Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/15/16
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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
SPIDER-GWEN #9 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist/Cover: Robbie Rodriguez
Steve may have beaten me to this one, but Robbie Rodriguez’s cover deserves a second spotlight even if that’s the case! – Bob Reyer
Ha ha ha! Right you are, Bob! There’s no way this cover was going to get past me! The watercolors, the band just chillin’ there, it’s all gorgeous!
I Hate Fairyland #6
Words, Art, and Cover by Skottie Young
Black Widow #4
Created by Mark Waid – Chris Samnee
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #7
Written by Kate Leth
Art by Brittney Williams
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Derek Charm
Variant Cover by Cully Hamner
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
CLEAN ROOM #9 (DC)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover: Jenny Frison
Jenny Frison’s covers have helped to set the tone for this smart and ultra-creepy series, and this one promises some very weird goings-on indeed!
SQUADRON SUPREME #8 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Cover: Alex Garner
I loved Alex Garner’s covers on Gail Simone’s Batgirl, so picking this dramatic image is a lay-up!
CIVIL WAR II #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Variant Cover: Jim Steranko
Not that I’m promoting this “event” or anything, but any chance that I have to highlight a Jim Steranko cover, and especially one featuring Captain America, I’m going for it!
CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Andrea Boccardo
Variant Cover: Skottie Young
Magneto seems to have the key to how the “teams” were picked for the latest conflict in the ol’ MU, doesn’t he?
DEADPOOL #14 (Marvel)
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Scott Koblish
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Not exactly the JSA, now is it? (see below…)
(All–Star Comics #3; cover by Everett Hibbard)
PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT #7 (Marvel)
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist/Cover: Brittney Williams
The sun streaming through the blinds, Patsy’s dress channeling the look of her costume…there’s just so much to love about this cover!
PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #3 (Action Lab)
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist/Cover: Emily Martin; Brett Grunig
Our favorite half-dwarf blacksmith Bedelia has attracted an interesting posse in this charming cover by series artists Emily Martin and Brett Grunig!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Awwww yeah! This past week I got to check out Aesop Rock live at Irving Plaza, New York City! It was pure insanity!
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 06/15/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.