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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 2/9/12

Check out our favorite comic covers for this week.

Each week we sort out through all the new releases and choose some of our favorite comic book covers. This week we have plenty of cool covers to choose from, so let's not waste any more time. As usual, if there is a cover that you loved that we missed feel free to add it to the comments below.

First up is the cover to DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #5 by artist Alex Maleev. If there were ever a cover that totally encompassed the sheer hopelessness of a story, this would be it. Filled to the brim with raw emotion, pain, agony and hopelessness, this image is beautifully illustrated and completely reflects the story inside.

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Next is Dave Stevens' cover to DAVE STEVENS' ROCKETEER ARTIST'S EDITION. We don't normally put covers to collected editions on our list, but we really had to make an exception this week when we saw this. Sometimes things are just better in black and white.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS is a series drawn and written by comic creator Brandon Graham and published by Image. Graham's pencils are a bit shaky but the cover to issue #4 is really detailed and very beautiful. The choice for colors is fantastic.

This week's cover to ALL-NEW X-MEN #7 by Stuart Immonen is beautiful, but it's mostly because of the cover's amazing colors. There is a tremendous amount of depth to the cover's colors and the way the artist plays with light and shadow for emphasis is fantastic.

And while colors can be what makes a cover, sometimes it's the shadows of black, white and grey that makes it work. Jock's wrap around cover for the new Image series titled SNAPSHOT is really pretty. Using only black ink for emphasis, Jock knocks it completely out of he park.

Artist Mitch Breitweiser's cover to PLANET OF THE APES CATACLYSM #6 is all about perspective. The image is beautiful, detailed and a unique cover that is sure to grab any reader. Breitweiser's classic style shines.

These were some of our favorite covers, what were some of yours? Let us know in the comments below! Don't forget to post your favorite cover for this week if it doesn't make our list.

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Posted by Icarusflies

I would have thought Dial H would get a mention...

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Posted by Overlander

All of these covers are awesome. Great picks this week!

Posted by Decoy Elite

That DD End of Days cover is amazing.

@Icarusflies said:

I would have thought Dial H would get a mention...

Post it up, I'm sure it was better than the All New X-Men one. >.>

Posted by Icarusflies

@Decoy Elite:

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Posted by callsignneptune

Gorgeous covers. My favourites have to be Daredevil and Snapshot.

Posted by Decoy Elite

@Icarusflies: Pretty nice. I need to pick that book up.

Posted by Icarusflies

@Decoy Elite: PLEASE do. It's really, really good (by a famous supernatural writer actually), and I don't think it's selling very well. :(

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Posted by Decoy Elite

@Icarusflies: Well like I've said I gotta read something DC that's not Batman and it does seem like the kind of thing I'd like.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

Not one of the "best" but I like it, probably because it's nice and symmetrical :)

Posted by ColonelRunAway

@spinningbirdcake said:

Not one of the "best" but I like it, probably because it's nice and symmetrical :)

I dunno, I'd put it on the list.

Also:

Posted by Outside_85

Yeah, that PS cover should have been there.

Posted by Queso6p4

Nice choices!

@ColonelRunAway: Also some nice choices.

Posted by JakeN7

@Icarusflies:

@ColonelRunAway:

Arrow ads ruin all DC covers this month. I'm not surprised they weren't mentioned.

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Posted by ColonelRunAway

@JakeN7: True dat.

Posted by Grey56

All due respect to the artists for sharing their talent - but I could not be any more bored with these. The Rocketeer comes close - but there's too much surrounding the focal point and it makes the overall feeling too busy. If it were just his silhouette it would be very dramatic.

I might suggest that Phantom Stranger as a nominee, along with Road to Oz # 5 however unfortunately (MESSAGE!) most of the more compelling covers are...wait for it...variants. Ah well.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@ColonelRunAway: Yeah that cover is gross in a good way. Plus The Question was in it :)

Posted by AustinHasten

@ColonelRunAway said:

This.

Posted by dondave

Good Covers

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Posted by Waddly_Hobbins

My favorite would be the black and white variant of Green Arrow 17:

Posted by DonFelipe

From the above, Planet of the Apes is my favorite.  
 
The Dial H cover is brilliant and definitely missing in the mix. 
The Phantom Stranger reminds me of Colder #1 and looks pretty nice, too, ...and painful. Love it! 
Another one of my favorites this week is the Shadowman #4 variant. Pink blood!

Too many good covers this week. Not complaining...
Posted by DoomDoomDoom

The Phantom Stranger cover this week was pretty intriguing.

Posted by Decept-O

Man, all the covers posted in the thread are incredible! Have to mention, though, how sad it is Dave Stevens is no longer alive but his work will always live on. His cover here proves how incredibly talented the man was. His art has been a huge inspiration to me personally.

I really dig that Shadowman cover. Whoa.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Fairy quest... O.o

Posted by Cavemold

@DonFelipe said:

From the above, Planet of the Apes is my favorite.

The Dial H cover is brilliant and definitely missing in the mix.
The Phantom Stranger reminds me of Colder #1 and looks pretty nice, too, ...and painful. Love it!
Another one of my favorites this week is the Shadowman #4 variant. Pink blood!
Too many good covers this week. Not complaining...

awezome blood!

Posted by mightypug78

I was quite surprised that this didn't make the list. When i saw this cover earlier this week, i was convinced it was going to make the list.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

surprised this didn't get a mention,( Crow Skinning the wolves #3) its bleak and awesome

Edited by pikahyper

awww no love for Manara :(

I just love the little details like the boots and helmet and the background is incredible.

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Posted by nahadef

This is currently my favorite feature on this site. I'd love to see the number of covers doubled, plus a nomination for worst cover as well. It's a special skill to have good design sense, but also to summarise a story.

Posted by Captain_Yesterday

That Planet of the Apes one was pretty cool.

Same with the Shadowman variant.

They're all cool though.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That All-New X-Men title is pretty sweet, but yeah the artist's edition of Rocketeer #1 definitely wins it for me :)

Edited by SkyMan923

I thought this was great.

Posted by Muirkat

I love the dd one

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Phantom Stranger cover was my Fave.

Posted by dtschemmel

You've got to be kidding me... No phantom stranger?

Posted by yo_yo_fun

The All New X-Men #7 cover is gorgeous!