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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 7/6/12

Check out our favorite comic book covers from this week's new releases!

This week was definitely chock full of gorgeous comic book covers, and we had the pleasure of going through them and picking out some of our favorites.

First up is the cover to FAIREST #5 really impressed us this week, and it's no wonder why. Any time artist Adam Hughes delivers a cover to any comic you can almost always guarantee it will look pretty impressive. The cover really captures both the tone and the setting of this issue; the Snow Queen sitting pretty with a polar bear, while flames -- representing Hadeon -- rage behind her.

Jae Lee's cover for BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1 is by far the most interesting and beautiful of all the BEFORE WATCHMEN covers we've seen so far. It completely encompasses this perception that Ozymandias is an enlightened man, being portrayed in the state of meditation. He appears cross legged above the Sphynx -- it's a powerful image and it speaks volumes about the character. The detail in his robes and the warm colors compliment the image beautifully.

The cover to HELLRAISER #15 is all sorts of creepy. At the center of the cover we see the faces of both the Female Cenobite and Kristy Cotton; and behind them is a beautiful, cold and dreary backdrop. I loved the colors used in this image, and the detail in the faces of both characters as well as the background. It's a truly gorgeous cover.

Artist Arthur Adams does an exceptional job illustrating the details of Man-Thing's face for the cover to THE INFERNAL MAN-THING #1. I really loved the intricacies of this image and I think it's a shame they had to put all that lettering over the picture. The vibrant colors are really beautiful, and don't at all take away from the elusive creepiness of the character's expression. Great stuff.

We saw plenty more covers this week, so which ones stood out the most to you? Let us know in the comments and feel free to post them below!

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Posted by Vision2.0

Art adams is an amazing artist ! :)

Posted by Mercy_

Adam Hughes and Jae Lee are flawless, per usual.

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Posted by Duchess

I could not be more in love with the Fairest cover.

Posted by grenade728

@Mercy_ said:

Adam Hughes and Jae Lee are flawless, per usual.

Posted by Dafyd

In point of fact, Ozymandias is levitating over a colossal statue of Ramses the Great, after whom he's named.

Posted by Funrush

I like them all except for the Hellraiser one. He-Man and it's variant should be in that spot.

Posted by cc1738

I don't like any of these.

Posted by FogetMyName
Master of Magnetism

Ozymandias #1 looks a lot like this Magneto pic.

None the less very cool.

Edited by IrishX

Best cover of the week is Jae Lee's Ozymandias. You could have put either cover of Wolverine #310 by Platt or Bianchi as well.

Posted by NyxEquitis

Meh. Only Man-Thing stood out to me.

Posted by CODYSF

Man thing looks stupid

Posted by carnivalofsins00

While I don't care to read Wolverine #310, it's a crime that that cover isn't here!

Posted by longbowhunter

Love the Art Adams Man-Thing.

Posted by fables87

Fairest is killing it with covers. Looked at the upcoming covers on their website and show even better covers on the way.

Posted by Hairy_Octopus

cool

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Hughes and Lee FTW on these covers.

Posted by jaredbright

All great covers.

Posted by sethysquare

lol man thing is ridiculous. please show ppl the interiors.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

From this list of covers I really liked Hellblaiser and Fairest

Posted by Duke_Nasty

Wolverine #310 was tops this week in terms of covers. If only the book was any good.

Posted by bamaboykmb

@Funrush said:

I like them all except for the Hellraiser one. He-Man and it's variant should be in that spot.

I agree go HE-MAN

Posted by broo1232

Posted by JayMar89

i liked earth 2s cover

Posted by Ganthetsward20

Wolverine cover was awesome but the story, not so much :/

Posted by Miss_Garrick

That's it? You should have a minimum of ten covers to highlight.

Posted by LordRequiem

Who would want to read about Hellraiser? When the characters look ridiculous.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Duke_Nasty said:

Wolverine #310 was tops this week in terms of covers. If only the book was any good.

true and the Ultimate Spider-man 12 wasnt that bad either

Edited by Jaymundo

I like Man-Thing but thats only because I love the old style monster covers and this reminds a lot of Toxic Avenger #1

Posted by revbucky

It's the Man-Thing for me this week.

Posted by blindisaac

@LordRequiem said:

Who would want to read about Hellraiser? When the characters look ridiculous.

The story is probably interesting for those who enjoyed the movies and comic book characters kind of look ridiculous most of the time.

Posted by RoboShark

Hellraiser has had much better covers.

Posted by RoboShark

@blindisaac said:

@LordRequiem said:

Who would want to read about Hellraiser? When the characters look ridiculous.

The story is probably interesting for those who enjoyed the movies and comic book characters kind of look ridiculous most of the time.

I maybe be one of those people who just love Clive Barker and the Pinhead world. But the comic is great imo. And to say the characters look ridiculous most of the time is plain wrong.

Posted by Thezz
Posted by JamDamage

@FogetMyName: was that a Jae Lee pic too?

Posted by FogetMyName

@JamDamage: Not, sure....

Posted by Queso6p4

It actually took me about two minutes to decide between the two Hellraiser covers at my LCS. I finally swapped out for the one pictured. The Infernal Man-Thing did catch my eye though.

Posted by Psykhophear

For a minute there, I mistook Man-Thing for Cthulhu.

Posted by VanAce

My favourite was the Man-Thing this week. Although i am a fan of Art Adams, who has been doing a lot of Godzilla covers as of late.

On another note the Infernal Man-Thing is like nothing Marvel has brought out in a very long time. It has almost a Vertigo feel to it.

Posted by lololoki

arthur adams... what a man!

Posted by guttridgeb

I liked Man-Thing and Fairest, not a big fan of the other two