Each week we showcase the awesome effort put forth by artists on comic covers, and this week we have a whole heck of a lot. So let's not waste any more time, here are the best covers to this week's new releases!
ACTION COMICS #14
When Superman has a cover that really manages to capture all of the character's glory and brilliance, we can't overlook it. This week the variant cover to ACTION COMICS #14 by artist Steve Skroce really highlights the character's glory, we hope you can agree.== TEASER ==
AVX CONSEQUENCES #5
The focus of this issue was not only on Cyclops, Magneto and Magik; but it featured the appearance of yet another character that's been missing from Marvel for a few issues. Sometimes, Cable can look really great; and on the variant cover to AVX: CONSEQUENCES #5 artist Jorge Molina makes him look really, really cool.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1
An unlikely character has been given his very own two-issue series, and the book is as mysterious and dark as the cover to the first issue. Artist Eduardo Risso's cover to BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1 really manages to capture a dark and mysterious tone that resonates throughout the issue. The cover alone is incredibly striking, and definitely worth highlighting this week.
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #6
There were to covers to this week's CREATOR OWNED HEROES issue, and both were great, but there was something definitely creepy and beautiful about artist Andrew Ritchie's cover for the book. Not only was it creepy, but it was a great use of light and shadow to highlight the image. Definitely a gorgeous piece that draws you in and makes you wonder what the story is all about.
This week we need to highlight not one, but two of the DEADPOOL #1 variant covers. Each cover is illustrated by a different artist, yet each is worth pointing out. Chris Bachalo has a Deadpool that is in the heat of battle, and is a great example of the artists abilities and use of perspective. Meanwhile, Skottie Young's baby Deadpool is just too cute for words.
HELLRAISER: ROAD BELOW #1
The cover to HELLRAISER: ROAD BELOW #1 by artist Tim Bradstreet is definitely creepy. If you've been reading the series then this cover will absolutely make sense to you, and might even creep you out a bit more. We loved the detail in this image and the fact that it looks like a really eerie painting. Also, the use of a mirrored reflection was a nice touch.
You can never go wrong with Adam Hughes, even if his cover to this month's FAIREST is more than a little borderline risque. Not only are the two women gracing the cover to this issue absolutely stunning, but the shift in style and vibrancy of the fabric in the robe is definitely worth a second look. Hughes delivers yet another gorgeous cover.
ROAD TO OZ #3
Skottie Young makes our list twice this week. First with his cover for Deadpool, and now with his ROAD TO OZ #3 cover. The detail of his linework is fantastic and is something that Young really excels in. Not only that, but the artist always manages to capture this sense of innocence in his work, and this is a great example of that.
SWEET TOOTH #39
Last but not least is Jeff Lemire's cover to SWEET TOOTH #39. The cover is beautiful and Lemire's use of colors to illustrate the image is really stunning. We loved it because it seemed to capture a dramatic moment in the issue and freeze it. It's a really well executed image.
We're sure we missed some truly great covers, so be sure to post some of your favorites in the thread below!