It was another week of awesome books and some really awesome covers, especially all those 3D covers from DC, which ended up, in person, looking really awesome. However, there was quite a few really cool looking covers that were in "boring" old 2D as well this week. Let's take a look at what the Comic Vine staff picked as their favorite covers this week.
This week, the very first comic we're looking at is by far my favorite of the week. It's the variant cover to SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #17. This stunning cover was drawn by artist J.G. Jones. While many of us are trying to set our Spider-man 2099 fanboy bias aside, this is just a great looking cover. The background work with the webbing and light blue shading is the perfect compliment to this seriously awesome cover.
This may not be one everyone at Comic Vine agreed on, but I thought it was super-awesome. Here we have the cover to CHEW #36. Artist Rob Guillory put this piece together. Who doesn't love the Looney Tunes? And who doesn't love CHEW? While I may be a trade-waiter (so this cover is a spoiler to me), this fun cover is a relief to long-time CHEW readers. In addition, Rob's art is just awesome. Every panel this guy draws screams "I'm going to make you love this."
When you have a seriously funny book, you'll need a seriously funny cover to get that point across to the people in their local comic shops, looking for something to buy. Luckily, artist Ryan Sook put together this incredible looking cover for QUANTUM & WOODY #3. Nothing says "buy me" than a character cowering a fear on the cover, right?
And the award for saddest cover of the week goes to X-FACTOR #262 by David Yardin. While it's a HUGE bummer that this series is coming to an end, Yardin's cover really does the issue some justice. We love the look on Madrox's face as he flips the sign from open to close. The way everything is framed up here makes this cover go from awesome to amazing.
Back on the ridiculous side of things, here we have SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #3 by Michael Del Mundo. This artist makes our list quite a bit, but mainly for his work on the covers for X-MEN LEGACY. He always has these very weird and off-beat ideas for covers that end up looking amazing, and this cover in particular really captures the essence of the book entirely.
Artist David Marquez and colorist Frank D'Armata put the cover together this month for AVENGERS A.I. #3. What really sets this cover apart from the others are numerous elements. There's a great feeling of movement here because of the lines dashing across the page, which also makes it look like Vision is being erased from time. D'Armata's colors are wonderful and vibrant here as well.
Lastly, this incredibly detailed cover to BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 was crafted by artist Marc Silvestri. The composition of Batman kneeling in front of his mother's pearls, with the skeletons behind him is incredibly cool, but that "wow" factor comes in when you see how much line work Silvestri put into this piece. Even though it's all in black and white, each element really stands on its own well.
Well, that's it for another round of best comic book covers of the week. Got some covers you guys loved? Throw them into the comment section below!