Each week the Comic Vine staff looks long and hard at all the gorgeous covers to the week's new releases and we choose the ones that we like the best. After looking through this week's books, we've once again chosen some of our favorite covers. Unlike last week's choices where three of the four covers we chose were part of Marvel's "Avengers Art Appreciation," this week's covers have absolutely nothing in common!
First one up is the cover for IDW's POPEYE #1 which took it's inspiration from another classic title, ACTION COMICS #1. You probably recognized the resemblance between the two covers immediately, which celebrated Superman's first appearance. Artist Bruce Ozella replaces Superman holding a car over his head with an image of Popeye. The cover also features Olive Oyl, Swee'Pea and J. Wellington Wimpy. Yet I doubt this cover would be as pretty if it weren't for Luke McDonnell's awesome colors. This isn't the only time an artist has paid homage to ACTION COMICS #1 -- in fact, here's an entire gallery of homage covers for you to check out.== TEASER ==
One of the things we'll miss about seeing new MOON KNIGHT books each month is Alex Maleev's awesome covers. When it comes to covers to the series, Maleev has certainly delivered and it's safe to say he certainly ended the series on a high note. The cover to MOON KNIGHT #12 depicts the hero at the center of a sphere which resembles a crescent moon. It's just a really clever depiction of the character, but also just really aesthetically pleasing.
Although no one wants to see Boba Fett dead, the cover to STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES #1 is still a pretty compelling cover -- even if it did make some of us a little bit uneasy. Cover artist David Palumbo depicts Boba Fett sprawled out on the ground in a seemingly desolate space on a cover that would prompt any Star Wars fan to pick up. The image begs the question of whether or not Fett will really die in this Dark Horse series.
Another final issue that made this week's list is the cover for Marvel's final issue of THE TWELVE. The issue features cover art from Paolo Rivera, but this one is definitely different. The cover likens an oil painting, and has an incredible amount of depth. It can sometimes be hard to choose team book covers, but this one is just really, really pretty. There is no one character that really stands out above the rest; each gets his little moment in the spotlight.
Did you like our choices, or did we miss out on some cool covers? Let us know which covers were your favorites for this week!