Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/12/16
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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
Of course someone like Bengal would be capable of pulling off a tasteful cover of Kara suiting up. Keep up the good work, dude. You are a true talent!
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Djibril Morissette-Phan – K. Michael Russel
Cover Art by Djibril Morissette-Phan
I really like the simplicity of this cover. It also reminds me of something a street artist in New York City would draw for a tourist couple fresh out of Penn Station. I mean that as a compliment, of course. Some of those people are extraordinarily talented!
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Greg Capullo
Cover Art by Jock
A triggery image for sure, but beautiful none the less.
Words, Art, and Cover by Stan Silas
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
DOOM PATROL #2 (DC)
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Nick Derington
Variant Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
The Allreds give us a very-up-close look at a classic Doom Patrol line-up, with the expression on Robotman’s face a nice nod to original series artist Bruno Premiani. Speaking of the Allreds…
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Zac Gorman
Artist: Will Robson
Variant Cover: Michael & Laura Allred
Just a fun cover, no verbiage from me needed…
GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #2 (DC)
Writer: Brendan Fletcher; Various
Artist: Adam Archer
Variant Cover: Becky Cloonan
Thanks to this amazing cover by Ms. Staples, I’ve gotten a strange notion about Maps being the secretive manipulator of the inter-personal relationship all the strange goings-on at the school! In other “Academy” news…
LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #5 (Boom/DC)
Writer: Chyna Clugstone-Flores
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover: Natacha Bustos
Ms. Bustos is the artist on the wonderful Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur series, and this homage to Amanda Conner’s cover for Marvel’s Girl Comics #1 is priceless! (The original is below, a personally-signed print of which hangs in my kitchen!)
SUPERWOMAN #3 (DC)
Writer/: Phil Jimenez
Artist: Emanuela Lupachino
Cover: Phil Jimenez
A glorious cover by Phil Jimenez, but I can only hope the story doesn’t go where I think this alludes! (I was hoping to speak to Mr. Jimenez about this book at NYCC, but he was ailing, so here’s wishing him well…and Lois, too!)
WONDER WOMAN #8 (DC)
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist/Cover: Bilquis Evely
I’ve loved Ms. Evely’s work since being introduced to it with her Dynamite Comics work on Steed & Mrs. Peel and Shaft, and this image of Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva is one of her best!
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
I’ve been listening to the new Phantogram album, Three, almost exclusively for the past few days. Check out this incredibly infection new song of theirs.
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 10/12/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.