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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/17/16

Hey, thanks for checking out Talking Comics: Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week!

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!

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Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Black Hammer #2

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art and Cover by Dean Ormston

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“Bring it on, big guy. I’m not runnin’.”

I Hate Fairyland #8

Written by Skottie Young

Art and “Fuck Fairyland” Cover by Skottie Young – Various

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… and that was the last anyone ever heard of Tinkerbell’s cousin, Cutiebell.

Suicide Squad #1

Written by Rob Williams

Art y Jim Lee

Midtown Exclusive Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham

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Whoa! It looks as if things are already going poorly for the Suicide Squad! I suppose it’s a good thing then that Harley looks as if she’s about to lay the smack down!

All-New Wolverine #11

Written by Tom Taylor

Art by Ig Huara

Marvel Tsum Tsum Takeover Variant Cover by Jake Parker

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BEST. MACY’S. THANKSGIVING. PARADE. EVER!

Civil War II Choosing Sides #4

Written by Various

Art by Declan Shalvey – Various

Variant Cover by Gurihiru

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Oh wow! I haven’t seen the Power Pack kids in what feels like a very long time. What a gorgeous and vibrant color to feature these feisty freedom fighters!

Backstagers #1 

Written by James Tynion IV

Art by Rian Sygh

Program Bill Variant Cover by Bridget Underwood

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This one’s for Joey! * snaps fingers repeatedly *

There’s also this great Virgin Variant cover Rob Guillory:

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As is this one!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

POWERPUFF GIRLS #2 (IDW)

Writer: Haley Mancini; Jake Goldman
Artist: Derek Charm
Variant Cover: Robert Hack

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina artist Robert Hack perfectly captures a Seventies-Eighties horror movie poster vibe for this fun cover! Speaking of the old days..

WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1 (DC)

Writer: George Perez; Len Wein; Various
Artist/Cover: George Perez

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“Snakes…why did it have to be snakes?”

GREEN ARROW #5 (DC)

Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Variant Cover: Neal Adams

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For an alter cocker like your Cranky Old Uncle Bob, having the legendary Neal Adams drawing Dinah & Ollie is a wonderful bit of nostalgia, but you needn’t be an old-timer to feel the heat in this image, and I don’t mean from the fire!

MIGHTY THOR #10 (Marvel)

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Russell Dauterman

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Here’s something else from the Good Ol’ Days that warms my flinty heart–WORD BALLOONS ON COVERS!! Sorry, for yelling folks, but I got excited because THERE’S ANOTHER ONE, TOO…

ULTIMATES #10 (Marvel)

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist/Cover: Kenneth Rocafort

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MOCKINGBIRD #6 (Marvel)

Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Kate Niemczyk
Cover: Joelle Jones

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Bobbi is investigating a murder that occurs on a “Super-hero Con Cruise”, which gave Ms. Jones the opportunity to draw a whole buncha Mockingbirds for this cover…including a canine version? (To digress, this reminds me of “Troubled Waters” one of my favorite episodes of “Columbo”, where the on-vacation Lieutenant contends with a killing aboard a cruise ship, and in the company of two of Sixties television’s most famous super-spies, Patrick Macnee (“The Avengers”) and Robert Vaughn (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), no less!

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Of course, The Four Marx Brothers knew how to get off a steamship–witness this clip from their 1931 classic “Monkey Business”:


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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

This week’s track features the band Jambinai and their track “The Keep Silence”!

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 08/17/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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