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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 01/27/16

Hey, thanks for checking out Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week!

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!

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Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Twilight Children #4

Written by Gilbert Hernandez

Art and Cover by Darwyn Cooke

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Love and unity are two themes that I always enjoy seeing in comic book-related art. I also really dig the soft, glowing pallete of this cover.

Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #5

Written by Brian Clevinger

Art by Scott Wegener

Cover by Gurihiru 

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Isn’t it funny how a little bit of color can brighten up even the darkest of villains? Perhaps we should email this cover to Warner Bros. with the subject head-line: Your Films Need a Little Atomic Robo – Ha ha ha! I keed, I keed! Or do I? 😉

Cry Havoc #1

Written by Simon Spurrier

Art by Ryan Kelly

Cover by Ryan Kelly and Emma Price

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Yes! Cullen Bunn’s ‘Wolf Moon’ served to scratch my werewolf itch quite a bit, last year. Let’s hope that Cry Havok has something equal if not better to offer! Oh yeah, and this cover? SHUDDER!

Monstress #3

Written by Majorie M. Liu

Art and Cover by Sana Takeda

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I love the intricacy of the line work exhibited in those gold-gilded clockworks. Also, the little fox-girl is adorable!

All-New All-Different Avengers #4

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Mahumad A. Asrar

Cover by Alex Ross

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Personally, I’m loving the increase in bi-racial relations found in comics, these days. Love knows no bounds and this cover is a beautiful representation of the way changes in society influence out entertainment.

Carnage #4

Written by Gerry Conway

Art by Mike Perkins

Cover by Mike Del Mundo

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The Carnage: It slices, it dices, it makes Julienne-cut fries!

Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Marvels Captain America The First Avenger

Written by Mike O’Sullivan

Art by The Ohotmu Team

Cover by Mike Del Mundo

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Geronimo! Weeeeeeeeee!!!! Yeeeeaaahhh … um, hey, Command? Did today’s forecast call for cloudy with a chance of malevolently grinning skull-like formations? No? Okay, just checking. YAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGGG!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2016 (Dark Horse)

Writer: Mike Mignola; Various
Artist: Michael Walsh; Various
Cover: Tim Sale

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Having just come in for Round Two of snow-shovelling due to “Snow-mageddon 2016”, this wintry image speaks to my aching joints!

MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #3 (Marvel)

Writer: Amy Reeder; Brandon Montclare
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Cover: Amy Reeder
Variant Cover: Paul Pope

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I couldn’t choose between the two covers on this newest issue of this fun new book, so…

SPIDER-WOMAN #3 (Marvel)

Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist/Cover: Javier Rodriguez

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Bring it, broccoli-puss!”

Just because Jessica is a mom-to-be, that doesn’t mean she’s lost her bravado!

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #3 (Marvel)

Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson

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Doreen seems to have discovered a ploy to take down Dr. Doom that Reed Richards never thought of!

MEAN GIRLS CLUB (Nobrow Press)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Ryan Heshka

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HENCHGIRL #4 (Scout Comics)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Kristen Gudsnuk

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Both of these “one-man-band’ comics carry styles that are a nice combination of cartoon-y and edgy, and that will always catch my eye.

BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BAT-MANGA Vol. 3 (DC)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Jiro Kuwata

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As I was making my selections for this week’s column whilst listening to the latest episode of The Missfits podcast, I just had to put the spotlight on this book in honor of Dr. Mara!

Speaking of The Missfits, this one’s for you, Melissa:

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I know the old adage says that “who you are inside” is what’s important, but I’m fairly certain this isn’t what they’re talking about!

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This week’s track comes from the ambient digital band Holy Other. It’s a winter wonderland out here, today, and this lazy, gorgeous track seems more than fitting. 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 01/27/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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