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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 10/4/13

Time to take a look at some of the best covers of the week!

Welcome to yet another exciting Best Comic Book Covers of the Week where the Comic Vine staff picks out their favorite covers and displays them for you, the reader, to cheer and applaud awesomeness across the Intrawebs. Let's get right down to business, folks and see some of these amazing covers.

FANTOMEX #1 by Francesco Francavilla

FANTOMEX MAX #1 rolled out this week and here we have the cover by Francesco Francavilla. Francesco's work is always really cool and his covers have a big pop to them. This cover really has a 60s secret-agent feel to it because of the set-up, colors, and those cools patterns behind the title, at the top of the page. Also, we're always a sucker for a character pointing a gun at the reader.


Here we have MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #1 by Marco Rudy. What's really cool about this cover is the minimalistic use of color on the cover, which gives the cover this really cool look, which sets is a part from the rest on the shelves. There's also the very cool usage of the Spider-Man logo on the bottom half of this cover as well.

BATWING #24 by Darwyn Cooke

Up next is BATWING #24 by Darwyn Cooke. Darwyn Cooke has a very specific style that is reminiscent of of the 1950s, so seeing this cover and his name attached was a bit of a shock, since it looks a bit different from what readers are used to. The layout and perspective are incredibly cool here, as well as the color choices for the whole cover.

ALL NEW X-MEN #17 (Lego Variant) by Leonel Castellani

Are you a Legomaniac? If you are, you're probably pretty excited about this week's variant cover to ALL NEW X-MEN #17 by Leonel Castellani. This cool cover is actually an homage to Jim Lee's cover for X-Men #1 back in 1991. It's been really cool to see some classic covers with Lego characters. It's hard to take Magneto as a threat when he looks this adorable.

THE STAR WARS #2 by Nick Runge

Lastly, we have the cover for THE STAR WARS #2 by Nick Runge. Funny thing is that both covers to this issue were really cool, but we only wanted to pick out one. This cover, in particular, was the best of the two and it shows realism extremely well. Most of that is all thanks to the color work and the shading done here. This really looks like it could be a poster for a new Star Wars film. It's some seriously cool stuff.

There you have it. It's another week of cool looking covers. Do you have a cover you super-loved, but you're super-bummed it's not on this list? Let us know in the comment section below! We'll see you folks next week, from New York Comic Con, with a bunch of new favorite covers!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a writer, host of Vs The Net, which is an Internet culture show, and a friend to the bees. He's also on that dang Twitter.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

The only one I like is The Star Wars, im gonna get that when it comes to trade

Posted by wessaari

no Green Arrow 24?

Posted by AllStarSuperman
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Posted by TheManInTheShoe

That Batwing cover was so good. I think it's weird that some times comics have covers that have been used over and over. I love comics with a little creativity and originality to them.

Posted by Saren

Huh, I figured Earth-2's cover was a sure thing.

Posted by bladewolf

I agree, GA #24 deserved some love!

@wessaari said:

no Green Arrow 24?

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek
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Edited by DonFelipe

More Valiant please!

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@wessaari said:

no Green Arrow 24?

Yeah, I was kind of surprised it didn't make the list...

Posted by EvilPenguin543

Savage Wolverine should be on here! And so should Green Arrow, the cover of that reminds me of a poster for an action movie from days gone past. The Batwing cover reminds me of Batman Beyond.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Star Wars #2 for sure!

Posted by noj

Agree with the posters above Green Arrow and Savage Wolverine should've been on here. I would've replaced Spider-Man and that lego variant.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

There are some beautiful covers out this week.

Posted by SynCig

@wessaari: That is probably my favorite cover from the week.

Edited by Syndikate333

I would BatWing if Darwyne Cook did the interior art.

Posted by CitizenJP

That Batwing cover is dope.

Edited by GenesisX


Huh, I figured Earth-2's cover was a sure thing.

Posted by LCazT1996

Huh, I figured Earth-2's cover was a sure thing.

I've really loved E2's covers since the start of the book. Reis, Booth, and now Juan Doe. And with Ethan Van Sciver coming on next month, it seems like they're never gonna run out of creative/good covers for Earth-2.

As for other ones besides Earth-2 that I liked that aren't up there, I have to say that even though it's pretty basic I really like GL's cover for this week.

Posted by Xwraith

@wessaari: That is one of my favorite covers ever. I am not joking.

Posted by RaggedScarecrow

My fave cover this week is:

Edited by Zadoulo

@battle_forum_junkie said:

@wessaari said:

no Green Arrow 24?

Yeah, I was kind of surprised it didn't make the list...

I'll say all Andrea Sorrentino's art should be "The Best"

Posted by marvel_dc_heroes_villains

@wessaari: I usually love the GA art. But there's something about that cover that doesn't appeal

Posted by jstndmnd
Edited by HeckTate

More Valiant please!

This. Even the standard cover of Quantum and Woody was awesome.

Edited by JairamGanpat
Bedlam #9 for me this week

Posted by badaboop

Good choices, I specifically like the colors on the top three, the Fantomex one, Superior Spider-Man, and especially Batwing.

Anyway, I hate to nitpick but the word 'cool' was overused so much in this article it was extremely distracting. It became very noticeable when you'd use it three times in the same description for a comic book cover.

Posted by Sawcesome

I totally would've called that series "FantoMAX" and felt no shame at all.

Posted by cmaprice
Posted by The_Titan_Lord


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No Green Arrow 24?!

Posted by gunmetalgrey

I was almost sure this would make the list.

Posted by DonFelipe

@jairamganpat said:

Bedlam #9 for me this week

This one's pretty cool cruel, too.

Posted by Wilbertus
Edited by snarkybits

That Green Arrow cover doesn't stand out at all, to me...

I liked: Earth 2, Batwing, and Superior Foes of Spider-Man

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Posted by Vaeternus

Too many good covers

But the Batwing one reminded me of Batman Beyond

Posted by GraniteSoldier

Marvel Knights Spiderman was an awesome cover and an awesome book. I dig the Fantomex and Batwing covers. Love the styling.

Edited by teclo

>"What's really cool about this cover is the minimalistic use of color on the cover, which gives the cover this really cool look. There's also the very cool usage of the Spider-Man logo."

I really like this cover too, but please learn some more adjectives, man.

Posted by AustinHasten
Posted by PrinceNamor

That bedlam cover is crazy awesome.