolph
Yeah, everyone should be reading “We Are Robin”, right now, to get caught up for this event. I absolutely love how badass everyone looks on this cover. The Court is in session but the Robins are ready to hand down a verdict that will find them crying inside cages while licking their wounded feathers.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
CYBORG #5 (DC)
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Ivan Reis
Variant Cover: Cully Hamner & WB Animation
*thinking* “There’s no slot labelled “A”! How am I supposed to assemble this killer cyborg when there’s no slot A ?”
SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT #1 (Dynamite)
Writer: Ande Parks
Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Francesco Francavilla’s cover perfectly captures the old E.C. comics vibe, and considering those books helped bring about Dr. Wertham’s screed about comics, it’s a perfect way to launch this series!
REVIVAL #35 (Image)
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist/Cover: Mike Norton
As long as I’m on the terror train of thought, I’m not sure, but I don’t think that a hoodie offers the same protection against monsters that hiding under the blankets does!
ROCKET GIRL #7 (Image)
Writer: Brandon Montclare
Artist/Cover: Amy Reeder
Yep, it’s definitely 1986 all over again…slouchy socks, wrestling shoes,Walkman cassette players, bangle bracelets; how did we survive, and when will these fads come back into fashion?
DAREDEVIL #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover: Ron Garney
Ron Garney had a great run with Mark Waid on Captain America, and if this striking image is any indication, his DD could be right up there with that classic effort!
DR. STRANGE #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Chris Bachalo
We’ve all had that dream where we’re walking around in the almost-altogether, but in Stephen’s case, it’s a little “Stranger”! (Sorry, but I had to!)
HOWARD THE DUCK #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Joe Quinones
Variant Cover: Fred Hembeck
Seeing this hilarious cover by the always spot-on Fred Hembeck ( (I know that due to old legal wrangling that Howard has to wear pants, but Namor’s trunks…gold!), Marvel should have him actually do a “Defenders Reunion” issue!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Grimes is back, ladies and gentlemen! It took a while for her to get this new album together (having scrapped the entire project at one point due to being un-satisfied with her own work), but it’s here! Check out this track from the new album, Art Angels!
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 12/02/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.