Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/03/16
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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 Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art and Cover by Mindy Lee
Lady Killer #1
Words and Art by Joelle Jones
Cover by Matteo Scalera
Mmmmmmmmm …. do you smell that? It smells like another cover in contention for our annual Best Of Lists!
Suicide Squad Rebirth #1
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Philip Tan – Jonathan Galpion
Cover by Philip Tan
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times? I certainly hope not. This book will mark my third attempt of trying to make a Suicide Squad a part of my pull list. I love the concept, but the writing and art haven’t been able to hold my attention since the beginning of the DC New 52. Here’s hoping that this new series gives me something to sing about!
Kill or Be Killed #1
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips – Elizabeth Breitweiser
GAP Hood Wear
Paper Girls #8
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Cliff Chang – Matthew Wilson
Cover by Cliff Chang
Woof, it looks like Mae’s had a rough night.
Vote Loki #3
Written by Christopher Hastings
Art by Langdon Foss
Cover by Tradd Moore
Is it too late to put Loki in the running for this year’s election? He’d have my vote, that’s for sure!
Giants Days #17
Written by John Allison
Art by Max Sarin
HA! Take that tuition and student loans!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
LADY KILLER 2 #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Joelle Jones
As a print of the first cover of the first mini-series hangs on my kitchen wall, I surely would love a companion piece of this image by Ms Jones to hang alongside it!
BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED & MRS. PEEL (DC/Boom!)
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Personally, I think that the all-mighty Allreds should do every cover, but on anything that requires a retro/classic vibe, it should be a law!
HARLEY QUINN #1 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
Superb artwork by Amanda Conner, that nearly has me re-thinking my decision about putting this title on “Hold” from my pull list. If Ms. Conner were doing the interiors, I’d never leave!
WYNONNA EARP #6 (IDW)
Writer: Beau Smith
Artist/Cover: Lora Innes
I’ve little idea of what this series is about, but this cover featuring Universal’s “Gill-Man” has me yearning to buy it!
SQUADRON SUPREME #10 (Marvel)
Writer: James Robinson
Cover: Alex Garner
The imagery by Alex Garner (whom I’ve loved since his Batgirl cover run!) would be enough tpo warrant its inclusion here, but the chance to once again mention the title of the new story-arc is irresistible! (That title is “Finding Namor”, by the way!)
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
So I’m pretty much head over heels for this album, and want to share another track from it with you! Emma Ruth Rundle is a force to be reckoned with and I encourage you to seek her out!
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 08/03/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.