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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 12/13/13

Find out what covers the CV staff loved here!

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another installment of Best Comic Book Covers of the Week! Each week, the Comic Vine staff goes to the local zoo and discusses what comic covers we loved while feeding the elephants. This week we got a few cool looking covers for you. Let's get down to business.

BATMAN #26 by Greg Capullo and FCO Plascencia

First cover this week comes to us from BATMAN #26 by Greg Capullo and colorist FCO Plascencia. While the layout is very cool, with Batman standing on the bones of what used to be a hand, what really makes this a stand-out piece is the color work on this cover. The way the sky is colored makes Batman look like the sun over Gotham City. The colors are beautiful and we love the color transitions towards the edges of the book.

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BATMAN #26 variant by Dustin Nguyen

This may be the first time we've seen two covers on this list for the same comic, but we couldn't resist. Here we have BATMAN #26, again, but this time drawn by Dustin Nguyen. It's a super close-up on Dr. Death. It's a very startling cover. We love the bat logo in Death's eye, and the color work is fantastic, especially around his eye, where the shadows are creeping onto his face.

AVENGERS A.I. #7.INH by David Marquez

Next up, we have the cover for AVENGERS A.I. #7.INH by David Marquez. Marquez's work has always been a favorite of mine. The character line-up, for this cover, is pretty cool, but what really makes this a cover worthy of our best cover's list is Daredevil's sonar powers showing the reader what Daredevil sees when he goes into battle. This really works above the characters, to give the background a really interesting pattern.

BATGIRL #26 by Alex Garner

Here we the cover for BATGIRL #26 by Alex Garner. Garner has been appearing more frequently on our list because his covers to BATGIRL are fantastic. His artwork is a brilliant mixture of realism, with a dash of classic comic cover layout. The way Gordon and Barbara are laid out, in this scene, really reminds me of a lot of covers from the 90s. We love what Garner has been doing with the covers on this series.

CHEW #38 by Rob Guillory

Next up, we have the cover to CHEW #38 by Rob Guillory. CHEW is a really fun book (you should check it out), and the covers always look awesome. Looks like Mason Savoy is finally behind bars, and we really like the up-close-and-personal look at this character. I really like the more blue/green hues on Savoy, compared to the orange hues in the background, and we get a little bit of those mixing on Savoy's right shoulder.

CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #2 by David Marquez

Finally, we have the cover to CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #2 by David Marquez. Well, what do you know? Marquez made it onto our list twice this week! Now, this is a great book with a great cover. I love how the issue incorporates the cut-out of Galactus, to start. Miles, Cloak, and Dagger look so awesome here. They're ready for battle against the giant, purple space-man. Pay close attention to Cloak's... um... cloak. I love that smoke effect coming off of it.

That does it for another week of awesome comic book covers! Did you love a cover this week that we didn't put in this list? Then make sure to let us know in the comment section below!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a legendary creature that stands at 8 feet tall and is covered in hair. He also hosts a Internet culture podcast and live tweets on his Twitter about action movies that take place during Christmas.

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Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Look at the detail in that Batman #26 variant! Nguyen even included nose hair.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I liked both these covers:

Edited by mightyrearranger

That's probably the most gorgeous drawing of Babs I've ever seen. :)

Posted by Pokeysteve

That Batgirl cover is one of the the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. Loving Garner's work and I hope DC keeps him around.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Look at the detail in that Batman #26 variant! Nguyen even included nose hair.

I didn't even notice that. It is quite remarkable.

Edited by PunyParker

Wow the Batgirl cover......wow.

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Posted by lykopis

Batgirl, no question. Gorgeous.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@lykopis:

Batgirl, no question. Gorgeous.

"DAMMIT BARBARA!!!! You're fighting crime as a costumed vigilante AND you broke curfew to do it! NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!"

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

All three Bat-related covers are absolutely amazing.

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Posted by timelord

Looking at that Batgirl cover makes me think I should start buying physical comics.

Posted by RazzaTazz

The Batgirl cover is actually quite impressive. It made me buy the issue

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Edited by fables87

I like the Batgirl cover.

Posted by lykopis

@pikahyper:

Oh my.

Danger Girl's cover is beautiful. It made me think of Art of War (the snake tattoo).

Nice touch with the New 52 Villain's Omnibus.

@lykopis:

Batgirl, no question. Gorgeous.

"DAMMIT BARBARA!!!! You're fighting crime as a costumed vigilante AND you broke curfew to do it! NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!"

LOL!

Gee, now I won't be able to get that piece of dialogue out of my head looking at the cover.

Posted by pikahyper

@lykopis: that one is one of my most favorite in a while

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Posted by patrat18

Nice list.

Posted by snarkybits

That Batgirl, for sure. So lovely.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@lykopis:

LOL!

Gee, now I won't be able to get that piece of dialogue out of my head looking at the cover.

LMAO! I do aim to please, my dear!;)

Posted by Xwraith

I liked both these covers:

Star Wars always has great covers - better than the actual book.

Edited by The Stegman

Dat Batgirl though...I live the realism.

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Posted by PeppeyHare

Batgirl is crazy beautiful.

Edited by shackle

@pikahyper: Huh, those are all better covers than those picked by the staff, save for the Batgirl cover

Edited by Jake Fury

Barbara!!!

Edited by solon

The Batgirl cover is actually quite impressive.

Posted by staypuffed

Alex Garner is the man!

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Dat Batgirl cover. If only interior art was like that.

Posted by akbogert

Alex Garner's covers are, no joke, the reason I re-added Batgirl to my pull a month or so ago. They looked way too good to not be in my collection (thankfully the Wanted arc was also pretty good too).

Next month's Gothtopia cover looks pretty sweet too.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

Batgirl's cover is the defiantly the best of the week, if not the best of the whole month of December!

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Posted by gunswordfist_

The Batgirl cover made me want to sign up. It's incredible.