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Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/16/14

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Each and every New Comic Book Release Day is something to be excited about. 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

Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1

Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Amanda Connor

“Ha ha ha! The funniest aspect of this cover is that it’s not all that far off from the real thing. I love the colors and how the cover allows you to play “I Spy” in regard to the various characters that grace this cover. Well done!” – Steve Seigh

“This cover is sure to be on my “Best of 2014″ list…and I want this as a poster, too!! There’s just so much to look at here, I don’t know where to begin, and I keep finding new hilarious things with each perusal! Simply amazing work by Amanda Conner (and Paul Mounts on colors, I’d imagine!)” – Bob Reyer

Witch Finder: Mysteries of the Unknown @2

Written by Kim Newman and Maura McHugh

Art by Tyler Cook

Cover by Julián Totino Tedesco

“Big Daddy? Bioshock, anyone? Cool.” – Steve Seigh

Teen Titans #1

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Kenneth Rocafort

Variant Cover by Cliff Chiang

“I’m in love with the bright colors of this cover. It caught my eye immediately when I was making my way through the list of potentials to features in this week’s column.” – Steve Seigh

Umbral #7

Anthony Johnston

Art and Cover by Christopher Mitten

UMBRAL #7 "KILLING THE SUNRISE" STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTONART / COVER: CHRISTOPHER MITTENCOLORING: JORDAN BOYDLETTERING: THOMAS MAUER JULY 1632 PAGES / FC / M$3.50 DIAMOND ORDER CODE: MAY140740 BOOK TWO STARTS HERE! Rascal has escaped the Umbral in the city (uh, spoilers?) and now she heads for the mountainous Sunrise homestead. But even here not everyone is who they seem, and before the dawn a blade will flash in the dark…

“Has the color palette for Umbral gotten brighter since the last arc? I like the way the sunset colors of the background play against the purple and blood red. Very cool.” – Steve Seigh


X-Men 100th Anniversary Special

Written by Jen Van Meter

Art and Cover by In-Hyuk Lee

“Awwwww! Congratulation on taking the next big step in your relationship Scott … again.” – Steve Seigh

Bob Reyer’s Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week

Pictures That Tick Vol. 2

Words, Art, & Cover by Dave McKean

“This rather disturbing image fronts the second mixed media story collection by Dave Mckean, perhaps best known for illustrating Neil Gaiman’s”Coraline” and the “Arkham Asylum” OGN by Grant Morrison.” – Bob Reyer


Writer: Kek-w

Artist/Cover: Shaky Kane

“I have no clue what this is about, but it sure made me laugh, and that’s more than enough for me! Here’s the solicitation, see if you can figure it out:
Writer KEK-W (2000 AD, Ruddy Rucker’s FLURB) and THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN’s SHAKY KANE take the law into their own hands in this two-fisted tale of Murder, Muscle Marys, and Mail-order Mystery. WARNING: Contains Pop Culture references and Impact wounds.” – Bob Reyer


Writer: G. Willow Wilson

Artist: Jake Wyatt

Cover: Jamie McKelvie

“Y’know, sometimes a girl simply has to answer a text, even when she’s in the midst of foiling a bank robbery! It’s just another day in the life of Jersey City’s one-and-only super-hero (sorry, Joey B!) Ms. Marvel!” – Bob Reyer


Writer: Dan Slott

Artist/Cover: Michael Allred; Laura Allred

“I really feel as if I’m staring through miles of space into the upper atmosphere due to the depth of field created by the all-Allred team on this cover!” – Bob Reyer


Writer: Ian Doescher

Artist/Cover: Nicolas DeLort

“According to some theorists, William Shakespeare didn’t write any of the plays attributed to him; perhaps he was too busy coming up with “Star Wars”?” – Bob Reyer

TEEN TITANS #1: Batman 75th Variant

Writer: Will Pfeifer

Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

Variant cover: Joe Quinones

“What a fun image by covers maestro Joe Quinones! Batman looks none to pleased at being pawed by Gar..or perhaps it’s being used as a take-off point by Red Robin? (By the way, for me, this would have been a much better choice of covers for a book entitled “Teen Titans” than the one seen below, the critiques of which caused the internet attacks on columnist Janelle Asselin.)” – Bob Reyer

Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week Soundtrack

I thought I’d switch things up this week in honor of “Weird Al” Yankovich‘s new album “Mandatory Fun” by posting this hilarious Funny or Die “Weird Al” biopic trailer. Enjoy and be sure to purchase the new album this week, it’s HILARIOUS!

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 <strong>Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week 07/16/14 as chosen by Steve Seigh, Bob Reyer of Talking Comics.

Executive Editor of Talking Comics, Co-Host of the Talking Comics podcast, Host of the Talking Games podcast, Writer of Ink & Pixel featured on, Candadian by proxy, and Pancake King.

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