Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 04/06/16
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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 #5
Written by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Art by Daniel Warren Johnson – Carlos Badila
Cover by Greg Ruth
“Hey … Hey, you up there! Is this Agrabah? I think I might have taken a wrong turn at the last sand dune!”
House of Penance #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and Cover by Ian Bertram
What a striking cover! I love the black and red against the beige cityscape. Oh, and is that a hammer? Yeah, I think I’ll stay away from her!
Harrow County #11
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art and Cover by Tyler Crook
I love the colors of this cover. I would not want to run into this snake any day of the week. No sir!
Gotham Academy #17
Written by Brendan Fletcher – Various
Art by Adam Archer – Various
Cover by Mingjue Helen Chen
There’s something about Gotham at night that really speaks to me. Loving that purple backdrop, too.
Written by Chelsea Cain
Art by Kate Niemczyk
Cover Art by Kirbi Fagan
Mockingbird or Sir Psycho Sexy the movie poster? You decide!
And then there’s this cover by Nen Chang …
Written by Jason Latour
Art and Cover by Robbi Rodriguez
Yet another great cover featuring Marvel’s amazing Spider-Women!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
DC BOMBSHELLS #11 (and #12, to boot!) DC
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elizabeth Torque; Mirka Andolfo; Laura Braga
Cover: Ant Lucia
I’m cheating a bit by using the covers for two issues at once, but this connecting cover of the united “Bombshells” by Ant Lucia, the artist whose images inspired the series is worth bending the rules for!
A-FORCE #4 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Kelly Thompson
Artist/Cover: Jorge Molina
Speaking of a gathering of heroes, it seems as if the plight of Singularity has rallied her once-and-future friends to her cause! (Anyone not reading this series is missing out on some great stuff!)
CAPTAIN AMERICA 75TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE (Marvel)
Cover: John Byrne
This image by John Byrne was originally the cover to Captain America #250 (although it was festooned with UPC codes, logos, and a Toys R Us ad!), and if Cap were running in the present election, he’d surely get my vote! (There’s also a variant using the image from Cap #112 by Jack Kirby, and one by Alex Ross!)
PRETTY DEADLY #9 (Image)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist/Cover: Emma Rios
Any cover by the insanely talented Ms. Emma Rios rates a spot on my list!
MOCKINGBIRD #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Kate Niemczyk
Cover: Joelle Jones
…as will any cover by Ms. Joelle Jones of Lady Killer renown!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover: Arthur Adams
For me, Arthur Adams draws the best monsters and creatures around, and this cover has some nice examples, not the least of which is his take on Blue-eyed Benjy!
PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #1 (Action Lab)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Cover: Emily Martin
On the subject of creatures, it seems as if Adrienne’s dragon Sparky has found herself in a spot of bother, based on this charming cover by Emily Martin!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I just got home from seeing Puscifer live at the Paramount in Huntington, New York! The show was out of this world! I was particularly surprised to hear them perform the song “Breathe” from their 2013 EP Donkey Punch the Night. Click the video so you can hear 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 04/13/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.