Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 06/22/16
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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
Hot Damn #3
Written by Ryan Ferrier
Art and Cover by Valentin Ramon
So … you’re telling me that Teletubbies airs 27/7 in Hell? Why am I not surprised?
Hunter S. Thompson’s Hear and Loathing in Las Vegas #2
Words, Art, and Cover by Troy Little
“You want me to throw this into the tub when White Rabbit peeks?”
and then there’s this incredible cover by Ben Templesmith
“I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney. He’s not just some dingbat I found on the strip, man. He’s a foreigner. I think he’s probably Samoan. But that doesn’t matter, though, does it? Are you prejudiced?”
Written by Robbie Thompson
Art by Tana Ford
Cover by Helen Chen
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Ed McGuinness
Cover by Mike Del Mundo
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
DC SUPER-HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS (DC)
Writer: Shea Fontana
Artists/Cover: Yancy Labat
Whether this is aimed at me or not, I want to read it based on this cover and the clever pun of a title!
3 DEVILS #4 (IDW)
Writer/Artist/Cover; Bo Hampton
With a cover that looks as if it comes from the Sixties, in a style that seems a mix of Wally Wood and Esteban Maroto, how could I not choose this one!
ROCKETEER AT WAR #4 (IDW)
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist/Cover: Dave Bullock
Since I’m in a retro mood, Dave Bullock’s image brings to mind an WW II Army Air Force recruiting poster!
MOCKINGBIRD #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Kate Nienczyk
Cover: Joelle Jones
This is quite reminiscent of a 007 one-sheet, but with the ‘Bond Girl” front and center–and as the lead character, so that’s “Joelle Jones for the win!”
ZOE DARE VS. DISASTEROID #1 (Action Lab)
Writer: Brockton McKinney
Artist/Variant Cover: Andrew Herman
Speaking of ladies being front-and-center!
SPIDER-GWEN ANNUAL #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason latour
Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
Robbi Rodriguez has crafted an image that speaks to one of the central themes of this series, whose role is pre-eminent, Gwen Stacy’s or Spider-Woman’s?
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #9 (Marvel)
Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson
New York is a city with many layers–as Doreen is finding out the hard way, thanks to the maleficent Mole Man!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
Yeah, I’ve been posting a lot of Aesop Rock, lately. But can you blame me? He’s amazing! Also, he’s got a new video for one of the best songs on his new album, The Impossible Kid. Why should you care? Well, did I mention that it’s got an ADORABLE KITTEN IN IT! Yeah, you know you want to watch! Go ahead, indulge yourself!
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 06/29/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.