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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 11/16/12

Check out some of our favorite comic book covers from this week's new releases.

It seems this week is all about guts, gore and monsters -- that is until you get to the last cover we've picked. There are some really gorgeous covers this week, and below are some of our favorites.

COURTNEY CRUMRIN #7 Written and illustrated by Ted Naifeh. The cover of this issue is really beautiful; it captures both innocence and the creepy. The detail in the image and the decision to stick to just green and grey hues was a good one I think. The linework really accentuates the details in the image, too.

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THE CREEP #3 cover by artist Tonci Zonic looks like an oil painting. The image draws you in and makes you want to pick up the issue. It's really creepy and mysterious and I love the use of light and dark in the picture.

One of the things that makes SAGA so fantastic is the breathtaking art of artist Fiona Staples, which is why we couldn't help but put the cover to SAGA #7 on the list. The image is a little bit gruesome but still really intricate and well done.

We don't normally spotlight hardcovers because they often reuse covers from previous issues, but when we saw the cover to THE STRAIN volume one we couldn't resist pointing it out. This cover by artist E.M. Gist is incredibly well done. Don't get us wrong, we think it's disgusting but it's so gross that it's beautiful.

Artist Ryan Ottley and colorist John Rauch really outdid himself with this month's INVINCIBLE #97 cover. I love the way the main character in this series is staring at his own reflection on a blood stained wall -- if you read the issue, you know it's actually a pretty symbolic image. It's just really creative and well executed.

It was pretty difficult to choose between all of Skottie Young's Marvel NOW! variant covers, yet our favorite of the bunch might be the absolutely adorable variant cover to ALL-NEW X-MEN #1. The image depicts the original X-Men team as little babies in the shadow of Wolverine. Oh, and poor Bobby Drake.

Yet, even after having chosen one to show off, we couldn't help but spotlight all of Skottie Young's variant covers to the Marvel NOW! Check them out below.

Obviously there are plenty of great looking comic covers that we missed, so be sure to let us know if there is one that particularly struck you and post them in the thread below!

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Posted by GR2Blackout

Wow. Lots of bloody covers...

Posted by ScarlettLynn

The X-Men one is really cute.

Posted by kagato

I loved the "Deadpool is unimpressed" All new X Men cover, think i laughed for about 10 mins with it in my hands, lucky my comic book store know im easily amused and not just bat poo crazy lol.

Posted by longbowhunter

Every time I walk in my room I see that Saga cover and am still wowed by it. Really like the Invincible cover as well.

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

Really liking that The Creep cover..

Posted by SmashBrawler

This one was my favorite this week:

Sadly, this is one of those instances where the textless cover looks much better.

Posted by pixelized

@GR2Blackout said:

Wow. Lots of bloody covers...

Are you English?

Edited by Hancock89

I liked Saga's cover a lot, this cover of Conan was also nice. 

Posted by judasnixon

You should have a spot reserved each month just for Fiona Staples. 

Posted by thespideyguy

Here are my top ten in no order.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Best cover of the week.

Posted by GR2Blackout

@pixelized said:

@GR2Blackout said:

Wow. Lots of bloody covers...

Are you English?


I was just saying lots of those covers had blood on them...

Now that I look back at the article, only, like, TWO of them had blood in e'm...

Posted by sourcebreaker
Posted by Cavemold

like some these covers. the thor one was my favorite!

Posted by Mieux

Marko & Fiona Staples ♥

Posted by Decept-O

That Courtney Crumrin cover is incredible, really like that one. Awesome.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope


I swear to God that image of Conan looks exactly like a flashback panel from ABC Warriors: The Black Hole (over 20+ years old, but Simon Bisley's work never gets old.)

Posted by longbowhunter
@SmashBrawler said:

This one was my favorite this week:

Sadly, this is one of those instances where the textless cover looks much better.

This may be my favorite GL cover of all time.
Posted by sora_thekey

All New X-Men Variant is probably the best!

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Baby Sue Storm is so adorable. I love those kid covers

Posted by juicefacekilla

I am so sick of the baby covers. Scottie Young is a fantastic artist, but I think so much of his time is wasted on these goofy things.

Posted by Queso6p4

Nice choices these week as well as those brought up in the comments. Might have to grab FF#1.

Posted by ChernobylCow

Saga had an alternate cover but I just went with the standard one. If I have the choice, I typically just choose the cover I like the best. I'm not big into buying multiple of the same title. The only one I've done in the past year is I've bought the 2 covers for FATALE #1. What about you guys?

Posted by nappystr8

Those are some great picks this week. I especially like the Skottie Young Fantastic Four cover, even though I didn't buy it. I wish every comic ever made had a Skottie Young Baby variant!

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

First 2=epic

Posted by namtabmi

@sourcebreaker said:

SOOO looking forward to this!

Posted by Mercy_


Posted by haydenclaireheroes

The Creep cover is awesome!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@longbowhunter: DATCover is awesomee.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Woooo CREEP!!! can't wait to read that

Posted by tomtomiii

Ok I love the green lantern corps 14 cover too!

And even though I agree that there are Skottie Young are everywhere from virtually any Marvel Comic ...

But how can you NOT like the Thor God of Thunder or All New X-men Covers! I don't even collect marvel, and i might need to by the Thor Variant!

Posted by Chaos Burn

@GR2Blackout said:

Wow. Lots of bloody covers...

guess it's that time of the month

Posted by ScoobyM

I hate these stupid baby covers. please stop

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Strain for me...that cover is just...I'm blown away by its utter artistic creepiness...

Posted by JDevil

Glad Saga is on here, I thought was an awesome cover!

@DarkKnightDetective: That's awesome! I'm considering picking it up just for that cover.

Posted by The_Goddess_of_Chaos

btw all-new x-men is bi-weekly for the first six months then its monthly