Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/27/16
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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
Over the Garden Wall #4
Written by Jim Campbell – Amalia Levari
Art by Jim Campbell – Cara McGee
Subscription Variant Cover by Jen Hickman
Reason #286 why you never go walking in the woods alone at dusk.
Lobster Johnson Metal Monsters of Midtown #3
Written by John Arcudi – Mike Mignola
Art and Cover by Tonci Zonjic
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned giant robot battle? Although, I have a feeling I’d be able to take this one myself. Yeah, I totally could. I’d just pull one of those big tubes in the center of this thing’s chest and watch the oil and steam spurt out. Steve – 1 – Robot – 0!
Action Comics #960
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Tyler Kirkham
Variant Cover by Ryan Sook
In a time where it feels like every other day we get a questionable Wonder Woman cover, it’s nice to see Diana battle-ready and not bent in an unfathomable condition while waiting to strike. Also, I love the reflective-nature of the sword and shield combo.
Harley Quinn #30
Written by Amanda Conner – Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Elsa Charretier
Cover by Amanda Conner
Now that’s what I call clever orchestrated word placement!
All-New All-Different Avengers #12
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Mahmud A. Asrar
Cover by Alex Ross
So shiny, so chrome!
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Mike Perkins
Cover Art by Mike Del Mundo
Enter the vaginal vortex of Carnage! 😛
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
WONDER WOMAN #3 (DC)
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist/Cover: Liam Sharp
Even though Wonder Woman needs her assistance, I don’t think that Diana is buying what The Cheetah is selling!
TWILIGHT ZONE/SHADOW #4 (Dynamite)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Dave Acosta
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
As always, Francesco Francavilla delivers a powerful image, in this case of two properties that might only seem a natural fit through his artistry!
ROM #1 (IDW)
Writer: Chris Ryall; Christos Gage
Artist: David Messina
Variant Cover: Sal Buscema
WOW! Sturdy Sal Buscema (as Stan Lee called him!) did a ton of the early Rom books for Marvel back in the day, so it’s great that writer (and IDW big-wig) Chris Ryall had him do a cover–great work all around!
BLACK PANTHER #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Variant Cover: Sanford Greene
A fabulous cover by PM/IF artist Sanford Greene that really tells the story of what’s happening within the pages of this great new series!
HOWARD THE DUCK #9 (Marvel)
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist/Cover: Joe Quinones
Nothing like a bit o’meta to make my day better! (Sorry!)
MOCKINGBIRD #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover: Joelle Jones
I’d love to see Ms. Jones do a run as interior artist on this book, as her covers are killers, lady! (Sorry again…)
MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #9 (Marvel)
Writer: Amy Reeder; Brandon Montclare
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Cover: Amy Reeder
Trust your Cranky Old Uncle Bob when he tells you that these great covers by Amy Reeder are fronting a book of massive charms for all ages!
MIGHTY THOR #9 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Russell Dauterman
Words fail me, so I guess it’s time to go to the end theme…
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
So, as I was putting this post together, I heard this song for the first time … and fell in love with it.
Fun Fact: Emma Ruth Rundle also rocks out in the band Marriages.
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 07/27/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.