Less than 10 days out from our scheduled tweet-storm, the Stargate Initiative is gaining steam!  The @StargateNow twitter account is inching towards 9k followers with a number of familiar faces boarding the drive including: @MichaelShanks@dhewlett, @martingero, @cpbinder, @Ivonbartok, @redTamsen, @JeffTeravainen, @dopudmike, @Ayisha_Issa, @PatrickGilmore, @mikamckinnon, @marksavela, @PeterKelamis, @MichaelMoreci, @MichaelWelchAct, @SamMaggs, @actualApophis, @ranthonylemke, @SuanneBraun, @cliffsimon, @PaulyMcGillion, @imcorinnemec, @SimoneBaily, @AlexMallariJr.  And we still have over a week to go!

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We’ll be doing a trial run in preparation for next week’s tweet-storm.  Join us Friday, March 2nd (fans in America) and Saturday, March 3rd (international fans) at the above times.   We’ve got you covered!  (Thanks for the assist, Kelli and Irena)

Onto our weekly feature: My favorite comic book covers of the week…

Actionverse: Stray #6 (cover art by Mitch Ballard, Wilson Ramos Jr.)

Love the use of negative space in this take on the classic “Superhero No More” cover.  Bonus points for working a dog into the walkaway.

Avengers #682 (cover art by Mark Brooks)

Incredible color  detail, and use of depth in this gorgeous frame worthy art piece.

Captain Marvel #129 (cover art by Phil Noto)

I’m a sucker for alternate reality stories and this cover leaves me all sorts of intrigued.

Deadpool #295 (cover art by Mike Hawthorne)

One of the things I love about Deadpool is that he’s so damn over the top – an attitude that often translates to his covers.  Like this one, for instance.

Gasolina #6 (cover art by Mat Lopes, Niko Walter)

I have no idea what’s going on here – the shoes, the gun, that squid sitting atop the soccer ball – but I love the composition and colors.

Galaktikon #5 (cover art by Marissa Louise, Steve Mannion)

As a longtime scifi fan, I’m always charmed by these classic SF conceits.

Glitterbomb vol. 2: The Fame Game (cover art by Djibril Morissette-Phan)

Horrific and brutal but undeniably beautiful.

Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1 (cover art by Marissa Louise, Clay Mann)

Doom Patrol battles the Justice League in a giant bowl of milk while the Milk Man looks on.  What’s not to love?

Rich Veitch’s The One #1 (cover art by Rick Veitch)

Love the playfulness of this one as well.

Saga #49 (cover art by Fiona Staples)

49 issues in and Saga remains one of the most fiercely creative comics out there.  The series covers are equally imaginative.

Strangers In Paradise XXV #2 (cover art by Terry Moore)

I’ve been a longtime fan of Terry Moore’s work, and this is the latest in a long line of terrific (and, in this case, subtly unnerving) covers.

Teen Titans #17 (cover art by Dan Mora)

I always enjoy seeing super beings laid low by mundanities or the harsh realities faced by your average (dare I say it?) Joe.  Still, it make you wonder: Are they leaving the furniture?

What do you think?

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melaniestargate

Joseph does fake movie covers count? grin
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Bannister
Bannister

Super cool for all these people now enrolled! C’an’t wait for this future!
The Avengers cover’s pretty great indeed.
I’m not a huge fan of Deadpool but I have to say this is my kind of cover. Over the stop and great idea, much like an Heavy Metal ’70s vinyl vibe. I love it.
The Gasolina is nice too, but I’m partial to sneakers illustrations, so…
As usual, I like simple, clear and strong ideas & exectution, quite the opposite of my work, nothing new there. grin
A good week!

maggiemayday

Nor sure which I like best. Deadpool, of course. Teen Titans seem to be traveling light. Strangers in Paradise has a kitty in snow, which makes me sad.

dincorta

Oh maaaan, all this Stargate buzz is getting me hyped.

Games "Johnny" Dean
Games "Johnny" Dean

We need a huge Stargate gathering later on grin with everyone.

KathyC
KathyC

The One makes me want to put in a load of laundry…haha

shinyhula
shinyhula

Love that Strangers in Paradise cover, it reminds me of the gritty-beautiful worlds in Masked. I wanna know what happens next.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Do they give the artists creative license or tell them what to produce? These are all good but my favorite is Galaktikon. Don’t know why, just do.

themaingmaster

Who are we going to “tweet storm” to Joe? MGM? J.S.

MaggieL80
MaggieL80

This is a bumper crop of covers this week! I too am intrigued by the Gasolina (mas o meno/more or less) cover. I like the Justice League cereal bowl approach and the superhero no more in Stray. But my favorite is Saga. It’s not often that the media will
admit when we are so absolutely and completely fu…..

Preparing for the tweet storm!