Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 12/23/15
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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, 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
Death-Defying Doctor Mirage Second Lives #1
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Roberto de la Torre
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
I’m so glad that this cover has been released while still in 2015 so that I can add it to my personal Top 10 list. There’s something so beautiful and intimate about this cover. I love the use of negative space and the serene look on our Shan’s face.
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1
Written by Kate Leth
Art by Brittany Williams
Cover by Sophie Campbell
If you’ve listened to this year’s Talking Comics Award podcast, you’ll soon discover that I’m a fan of comic book covers that use big hair in creative ways. I really like the way the hair is sort of swooshing and swirling around with so much style.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and Cover by Fiona Staples
Oh wow! I would love nothing more than if this is what our cities look like in the future. Imagine, automatic-walkways, collapsible corporate towers, sub-way-style teleportation? Bring it on!
Angela Queen of Hel #3
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Aron Kim Jacinto – Stephanie Hans
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Angela is looking fierce on this cover, is she not? She kind of reminds of a Mad Max character, here. I really dig the color combinations used here, but it’s that gritted, evil baring of teeth that I love the most.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
ART OPS #3 (DC)
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist/Cover: Michael Allred
While I’m sure the mysterious (and meta!) hero known as The Body can repair Lady Liberty, it’s still a little disconcerting to watch him do it!
ROCKETEER AT WAR #1 (IDW)
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist/Cover: Dave Bullock
Dave Bullock’s comic-strip/retro style is a perfect fit for furthering the adventures of Cliff and Betty, as this stunning cover shows!
TRANSFORMERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (IDW)
Writer: John Barber
Artist: Josh Burcham
Variant Cover: Agnes Garbowska
The solicitation says that the story will have you never seeing the Transformers “the same way again”; well, I think this charming cover by Ms. Agnes Garbowska accomplishes that feat pretty well, too!
PRETTY DEADLY #7 (Image)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist/Cover: Emma Rios
There is never an image by Emma Rios that doesn’t have me thinking that the phrase “pretty deadly” perfectly describes her work!
MOON GIRL& DEVIL DINOSAUR #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Amy Reeder; Brandon Montclare
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Cover: Amy Reeder
Amy Reeder is a master at using interesting perspectives, and this “fish-eye lens” through which we’re looking at this scene is a fine example of that talent.
PATSY WALKER, HELLCAT (Marvel)
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist/Cover: Brittney Williams
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
Variant Cover: Ming Doyle
It sure looks like Jessica Drew has a plan to be back on her bike (and back to super-heroics!) ASAP!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Full disclosure, here: I’ve never actually heard the song that’s posted below. I just now saw that Sia’s VEVO channel has posted a video from here new album and thought, “What the hell, why not?” I enjoyed all of her videos featuring Maddie Ziegler, and am fairly confident that this track will be worth listening to as soon as I can find the time.
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 12/23/15 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.