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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 3/14/14

What comic book covers really caught our eye this past week?

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of Best Comic Book Covers of the Week! Each week, the Comic Vine staff picks out their favorite covers and we tell you why they are so dang awesome. This week, we have some fantastic covers for you as well as a special surprise at the end of feature. Let's get right down to business and take a look at some covers.

DEADPOOL #25 by Phil Noto

First on our list this week is DEADPOOL #25 by Phil Noto. This is one of the many variant covers for this issue and one of our favorites because it's pretty ridiculous and funny without jamming humor down your throat. Noto's work is soft and subtle, and he uses the negative space here well to really get the reader's focus on Deadpool and his ladies.

ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #2 by Simon Coleby & JD Mettler

Next, we have ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #2 by Simon Coleby and colorist JD Mettler. We really love Coleby's art on here and Mettler's colors. It makes you feel like you caught a moment in time here, and the blurring on the plane really adds to that effect. It's always nice to also see someone saluting while flying as well.


Here is the cover for MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #1 by Ken Haeser. I'm a sucker for these cute covers and what is utterly fantastic about this is not only the fact that the adorable Magnus is fighting robots, which is something he does best, but it's Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots style! He's really knocking his block off!

JUDGE DREDD #17 by Michael Avon Oeming

Coming up next is the cover for JUDGE DREDD #17 by Michael Avon Oeming. This pullbox subscription version of JUDGE DREDD really took me back for a moment. What's so captivating here is really the layout of the book. We love how the mask flows into the scene Oeming is portraying here and it's unusual in a really cool way.

BLACK WIDOW #4 by Phil Noto

Finally, we have BLACK WIDOW #4 by Phil Noto. Yes, we're bookending our picks with more of Phil Noto. It's pretty obvious that we have a thing for Noto's work because it's always here, but he does a great job at telling the story of the issue on his covers without giving away everything. Plus, it doesn't hurt that his art is pretty dang beautiful.

Twitter Picks

We decided to do something a little different this week. Much like our Twitter Question of the Week feature, we decided to ask our followers on Twitter what their favorite covers were using #CVCovers. It was our first week trying this out, but we did find out there were a couple covers in particular our followers loved.

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #6 by Tony Daniel, Matt Banning, and Tomeu Morey

Our first Twit-pick is SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #6 by Tony Daniel, Matt Banning, and Tomeu Morey. It's a truly cool cover featuring the classic tale of good verses evil, and Daniel's design work is always stunning. It shows the reader that these are perfectly matched beings about to embark in one hell of a fight.

DEADPOOL #25 by Mark Brooks

Our second Twit-pick is DEADPOOL #25 by Mark Brooks. Honestly, this came EXTREMELY close to making it onto this week's list because it's a really cool cover with a fantastic sense of humor. The color work and shading here are nothing short of perfect.

That's it for another weekly adventure with the best comic book covers of the week, we'll see you guys next week with a whole new batch of covers. Do you have a cover you simply love that we missed? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, make sure to check us out on Twitter to get your Twit-picks in for next week using #CVCovers.

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a writer, twitterer, podcaster, and enjoys hugs from pugs.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Oh no, I'm going to have to be an uber nerd here and ask @inferiorego do you know if that guy on Royals cover is British or American?

Posted by BraveKnight99

Oh no, I'm going to have to be an uber nerd here and ask @inferiorego do you know if that guy on Royals cover is British or American?

That is actually an interesting question. *Waits for answer*

Posted by Outside_85

@jonny_anonymous: Isnt the whole premise of that book that the British Royal Family had superpowers when WWII broke out?

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Nice covers.

Posted by judasnixon

Phil Noto why must you be so awesome?

Posted by inferiorego
Posted by longbowhunter

That Phil Noto Black Widow cover reminds me of Riley Rossmo. Totally digging Oeming's Judge Dredd.

Posted by CoryNick

Royals first issue was pretty good can't wait to pick up issue 2 tomorrow! And that Black Widow cover is one of my favorite of this year!!

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Posted by victorcheenoanleu

Well you used one of my twit pics so that makes me happy.... Till next week muahahahahabahahahahaha

Posted by Outside_85

@jonny_anonymous: I would imagine he is in the navy, considering England has a very long and very proud tradition for naval warfare.

Posted by Omnicrono

Gotta be honest... I'm really not impressed with any of these choices. Oh well.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@outside_85: Yea but that doesn't mean all royals are in the Navy

Posted by Outside_85
Posted by JakeN7

@jonny_anonymous: You're getting quite picky about a slight degree difference in the angle of his hand. Lol :P

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
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Edited by MadeinBangladesh

The HAWKEYE cover is easily the best IMO.

Posted by mak13131313

All great covers this week. The Royals and Superman/Wonder Woman covers are my favorites. The Deadpool cover with him chillin with the ladies is pretty cool.

Posted by DonFelipe

@madeinbangladesh said:

The HAWKEYE cover is easily the best IMO.

This... and the Six Million Dollar Man's regular cover:

Posted by Violens