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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 11/15/13

It's Friday, so it's the perfect time to reflect on some awesome covers.

Welcome to another fantastical week of Best Comic Book Covers of the Week. As you may know from reading the title of this, each week, the Comic Vine staff goes out to a karaoke bar, and each of them takes their turn singing their favorite Shaggy song. At some point, during the evening, we mention what comic book covers we liked in the past week. So, here's our compiled list for the week of November 15th.

CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #3 Variant by Mike Allred

First in our line of covers is the awesome piece by Mike Allred. It's the variant cover to the mini-series CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #3. It harkens back to the sillier days of Silver Age covers where anything was possible, including Captain America's shield attacking him. The coolest thing about this cover is the use of color because it's made to look like it's been sitting in a long box for 40 years. The whites, aside from the barcord, look weathered. It was one of our favorites from this list.

BATMAN #25 Variant by Alex Garner

Next up is another variant cover. We have BATMAN #25 by Alex Garner. The set up for the cover is very cool as well as the perspective. We're always a sucker for a skull on a cover as well, one not covered in flesh, that is. The colorwork is fantastic as well. He does great with showing his light source and how it hits Batman's cape.

BATGIRL #25 by Alex Garner

Don't tell anyone, but this is my personal favorite cover from this past week. Here is BATGIRL #25 by Alex Garner. The overall piece is very appealing t look at, but it's the smaller things about this piece that set it apart. The way the rain hits Barbara looks extremely cool, and I loved how the bats are all a little blurry to show that they're moving around pretty quickly.

AVENGERS ARENA #17 by Francesco Francavilla

Look! Another Francesco Francavilla cover as made out list! What got us (me) so excited about this week's cover of AVENGERS ARENA #17 was probably that it was filled with tons of the color pink. That's not all, obviously. The cover is a great depiction of the overall idea of AVENGERS ARENA, and when was the last time you remember seeing cardboard cutouts of the characters within the book?

UNITY #1 by JG Jones

UNITY #1 had a TON of variant covers this week. Most of them were pretty dang cool, but this cover by JG Jones really stood out. What makes it the best of the lot is really how the whole cover is set up. We get to see the Unity team, but the behind Aric perspective is what makes it stand out. It almost makes you feel like you're right behind the guy, floating down with him.

SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #5 by Steve Lieber

Lastly, we have the cover to SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #5 by interior artist Steve Lieber. There's a few things that really make this a stand out piece to us. The fact it's a solid color background isn't something we see too much anymore, and we really like Lieber's choice to keep it like that. Also, we get to see all the characters of this book within Boomerang's boomerangs.

Well, there you have it. There's our choices for the best comic covers of the week! Let us know what you guys think in the comment section below and let us know what you LOVED! See you next week!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring stayed up real late recording his podcast and then tweeting about it. He also loves Shaggy.

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Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Caps is my favorite xD

Edited by Wilbertus

Captain America has the best cover, but Batman the most beautiful. Also, I personally didn't care much for Batgirl's.

Edited by longbowhunter

I was so glad that Superior Foes cover wasn't a variant. Great cover.

Posted by cameron83

Captain America's cover is amazing and so is Batman's. I ESPECIALLY love the skull on the batman one and what it represents and how well hidden it is.

I love Cap's for the reasons that K4tzm4n said.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

Awesome choices. I also loved this one:

Amy Reeder is drawing my favorite art right now.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Batman and Batgirl covers are looking great!

Edited by Overlander

Any of the covers of All-New X-Men were superior choices this week.

Personally, this 80s one really caught my attention:

Posted by staypuffed

Alex Garner's work is great, but I love those X-covers. So awesome!

Edited by GrenadeFlow

Edited by Damian_Arrows

i'm surprised to see superior foes on here. i find it appealing too.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I honestly don't know why Batgirl isn't here every week. Every cover is beautiful.

