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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week 8/23/13

Find out what we thought were the coolest looking covers this week!

Hi! Welcome to another week of Best Comic Book Covers where we take a look at what comic book covers were really awesome. It was a huge week for super-awesome covers, and we tried our best to narrow it down. Let's get right to the meat, shall we?

The very first cover this week comes from none other than BATWOMAN #23. This stunning cover was put together by interior artist J.H. Williams III. There's a lot happening on the cover here and your eye keeps moving across the page. What really catches the reader's eye is the use of color: shades of red. This is a cover you could stare at for quite a while and still find new things going on.

Next up is this incentive cover to JUDGE DREDD #10. It was very hard to find out who drew this cover, but apparently it was James Biggie. So propaganda posters have this weird, special place in my heart, so any time I see a comic book cover pull one off effectively, it makes me very happy. This particular cover is reminiscent of a couple World War II era posters, and the tag "Dredd is Watching You" just adds to the awesomeness of it.

The next cover in our list comes from artist Declan Shalvey, and what you have here is VENOM #39. Sometimes even something that looks pretty simple can have very complexed elements to it. There's a great flow to this cover, by the way Venom hangs down. The flow continues in the background with the webbing as well. By now, you probably realize a few of us have a thing for covers like this. These a bit more flat looking covers that really differ from interior artwork.

We can all agree that Chris Samnee is really awesome, right? Ok... see you later! Well, here's Daredevil #30. Samnee's art style is very interesting. We've spent the past decade in a world where comic art has been insanely detailed, and there's this movement of artists with a more cartoonish style, reminiscent of the Silver Age, that's been popping up more and more. With this cover, Samnee's work is brilliant, as well as colorist Javier Rodriguez's use of colors and making these characters pop off the page. In addition, the title of the book, worked into the background, looks pretty awesome.

Well, it's hard not to mention the fact that Mike Allred and Laura Allred did a cover this week as well. Here we have the cover to BATMAN 66 #2! The Allred's have a very distinct style which really works for this very tongue and cheek series. This cover really captures the tone and fun of this book. In addition, there's nothing funnier than the frozen looks on Batman and Robin as they're frozen in ice. Laura Allred's color work on Batman's cowl is fantastic here. Great shading around the edges.

Well... That's it! Those are our choices for best covers. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Let us know in the comment section, and we'll see you next week guys!

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Posted by ThorBoy

Such nice colors on the daredevil cover. Plus Samnee is a quality artist

Posted by Lvenger

Where was this cover? I thought Jen was rooting for it

Such an amazing image IMO.

Posted by DonFelipe

@lvenger said:

Where was this cover? I thought Jen was rooting for it

Such an amazing image IMO.

Hell yeah that's beautiful!

Posted by flazam

great choices

Posted by DonFelipe

How about some love for Valiant covers?

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Last not least... nice scythe!

Edited by kid Apollo

that Batwoman cover is narly

Posted by Al_capOWN

No unchained #3? Are you kidding me?

Posted by dmessmer

I can't believe the Wonder Woman cover didn't make the list - it was incredible.

Posted by Hawkguy

Idk why but something about the red in these two pictures is vibrant and distinct. Great work.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I loved the standard Bloodshot and Wonder Woman covers, Revival was pretty good as well, but my pick of the week is Indestructible Hulk. Honestly, Hulk riding a T-Rex with did this not make it?

Edited by EvilPenguin543

Loved that Batwoman cover, but how could you leave Wonder Woman out?

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

This was a sad week.

Edited by Overlander

I loved the Venom cover.

My personal cover of the week!

Edited by TheImmortalBeaver

That Daredevil cover was not only one of my favorites of the week, but easily one of the coolest ones in my collection. So purty!

Posted by Dabee

All of these covers are amazing.

Posted by lykopis

BATWOMAN! Gorgeous!

And I love the old style feel of Daredevil. Great choices.

Edited by BigL

Batwoman always has great covers it seems. Really like that Judge Dredd one, it's supposed to be referencing the book 1984 ("Big Brother is watching you")

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

Wonder Woman or Supergirl should have made the list.. other than that, great picks :)

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

@lvenger said:

Where was this cover? I thought Jen was rooting for it

Such an amazing image IMO.

I know right? How did that not make it In?

How about some love for Valiant covers?

Sacrifice (HC collecting Sam Humpries brilliant mini-series about schizophrenia vs time travel):

Last not least... nice scythe!

This ones>

Posted by iaconpoint

@themanintheshoe: in your very humble opinion...

@lvenger: that cover is amazing! Wow!

Edited by mdamasco

My pick this week

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I love that Dredd cover

Edited by fables87

Batwoman should always be on this list imo :D

Posted by Loki2u

Staff picks were terrible, but all the covers in the peanut gallery here were awesome!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That Dredd cover is pretty sweet!

Posted by blur1528

@bigl: It reminded me more of the Red Son cover.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Yay, 60's Batman!

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Posted by El_Evento_Principal

I'm loving the Batman '66 covers.

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