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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 6/29/12

We choose our favorite covers from this week's batch of new releases.

What a great week for comic covers this was! We had some really beautiful covers (and not so beautiful ones), but overall, we thought it was a little bit hard to choose. This week's picks range from independent books, to more mainstream titles. And of course, just as in previous weeks, if there's a cover you feel deserves some love, post it in the thread below.

First up is the cover to PROPHET #26. There's nothing I don't like about this cover. It fully encompasses the image of a "dystopian future." The obscure buildings, the metal and technology engrained and trapped between the folds of organic matter -- it's brilliant/ The hues of pastel purples and pinks captures that sense of darkness, grey and blandness that would exist in this sort of a society. It's just a beautiful picture; something I wouldn't mind putting on my wall.

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Next is Cameron Stewart's variant cover for BATMAN, INC. #2. The story itself centers around Talia al Ghul, so it makes sense that she be the one to grace the cover. The issue touches on the fact that throughout her entire adult life, Talia has found herself caught between two men that she loves dearly: her father and Batman. Stewart captures this by placing her at the center between the faces of the two men. She just looks really pretty here, gripping a dagger in her right hand as if to say she is finally taking matters into her own hands; which is pretty much what happens in this issue. I love this cover partly because Talia is the main focus (and I adore her), and partly because it's just so gosh darn nice to look at.

Speaking of covers that are nice to look at but also relate directly to what takes place in the issue is the cover to FF #19. Decked out in their khaki safari gear, here are Valeria and Franklin Richards aboard a rhinoceros. What a great picture. I love the carefree expression of both of the characters as they ride these wild and dangerous animals -- yet they have not a care in the world. The colors are fantastic; lots of browns and beiges that help to capture their surroundings. And did anyone else notice the little bandaid on Valeria's knee? It's pretty cute.

The cover for this week's ALL-STAR WESTERN #10 features Tallulah Black being thrown through the windows of Wayne's Casino as Jonah Hex looks on. Not only is this something that we actually see happen in the comic, but it's a great and very stylized image. The expressions on the faces of both Tallulah and Jonah Hex are perfect: his is utter shock, while her expression turns up in a grimace.

Posted by fables87

Not really digging any of these..sorry.

Posted by Rdhg

I think Batman: The Dark Knight #10 should be on here.

Posted by odysseyuwrf

Dark Knight #10 should definitely be on there. Also the Jim Lee Nite Owl Variant should be on the list.

Posted by VincentBlackrose

I pretty much think this every week but I'm all for American Vampire cover this week.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

I, Vampire had a PHENOMENAL cover this week.

All-Star Western, agreed, is amazing.

Posted by fizzyo

I hated the original cover of Batman Inc #2. Sure the title may have been Eye of the Gorgon but the Medusa head thing didn't work for me.

Edited by longbowhunter

I did like the cover to Prophet #26. Too bad the main story wasn't on par. Justice League Dark #10 had a great cover. Using it as my wallpaper on my phone.

Posted by Inverno

I liked Batman INC, cover. But I bet many people call it sexist because there is hot chick in it :-P

Edited by Zeeguy91

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the Justice League #10 variant deserves some love here. I actually preferred it to Lee's cover. It just had that awesome retro "comic-book" feel to it, you know.

Posted by The_Tree

I really liked the covers for Batman Inc. #2 (variant), Fatale #6, Spider-Men #2, and Hit-Girl #1 (Fernandez variant).

Posted by Aph8825

@zeeguy91: Yes! The Justice League variant is awesome. American vampire and aquaman were sick too but no mention :(

Posted by noj

Yeah im going to majorly disagree with you here. The cover for FF and Prophet were nothing special and while I dig the Batman Inc variant and the All Star Western Cover they arent anything super amazing. Im going to have to agree with a couple of the above posters and say that Dark Knight #10 shouldve been on here as well as the Justice League Variant. I also gotta give props to the Amazing Spider-Man cover.

Posted by Twentyfive

I like the ASW and FF ones.

Posted by carnivalofsins00

I don't know what it is, but I don't think I happen to ever agree that the covers picked on here are ever really each week's best. The All-Star Western cover, however, is awesome though.

Posted by longbowhunter

@Zeeguy91: Man, I love Cully Hamner!

Posted by SpitfireINK

What a SAD week of Covers it was...

Posted by Zeeguy91

@longbowhunter: As do I. So sad when he left the Shade. :(

Posted by Teerack

i don't like any of the ones chosen.

Posted by Mercy_

Valeria's adorable

Posted by Charlemagne

Blood Stained Talia ;)

Posted by Duke_Nasty

Batman The Dark Knight #10 and ASM #688 should be here.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

@longbowhunter: AGREED x2 That cover of Justice League Dark was awesome. I like the cover for nite owl too. As well as Cover B to Transformers More then meets the eye.

Posted by jessure

@Rdhg: yes!

Posted by Kallarkz
@Duke_Nasty said:

Batman The Dark Knight #10 and ASM #688 should be here.

very true. i loved that cover.
Posted by Arevish

@SpitfireINK said:

What a SAD week of Covers it was...


Posted by feargalr

I really liked the Batman Inc cover (Though I don't like the comic at all :/) and FF one (which was great as usual)

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I loved this cover so much I bought it even though I never planned to get it that week.

Posted by primepower53

Not digging these covers too much.

Posted by revbucky

All-Star Western looks pretty cool to me.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Batman Incorporated #2 is simply awesomeness!

Posted by ThePRez

Hit girl #1 cover by phil noto was great

Posted by Wolverine0628

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

From this list I think All Star Western had the best cover

Posted by RoboShark

@The Last Arashikage said:

Blood Stained Talia ;)

~!~ I'm with ya.

Posted by JamDamage

not happy this week

Posted by broo1232

Posted by redo7

eehhh,.. All Star Western is the best cover of the bunch,.. but where's no Dark Knight #10

Posted by Herx

All i'm gonna say is "Hellz yeah for All-Star Western #10!!!" loving that series and its cover and interior art and the cover for FF19 does look cute, gotta admit. :)

Posted by Queso6p4

Out of the ones posted here I'd have to say All Star Western is the best looking one to me.

@Rdhg: Agreed. It's such a delightfully creepy cover.

@longbowhunter: Also another nice choice. This has been one of my go to series of the reboot.

Posted by yo_yo_fun

From this list, Batman Inc, FF and All Star Western had the best covers!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

liking the allstar western cover