Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/07/16
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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 Steve Orlando
Art by Brian Ching
Cover Art by Bengal
How could I resist this stunning Bengal cover of Kara looking like she hasn’t got a care in the world?
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Steve Pugh
Cover Art by Ben Caldwell
So on the 250th podcast, we were asked if we have any comic book crushes. Does Wilma count, because HOT DAMN!
HARLEY QUINN #3
Written by Amanda Connor – Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Chad Hardin
Cover Art by Amanda Connor
Poison Ivy’s back! Poison Ivy is back! Poison Ivy is back!
JAMES PATTERSON MAX RIDE FINAL FLIGHT #1
Written by Jody Houser
Art by Marco Failla
Cover Art by David Nakayama
I’ve chosen this over not just for its beauty, but also because this character totally reminds me of Mercy from Blizzard’s FPS Overwatch!
GIANT DAYS #18
Written by John Allison
Art and Cover by Max Sarin
Fun Fact: Once, I almost died after a GIANT disco ball fell from the ceiling of Radio City Music Hall. The wiring snapped and the ball shattered in front of me at eye-level. If the curtain hadn’t been going down at that exact time, I would have caught a face full of glass.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
PAPER GIRLS #9 (Image)
Writer: Brian K. Vaughn
Artist/Cover: Cliff Chiang
It’s a lot harder to deliver the newspaper from atop a monster than a bicycle, as Young Erin is finding out!
SILK #12 (Marvel)
Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Tana Ford
Cover: Mingjue Helen Chen
Things seem bleak for Cindy Moon on this cover by Mingjue Helen Chen!
OTHERWORLD BARBARA HC (Fantagraphics)
Writer/Artist/Cover: Moto Hagio
A beautiful but creepy image by Moto Hagio for this Fantagraphics edition of this award-winning Japanese science-fiction tale.
THOR Vol. 1 HC (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Russell Dauterman
(No words needed.)
HARLEY QUINN #3 (DC)
Writer: Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Variant Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
Harley seems to be getting a kick out of fishing, huh?
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’m sitting here with my headphones on while listening to Esben and the Witch. They’re such an amazing band and I urge you watch and listen along to this chilling video for their track, “Marching Song”.
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 09/07/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.