Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/20/16
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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
Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Art and Cover by Leslie Hung
Heh. I haven’t got any clever commentary for this cover. I’m choosing to feature it here because holy hell, this is a damn good comic book! It’s by far one of the strongest openings to a comic I’ve come across this year and I urge you all to check it out.
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art and Cover by Ben Caldwell
I’m not usually a fan of recommending that people visit a tanning salon, but …. well, yeah.
Lucas Stand #2
Written by Kurt Sutter – Caitlin Kittredge
Art by Jesus Hervas
Cover Art by Vanesa R Del Rey
Critic: Wow! That’s quite the cover image.
Artist: Yes, I call it “Maude’s First Demonic Breast Exam”.
Critic: Uh … huuuuuuhhhhhh ….
Written by Shannon Watters – Kat Leyh
Art by Ayme Sotuyo
Cover by Kat Leyh
Ahhhh, this cover sure is a sight for sore eyes during these dog days of Summer here in New York.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
VELVET #15 (Image)
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist/Cover: Steve Epting; Elizabeth Breitweiser
Ms. Velvet Templeton has an “I’ve had just about all I can take…” look to her countenance that seems fitting considering all that she’s been through in this marvelous series by Brubaker & Epting! Speaking of fierce looks…
SQUADRON SUPREME #9 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Alex Cal; Leonard Romero
Cover: Alex Garner
This is a “Warrior Woman Specatcular” where we will learn her back-story…which must be a doozy based on that look!
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #8 (Marvel)
Writers: Dan Abnett; Jen & Sylvia Soska
Artist: Carlo Barberi
Cover: Gary Choo
A nice group shot of this rag-tag assemblage of Guardians from across the time-lines by Mr. Choo would warrant this cover’s inclusion on my list, but as a bonus, we get a story by The Twisted Twins!
PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT #8 (Marvel)
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist/Cover: Brittney Williams
With the events of CW II in mind, this cover by Ms. Williams, and particularly that “#1 Pal” button, has me more than a bit verklempt.
BETTY & VERONICA #1 (Archie)
Writer/Artist: Adam Hughes
Covers: NEARLY EVERYONE!!!
I couldn’t select one, so for your viewing pleasure (and mine!), here are some variant covers to be on the lookout for:
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This week’s jam comes to you courtesy of the band Shellac!
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 07/20/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.