Each week we sift through our buy pile and look up the variant covers to many of the week's new releases to choose some of our favorite comic covers for the week. This week we had a lot of new releases and plenty of pretty covers to choose from. Below are some of our favorites.
First up is the cover to TEN GRAND #1, the latest comic by writer J. Michael Straczynski's published by Image Comics. The first issue features one incredibly eerie cover by artist Ben Templesmith, who is also responsible for the interiors to this new series.
We absolutely loved the abstract and very creative cover to this month's SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9 which features the ultimate battle between Doc Oc and Peter Parker in Spidey's physical brain. It's pretty obvious why the image topped our list for this week.
We are big fans of Dave Johnson's work here on Comic Vine, so it's no wonder why we thoroughly enjoyed discover to ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #26. The simplicity of it struck and appealed to us in a way that left us rather impressed overall.
Mike Del Mundo has been delivering some pretty stellar covers for the current X-MEN LEGACY series, and this month's cover might just top our list as one of our absolute favorites thus far. The artist takes his inspiration from medical advertising to show us just what is wrong with the society the X-Men live in (and maybe what is a little bit wrong with our society, too?). The result is a cover that is not only aesthetically pretty, but it is clever too.
Artist Francesco Francavilla's cover to HAWKEYE #10 is visually stunning, focusing in on Hawkeye's eye making the center of it the bullseye. It's well done and simple but very, very visually appealing.
The cover to EPIC KILL #10 likely started out as somewhat of a very simple image, but it quickly shifted into being something more after the image was taken apart in an abstract way by cover artist Raffael Ienco. The result is something appealing to the eye, which constantly struggles to put the pieces of the puzzle in their proper place. It's very well done.
Prince Charming is simply charming gracing the cover to FAIREST #15. As usual, artist Adam Hughes delivers a great image that truly captures the obnoxious attitude of the character in a way few others can replicate.
The cover to POLARITY #2 illustrated by Frazer Irving and published by BOOM! Studios is just so incredibly bizarre and twisted that we had a hard time overlooking it. The image is pretty creepy and very symbolic of the kind of stuff you'll find within the pages of this series' second issue.
Last, but certainly not least, Francavilla makes our list twice this week: this time with his beautiful cover for RED SHE-HULK #65. The cover features our heroine climbing a mountain with some of Marvel's baddest baddies carved into the terrain behind her. The image is detailed yet simple, executed really well by Francavilla who captures both Jen Walters' strength and femininity.
These are some of our favorite covers for this week, what are some of yours? If you think there is a cover we neglected to mention that you absolutely loved, be sure to post it in the comments!