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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 09/21/16

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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!

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Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Shade the Changing Girl #1

Written by Cecil Castellucci

Art by Marley Zarcone

Cover Art by Becky Cloonan

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I’m a sucker for covers with vibrant artwork, not to mention a reference to the preying open of our third eye.

Cannibal #1

Written by Brian Buccellato – Jennifer Young

Art and Cover by Matias Bergara

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How could I not include this cool Kentucky Bourban-style cover art? Ghouls, the bayou, and a nip of grandpa’s old cough medicine? That’s a winner in my book.

Batman #8

Written by Tom King – Steve Orlando

Art by Riley Rossmo

Cover Art by Tim Sale

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Yo, would you look at that thing? It looks as if Hayao Miyazaki let loose his imagination on Gotham City!

Future Quest #5

Written by Jeff Parker

Art by Evan Shaner

Cover Art by Evan Doc Shaner

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I love the pulpy, old school feel to this cover. It’s kind of giving me a Big Hero 6 vibe, you know?

No Mercy #10

Written by Alex De Campi

Art by Carla Speed McNeil – Jenn Manley Lee

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I want to ride a flying unicorn through a cotton candy fart cloud in the depths of space! Me next! Me next!

Champions #1

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Humberto Ramos

Baby Art Cover by Skottie Young

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Yup! I still love these Baby Covers, especially considering how adorable Ms. Marvel and Viv look on this one!

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

HENCHGIRL #11 (Scout Comics)

Writer/Artist/Cover: Kristen Gudsnuk

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It’s the final issue (for now, anyway), and it seems that a lot pf people have a bone to pick with Mary Posa, the erstwhile “henchgirl”.

ART OPS #12 (DC)

Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Michael Allred; Matt Brundage
Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

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This fun high-concept series comes to a close with this issue, but leaves behind a great Allred-ian cover!

PAPER GIRLS #10 (Image)

Writer: Brian K. Vaughn
Artist/Cover: Cliff Chiang

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Uh-oh…all three time-tossed “Erins” on the same cover might cause some sort of temporal loop that will “CHANGE THE UNIVERSE AS WE KNOW IT!” (This phrase tm Marvel Comics.)

JESSICA JONES #1 (Marvel)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Michael Gaydos
Variant Cover: David Aja

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Taking a very apt “noir-y” approach to the character, David Aja’s really sets a perfect introduction to the story within! Speaking of Mr. Aja…

SCARLET WITCH #11 (Marvel)

Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leila del Duca
Cover: David Aja

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Every cover in this series has been remarkable, each one a brilliant exploration in black, white and…scarlet, of course!

SQUADRON SUPREME #12 (Marvel)

Writer: James Robinson
Artist/Cover: Leonard Kirk

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A good old-fashioned action cover by the ever-reliable Leonard Kirk tips us to the fact that the “Finding Namor” quest has borne fruit!

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (Marvel)

Writer: Ryan North
Artist/Cover: Erica Henderson

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Perhaps by beating them up, Doreen can get them to stop fighting with each other? (Yeah, I know that logic is flawed, but so is CW II, as far as I’m concerned.)

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

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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 09/14/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

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