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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 8/24/12

Lots of Spider-Man covers this week, and many more!

This is a pretty awesome week for beautiful comic covers. When we were looking through our stack of new releases, we had a pretty difficult time choosing which comics to put on our list.

First up though is Cory Walker''s cover to INVINCIBLE #94. I love the contrast in the two scenes depicted on this cover -- on the top portion of the image we see the series' main protagonist broken and beaten, and below we see two characters clearly in love. Not only is it great to see a range of emotions depicted on this week's cover, but Cory Walker's pencils are absolutely stunning. The colors on the cover are equally beautiful, too.

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THE WOLVERINE ANNUAL by Alan Davis is next up. Some of us are huge Alan Davis fans -- his style is incredibly unique and he really does a fantastic job on the cover to Wolverine's annual. One look at the image and you know it was drawn by Davis.This is a really intricate image with a lot of stuff going on, and Davis' attention to detail is evident here.

My personal favorite cover for this week (and you may or may not agree) is Ken Garing's cover to his PLANETOID series. I am absolutely in love with this image. I love that the only real bit of color we see here is in the from at the very center of the page, who is perched before an industrial looking background. It's a breathtaking picture and creates this great contrast between organic life and synthetic. It seems like Garing really took his time when illustrating this image based on all of the details. I really love this image.

Finally, we have Marcos Martin's cover's to the 50th issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Considering they were all absolutely stunning, it was pretty hard to choose just one -- so we've created a gallery (below) showing them all off. We loved how each one is unique and each cover captures a different time period. This is some truly beautiful artwork.

We are sure we missed a few great covers this week, so be sure to post your favorites that didn't make our list down below!

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Posted by zackattack529

i did like Planetoids cover actually, just not so much the story, it hasnt got me interested in 3 issues so i dropped it.

also i think an Honorable mention is Ultimate comics: Ultimates

iron man looks kool in that cover, movie quality.

Posted by Billy Batson

Seriously? No mention ofScalped #60? The most important issue of the year? Wow just wow.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Love that Planetoids cover, the 80's Spider-man cover was the one I wanted to get. didn't realise they were being sold as a set till I got in the store :/

Posted by guttridgeb

The Spider-Man ones were awesome, especially the venom one

Posted by Deranged Midget

The Spider-Man covers are fantastic. I'm stunned by the Planetoid cover as well.

Posted by LordRequiem

@Billy Batson: A comic book that features no superheroes or anything of the sort, just boring old gang crime. How could that possibly garner interest from anyone?

Edited by HollowInside

What? No Batman TDK №12?

Posted by RedQueen

That Planetoid

Posted by KRYPTON

Spider-Man FTW!!!

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I'm not reading Planetoid but it looks great!

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

The Spider-man one beat the rest of them by far...

Posted by Zeeguy91

Cannot believe the Flash #12 is not up there.


@LordRequiem:People love more men in tight who fight each that right?

Posted by cincyducksfan35


Posted by kartron
@Billy Batson It's not about important issue right? It's just nice covers that the staff likes..maybe they did not like scalped 60 cover
Posted by Billy Batson


True but it's still better than any of the covers in the article.

Posted by JayMar89

i expected to see flash on the list also

Posted by ravisher

PLANETOID all the way man

Posted by Batnandez

You guys mad?

Posted by Lvenger

Those Spider-Man covers are simply wonderful.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Retro Spidey !

Posted by Mrakbarman

Man, there should be a bigger list

Posted by Man of Lengend

you have got to be kidding me with that wolverine one

Posted by sturmritter

Planetoid is definitely some time consuming intricate artwork. I've always found environmental art to be the most time consuming, and yet some of the most important art in any frame. I also like the user posted flash cover. And Spider-man cover is also nice.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I really loved all of the spidey variants!

Posted by xanthiss

Planetoid is the only cool cover. The rest suck. Really 50 years of Spider-man and maybe they could have gotten some classic Spider-Man artists to have a feature cover.

Posted by xanthiss

In fact I think this segment should post all the covers of the week and the fans should vote on the best.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Amazing Spider-Man covers for me...but that Planetoid cover is pretty sweet too!

Posted by supermanfan122508

I just came back from my local comic store and I couldn't find Amazing Spider-Man #692. Guess I'll check Midtown Comics.

Posted by mikeclark1982

@supermanfan122508: i hate those guys.

Posted by noj

what crappy picks this week. The only good ones were the Spider-man covers. The rest are very plain

Posted by mtrakos

that wolverine looks like sh*t.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

It's always the same artist or book every week. While they may be good titles, don't get me wrong, but it's a tad annoying when other awesome titles are ignored.

Maybe I'm just picky that way.

Posted by FacetiousBeard

I adore the Planetoid cover, it's one of my absolute favourites. Plus, y'know, Planetoid is decidedly awesome.

Quite like some of the Spider-man ones, but some of them are a bit naff.

Posted by ALittleTooRaph

I was going to have to fight someone if that Planetoid #3 cover didn't show up on the list this week... such a great cover!

Posted by mattwing87

I want to get the variant cover of the death of Gwen Stacy of ASM #692!

Posted by Grey56

@mtrakos: I was hoping someone would say it before I had to. The rest are admirable - the Planetoid being the most compelling.

Posted by Utandi

@ravisher said:

PLANETOID all the way man

Posted by EmmRoss

Ted Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin and Manapul's Flash covers this week were better than all of these, except for Planetoid.

Even people who don't read/like comics could appreciate that Flash cover as a gorgeous piece of art!

Posted by hunter5024

I think the red spiderman cover easily tops the rest. I don't read 616 spidey, but I need to figure out how to pick this one up just for that. Not really sure how to get variant covers though. I guess I'll just ask them at my shop.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I actually really liked Superman's cover this week. Flash's was amazing.

Posted by SneakyBawls

The Gwen Stacy Spidey cover is the best. Greatest example of reducing a superhero to simply being human. And thanks to Sony's renditions of the character we'll probably never see that moment.

Posted by xanthiss

"NOOOOooooo Spider-man! Don't throw paper, choose wait scissors!" A vs X --- Rock? Paper? Scissors? You decide!

Posted by Queso6p4

@Zeeguy91: Gotta agree with you there. It is a nice one.

Posted by sora_thekey

Marcos Martin's "Death of Gwen Stacy" cover is my favorite.

Posted by TheWitchingHour

@Billy Batson said:

True but it's still better than any of the covers in the article.

I agree. It definitely deserves to be listed. But I think the Planetoid cover is better and the Spider-Man anniversary covers are just as good.

Posted by feebadger

@Billy Batson said:

Seriously? No mention ofScalped #60? The most important issue of the year? Wow just wow.


Posted by Grendel

@Billy Batson: No, it's not. Everyone of the Marcos Spider-man covers are better.

Posted by Billy Batson


Not really...

Posted by KevinThomas

The top scene of the Invincible cover was done by Ryan Ottley. Corey Walker only did the bottom scene.

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