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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 9/27/13

Time to see what covers the Comic Vine staff loved this week!

Welcome to another satisfying week of some of the best comic book covers. Each week, the staff of Comic Vine picks out the most pleasing comic book covers and serves them up to you on a silver platter of justice, much like The Punisher has been doing for years but with far less death and dismemberment. Once again, there will be no DC covers on this list because of the feature going up next week about 3D Cover Month! Let's get right down to it!

First up, this week, we have an artist that I am a big fan of, and that's Leinil Francis Yu with PUNISHER: TRIAL OF THE PUNISHER #1. It's pretty cool to see Punisher is the Lady Justice stance, and Yu's art style is always really captivating. We don't get to see Yu do covers very often, but when he doesn, they're a real treat.

One of the industry's best books has a best cover this week! Here we have SAGA #14 by the fantastic artist Fiona Staples. The cover features Slave Girl AKA Sophie and one of the newer stand-out characters, Gwendolyn, hanging out in some tall grass. Staples' color work on this cover is great and quite different from what she does on the interior. Not only is this cover great, the issue is as well.

We also have the cover for FF #12 by Mike & Laura Allred. The staff here are all fans of the Allred's work because it has this great mixture of classic and contemporary comic book styles. What we thought was really cool about this issue in particular was that the focal point is Antman and from there it moves out to She Hulk and Ms Thing. Composition wise, this is a really cool cover.

Next up, we have the cover to


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Yuko Shimizu

. This is part four to the crossover with FABLES, and this cover is really, well, pink. Yuko has done some amazingly eye-catching covers for this series. They're interesting, but at times, really surreal.

Lastly, we have a cover that I'm sure a ton of you guys loved this week. It's SCARLET SPIDER #22 by Ryan Stegman & Edgar Delgado. What's really eyecatching here is the perspective this art team used. We don't see things straight on or from any character's perspective. It almost feels like you're a third party watching Kraven declare a win over Kaine.

There you have it. Another thrilling week of comic book covers! Got something you loved that didn't make it on our list? Then make sure to put it in the comments below! Also, make sure to check out the DC Villains Month Cover Wrap-Up next week!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a bunch of things, including a podcaster, guy on a weekly video series, and person on Twitter.

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Posted by Overlander

Yes to Trial of the Punisher and yes to FF. Those are both marvelous covers (no pun intended).

Edited by AWeekInGeekdom

All those rocked! I think JLA 7.4 was pretty amazing as well, some of the best use of 3D from DC's Villains Month. Another noteworthy cover was Guardians 6 and Sex Criminals 1.

Edited by spinningbirdcake

Awesome list. That Unwritten cover is one of those that I'd buy simply to display, even if I wasn't invested in the story. I liked the cover to Jupiter's Legacy as well. Made me feel stupid when Utopian gets offed.

Edited by jwalser3

Punisher crushed all the other covers.

Edited by MadTitan

Love Yu's art

Posted by Trevel8182

Not a cover from this week but still.

Posted by iaconpoint

Allred's covers and art are always great, even though that cover is a little misleading.

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Posted by Grey56

You know what I like? Well I'll say it anyway; that 2.99 price tag on the Image book. Pay attention, publishers. Don't think we haven't noticed the price jump of a dollar or more over the last few years.

Posted by Xwraith

No TMNT this time?

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Some were really good this week.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@xwraith: While I love Santolouco's cover, I actually prefer Eastman's variant fo the issue.

Posted by Xwraith

@k4tzm4n: This was actually the first time in a while that I picked up Santoluoco's over Eastman's.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@jwalser3 said:

Punisher crushed all the other covers.

Eh. I liked Daredevil's better.

Posted by GrandHarrier

Why does a feature on the 3D covers preclude these inclusion on this particular lists?

Posted by longbowhunter

I really liked this weeks Uncanny Avengers cover. A floating Kang against a stark white backdrop.

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@jwalser3: Punisher's face kind of bothers me little, same thing with his hair.

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@darkknightdetective: The hair I can agree on. The face, not so much, what's wrong with it? I just love how its colored.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@jwalser3: The coloring is fantastic it just seems a little bit too square, but that's just me.

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@darkknightdetective: IMO the detail in the guns, belt, torso, and arms make up for a little box head. Haha, but I'm just blown away by the color.

Posted by Wilbertus

Punisher is definitely my pick of the week.

Edited by fables87

Unwritten, FF, and Saga!

Posted by judasnixon

Fiona Staples draws and colors the best covers every month.... A lot of covers I see are to busy and over rendered, her covers are just perfect.

Edited by Fantasgasmic

Hope and Scott about to make out?

Not a cover from this week but still.

Edited by kid Apollo

finally SAGA returns!!! its tone of the best books out there but the delays kill me

Posted by flazam
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Posted by Kal'smahboi

Did you guys even see the Doomsday cover? It has to deserve at least an honorable mention!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

All these are great! I don't like the Scarlet Spider cover that much though.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Scarlet Spider...but yeah you guys should definitely have at least mentioned Brett Booth's Batman: Superman Doomsday cover. It rocked!

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