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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 03/16/16

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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

Mirror #2

Written by Emma Rios

Art and Cover by Hwei Lim

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I might not have a single clue as to what’s going on in the series, but these covers are gorgeous! Look at the expression of vengeance!

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat

Written by Kate Leth

Art and Cover by Brittney Williams

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The Easter-style pastel color combinations of this cover make my eyes and heart happy! And check out those moves! Where’s David Bowie when you need him to judge this dance-off?

Ultimates #5

Written by Al Ewing

Art by Kenneth Rocafort

Women of Power Variant art by Yasmine Putri

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LOVE this cover! Also, I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that fist. America Chavez is one dangerous and deadly lady that I would not want to cross.

Hawkeye #5

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art by Ramon K. Perez

Women of Power Variant by Phil Noto

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Yes yes yes! Finally a cover where the male hero is the one who is down and out! Talk about a role-reversal! Not to harp, but really, well done Noto!

All-New All-Different Avengers #7

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Mahmud A. Asrar

Women of Power Variant by Evan Shaner

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Is it just me or does this not look like a traditional Alex Ross cover? What is going on here? Have I been mis-informed? Was I talking? Did they hear me? Anyway, I love a good collage cover and this one has it in spades! I love the bold reds and soft purples that make up the interior of The Wasp’s gear. Simply exquisite!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

SHADOW GLASS #1 (Dark Horse)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Aly Fell

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Elizabethan Era sword-play mixed with what seems to be elements of Lovecraft are rendered beautifully here by Aly Fell!

ROCKETEER AT WAR #2 (IDW)

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist/Cover: Dave Bullock

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This issue is running very behind schedule, but this lovely cover by Dave Bullock has me swallowing my disappointment…a little!

PENCIL HEAD #3 (Image)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Ted McKeever

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I have no clue as to what this series is about, and more, I have no idea as to why this cover made me laugh, but it did!

ANAD AVENGERS #7 (Marvel)

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Cover: Alex Ross

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At least what could be my last ANAD Avengers issue has this dynamic cover by Alex Ross, so it might not be a total waste of money, right? By the by, I can’t be certain, but I strongly believe that Mr. Ross is referencing this cover by John Buscema from Avengers Annual #2:

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PATSY WALKER a.k.a. HELLCAT #4 (Marvel)

Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Brittney Williams
Variant Cover: Erica Henderson

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Squirrel Girl’s Erica Henderson does a nice turn on Patsy here, which makes me yearn for a cross-over between the two books, just to see some more!

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

Sia is back with some new music, and the uber-talented Maddie Zeigler has joined her once again (along with some friends) for this latest video. Say what you like about Sia’s bizarre artistic practices, but this woman knows how to craft an infectious tune, and her videos are always stunning! 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 03/23/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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