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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 8/10/12

Indie books take the cake in this week's best covers!

Admittedly, it wasn't hard to pick our favorite comic covers this week -- the ones we chose just really stood out to us as some of the best.

First up is the cover to issue #0 of THE CREEP from Dark Horse Comics. If you're going to launch an all-new Indi comic, get Frank Miller to draw the first cover to your series. That should definitely bring some attention to the book. Looking through all the covers this week I spotted this one immediately. I am personally a big fan of Frank's grotesque style, so the moment I saw it I knew it was Miller. With a black backdrop and detailed inks, would you mess with this "creep"?

== TEASER ==

The only comic cover that isn't for an independent comic is the gorgeous image by Francesco Francavilla for RESURRECTION MAN #12. It's hard to let a week go by without a mention of a Francavilla cover, and this is exactly why. His cover for this week is both striking and vibrant. The glowing eyes of the silhouette in the background are eerie and pull you in. It's a really lovely cover.

When digital painting is done well, the result can be absolutely breathtaking. Artist Mike Huddleston's cover for THE STRAIN #7 is a great example of that. The image beautifully captures the tone of the comic through the depiction of fear and horror on the character's face. It's a beautifully drawn, detailed image that offers fantastic perspective.

Finally we have the cover to Scott Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3 of 5. The cover is beautifully executed by artist Dustin Nguyen who depicts the central characters of the story in this very pretty bouquet of colors. The watercolors compliment his style perfectly and just blend in a way that is absolutely breathtaking. Also, note how the deep red looks a lot like a pool of blood encircling the characters? I thought that was a nice touch.

Now, I'm sure we missed some great covers to this week's new releases, so don't forget to let us know what some of your favorites are by posting them in the forums!

30 Comments
Posted by JohnnyWalker

ugh. ugly all of them.

Posted by Billy Batson

BB

Posted by ChernobylCow

I'm a big fan of American Vampire. The covers, however, never really do anything for me.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Meh. Resurrection Man is cool, but Animal Man/Swamp Thing's covers are the best so far (even though they aren't due out this week)

Posted by No_Name_

@Billy Batson: Sorry, just trying to understand what's so amazing about that Scott Pilgrim cover... :)

Posted by aidanphantom

No love for the rather awesome Hoax Hunters #2 Cover? :(

Posted by Tyrannotaur

I'm a big fan of Batman's cover this week. I always enjoy lightning effects though. Also makes me think of AC-DC's "Thunderstruck".

Posted by spidergirl2012

@Billy Batson: ugh. ugly. all of them

BB's wife

Posted by THEBATFoE

HMMMmm I read NONE of these. :/

Posted by THEBATFoE

@Babs: I'm not sure if that was meant to be a burn, but if it was, SCORE 1 to 0 FOR BABS! :D

Posted by longbowhunter

The Francavilla cover for Resurrection Man makes me wanna go back and read this series.

Posted by LifePool

Meh.

Posted by matchesmalone21

@Tyrannotaur said:

I'm a big fan of Batman's cover this week. I always enjoy lightning effects though. Also makes me think of AC-DC's "Thunderstruck".

Agreed,this should be cited!!

Posted by JohnnyGlendower

@Babs said:

@Billy Batson: Sorry, just trying to understand what's so amazing about that Scott Pilgrim cover... :)

Yeah I'm thinking the exact same thing right now. The book is good but the cover is lame.

Posted by JohnnyGlendower

@matchesmalone21 said:

@Tyrannotaur said:

I'm a big fan of Batman's cover this week. I always enjoy lightning effects though. Also makes me think of AC-DC's "Thunderstruck".

Agreed,this should be cited!!

Makes me think of Tron. But now I got Thuderstruck stuck back in my head again.

Posted by ShanerFTW

I don't like any of these covers.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

The Strain cover was pretty good

Posted by manwithbacon

i rly enjoyed the cover for before watchmen ozymandias #2 its sooooo good.

Posted by Zeeguy91

How is American Vampire an independent? Isn't it published by Vertigo?

Posted by mattbrooks

I love Dustin Nguyen's work in the American Vampire LON, and his watercolours are just stunning. A great cover.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Zeeguy91 said:

How is American Vampire an independent? Isn't it published by Vertigo?

Yea but its ownd by Snyder, all Vertigo books are creator owned except John Constantine 
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

@haydenclaireheroes said:

The Strain cover was pretty good

Posted by TDK_1997

@Billy Batson: I love all of them except the Scott Pilgrim one.It's not that cool.

Posted by SixX6SevN
@aidanphantom wow. That is an awesome cover.Issue 1 was ok. The 2 cover makes me want to give the series another shot.
Posted by Cavemold

Deadpool cover much better than some of these. , venom as well

Posted by maxicere

horribles... all

Posted by Funrush

@JohnnyGlendower said:

@matchesmalone21 said:

@Tyrannotaur said:

I'm a big fan of Batman's cover this week. I always enjoy lightning effects though. Also makes me think of AC-DC's "Thunderstruck".

Agreed,this should be cited!!

Makes me think of Tron. But now I got Thuderstruck stuck back in my head again.

Likewise. I have a feeling it's the power button under him.

Posted by Utandi

Wow the "The Strain" cover looks awesome! So old school. Love it.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Awesome covers even if I've not read a one of them!

Posted by Thezz