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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 12/20/13

What was hip and hop in comic covers this past week?

Hopefully, you all have your Christmas shopping finished. Are you tired? Do you need a break? Well, Christmas has come early for you guys as we present to you the Best Comic Book Covers of the Week! Yeah, I know you get this every single week, so it's not really a present, but let's pretend this is new and exciting, just this one time. Every week the Comic Vine staff comes together in an 76' VW Bug and discusses the best covers while listening to a Steely Dan 8-track. This week, we got some rad ones for you. Let's check them out.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 by Steve McNiven

First cover on our list this week is for UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 by Steve McNiven. This extremely epic cover gives us a battle damaged Captain America giving it all he's got. The amount of detail McNiven throws into this cover is nuts! Love the whole set up and the struggle you can read on his face as well.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #4 by Lewis LaRosa

Here we have the cover to ETERNAL WARRIOR #4 by Lewis LaRosa. This is a pretty startling cover as the blood-covered Eternal Warrior stares the reader right in the face. We love the expression on his face. One thing we really thought was cool was all the line work for the beard on Eternal Warrior.

FF #15 by Mike and Laura Allred

It wouldn't be a best covers list without seeing some art from the Allreds, would it? This is FF #15 by Mike Allred and Laura Allred. Doctor Doom shows what makes him a successful villain here by beating the heck out of the Future Foundation. Laura's color work here is beautiful and the lay out is super cool.

WONDER WOMAN #26 by Cliff Chiang

Up next, here's WONDER WOMAN #26 by Cliff Chiang. This is one of my personal favorite covers of this past week. The set up is so cool with Wonder Woman's outline containing the cover image. Everything about Chiang's art here shines on this cover from the line work to the colors here.


The next cover on our list is TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #29 by Ross Campbell. This cover says so much about the series and its characters, especially after the conclusion of City Fall. The colors here are beautiful. The perspective here is great and again, it says a lot about what Leonardo is going through.

PRETTY DEADLY #3 by Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire

Lastly, we have PRETTY DEADLY #3 by Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire. Once again, Rios and Bellaire put together a remarkable cover for this series. In addition, this a wrap around cover as well (check it out here). Bellaire's colors shine here along with Rios' layout. This book is three for three on covers.

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 longbowhunter

All excellent picks.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

I like the cap one but it does make me laugh for some reason

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

I love every one of these (except FF...which looks prett bad, in my opinion).

Edited by flazam

Great Choices!!

Posted by KryptonSabbath

Fiona Staples takes the cake for me every time. Sorry.

Edited by TheMantisShrimp

Loved the Saga cover too, that plus this one.

Posted by Xwraith

I love Ross Campbell's art so much.

Posted by batmannflash

Loving that WW cover

Posted by Wolverine08

The TMNT cover is beautiful.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Atleast eternal warrior is here

Posted by Deadpool_9

@rulerofthisuniverse: I agree. I don't understand the appeal of the Allreds' art... Really goofy looking and it has a dated feel to it.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

This reminds me, I have to check out Eternal Warrior. If only Ninjak could have his own series too

Posted by GraniteSoldier

The TMNT cover is great, but I don't think the FF one looks good at all. But that's just my tastes.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Great covers! SOme of the Locke and Key covers should have been here

Posted by KryptonSabbath
Posted by Life_Without_Progress

X-O Manowar 19 didn't make the cut

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Posted by Lvenger

Chiang can always draw gorgeous covers and interiors and the latest WW cover is no exception IMO. The outline of Wonder Woman is perfectly captured within the First Born's struggling imprisonment.

Posted by wundagoreborn

That Uncanny Cap image is super-intense. I haven't read Pretty Deadly, but that cover is very evocative, makes me curious about it.

Posted by mightyrearranger

Rogues Rebellion #3 for me :)

Posted by judasnixon

Fiona Staples takes the cake for me every time. Sorry.

I might have a crush on Fiona Staples.........

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Posted by The_Absolute

I miss the covers with expositions:

The villian - while standing over the hero with his hand clenching a large switch on an ominous looking machine: "When I pull this level I will rule the world!"
The hero - all but lying on this stomach, struggling to stand: {thinking} "I got to stand up, or the world is doomed!"

In large, block, bold letter - THE DOOM MACHINE ACTIVATES!!!

Ahh. Memories.

Posted by Bad_People

That would be a sweet tattoo.