Edited by RaggedScarecrow

Some really great cover art this week. I love that Minimalist Superior Foes cover. And that Francaville cover is a-mazing.

Posted by fables87

I first thought Captain America was an old reprint. Then I see it's the talented Allred.

Posted by PeppeyHare

Superior Foes is so good.

Edited by Migz13

The Cap one is really cool to look at! I love things that are purposedly designed like it has aged. But that Batman variant made my jaw drop! I immedietley remembered the Batman animated series from the 90s with the blimps above gotham! Really awesome cover!!

Posted by Jake Fury

That JG JOnes cover for Unity is pretty awesome. However, I choose Suicide Squad!

Posted by NightCrawler358

Avengers Arena and Cap are the only standouts really, but man are they good!

Edited by Hawkguy

Oh wow that Batman cover...

Awesome choices this week, and I agree with above comments, Batgirl has beautiful covers.

Posted by Grey56

Hrnn...I do like that Batgirl cover. Though I do agree with @jake_fury that the Suicide Squad is sharp.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

That Captain America cover....I wish I got it :(

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Awesome choices. I also loved this one:

Amy Reeder is drawing my favorite art right now.

ohh this ones great

Posted by Mezmero

That Cap cover is incredible. It's almost unfair to have Allred do covers because they're so good.

Edited by spinningbirdcake

@madeinbangladesh: The series is fantastic. It's like watching a cartoon. Everything has such a nice sense of motion to it.

Edited by manwithoutshame

I would have preferred that Batman cover over the black album version I got.

Posted by patrat18

No Savage Wolverine cover?

Posted by pikahyper
No clue who the artist is but this cover is gorgeous

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Posted by The Mighty Monarch

That Batman Variant cover is credited wrong, it's done by Alex Garner just like the Batgirl cover. If the distinct stye wasn't enough of a giveaway, they clearly have the same signature in the art.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Captain America's cover is amazing and so is Batman's. I ESPECIALLY love the skull on the batman one and what it represents and how well hidden it is.

I love Cap's for the reasons that K4tzm4n said.

you mean Inferiorego

Posted by Mandrewgora

Awesome choices. I also loved this one:

Amy Reeder is drawing my favorite art right now.

This cover made me pick up the book.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice. Capt.'s cover is the best this week. It kinda give's you a vintage look. Sweet.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@mandrewgora: Were you able to pick up the first issue as well?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@madeinbangladesh: The series is fantastic. It's like watching a cartoon. Everything has such a nice sense of motion to it.

I might have to check it out since I didn't like Velvet or Pretty Deadly. Damn Image has been pumping out great looking Image titles with female leads. I'm also loving Lazarus.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@spinningbirdcake said:

@madeinbangladesh: The series is fantastic. It's like watching a cartoon. Everything has such a nice sense of motion to it.

I might have to check it out since I didn't like Velvet or Pretty Deadly. Damn Image has been pumping out great looking Image titles with female leads. I'm also loving Lazarus.

Yeah I didn't really dig Pretty Deadly either, though it was just one issue. Nice thing about Image is there vol 1 trades are always so cheap, so I might try it again. Velvet was alright but nothing to write home about. Lazarus is amazing though, and I definitely recommend Rocket Girl if you like kinetic visuals and sci-fi at all.

Posted by cameron83

@cameron83 said:

Captain America's cover is amazing and so is Batman's. I ESPECIALLY love the skull on the batman one and what it represents and how well hidden it is.

I love Cap's for the reasons that K4tzm4n said.

you mean Inferiorego

Dammit,yeah,that's what I mean. I always see K4tzm4n posting stuff on the front page,so I just assumed it was him. My bad :)

Posted by EliCrofoot

Yeah, Cap wins. Wait, no, he doesn't because Living Legend is crap.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Quite like the Unity one and Batman, all quality stuff though.

Posted by Extremis

Meh we have different tastes when it comes to covers...

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I don't usually say this, but the Batman cover is MOST EXCELLENT!