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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 6/21/13

Get a look at some of our favorite covers from the week's new releases.

Each week we spotlight some of our favorite covers from the week's new releases. This week we had an especially good time sifting through our pile of funny books and choosing our favorites -- in fact, we don't think we've seen a week of this many great looking covers in quite some time! Check them out for yourselves below and let us know which ones were your favorite this week.

First up is the cover to HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES by artist Jason Shawn Alexander. The cover is beautifully painted and very rough, illustrated in a way unlike many of the books we've seen. This one is definitely a head-turner.

Next up is the very cool cover to BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21 by artistic team Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. The two artists team up to give us one very creative cover featuring Batgirl as a blinded Lady Justice, balancing both Batman and Robin on her scales. The image is pretty thought provoking and definitely one of the better covers from this week.

BATWOMAN #21 by J.H. Williams is next on our list, and as usual the artist-slash-writer delivers and doesn't disappoint in the least bit. The cover is simply beautiful (which is generally par for the course when we talk about Williams), although this one was really very impressive. The artist captures what seems to be a moment in time halted, and he does so really beautifully.

The covers to CONAN: THE BARBARIAN #17 have been very good recently, and this one by artist Massimo Carnevale is no different. There's a certain level of fluidity in the colors used to depict Conan, and the sweeping linework makes this one one of our favorites.

The cover to FABLES #130 by artist Barry Kitson is definitely impressive. Kitson, who has worked on both FAIREST as well as SPIDER-MAN, is the guest artist this week and he does a fabulous job illustrating a really beautiful (albeit creepy and a little bit eerie).

Last, but certainly not least, is the cover to THUNDERBOLTS #11 by artist Julian Totino Tedesco. The close up on Elektra is really visually breathtaking and and just plain beautiful.

These are some of our picks for this week, what were some of your favorites? If there is a cover that you absolutely loved that didn't make our list be sure to share it with us below!

Posted by DXmagma

Man batman and X has had some fantastic covers.

Posted by Renchamp

I was hoping Thunderbolts would be included this week. Very cool and intense.

Edited by LifePool

Once again, Thunderbolts has an amazing cover.

Posted by tsaimelemoni

Thunderbolts typically always has amazing covers. Now that we're getting a new writer, maybe the interior will match the quality of the exterior.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Batman and Batgrirl #21 is my favorite.

I might be a bit biased, though. :P

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Recently? Conan always has amazing covers

Posted by LordRequiem

Something wrong with Conan's elongated fingers.

Posted by NightCrawler358

Not the best week for covers, but at least Thunderbolts is on the ball yet again!

Posted by Hawkguy

Some nice covers this week, I really liked this:

Super badass.

Posted by Dabee

A lot of great covers this week.

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

No love for Mike?

Posted by wundagoreborn

House of Gold & Bones looks like a 1960s paperback novel cover.

Posted by DJ1107
Posted by longbowhunter

Anybody else think that looks like Paul Newman on House of Gold & Bones cover?

Posted by fables87

Glad to see fables making this list. It should always be on this list when they come out. The covers are that good!

Edited by spinningbirdcake

@themanintheshoe: I loved the cover to New Avengers, but was it me or was his Reed a little off? I don't know he looked odd to me.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I think I vote Thunderbolts with that Electra cover as best of the week...wish I could say the same about the actual writing though.

Posted by Holuntron

Posted by Holuntron

I am really glad Batwoman made the list, though. Williams is the man as always!

Edited by CovertAvenger

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Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

@holuntron: wow! That supergirl cover is awesome!!!

Posted by wade_wilson22
Posted by nightwingnerd

I liked Batman and Batgirl glad it made the list.

Posted by MachineGunMajor

The Fables one is great.

Edited by Kiddevil

I really want to read the House of gold & bones comic Corey Taylor has never disappointed me as a writer, artist, or singer.

Posted by anthonygiu

I really like the Batman and Batgirl one.

Edited by jwalser3

@hawkguy said:

Some nice covers this week, I really liked this:

Super badass.

I was expecting it to make it on the list.

Posted by xanthiss

The actual cover looks better.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
Posted by The_Mouse

their badassery level is OVER 9000!

Posted by victorcheenoanleu
Edited by thebearking

Batwoman covers never disappoint, and its great cause the interior is just so good as well.

Posted by Overlander

No love for Mike?

Missed opportunity.

And this X-Factor cover had more emotion than that Thunderbolts cover.

Posted by papad1992

And this X-Factor cover had more emotion than that Thunderbolts cover.

Agreed... this cover is beautiful and the issue as a whole was amazing!

Posted by landwashburn

Pretty sure that's not a Kitson cover, Babs.

Posted by MachineGunMajor

The Conan one is good but not great...

Edited by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Love thunderbolts

Posted by QuantumVertex

@tsaimelemoni: you can definitely tell the difference in writers at the moment, they need a new artist to go along with that transition right now, but the story is much more crisp at the moment.Thank God it seems to be picking up!

Posted by sheldipez

@covertavenger: My favourite cover of the week too, shame it was so bloody expensive to buy.

Edited by GreenLanternJHH

The Batgirl one looks ace