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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 12/07/12

Check out some of our favorite covers for this week!

Each week we sift through the new releases to choose some of our favorite comic book covers, and we're happy to say that this week we were definitely not disappointed. From J.G. Jones' gorgeous cover to BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN to Mike Mignola's return to HELLBOY, this week's covers were breathtaking. As always, we don't always choose every great looking cover, so if there's one you loved that didn't make our list, be sure to post it in the thread below.

First up is the stunning cover to this month's ACTION COMICS. We chose the variant to spotlight this time around since it was just so unique and really striking -- that and because we think it really showcases artist Fiona Staples' talents as an illustrator.

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The Comedian is a rather controversial figure, but no matter what you might think of the character, you have to agree that the cover to this month's BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #4 cover by artist J.G. Jones might be one of the most beautiful of this week. Jones has a very distinct style that captures the realism of the scene in a way that few artist can. It feels so grounded that the picture looks more like a photograph than an illustration, which is one of the reasons why we love it so much.

Artist Andrew Ritchie's cover to CREATOR OWNED HEROES #7 is just gorgeous. The amount of attention to detail made this cover really stand out this week and it was one that we definitely loved.

This month's cover to DIAL H #7 by Brian Bolland is very stylized and incredibly detailed. We loved the crazy background and the fact that it isn't the most aesthetically pleasing cover we've ever seen, but that's why we were sort of drawn to the image.

And while we sometimes get some beautiful, very detailed covers, there are some times when simplicity wins. In the case of GREAT PACIFIC #1's second printing cover, the simplicity of the cover was just far too striking not to take notice of.

Speaking of simplicity, the cover to Mike Mignola's HELLBOY IN HELL #1 of Hellboy waltzing into the bowls of hell is definitely one image that we personally found to be one of the most beautiful of the week.

These are some of our favorites, what were some of yours? Post them below and let us know what you think!

Posted by Cavemold

i liked the shadowman cover and punshier war zone one the most

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

I'm really diggin' that Great Pacific cover.

Posted by MizariSeth

Hellboy cover was the best one.

Posted by pspin

These are great I think X-Men 39 should be on here though.

Posted by tyrano177
Posted by Loki2u

Not sure how to post pictures on here, but I thought the cover to Daredevil :End of Days 3 was worthy of this list.

Posted by kriminal

thunderbolts venom variant was sick

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Avengers Deadpool Gangnam Variant.

Posted by andmurdock

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Avengers Deadpool Gangnam Variant.

YES! I was literally laughing out loud in the comic shop when I saw that.

Posted by DonFelipe

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Avengers Deadpool Gangnam Variant.

"Gangnam"... haha... brilliant idea and Deadpool is the perfect fit for it.

The Killswitch cover from the Creator Owned series is awesome . Love it!

Great Pacific. The cover of #2, also released this week, is even better imho.

Posted by feebadger

Andrew Ritchie!?!? Creator Owned Heroes cover!?!??! Why is the dude looking out the window!?!?! WHY!?!??!

Posted by gunmetalgrey

My favorites for this week:

Posted by thespideyguy

Drum roll please, it's

Avenging Spider-Man #15.

The variant to Daredevil: End of Days #3.

How do you miss this comicvine, this is like the Daredevil covers all over again. Hawkeye #5

Punisher: War Zone #2

Green Arrow #15

Detective Comics #15.

Action Comics #15.

Blackacre #1

Great Pacific #2

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Hellboy in Hell #1 for me :) Going to get it signed by Mignola later today!

Posted by DonFelipe

@thespideyguy: hahaha, the octopus from great pacific apparently made it onto the action comics cover, too.

Posted by thespideyguy

@DonFelipe said:

@thespideyguy: hahaha, the octopus from great pacific apparently made it onto the action comics cover, too.

Not an octopus yafath.

Posted by Decept-O

Not to be an ass but I think the readers choices in the thread are better. Swamp Thing, Fables and Daredevil really stand out to me.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@tyrano177: I loved that cover also

Posted by ravisher

dail H cover has me tripping bals

Posted by SupremeHyperion

Pacific covers are ridiculously outstanding and easily the best on this list.

Posted by RoboShark