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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 12/14/12

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

There were plenty of great looking covers this week, and here we've chosen some of our favorites. Check them out below and let us know what you think. Don't forget to post any and all of your favorite covers from this week's new releases below!

BATMAN #15 is next up on our list of great looking covers. We chose this particular cover by artist Greg Capullo not only because it looks great, but also because it takes the idea that the Joker is on Batman's mind pretty literally. Overall, it's a great image and we love how the current story arc is reflected in the picture.

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It's hard not to point out how lovely the cover to BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #3 is. It's a striking image that very distinctly reflects the message found within the pages of the current story. It's a great picture by artist Adam Hughes.

Artist Mike Deodato's variant cover to IRON MAN #4 is pretty compelling and very, very eerie, which is one reason why we absolutely had to point it out. It's a fantastic, creepy image that places the Iron Man helmet amongst a tower of skulls. The colors are great and the detail in the image is just superb.

One of the things that really drew us to the cover for IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS #5 is just how creative it is. Artist Mike Allred blends the character into the trunk of a tree, fluidly weaving her in and out of the bark. It's "very Mike Allred" and very beautifully done.

Koray Kuranel's cover to POINT OF IMPACT #3 is an awesome close-up shot of the stories' central character. The fact that the picture is illustrated in only black ink makes this cover appear even more compelling. The attention to detail in the image is striking and well done.

Writer and cover artist Andy Kuhn delivers a great, and somewhat unconventional cover to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #17. The colors, shadows and the image in the foreground are really striking, and not what we normally see on a cover of this particular series.

The cover to TO HELL YOU RIDE illustrated by Tom Mandrake is an incredibly fluid, very beautiful cover that captures all four warriors from the story in motion. The way Mandrake blends a variety of different elements and colors in one picture is really striking, yet with all that is going on in the background of the image, the viewer's eye is still drawn to the center of the picture.

The cover to THE WALKING DEAD #105 reminded us a little bit of DC's 'Death of the Family' covers, only with a bit more detail. We thought the image was great and that artist Charlie Adlard really captures the sheer terror in the plight of these characters. The real detail can be found in the center of the eye in this image, and it's a pretty powerful.

Last but definitely not least is the cover to WOLVERINE #317 featuring art from Adi Granov. The cover features a very somber Wolverine who appears almost vulnerable; not at all the way we are accustomed to seeing the character.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

I loooooooveeeeee the Batman 15 Variant,it's so so good. That Walking Dead cove is quality too.

Posted by ccraft

too bad greg's cover for BnR 15 was wasted for that DOTF tie-in cover...

Posted by k4tzm4n

Love BATMAN 15's cover and SCARLET SPIDER 12's movie style cover.

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Posted by guttridgeb

That Wolverine cover is pretty awesome.

Edited by okguy456

I'm pretty sure Andy Kuhn did that cover art for TMNT #17, not Kevin Eastman. Though Kevins cover is also awesome along with this one.

Posted by pingclang

That TMNT 17 cover was done by Andy Kuhn. So you either posted the wrong picture or credited someone else.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Ironman batman and wolverine are truely great covers

Posted by No_Name_

@okguy456 said:

I'm pretty sure Andy Kuhn did that cover art for TMNT #17, not Kevin Eastman. Though Kevins cover is also awesome along with this one.

You're correct! I edited. Thank you so much! :D

Edited by bob808

I like the cover of Batman #15.

Edited by fables87

Wolverine is the best one on here I think. I know other like Batman, but to me that one doesn't really stand out as much as the others. Looks kind of plain compared to the rest. Allred and Hughes always know how to pull off good covers too.

Posted by Cavemold

pretty good i liked archer and armstrong cover the most

Posted by longbowhunter

I love the Tom Mandrake cover.

Posted by Faeye

I think that It-Girl cover is the best of the above-listed, of all of them it makes me most want to read the comic to have some frame of reference for what is going on!

Posted by RalfvdH

Good wolverine cover, but thats not Adi Granov's work He did a cover for Savage Wolverine #3

Posted by RalfvdH

Mike Del Mundo is the artist of that wolverine cover..... Forgot to mention ;)

Posted by Azrael66

Batman, Doc Manhattan, and Wolverine are epic.

Posted by kingdomenic

I really like the Turtles and Wolverine. I guess I am in the minority with the Batman cover. Not really a fan. Something about the Batman outline ruins it for me.

Posted by Decept-O

Whoa. The Iron Man cover is creepily beautiful, my sort of thing, baby. Nice!

On the flip side, well, sort of, the It Girl cover is a bit whimsical yet it can be a bit creepy to a small degree; well, more weird but a very good weird! I love it.

Posted by JayMar89

i liked the deathstroke cover alot

Posted by Mercy_

That Wolverine cover is utterly gorgeous.

Posted by TDK_1997

The Batman and TMNT ones are the best.

Posted by pikahyper

That Wolverine cover is truly exquisite and memorable, great ending to the series and the article.

Posted by Lvenger

The Batman and Wolverine covers are just exquisite.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That's it, Carl! Shoot Negan, shoot him! The win has to go to the Batman cover though. Utterly lovely I say.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Wolverine Cover is the best, but how is Rorschach's cover not in this but Dr. Manhattan's one is?

Posted by LifePool

@MadeinBangladesh said:

Wolverine Cover is the best, but how is Rorschach's cover not in this but Dr. Manhattan's one is?

Posted by DocFishstick

the wolverine one is great

Posted by Eternal19

The batman and Walking Dead ones are my favorite

Posted by PopRock123

Batman and Wolverine covers are my favorite.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@JayMar89 said:

i liked the deathstroke cover alot

Agreed... I don't even read Deathstroke but I sure noticed the cover.