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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 6/08/12

This week we look at a variant cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, get creeped out by 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and much more.

Another week is behind us, and that means it's time to get a better look at some of the best covers to this week's new releases. Some are creepy, and others are just jaw droppingly gorgeous -- we've got them all for you. Let us know which ones you loved, and which ones you didn't love, and which ones we may not have mentioned.

We absolutely loved how creepy and dark David Furna's cover to IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #8 was. Having the focus of the cover be on this very brief, specific moment in the story is interesting . The blood soaked badge being held up to view by long, creepy vampire fingers is enough to give anyone the chills. Did you pick up the eight issue this week? If so, what did you think?

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Next up is the variant cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #639 by Carmine di Giandomenico. It's Amazing Spider-Man month, which is why Spider-Man graces the cover of this month's variant issue -- and it's gorgeous. The image of Spider-Man (from Kraven's Last Hunt) being slowly sucked into a grave on a rainy day is pretty creepy -- but it's also beautifully illustrated. Di Gianomenico creates the illusion that Venom is moving, when clearly he isn't.

If Adam Hughes illustrates a cover, you can almost always expect that it will make our list. This week Ali Baba graced the cover to FAIREST #4, surrounded by a beautiful harem. Every man's worst nightmare, right? Ali Baba's stoic expression is paired with the sleepy looks on the faces of the beautiful women surrounding him. Hughes adds soft lighting to the image to give the illusion of candlelight.

Last, but certainly not least, is the cover to issue #2 of DIAL H by Brian Bolland. Bolland did an impeccable job spotlighting five characters on one page without creating clutter. Not only that, but Bolland manages to portray the characteristics of the individual characters like the Human Virus, Pelican Army and Double Bluff through his art. Featuring an army of pelicans in the background, for example, and a floating deck of cards above Double Bluff's head. It's classic Bolland, and fans of the artist will definitely appreciate the picture.

Some honorable mentions include the cover to AVX # 5 by Jim Cheung and Darwyn Cooke's cover to BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1. These are some of our favorites, what were some of yours? Let us know which covers you loved out of all this week's new releases!

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Journey into Mystery one FTW I say. Great covers overall!

Posted by Morpheus_
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

The Journey into Mystery one FTW I say. 

Co-signed.
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Posted by NyxEquitis

I did actually enjoy the cover to AVX #5, despite what's contained within..

Posted by TheMightyHerc

Variant Covers always are Better than Originals..

Posted by Mercy_

Not as in love with the Hughes cover as I usually am with his work.

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Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Spidey making mud pies.

Posted by ReVamp

Adam Hughes one is pretty cool, so is the first one.

Posted by longbowhunter

I've got the cover to Dial H #2 set as the wallpaper on my iPhone. Brian Bolland is a god!

Posted by Twentyfive

That 30 Days of Night one is awesome as hotcakes.

Posted by fables87

FAIREST FTW!

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

What's the deal with Marvel having months where every series has a variant cover that is literally not even close to having anything to do with even the SERIES?

Posted by JamDamage

30 days of night is the only good one.

Posted by ShrimpDino

Dial H #2 has a awesome cover :D

Posted by knighthood

I'm by no means a Valiant fanboy, but I loved this cover...

Posted by zombietag

does anyone read the 30 days of night series? i read the first series and the sequel but nothing after that. are they any good?

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@knighthood: you're right, that cover is cool.

Posted by sinestro_GL

All are actually pretty great.

Posted by mowens04

I really liked the cover for X-O Manowar this week. Swamp Thing and Earth 2 also featured some awesome cover work too.

Posted by TDK_1997

The Dial H cover was great.

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Posted by HotSauceCommittee
Posted by lifeboy
That was cool!

@knighthood:

Posted by revbucky

It's Journey Into Mystery for me too.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

@Mercy_ said:

Not as in love with the Hughes cover as I usually am with his work.

that's because it's centered around a male, his Kryptonite

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Posted by blindisaac
Hulk #54 by Dale Eaglesham
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

30 days of night my favorite cover

Posted by wmwadeii

Not really a fan of any of the three covers chosen this week.

Posted by CrimsonCake

Dial H was my favorite.

Posted by derf_jenkins

I like Swamp Thing #10 cover as my fave of the week.

Posted by broo1232

Posted by MrArrogant

this just added to the burn of my shop not getting dial H this week -_- hulk #53 had a pretty sweet cover

Posted by SubsonicNerd

Dial H #2 had a awesome cover, but I also lighted the look and feel of the Hulk #53 seem to be very fitting.

Posted by Mucklefluga

I don't get the Earth 2 cover at all. It's got nothing to do with anything really

Edited by zackattack529

Dial h IS SO AWESOME! ITS LIKE iF Ben 10 had a Vertigo book lol

the characters are so awesome

Double Bluff is already my favorite Dial H hero, and he hasn't even done anything yet!? lol

gotta admit though, Iron Snail was cool XP

Posted by Remi

It's Furno, not Furna.

No wonder why 30 Days of Night reminded me of Scalped, Furno was a guest artist on it.

Good picks.

@The Mighty Monarch said:

What's the deal with Marvel having months where every series has a variant cover that is literally not even close to having anything to do with even the SERIES?

Because Marvel likes to milk those movie cows. It's nothing new.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@Remi said:

It's Furno, not Furna.

No wonder why 30 Days of Night reminded me of Scalped, Furno was a guest artist on it.

Good picks.

@The Mighty Monarch said:

What's the deal with Marvel having months where every series has a variant cover that is literally not even close to having anything to do with even the SERIES?

Because Marvel likes to milk those movie cows. It's nothing new.

Yeah, I KNOW it's nothing new; that's why I asked why they do it all the damn time. It just seems so stupid.

Posted by bloggerboy

Cool covers. The Spidey one however feels like a cheap knock-off of the cover featured in Kraven's Last Hunt! Now that is iconic!

Posted by primepower53

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

The Journey into Mystery one FTW I say. Great covers overall!

Posted by SavageDragon

@zombietag: I collect the trade paper backs. They are awesome. If your interested I could recommend a few.

Posted by Remi

@The Mighty Monarch said:

@Remi said:

It's Furno, not Furna.

No wonder why 30 Days of Night reminded me of Scalped, Furno was a guest artist on it.

Good picks.

@The Mighty Monarch said:

What's the deal with Marvel having months where every series has a variant cover that is literally not even close to having anything to do with even the SERIES?

Because Marvel likes to milk those movie cows. It's nothing new.

Yeah, I KNOW it's nothing new; that's why I asked why they do it all the damn time. It just seems so stupid.

Like I said, the money.

Posted by SpitfireINK

I want to like the Journey into Mystery ASM in Motion cover - BUT - the hand bugs me to no end.

Not only is the perspective wrong - what the heck is he supposed to be doing? - I can see where he's trying to keep from sinking into the grave - but - WHAT IS UP WITH THE HAND???

I honestly don't think this book deserves to be one of the best comic covers of the week - based on this Blatant technical faux-pas.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

My favorite cover from this list is the Journey into Mystery Variant Cover

Posted by hollandane

@Mucklefluga said:

I don't get the Earth 2 cover at all. It's got nothing to do with anything really

This is maybe a spoiler for one page in the book, but It's referring to his run in with the rats in the alley that are attacking the man and woman, but making it seem epic on the cover.

Posted by KidSupreme

cool