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
Written by Cameron Stewart – Brendan Fletcher
Art by Babs Tarr
Could this be the most beautiful cover throughout the entire run of the Batgirl of Burnside? I think so! It reminds me of a Prince album cover, Or maybe Barbara got into a batch of Halloween acid? Either way, it’s divine!
As this series has gone on, it’s been amazing to watch Ms. Tarr’s artwork reach new levels with seemingly each issue, and this cover stands as an example. – Bob Reyer
Predator: Life and Death #1
Written by Dan Abnett
Art by Brian Thies
Cover by Sachin Teng
I love the line-work and colors on this gorgeous and de-constructive cover!
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Matteo Lolli
Women of Power Variant Cover by Annie Wu
Oh wow! I never would have guessed that I’d need a Lady Deadpool Tron-like variant cover in my life, but here it is!
The Discipline #1
Written by Peter Milligan
Art and Cover by Leandro Fernandez
Say it with me, folks …. “Creeeeeeeeepy.” I’m not sure if it’s the bold colors or this woman’s horror-bent expression, but this cover is chilling me to my core.
Black Widow #1
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Samnee
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Phil Noto
I love these Hip-Hop variant covers! And what sort of man would I be to ignore an opportunity to bump some old school Missy Elliot in this post? All hail the queen! Work it!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
VAMPIRELLA #1 (Dynamite)
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Eman Casallos
Variant Cover: Nicola Scott
The “Simone-ing” of Dynamite’s female heroes continues with the re-launched Vampirella, with this new outfit designed by Nicola Scott.
BLACK WIDOW #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist/Cover: Chris Samnee
I’m getting a very Steranko-esque vibe from this cover, which is always a good thing!
ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #1 (Action Lab)
Writer: Vito Delsante; Scott Fogg
Artist/Cover: Rosy Higgins; Ted Brandt
There’s always a lot of “cat love” around Talking Comics, so I think it only fair to highlight this delightful cover by the Princelesss: Raven team of Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt!
TEENAGE ROMANCES #14 (Canton Street Press)
Writer: Dana Dutch
Artist: Matt Baker; Carmine Infantino; Everett Raymond Kintsler
Cover: Matt Baker
Speaking of love, this book is being released as an exact replica (ads and all!) of a classic 1951 comic, with a gorgeously restored piece of art by the inimitable Matt Baker!
TRUE PATRIOT vol. 1 HC (Chapter House Publishing)
Cover: Jay Stephens
I’ve been yearning after this anthlogy ever since our Ms. Cooke mentioned it oh-so-long ago, and now I’ll finally be able to read a story featuring Gull Girl, not to mention getting to own this great cover by Jay Stephens!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Have you heard of the musical artist Aurora, yet? I sure hope so! If not, check her out!
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 03/02/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.