Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/19/16
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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
Harrow County #17
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art and Cover by Tyler Crook
Here’s the thing. If your cover reminds me of my favorite album of all time – Tool’s Aenima – you get moved to the top of this week’s list.
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1
Written by Gerard Way – Jonathan Rivera
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover Art by Matt Wagner
This eye-catching cover is making sure the latest title from Young Animal is on my pull list!
Green Lanterns #9
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Robson Rocha
Variant Art Cover by Robson Rocha 0 Joe Prado
Not only am I getting a hard Pink Floyd vibe from this cover, it’s also quite beautiful.
Written by Jeremy Haun – Jason Hurley
Art by Stephen Green
Cover Art by Jeremy Haun – John Rauch
Who says the infected can’t remain fit? Peddle that invisible bicycle!
Cover B by Danielle Otrakji
I Hate Fairyland #10
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Skottie Young – Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Fuck Fairyland Cover Art by Skottie Young
And hey, if the art for this cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it before – maybe even twice!
Written by John Arcudi
Art by James Harren
Cover Art by James Harren
“YAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!” Sometimes, the only reason you need to include a cover is because it’s totally badass.
Written by Jason Latour
Art and Cover by Robbi Rodriguez
As I gaze into this crystal ball, I can see that a lot of catching up with Spider-Gwen is in my near future.
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
BLACK HAMMER #4 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Dean Ormston
Variant Cover: Jeff Lemire
C’mon…a retro-styled cover…and it has HPL’s Cthulhu on it? It had to be on the list!
KISS #1 (Dynamite)
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Kewber Baal
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Speaking of interesting combinations…Kiss and Francesco Francavilla…who’d a-thunk it?
GODZILLA: RAGE ACROSS TIME #3 (IDW)
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Hugo Petrus
Variant Cover: Bob Eggleton
Another odd pairing; Mothra vs. Megaguirus, but monster-painter-supreme Bob Eggleton makes it work!
BLACK WIDOW #7 (Marvel)
Writer: Mrk Waid; Chris Samnee
Artist: Chris Samnee
Variant Cover: June Brigman
I love this cover not as much for the charming image but as for who did it: June Brigman, who along with Louise Simonson, co-created the delightful Power Pack…as seen below:
DOCTOR STRANGE #13 (Marvel)
Writer; Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover: Chris Bachalo
I’ve been a little down on the story direction on this book, but never Mr. Bacchalo’s stunning art!
…and in conclusion…
(This from Mockingbird #8, cover by Ms. Joelle Jones.)
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
This is it, folks! The week that I meet the band members of Failure! They’ll be performing my second favorite album of all-time, “Fantastic Planet” in its entirety. Here’s the closing track to the album for you to listen to.
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 10/19/16 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.