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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 6/15/12

This week we feature two FLASH GORDON covers, Deadpool and more.

It was pretty tough to pick the right covers to feature on this week's picks, and if we miss any of your favorites, be sure to let us know. Here are some of the ones we liked the most.

Two of the covers to this week's FLASH GORDON #5 really blew us away. One, by Alex Ross, is illustrated as if the viewer is looking through the scope of a gun, aiming at Hitler's face. Leading to the center of the scope are a series of thunder bolts. Alex Ross is a genius, but this is definitely a great cover; giving fantasy a touch of realism. The variant to this week's FLASH GORDON was equally as beautiful -- perhaps mores. Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla, Flash takes center stage on what appears to be the moon with an array of Nazi blimps behind him. Francavilla plays with light and shadow in this image, giving Flash a retro look.

Artist Dustin Nguyen's AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES was stunning. I'm not used to seeing Nguyen depict such goulish and gory monsters like he did on the cover to the series' first issue. This cover features all the central characters that appeared in the issue, and focuses on the various objects that appear as well (the wire fence in the background, the appearance of a moving train in the foreground). The cover is drenched in red and maintains Dustin's beautiful and unique style.

Greg Capullo's cover for BATMAN #10 is pretty phenomenal, too -- and also full of symbolism. The image features Batman front and center, gripping a cracked "Court of Owls" mask. The shadow of an owl can be seen on the wall behind him. It's simplicity at its best, beautifully drawn by Capullo.

Deadpool hasn't felt pain in a long time -- that is until now. The cover to DEADPOOL #56 features Deadpool "reborn." Rarely do we ever see an image of a character being "reborn" and looking like he's just had the crap be at out of him; but that's exactly what the cover to this issue looks like. Deadpool looks destroyed, leaning awkwardly against stacked boxes showcasing his biggest enemies. Dave Johnson does a great job penciling this week's cover.

Which covers made your list of favorites for this week?

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Edited by paulcousins

Batman 10 looks awesome, very excited to read American vampire as well

Posted by cc1738

I only like the Batman one. I hate the other three.

Posted by longbowhunter

The Francavilla Flash Gordon cover is stellar.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh yeah the Francavilla cover for FG: Zeitgeist is the best one there IMHO.

Posted by Funrush

Batman always has great covers, lol.

Posted by summerslam1988

I had an orgasm when I looked at the Deadpool cover at LCS. Good picks.

Posted by blindisaac

Uncanny X-force had a good cover this week too.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

LOveD The Deadpool cover VERY much.

Posted by zachkastner

I like all of these, but damn I have stared at the AmVamp and Batman covers for a good while before and after reading the issues. Just to soak them in.

Edited by thechessclub

@longbowhunter said:

The Francavilla Flash Gordon cover is stellar.

So gorgeous.

The structure of that American Vampire cover is damn hot too...

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Deadpool, forever a laugh even when the going gets tough.

Posted by viin

Ive never read american vampire but def best cover

..I would really like to see someone do a good origin story of Deadpool thats serious, dark, and has great artwork...

Posted by Meteorite

Anyone else get a Steranko vibe from the Deadpool one?

Posted by DUY12

The Batman cover looks really dull to me. The other two are kinda cool but nothing spectacular. I really liked the Uncanny X-Force cover this week.

Posted by NyxEquitis

Hmm...really dont like any of these except for the Flash Gordon one.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Out all of these covers I really liked the Flash Gordon one

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Deadpool and American Vampire are my fave ones.

Edited by thecapedcrusader

Deadpool and Batman look the most exciting to me.

Posted by feebadger

I loved the Steranko homage on Deadpools' cover but really hated the Batman cover. I love what Greg Capllo has been doing art wise, but this one just looks like it was done by someone who just discovered photoshop.

Posted by revbucky

Flash Gordon has my vote. :-)

Posted by Cavemold

Loved gregs cover. Batman variant cover 11 is sweet

Posted by MadRooster81

I love the American Vampire cover. Absolutely stunning!

Posted by Freakologist

Deadpool, followed by Batman are the best IMO.

Posted by Green ankh

Flash Gordon !

Posted by TheTurdinater

My favorite is defenitly the retro flash cover. it just looks awesome

Edited by yo_yo_fun

American Vampire & Batman!

Though the Flash Gordon cover is also very beautiful.