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Each week we spotlight some of our favorite covers from the week's new releases. This week we had an especially good time sifting through our pile of funny books and choosing our favorites -- in fact, we don't think we've seen a week of this many great looking covers in quite some time! Check them out for yourselves below and let us know which ones were your favorite this week.

First up is the cover to HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES by artist Jason Shawn Alexander. The cover is beautifully painted and very rough, illustrated in a way unlike many of the books we've seen. This one is definitely a head-turner.

Next up is the very cool cover to BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21 by artistic team Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. The two artists team up to give us one very creative cover featuring Batgirl as a blinded Lady Justice, balancing both Batman and Robin on her scales. The image is pretty thought provoking and definitely one of the better covers from this week.

BATWOMAN #21 by J.H. Williams is next on our list, and as usual the artist-slash-writer delivers and doesn't disappoint in the least bit. The cover is simply beautiful (which is generally par for the course when we talk about Williams), although this one was really very impressive. The artist captures what seems to be a moment in time halted, and he does so really beautifully.

The covers to CONAN: THE BARBARIAN #17 have been very good recently, and this one by artist Massimo Carnevale is no different. There's a certain level of fluidity in the colors used to depict Conan, and the sweeping linework makes this one one of our favorites.

The cover to FABLES #130 by artist Barry Kitson is definitely impressive. Kitson, who has worked on both FAIREST as well as SPIDER-MAN, is the guest artist this week and he does a fabulous job illustrating a really beautiful (albeit creepy and a little bit eerie).

Last, but certainly not least, is the cover to THUNDERBOLTS #11 by artist Julian Totino Tedesco. The close up on Elektra is really visually breathtaking and and just plain beautiful.

These are some of our picks for this week, what were some of your favorites? If there is a cover that you absolutely loved that didn't make our list be sure to share it with us below!

#1 Posted by DXmagma (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Man batman and X has had some fantastic covers.

#2 Posted by Renchamp (2032 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping Thunderbolts would be included this week. Very cool and intense.

#3 Edited by LifePool (135 posts) - - Show Bio

Once again, Thunderbolts has an amazing cover.

#4 Posted by tsaimelemoni (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Thunderbolts typically always has amazing covers. Now that we're getting a new writer, maybe the interior will match the quality of the exterior.

#5 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7247 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Batgrirl #21 is my favorite.

I might be a bit biased, though. :P

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27232 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently? Conan always has amazing covers

#7 Posted by LordRequiem (1302 posts) - - Show Bio

Something wrong with Conan's elongated fingers.

#8 Posted by NightCrawler358 (199 posts) - - Show Bio

Not the best week for covers, but at least Thunderbolts is on the ball yet again!

#9 Posted by Hawkguy (559 posts) - - Show Bio

Some nice covers this week, I really liked this:

Super badass.

#10 Posted by Dabee (2359 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of great covers this week.

#11 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3771 posts) - - Show Bio

No love for Mike?

#12 Posted by wundagoreborn (273 posts) - - Show Bio

House of Gold & Bones looks like a 1960s paperback novel cover.

#13 Posted by DJ1107 (243 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody else think that looks like Paul Newman on House of Gold & Bones cover?

#15 Posted by fables87 (837 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see fables making this list. It should always be on this list when they come out. The covers are that good!

#16 Edited by spinningbirdcake (1428 posts) - - Show Bio

@themanintheshoe: I loved the cover to New Avengers, but was it me or was his Reed a little off? I don't know he looked odd to me.

#17 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I vote Thunderbolts with that Electra cover as best of the week...wish I could say the same about the actual writing though.

#18 Posted by Holuntron (193 posts) - - Show Bio

#19 Posted by Holuntron (193 posts) - - Show Bio

I am really glad Batwoman made the list, though. Williams is the man as always!

#21 Edited by CovertAvenger (8 posts) - - Show Bio

#23 Edited by henrik (559 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo (351 posts) - - Show Bio

@holuntron: wow! That supergirl cover is awesome!!!

#25 Posted by wade_wilson22 (75 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by nightwingnerd (319 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Batman and Batgirl glad it made the list.

#27 Posted by MachineGunMajor (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The Fables one is great.

#28 Edited by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want to read the House of gold & bones comic Corey Taylor has never disappointed me as a writer, artist, or singer.

#29 Posted by anthonygiu (63 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the Batman and Batgirl one.

#30 Edited by jwalser3 (4393 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy said:

Some nice covers this week, I really liked this:

Super badass.

I was expecting it to make it on the list.

#31 Posted by xanthiss (177 posts) - - Show Bio

The actual cover looks better.

http://www.comicvine.com/batman-and-robin-21-the-bargain/4000-411784/

#32 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (4962 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by The_Mouse (20 posts) - - Show Bio

their badassery level is OVER 9000!

#34 Posted by victorcheenoanleu (103 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Edited by thebearking (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Batwoman covers never disappoint, and its great cause the interior is just so good as well.

#38 Posted by Overlander (379 posts) - - Show Bio

No love for Mike?

Missed opportunity.

And this X-Factor cover had more emotion than that Thunderbolts cover.

#39 Posted by papad1992 (6811 posts) - - Show Bio

And this X-Factor cover had more emotion than that Thunderbolts cover.

Agreed... this cover is beautiful and the issue as a whole was amazing!

#40 Posted by landwashburn (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sure that's not a Kitson cover, Babs.

#42 Posted by MachineGunMajor (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The Conan one is good but not great...

#44 Edited by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow (1355 posts) - - Show Bio

Love thunderbolts

#45 Posted by QuantumVertex (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@tsaimelemoni: you can definitely tell the difference in writers at the moment, they need a new artist to go along with that transition right now, but the story is much more crisp at the moment.Thank God it seems to be picking up!

#47 Posted by sheldipez (73 posts) - - Show Bio

@covertavenger: My favourite cover of the week too, shame it was so bloody expensive to buy.

#48 Edited by GreenLanternJHH (13 posts) - - Show Bio

The Batgirl one looks ace