Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 02/17/16
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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
Avengers Standoff Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Mark Bagley
Cover by Daniel Acuna
Can you imagine the all-mighty power of the cosmic cube in the hands of a child? What would they wish for our reality? Would they make it a better place or doom us for all eternity? One has to wonder.
Dragon Age Magekiller #3
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Carmen Nunez Carnero – Terry Pallot
Cover by Sachin Teng
Oh good grief, I do love the covers to this Dragon Age series. Each one of the has been so rich with color and style. I may have to think about opening up my coffers and sparing a bit of coin on this run. I mean, it is Rucka at the wheel, after all!
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Mike Perkins
Cover by Mike Del Mundo
“In the town we call home, everyone hail to the Carnage song!”
Doctor Fate #9
Written by Paul Levitz
Art and Cover by Sonny Liew
I can’t be the only one who thinks this looks like a Doctor Fate-brand tarot card, right? Could you imagine a whole set of cards designed by Sonny Liew in the vein of Doctor Fate? * THROWS MONEY IN THE FACE OF THE FATES *
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
CLEAN ROOM #5 (Vertigo/DC)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jon-Davis Hunt
Cover: Jenny Frison
I’m thinking that it is not going to be “sweet nothings” whispered into Astrid Mueller’s ear!
SNOWFALL #1 (Image)
Writer: Joe Harris
Artist/Cover: Martin Morazzo
With the wind-chill factor near zero here on Long Island, how could I not select this chiller of a cover!
MIGHTY THOR #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Variant Cover: Michael Cho
The Russell Dauterman cover is an image with a powerful message, but this one by Michael Cho speaks to the joy I’ve experienced reading the tales of Jane Foster as the wielder of Mjolnir!
POWER MAN & IRON FIST #1 (Marvel)
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist/Cover: Sanford Greene
Variant Cover: Skottie Young
Variant Cover: Trevor Von Eeden
Three very different covers, but as they all speak to the bonds of friendship that were formed between Luke and Danny back in 1977, they’re all here–although I think my favorite is the third one by Trevor Von Eeeden!
SILVER SURFER #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
The Allreds drawing a giant Ben Grimm is a beautiful…Thing?
SPIDER-WOMAN #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist/Cover: Javier Rodriguez
If you had told me a year ago that I’d be selecting a cover featuring a very-pregnant Jessica Drew clinging upside-down to a wall…
SQUADRON SUPREME #4 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Cover: Alex Ross
No one delivers “majestic” like Alex Ross!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Honestly, all I can think about these days is that we’re so close to another full-length Deftones album! Here’s a cover tune of “Drive” by The Cars as performed by the Deftones. 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 02/17/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.