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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 12/6/13

Let's take a look at what the Comic Vine staff loved for the week of December 6th!

It's the end of the week. It's Friday! Time to throw all your cares away! As you may know, every week, the Comic Vine staff rents out a theme park and discusses where's the best place to get a slice of pizza. After that, we talk about which comic book covers we liked the most and put them into this nice little package for you. Let's get on with the show and find out what was cooler than cool this week in comic book covers.

THE BLACK BAT #7 by Jae Lee

First up on our list this week is the cover for THE BLACK BAT #7 by Jae Lee. What we love about this cover is the use of negative space, so the reader can really focus on the Black Bat kicking that member of the S.W.A.T. team right in the face. We like the limited use of color on this cover, so you really focus on the shading and the inking as well.

BATWING #26 by Darwyn Cooke

The next stop on our train of awesome covers comes to us from Darwyn Cooke with his cover to BATWING #26. Cooke's covers are always a treat. His art style has a pop-art style to it from early to mid-20th century which really makes this stand out. I really like what he does with color here, actually. He stays flat but uses line to create the illusion of depth on Batwing.

X-MEN LEGACY #21 by Mike Del Mundo

Break out the weird! It's time for a Mike Del Mundo cover. This week, his work is featured on none other than X-MEN LEGACY #21. The covers to X-MEN LEGACY are always extremely interesting and a bit out there. Legion standing on an eyeball where the blood vessels are becoming hands, reaching for him, is another example of a great Del Mundo cover that you could spend quite a bit of time just staring at.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23 by Humberto Ramos

The next wicked-cool cover on our list this week comes to us from SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23 by artist Humberto Ramos. What's great about this cover is really the set-up. We see Flash in the background, reaching forward for what has become his symbiote (Venom), and Venom seemingly moving away from him to the point where he's outside of the borders of the page. It's weird and very cool at the same time.

ELEPHANTMEN #52 by Boo Cook

Up next is the cover to ELEPHANTMEN #52 by artist Boo Cook. This may be the first time ELEPHANTMEN has been on our list, which is a shame because the covers to this book are very cool. What we like about this cover is the perspective here, looking down on the dead woman. It's cool to see Hip Flask's reflection in the pool of water and blood in the street as well. Boo's work on here is brilliant.

DETECTIVE COMICS #26 by Jason Fabok

Lastly, we have the cover for DETECTIVE COMICS #26 by artist Jason Fabok. This is a pretty creepy cover with the bats biting Batman's neck, but he's nothing more than a skeleton. One thing we really enjoyed about this cover is the bat silhouette border that works it's way around Batman. The bats even make their way into the background, so overall, this is a very full and complete piece with a lot to look at.

There you have it. Another great week behind us with some really great covers. Was there a cover you loved that didn't make it onto this list? Let us know in the comment section below! We'll see you next week!

Mat Elfring needs a nap, but he has to check his Twitter and his podcast, which every really loves, first. Then, he's going to sleep in a ditch.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Elephantman cover is pretty great

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

I love that Detective Comics cover.

Posted by longbowhunter

I kinda hate myself for not reading Elephantmen. I know its good, I just don't read it.

Edited by Mucklefluga

That Batwing!

Edited by TheRyanHimself

Really? No love?

Posted by RaggedScarecrow

My favourite cover was definitely:

Although, the Phantom Stranger FE:Blight one was cool too.

@theryanhimself: That Green Arrow cover is gorgeous.

Posted by Nahuel

Seriously, Del Mundo should do the interiors of X-Men Legacy... at least for one arc!

Edited by EvilPenguin543

I always love Darwyn Cooke's art. And no love for the Green Arrow cover? It's awesome!

Posted by solon

Green Arrow cover is great

Posted by Grey56

Elephantman cover is pretty great

Exactly. Wish this book got even more press than it does. That said, @inferiorego - thanks for the nod sir.

Posted by saintyak

Detective comics 26 looks similar like this

Posted by spinningbirdcake

Man, why can't Jae Lee draw more stuff more often. He's so unique.

Posted by Overlander

Yeah, okay... I can understand these picks.

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@grey56 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

Elephantman cover is pretty great

Exactly. Wish this book got even more press than it does. That said, @inferiorego - thanks for the nod sir.

I'd review it, but I'm still around issue 20. I buy it digital when I have the cash. It's a really cool series though.

Posted by UlquiorraSchiffer

Oh man that Batwing cover

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The cover of Hellboy in hell #5.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@life_without_progress: If he was drawing with the quality he was in Batman/Superman then he doesn't need any backgrounds.

Posted by SilverPool

I'm loving these Batwing covers.

.... what is Black Bat, btw?

Posted by InFamous_Wolf

Spawn #238

Edited by Damian_Arrows

so many great covers came out this week. anything mignola or francavilla is always going to be great.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

XMEN Legacy covers are always great

Edited by TheGreatMarvel

I love the black bat cover

Posted by HumanRocket

AMaxing X men had a nice cover this week but I'm torn between that and superior spider man's cover

Posted by lykopis