There are many factors in deciding what comic books to pick up each week. Many of us have our pull lists at our local comic shops. Every now and then a comic book cover will catch your eye and compel you to pick it up. Each week we take a look at the week's release and decide which we feel were the best covers of the week. Obviously this will be opened up to debate and we'd love to hear which covers really caught your attention.
It was pretty much unanimous that any time Adam Hughes does a cover, it's a good thing. It's always a treat to see his work and interpretation of the characters. What makes FAIREST even better is the interior art by Phil Jimenez is also beautiful. Great story, great cover and great interior. A winning combination across the board.== TEASER ==
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 (Variant)
We almost missed this one because it was a variant cover. Thanks to Mat Elfring, he brought it to our attention. It's always a tough call when it comes to variant covers. It's understandable that the publishers will want to go with a nice piece of art for the variant to make the incentive to order and buy it greater. It's just a little crummy when you miss out on the great cover because the price is jacked up (if you even get a chance to see it at your local comic shop).
STATIC SHOCK #8
We've probably all seen this type of cover many times. It's night time. It's raining and there's lightning giving off a dramatic mood. It's unfortunate that this is the final issue. But the simplicity of the cover along with the homage to his old look just sparked enough interest (no pun intended) to be included this week.
FLEX MENTALLO (Deluxe Edition HC)
Why limit our picks to just comic books? This week the Flex Mentallo hardcover was released (I'm still waiting for my copy). But it's Flex Metallo and it's Frank Quitely. That's reason enough to be included.
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #25
It could be debated if this cover should be here this week or if it should've been last week. There was a shipping error and the West Coast didn't receive their copies until this week. Regardless, it's a great cover (to a great series).
Those are some of the covers we dug. Which ones did you love? What amazing covers did we miss?
As feargalr pointed out, the best cover this week is another variant.
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (Skottie Young Variant)
I would so love to have this cover. :(