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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 03/01/13

Take a look at some of this week's best covers.

Each week we like to take a look at some of the best comic book covers. It's always hard to narrow it down to just a few and there always seems to be one or two that manages to slip through the cracks. Here are some of the ones that immediately caught our attention.

David Aja continues his awesome job on the covers to HAWKEYE. You've probably noticed the first series had a purple theme which gave way to red at issue #5. We don't often see so much of one color on a cover but it serves to make the image really pop out.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #17 features a Bill Sienkiewicz cover. I do enjoy his sometimes gritty nature and it fits nicely for a Jonah Hex comic.

Michael Del Mundo has been delivering some really great covers for X-MEN: LEGACY. The cover for issue 6 is no exception. If you know about Legion, you know he has quite a bit going on inside his mind. Each cover has been capturing that and you get a real sense of how crammed it is from the cover. I'm also a fan of word balloons on covers.

Mike Allred's cover to FF #4 really conveys the vibe of this issue. Seeing the Moloid kids making hearts might seem a little odd and seeing Turg make a heart with his tongue is a little disturbing. Sure he doesn't have any hands so you can't really blame him. She-Hulk's reflection and reaction are priceless.

You gotta love the cover to MASKS #4. Alex Ross always makes bold images stand out. The angle and perspective chosen here should also catch your attention. At first you might wonder who these people are but you can see the use of shadows reveals the costumed identities of the characters in this book. This is another cover with a heavy use of a primary color. That really makes the comic pop out on the shelf.

I always enjoy looking at a Francesco Francavilla cover. His cover for LONE RANGER #13 shows a slightly different approach. This time we see the Lone Ranger in a reflection on a gun. If you look back at the other covers in the series, you can see that this one stands apart from the others.

And of course:

That's it for this week. Let us know what covers you loved if we didn't choose your favorite. Feel free to post your choices in the comments below.

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Posted by mightypug78

deadpool killustrated #2 shouldve been here. :/

Posted by derf_jenkins

Hawkguy!

Posted by JakeN7

Seriously? No Batman Incorporated #8? That was a beautiful homage to Batman R.I.P. and was one of the best covers I've ever seen. If it's omitted for potential spoilers, then I'm sure the two people that still don't know what happened will appreciate it.

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Posted by bob808
Masks #4
Posted by darkwingdan

@JakeN7: I agree, huge omission.

Posted by G-Man

@mightypug78: Funny because I came sooooo close to adding it. It was actually cover 6 of 7. It's another great cover by Del Mundo.

@JakeN7: I did debate over it. I suppose spoilers shouldn't be an issue at this point. It's added now.

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Posted by dondave

The Masks cover is wonderful

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Posted by velvetmeds

I liked Uncanny Avengers #4 and Uncanny X-men #2

Posted by derf_jenkins

Yeah, that Batman Inc. cover is glorious

Edited by thejedster

I LOVE the Saul Bass-inspired cover for Hawkeye #8. A nice ode to his popular movie poster designs:

Posted by Miss_Garrick

HAWKEYE - I now sure, but I feel like it's trying to rip off Target's logo. I hate that fact that I unintenionally made a hawkeye/target joke.

JONAH HEX - So, is he fighting the Walking Dead? Argh, I hate that show!! Is it trying to butt in everywhere and ruin my day?

MASKS - Alex Ross always does great cover work! He never fails to deliver!

Posted by skyjumpermike

@Miss_Garrick said:

HAWKEYE - I now sure, but I feel like it's trying to rip off Target's logo. I hate that fact that I unintenionally made a hawkeye/target joke.

Don't worry, It wasn't much of one;-)

Posted by Grey56

Look at what Marvel did! They were able to use a color that gelled with their stupid 'REVOLUSHIONZZ' banner and it wasn't so offensive. Either that or the artist realized that they needed to work with the ridiculous marketing strategy and create a chromatic scheme that would enhance their image.

Posted by dimmoe

you're joking about the hawkeye cover right? that cover is corny as hell. Now that Hex cover is a real beauty.

Posted by Mucklefluga

I LOVE the FF cover, the Bat Inc one is superb too.

Posted by Cavemold

I love you alex ross

Posted by The Average Bear

"One does not simply..." on the X-men cover. Funny

Posted by Overlander

@thejedster said:

I LOVE the Saul Bass-inspired cover for Hawkeye #8. A nice ode to his popular movie poster designs:

I was thinking the same thing.

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Posted by Johnnyjavavee

@JakeN7: it's there. Promise

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Incredible covers. Really dig the Hawkeye cover. Love the FF without a doubt. Looks like Jonah Hex decided to lay down the law---his way! Sweet.

Posted by Yung ANcient One
Not surprised that Hawkeyes is here, but I'm glad X-Men)Legacy is. Here... it is definitely my favorite this week. R.I.P to Damian I hope he comes back soon. (+)
Posted by JakeN7

@G-Man said:

@JakeN7: I did debate over it. I suppose spoilers shouldn't be an issue at this point. It's added now.

Wow man! Thanks for acknowledging user feedback. Glad to know that it was in fact omitted due to the spoiler-ish nature of the cover, and not because you thought it didn't deserve it. This week's "best of" cover gallery looks complete now.

@darkwingdan said:

@JakeN7: I agree, huge omission.

Glad to see we're on the same page, and it looks like G-Man is too.

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Posted by KRYPTON

Hawkeye has some of the most unique covers in Marvel Comics

Posted by longbowhunter

Dynamite has some of the best covers but worst interiors.

Posted by DonFelipe

The X-Men Legacy cover is great, though the idea is quite similar to Harbinger #1.
My favorite is the Hawkeye cover. Minimalism, bro!

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I liked this one, the sort of movie style to it. Reminds me of a movie poster, like Back to the Future, and the like.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

EVERY HAWKGUY COVER IS AMAZING! The book is perfect!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Masks #4, because its Alex Ross man...but yeah the Batman Incorporated #8 image runs a very, VERY close second.

Posted by That60sGuy

@DonFelipe said:

The X-Men Legacy cover is great, though the idea is quite similar to Harbinger #1.

More like total rip-off of Harbinger #1.

Posted by Hawkling

@That60sGuy said:

@DonFelipe said:

The X-Men Legacy cover is great, though the idea is quite similar to Harbinger #1.

More like total rip-off of Harbinger #1.

I wouldn't call it a ripoff. The Harbinger cover shows the thoughts from others people in that crowded street scene, all the voices are coming from Legion on the Legacy cover. Same idea but that twist adds a different level to the artwork. Plus the overlapping speech bubbles make it look way more chaotic. The Harbinger cover is too organized and doesn't look right. I think Del Mundo 1-up'd Lozzi.

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@Hawkling said:

@That60sGuy said:

@DonFelipe said:

The X-Men Legacy cover is great, though the idea is quite similar to Harbinger #1.

More like total rip-off of Harbinger #1.

I wouldn't call it a ripoff. The Harbinger cover shows the thoughts from others people in that crowded street scene, all the voices are coming from Legion on the Legacy cover. Same idea but that twist adds a different level to the artwork. Plus the overlapping speech bubbles make it look way more chaotic. The Harbinger cover is too organized and doesn't look right. I think Del Mundo 1-up'd Lozzi.

I just wanted to say something similar (another rip-off) but I don't agree with the 1-up though I may like the Legacy cover a little bit better, too. Both covers are nicely done and work well for the 2 characters and the situation they find themselves in.