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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 1/18/13

Check out some of our favorite comic covers for this week!

Each week we choose some of our favorite comic covers for the week's new releases, and this week we have a whole lot that we absolutely loved. As usual, if there's a cover you loved that you think we missed, please let us know and feel free to post it in the thread. Without further ado, here are our picks for the week!

The cover to CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 is just fantastic. It's a great throw-back image to classic covers from the Silver Age in comics and is really well illustrated by artist Jamie McKelvie.

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Next up is the cover to CONAN THE BARBARIAN #12 by artist Massimo Carnevale. It looks like a beautiful watercolor portrait that captures a very painful scene. The image is filled with emotion and is one that just compels passers-by to pick it up.

Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts team up for the cover to CREATOR OWNED HEROES #8 and they knock it out of the park. The stunning silhouette of the femme fatale was just too hot to handle.

Artist German Nobile's cover to the Avatar book CALIGULA: HEART OF ROME #2 is pretty breathtaking and creepy at the same time. It was hard to choose between which of these three covers we liked the most since all were pretty well done.

One of our favorite covers this week was Dave Johnson's cover to B.P.R.D. !948 # 4 of 5. The image is pretty simple and very minimalist, but it still managed to convey a lot of emotion and eeriness.

Next up is the stunning cover to another Dark Horse title; BILLY THE KID OLD TIMEY ODDITIES and the ORM OF LOCH NESS #4. The cover is illustrated by artist Kyle Hotz who does a phenomenal job using dark and shadows to illustrate the image and provide emphasis.

Bernard Chang's stunning cover to DEMON KNIGHTS #16 was one that we could not overlook. The unique way that it reminded us of tapestry was something we absolutely adored.

Finally, John Byrne's cover to THE HIGH WAYS #1 was really beautiful. The retro, throw-back feel to the Golden and Silver Age of comics is undeniable and the result is a beautiful, detailed image.

36 Comments
Posted by Alchemax_7

Nice covers

Posted by cacarl

The CM cover reminds me of another cover, but I can't remember it.

Posted by ColonelRunAway

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Except.... that wasn't the actual Demon Knights cover, it didn't get used.

Posted by Nightwing28710

That Captain Marvel cover looks even better after you've see the interior art.

Posted by MarioBoza
Posted by judasnixon

Sexiest comic book cover ever....

Saga #9
Posted by Hancock89

It's great that Conan The Barbarian made it in. The art and writing in that comic is just fantastic, one of the most enjoyable books out there that unfortunately flies under most people's radar. I consider it the best comic in Dark Horse right now.

Edited by Decept-O

That Captain Marvel cover is so well done I can't get over it. I love it!

Agreed, the Caligula cover is just whoa! All these are great, love the Billy the Kid cover as well.

Posted by TDK_1997

What about the Saga one and Batman #16?

Posted by sturmritter

As a thought, I'd like to see what the Comic Vine staff considers the WORST comic covers for the week. I don't have any examples off the top of my head, but it may be good to see the bottom of the measuring stick to judge how good the good ones really are.

Posted by DonFelipe

@judasnixon said:

Sexiest comic book cover ever....
Saga #9

The Will is one lucky guy!

Posted by LordRequiem

@ColonelRunAway: That Avengers cover is awesome!

Posted by mattysp83

Black Beetle!!!! Where is it?

Posted by JamDamage

the first 4 are awsome. the 3rd one, Creators Owned Heroes is the best

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Hancock89 said:

It's great that Conan The Barbarian made it in. The art and writing in that comic is just fantastic, one of the most enjoyable books out there that unfortunately flies under most people's radar. I consider it the best comic in Dark Horse right now.

I agree with this

Posted by karbacca

@DonFelipe said:

@judasnixon said:

Sexiest comic book cover ever....
Saga #9

The Will is one lucky guy!

WAS a lucky guy. WAS.

Posted by Big_Nasty

A big win for Dark Horse this week.

Posted by DonFelipe

@karbacca said:

@DonFelipe said:

@judasnixon said:

Sexiest comic book cover ever....
Saga #9

The Will is one lucky guy!

WAS a lucky guy. WAS.

Right! Thanks to Prince Robot IV. He deserves to die a horrible slow bloody death. Unfortunately he's another incredibly weird character and one doesn't really want to see any of them die no matter the side they're on.

Posted by fables87

Demon Knights cover looks cool.

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Posted by papad1992

What's with the "hay" Hebrew letter on the middle of that guys chest!?

Posted by bladewolf

@fables87 said:

Demon Knights cover looks cool.

Sadly, that was the variant and not the standard cover...

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Captain Marvel is the best one in this bunch.

Posted by Grey56

Dear Marvel -

Take the goddamn red bar off of the bottom of your covers. And never screw with your cover artists great work again. Ever.

- Sincerely, Everyone.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
Posted by LifePool
Posted by Razero

I really liked Batgirl 16's cover.

Posted by TheReaper111

@ColonelRunAway: go team venture!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Dang, that Caligula cover is AMAZING...

Edited by you_want_elvis

CALIGULA IS FRESH #SUPERFRESH

THAT COVER...

IS FRESH

Elvis

Posted by TheCannon

With the exception of Captain Marvel, I don't care for any of these.

Posted by Sampsman

Nice to see a CV throw some attention to Conan the Barbarian. Enjoyable series for Conan fans.

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Posted by brandonbonito

@ColonelRunAway: I second Saga #9!!

Edited by kuonphobos

German Nobile is amazing! And the interiors are excellent as well!

Thanks for noticing and bringing a little attention!

The Carnevale cover on Conan is nice as well!

Posted by phillywonka

CM flying like a boss in space!