Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 08/31/16
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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
Afterlife with Archie #10
Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa
Art and Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Yowza! Much like the Hip-Hop act TLC, his cover is all kinds of crazy, sexy, and cool!
All-New Wolverine Annual #1
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Marcio Takara
Skottie Young Baby Variant Cover
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I almost can’t handle the cute-factor of this cover! Who would have thought that Gwen and Laura would become such fast friends?
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Mike Perkins
Cover Art by Mike Del Mundo
Ahhh, a cool and somewhat spooky Carnage cover to help get me into the Autumn season as it draws near.
Ms. Marvel #10
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Takeshi Miyagawa
Tsum Tsum Variant Cover by Tradd Moore
Yo, is anyone else getting a real Mighty Beans feel from these awesome Tsum Tsum covers?
Written by Brian Micheal Bendis
Art by Sara Pichelli
Black Panther Variant Cover by Declan Shalvey
“Panther-Man, Panther-Man! Does whatever a panther can. He’s real smart, he’s royalty. He rules Wakanda majestically! Here comes the Panther-Man!”
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
CHILDREN OF LOVECRAFT (Dark Horse)
Writers: HPL; Various
Cover: Mike Mignola
As you’d expect, Mike Mignola delivers just the right balance of terror and dark comedy for this graphic collection of Lovecraft-inspired tales! Speaking of the old gentleman from Providence…
H.P. LOVECRAFT’S THE DUNWICH HORROR (Bag & Board Studios)
Writer: H.P. Lovecraft
Artist/Cover: Ben Granoff
I see Wizard Whateley and his grand-son Wilbur on this cover, but I guess that Mr. Granoff wants to save the “unspeakable nature” of the title character for his finale within!
GOTHAM ACADEMY ANNUAL #1 (DC)
Writer: Becky Cloonan; Brendan Fletcher
Cover: Karl Kerschl
Looks like trouble is brewing at the Academy, but it’s great to see Mr, Kerschl’s work, no matter the subject!
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #9 (DC)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Renae De Liz
This was supposed to be the final issue of this fine series, but it seems that Diana will live to fight another day, despite what this chilling cover by Ms. De Liz might portend!
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Marcio Takara
Cover: Cameron Stewart
This image by Cameron Stewart reminds me of an old paperback cover from one of those “mercenary hero” series from back in the Eighties,,,excepting Jonathan the wolverine, of course.
HOWARD THE DUCK #10 (Marvel)
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist/Cover: Joe Quinones
For what I believe is the final issue, Joe Quinones has given Howard a glorious image…if a world of trouble to go with it! Speaking of troubles…
SPIDER-GWEN #10 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist/Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
As reflected by this stark image by Mr. Rodriguez, our girl Gwen is faced with some tough decisions, as is this young lady seen below…
MS. MARVEL #10 (Marvel)
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Takeshi Miyagawa
Cover: Cameron Stewart
See, it’s not only me that cries over these Civil War tie-ins!
On a happier note,,,
SILVER SURFER #6 (Marvel)
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist/Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Can the Surfer save the Marvel Comics of the 616 universe…and could he maybe bring them back to our earth whilst he’s at it?
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’m feeling a little old school today, so I thought I’d treat you all to a hypnotic track from the now-defunct band, Fever Ray.
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 08/31/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.