Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 12/09/15
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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
Harrow County #8
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art and Cover by Tyler Crook
Oh wow! It looks as if an army of Haints are on the march! Ffffffffft! I love the colors of this cover so much!
Gotham Academy #13
Written by Brendan Fletcher
Art and Cover by Karl Kerschl
Every now and again, a cover will come along that is outrageously gorgeous in its simplicity. This is one of those. Also, the Robins are everywhere!
DC Bombshells #6
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Laura Braga – Various
Cover by Ant Lucia
I am shocked that this didn’t appear on Bob’s list for this week’s article. Are we all not getting a hard Audrey Hepburn vibe from this cover?
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Freddie Williams II
Variant Cover Art by Cliff Chiang
Grrrr! This is not fair! Now I want a TMNT comic illustrated by Cliff Chiang. Make it so, Comic Gods!
Written by Marjorie M. Liu
Art and Cover by Sana Takeda
Pssst, I’ll let you in on a little secret, okay? I’m totally nominating Sana Takeda for an award when we deliberate our picks for this year’s Talking Comics Awards.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE BIRD (Dark Horse)
Writer: Caitlin Kiernan
Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson
Cover: Greg Ruth
Ms. Kiernan writes some scary stuff, and this cover indicates that more of that is afoot!
INSEXTS #1 (After-Shock Comics)
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist/Cover: Ariela Kristantina
…and it seems that the charming Ms. Bennett has decided to live up to her Twitter handle of “Evil Margueritte”!
FASTER THAN LIGHT (Image)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Brian Haberlin
It seems like I’ve been on a horror kick since Halloween, but why not, when creepy covers like this one from Brian Haberlin keep popping up!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Variant Cover: Fred Hembeck
Although, even with all that spooky stuff, I can always turn to the lighter side…
ULTIMATES #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
Variant Cover: Fred Hembeck
“Gee, I thought that Saturn would taste more like an almond ring cake…”
GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 (Marvel)
Cover: Kris Anka
According to the solicitations, this is an anthology of holiday-related stories, and as Marvel puts it “Yup, you read that right. Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious.”
SCARLET WITCH #1 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Vanessa Del Rey
Cover: David Aja
I’ve been really looking forward to this series, and with a David Aja cover, my anticipation is growing even stronger!
SECRET WARS #8 (Marvel)
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Esad Ribic
Cover: Alex Ross
I must confess to being overcome with some pangs of nostalgia for my beloved Fantastic Four when I saw this fabulous Alex Ross painting, I should take heart though, as after all, it’s always “Clobberin’ Time” somewhere, even if not in the current NuMU.
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Jenny Lee of Warpaint fame has released a solo album and here’s the first single, the song is called “Never”.
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 12/09/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.