Sometimes it can be hard to choose our favorite comic covers for the week's new releases, and this week was no different. We've sifted through our buy pile and chosen some of our favorite covers and spotlighted them below. Let us know which of the covers you loved and if we miss any, be sure to post them below and share them with us. Now, without further ado, here are our favorite comic covers for the week of May 17th, 2013.
First up is the stunning J. H. Williams III cover to BATWOMAN #20. The issue cover is ink washed in red, highlighting a very eerie and creepy plot that unfolds within its pages. J. H. Williams III creates an incredibly stunning and abstract image that is sure to draw your attention.
Artist Chris Eliopoulos' variant cover to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1 is just adorable -- so much so that we simply had to highlight it here. The image is simple but great and very humorous, and sometimes that's refreshing from the very detailed, elaborate covers we sometimes see.
Artist Massimo Carnevale's cover to CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16 is absolutely stunning. The pencils are breathtaking and beautiful and the colors are subtle in shades of pastel that really make for a striking image.
Richard Corben had us doing a double take with his cover to THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER #1. The image is so bizarre and so creepy that we had to put it on our list. It's definitely not the type of cover you see everyday and that's one reason why we had to get it on our list.
Mike and Laura Allred team up to deliver a gorgeous cover to FF #7 which completely captures the hilarious and lighthearted tone of the story that we see inside. The result is a cover that is not only really pretty and well done, but also one that pays a bit of an homage to silver age comics that features dialogue on the cover. The result is a great image that is not only funny but also really well done.
Sometimes a cover is all about perspective: such is the case for GREEN HORNET #2's variant cover by artist Jonathan Lau. The cover gives the sense that we are looking down on our heroes from above, and it is very well done.
Last, but certainly not least is the cover to ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #23 by artist David Marquez. The image is an homage to John Romita Sr.'s iconic image of Spidey walking away from his costume. It's a fantastic image and Marquez pays a fantastic tribute.