Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 12/21/16
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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!
Steve Seigh’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
Scooby Apocalypse #9
Written by Keith Giffen – J. M. DeMattias
Art by Dale Eagleham
Cover Art by Raphael Albuquerque
Ha ha ha! I can never get enough of seeing the Scooby Gang all hipsterfied. Additionally, mmmmmm, Velma. 😀
Written by Steve Orlando
Art and Cover by Brian Ching
Ha ha ha! Would you look at that puss! Someone must have really ticked Kara off for her to make that face!
Donald Quest #3
Written by Stephano Embrosio
Art by Francesco Dippolito
Incentive Cover Andrea Feccero
Oh man, I love Magica De Spell! She was like that duck version of Elvira and Morticia rolled into one!
God Country #1
Written by Donny Cates
Art by Geoff Shaw – Various
Cover by Geoff Shaw – Dave Stewart
The weather report is calling for psychedelic winds, this evening. Be sure to bundle up!
Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #16 (Marvel)
Writer: Ryan North; Will Murray
Artist: Erica Henderson
Variant Cover: John Allison
It’s Squirrel Girl’s 25th anniversary…why not crash a party?
DETECTIVE COMICS #948 (DC)
Writer: James Tynion IV; Marguerite Bennett
Artist/Cover: Ben Oliver
A simple, but simply gorgeous portrait of the true headliner of this book! Another “family portrait” to follow…
MIGHTY THOR #15 (Marvel)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Steve Epting
Cover: Russell Dauterman
Steve Epting has been wonderful on this book filling in, but “Come back Russell, come back!”
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover; Arthur Adams
“I think that I shall never see…a poem lovely as a tree” (“Trees” by Joyce Kilmer)
SPIDER-MAN #12 (Marvel)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist/Cover: Sara Pichelli
I’ll admit it, I’m intrigued…and it’s your fault, Ms. Pichelli!
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED: THE TIME MACHINE HC (Classics illustrated)
Writer: H.G. Wells
Artist: Lou Cameron
Cover: George Wilson
As a little boy I owned this comic, and seeing the cover brought me…back in time. (Sorry.) Seriously though, this is a gorgeous painting by George Wilson, who created great covers back in the Sixties for Classics, Dell and Gold Key, and his work was often the only reason to buy the book,,,such as this one:
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #10 (Marvel)
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Phil Noto
Cover: Stuart Immonen
How could I not select this one. Rest well, Princess.
Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack
So I hear that A Perfect Circle are going on tour and making new music. That’s awesome, even if it means that we STILL don’t have a new Tool album. Seriously, what is it going to take at this point?
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 01/11/17 as chosen by Steve Seigh and Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.