Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/09/16
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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
Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, and the Bird #4
Written by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Art by Daniel Warren Johnson
Cover by Greg Ruth
Okay! I know I make this claim a lot, but this is my favorite cover of the year, so far! In all seriousness, look at how stunning this image is? I love the upside-down presentation, the display of affection, and the over-whelming feeling of murderous intent that comes with it!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by German Peralta
Incentive Cover by Otto Schmidt
Would you just look at that smirk! She’s up to something and I’m almost afraid to find out what.
Written by Jason Latour
Art and Cover by Robbie Rodriguez
Loving the colors and verticality of this cover!
Ms. Marvel #5
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Takeshi Miyagawa
Cover by David Lopez
Ha ha ha! So many Kamalas, so little time!
Infinity Entity #1
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Alan Davis
Incentive Cover by Marco Rudy
“By the power of Greyskull!”
Amazing Spider-Man #9
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Matteo Buffagni
Women of Power Cover by Tula Lotay
Yikes! It would be just my luck that Black Cat would spike my drink. Though how can I resist that sly smile? Oh well, it’s been nice knowing you all. Bottoms up!
Gotham Academy #16
Written by Brendan Fletcher – Various
Art by Adam Archer – Various
Cover by Mingjue Helen Chen
It’s all about the colorful photograph backdrop of this cover for me. I love the way the combination of colors play against the school uniforms of Gotham Academy.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
HARROW COUNTY #10 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist/Cover: Tyler Crook
I’m thinking that Steve will be choosing this one, too, as the usage of light and dark spaces here is incredibly creepy!
LUNA THE VAMPIRE (IDW)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Yasmin Sheikh
There’e nothing like a little shopping to get one feeling back to one’s self, I always say!
STAR TREK #55 (IDW)
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Variant Cover: J.K. Woodward
In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, and also the passing of Leonard Nimoy this past year…
DOCTOR STRANGE #6 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Chris Bachalo
Issue after issue, Mr. Bachalo continues to be at the top of his craft!
INFINITY ENTITY #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Jim Starlin
Artist/Cover: Alan Davis
I’m a huge fan of Alan Davis’ work, and this homage to Gil Kane is no exception! Below is the original:
Speaking of homages, there’s this next one, which is an “homage to an homage”…
SPIDER-GWEN #6 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Variant Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino
MOCKINGBIRD #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Kate Niemczyk
Cover: Joelle Jones
Would I buy this series only for the covers by Ms. Joelle Jones? Absolutely, but Chelsea Cain’s story in last year’s one-shot was wonderful, sI’m hooked either way!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
For the past two months I’ve been positively obsessed with the album To Pimp a Butterfly by the unstoppable Kendrick Lamar. After weeks of listening to it, over and over again, I can undoubtedly say that it’s one of my favorite rap albums of all time. If you haven’t given it a listen … well, you already know what I’d tell you to do about that. Anyway, here’s a live performance of “These Walls”. I do hope you enjoy it.
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 03/09/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.