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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 10/18/13

Get on your excitement goggles because these covers could blow your eyes out of your sockets!

It's the end of the week, and you know what that means. It's time for Comic Vine's Best Comic Book Covers of the Week! At the end of every week, the Comic Vine staff jumps into the company hot air balloon and lifts themselves up into the air, roughly 5,000 feet. Then they discuss what the best covers are and we all put them in this little piece for you. This week, there were a ton of really cool covers, and we tried to pick out some of the best for you.


First up, we have the cover for BALTIMORE THE INFERNAL TRAIN #2 by artist Ben Stenbeck. This creepy cover really fits with writer Mike Mignola's writing and art style, so Stenbeck's work here is a great compliment to it. The cover is pretty basic, but it has a lot of little things that make it extremely cool. The background colorwork is in multiple tones, which gives it a grittier feeling, and the face here is pretty memorable as well.

AVENGERS #21 by Leinil Francis Yu

Next, we have AVENGERS #21 by Leinil Francis Yu. Really? This is Yu's work? It's really hard to believe, but apparently, Yu did this cover which is very different from his normal style of art. This is a really haunting piece of art. We loved the way that the piece works so well with the space around it and that the character's dimly lit. We would love to see Yu do more work like this!

FABLES #134 by Mark Buckingham

The next addition to this list is the cover art from Mark Buckingham for FABLES #134. This piece is really cool. There's some very nice water colors working here. We love the way that the art works with the background here. The wolf looks really cool, and the overall color work is something we really admire. Lots of FABLES covers stand out, but this is one of our favorites.


This week, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 has a slew of really cool looking covers, but the coolest one was the Paolo Rivera variant seen here. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY had a lot of cool covers this week, especially the Skottie Young cover (check it out), but this one, with the throwback design, really tickled our fancy. The border of the comic and the title are extremely cool and it's interesting to see these characters in a more classic comic book style.

THE SHADOW #18 by Alex Ross

Up next is THE SHADOW #18 with a cover by Alex Ross. He may not do interiors as much anymore, but he still turns out some awe-inspiring covers. His more realistic-take on characters isn't something fans see everyday. Here, the Shadow is standing on top of a girder, overlooking the city. The perspective is really cool, and the fact that it's angled just a little bit, creating a bit of a feeling of dizziness, is what sets this image apart from the rest.

ZERO #2 by Tom Muller

Finally, it's time for a cover that isn't like the rest. Here we have ZERO #2 by Tom Muller. This is pretty far off, as covers go, from what comic book fans are used to, and it really works. There's limited use of color here, which makes the red-faced man, hiding between two soldiers, really stand out, and there's also heavy use of repetition. It's strange, but bye-golly, it's really cool

There you have it, another week of super-cool looking covers. Did you LOVE something that we didn't throw into this list? Then make sure to let us know in the comment section below! We'll see you guys next week with a whole new slew of covers for you all to ogle!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring writes a lot, mainly Chrono Trigger and NYPD: Blue cross-over fan fiction. He podcasts here, and he tweets here.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Gaurdains of the Galaxy is the best

Posted by sheldipez

Edited by sinestro_GL

Fables and Shadow are :O

Posted by hamlet33

Fables looks awesome. Really thought this weeks Trinity of Sin: Pandora would've made the list. That was a really good cover!

Posted by HeckTate

Great picks, but I gotta say I liked the other version of Zero #2 better. It's creepy, has a similar play with colors, and if you catch it out of the corner of your eye it looks like it's moving.

Posted by Farkam

The Shadow cover is the very definition of awesome.

Posted by SuperiorScarletSpider

Like the shadow one.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

I love those Guardians of the Galaxy covers that look like they're from the Silver Age. Marvelous.

Posted by Maxpower00044

@hecktate: agreed. This cover was great. I actually put the other one down to buy this one.

Edited by HeckTate

@themanintheshoe: Same here, didn't see them in shop on Wednesday, but I'm returning to pick up some orders anyway so hopefully I'll be able to snag a copy.

Posted by Outside_85

Posted by Xwraith

I don't like the new Guardians of the Galaxy, but I love Rocket in the Robin Hood outfit.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

That Fable cover and that Shadow cover are awesome!

Posted by TheImmortalBeaver

The cover to The Superior Spider-man looked fantastic, as always, and I really liked Hunger #4, too.

Edited by spinningbirdcake

Man Fables looks awesome. I'm reading that in trades but I might go pick up that issue just to display it.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Love The Zero main and Variant covers and also The FABLES cover, but Hawkguy was best one once again.

Posted by ColonelRunAway

Posted by solon

Love The Zero main and Variant covers and also The FABLES cover, but Hawkguy was best one once again.

Posted by solon

Hawkeyes cover was best

Posted by jwalser3

The Shadow one is gorgeous

Posted by cyclopes_with_an_e

Ryan Stegman?

Edited by vPuik

I loved the list (except Baltimore.)

This was my favorite this week.

Edited by RaggedScarecrow

I really liked X-Men Legacy 18 and Rogues Rebellion 1's covers:

Posted by Damian_Arrows

these are all fantastic. i really dig the colors on that fable cover. same goes for the second zero issue.

Posted by KryptonSabbath

Marvel is really knocking it out of the park with their covers every month specially with X-Men Legacy.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Such a great Shadow cover! But then again anything Alex Ross does is GREAT...

Posted by TheFirstLantern

How is this not here.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord


Posted by DonFelipe

Love The Zero main and Variant covers and also The FABLES cover, but Hawkguy was best one once again.

Pretty much all of the above plus The Shadow.

Posted by IrishX

Good choices this week. Mignola, Ross, and Buckingham always kill it. The Spider got an annual with a pretty nice cover as well...

Posted by Jaymundo

Zero and The Shadow are my favs out of the pick but The Spider annual cover should had been included (posted above)

Edited by That60sGuy

This was the best cover this week:

Posted by Extremis

Meh not a great week for covers