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Best Comic Book Covers of the Week: 1/10/14

What were the coolest covers to come out this week?

Welcome back to the best comic book covers of the week, where we do the obvious and talk about our favorite comic book covers over the past week. This week, there's quite a few to chose from, but there's one particular one we need to discuss right away.

SEX CRIMINALS #1 (4th Printing) by early 90s photography

I know it's early into 2014, but can we call this the cover of the year? To celebrate the 4th printing of their book SEX CRIMINALS #1, writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky got their picture taken and made it into the cover of the issue. This is seriously the best thing ever.


Up next we have the art of Jason Fabok appearing on the cover of FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #4. Fabok's art always looks great, and we love how he makes William Cobb and Bane feel larger than life. The rain hitting both of these guys is very dramatic, and overall, it's a really cool cover.

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #5 by Joshua Middleton

Here we have the cover to BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #5 by Joshua Middleton. The overall composition of this piece is fantastic. We loved how all the bats come together to make up Batman's face, and Middleton shows that you can create a beautiful piece in black and white.

SHADOWMAN #14 by Roberto De La Torre

Next on our list is SHADOWMAN #14 by Roberto De La Torre. It's another black and white cover, with a splash of red. This is a very haunting cover and we love the layout for it. The look on Shadowman's face is the best part of this cover. It says a lot about the character.


Here we have MANIFEST DESTINY #3 by Owen Gieni. This cover says a lot about the issue without giving everything away. Gieni's use of color here is fantastic and it's the type of cover that makes a lot of sense once you've read through the issue. It's simple, yet brilliant.

SHADOW #21 by Alex Ross

Finally, we have SHADOW #21 by Alex Ross. Ross' art is always phenomenal. His realistic style really stands out and he uses perspective here incredibly well. This cover is vibrant and beautiful. We love the way you can see the wind move over the Shadow as he grasps the edges of the cliff.

That does it for another week of awesome comic book covers! Did you love a cover this week that we didn't put in this list? Then make sure to let us know in the comment section below!

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Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Are you kidding me?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

that Sex Criminal cover is still amazing

Edited by Overlander

I'm reeling that neither Daredevil Dark Nights or Black Widow were featured.

Are you kidding me?

I concur. Detective's cover was much better than Arkham War

Edited by longbowhunter

Been a big fan of De La Torre for a long time. His work on Shadowman has been phenomenal.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

All of them are great.

Posted by sora_thekey

Black Widow #1 should be on this list.

Posted by flazam
Posted by InFamous_Wolf
Posted by Fallschirmjager

By the way. The art inside Shadowman is just as awesome.

Posted by Nahuel
Edited by ColaNicole

@nahuel: Reminds me of the old keaton film where he stands at the edge with bat signal in the background. Fail to see what was so good about Arkham war.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Edited by oblivionatm

That Shadowman cover is pretty sweet. I'm a bit disappointed that the best part about the new creative team so far has been the covers, but there's definitely an upward trend of quality.

Posted by bladewolf
Edited by PeppeyHare

Capullo's detective cover was definitely my favorite

Posted by fables87

um seriously? sex criminals for the win. no contest.

Posted by 2cool4fun

Why is Bane partnered up with a random talon? Isn't he supposed to be fighting against the whole Court of Owls?

Also what's up with batman Black & White Costing 4.99?

Posted by k4tzm4n

Why is Bane partnered up with a random talon? Isn't he supposed to be fighting against the whole Court of Owls?

Also what's up with batman Black & White Costing 4.99?

It's all explained in Arkham War.

Edited by EvilPenguin543

Yes to Sex Criminals and Shadowman.

Posted by staypuffed
Edited by KingWillie

Wow, Manifest Destiny and The Shadow are fuckin awesome.

Posted by Maddpanda531

Sex Criminal Variant is officially my favorite cover of all time

Posted by KryptonSabbath

Posted by marvelman2099

no love for marvel? wow thats kinda lame

Posted by tximinoman

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky do look like Sex Criminals in that photo.

Posted by fallbrigade

Can't believe Detective Comics wasn't on here. My favorite, no doubt. Also love the comedy that is Sex Criminal's. Too good.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Black Widow cover looks nice.

Posted by Jake Fury

Wish Fabok was doing the interiors for Arkham War...*sigh*

Posted by k4tzm4n

Wish Fabok was doing the interiors for Arkham War...*sigh*

That would be AMAZING.

Posted by Kakavecos

I have to give it to Burnham's cover.

Posted by jwrose5

Ah, excuse me?

Edited by Jake Fury

@jwrose5 said:

Ah, excuse me?

This cover is awesome.

Posted by kidchipotle


Ugh I honestly don't know how this wasn't included. Or how the covers aren't on the list every week. They're actual works of art. Absolutely gorgeous.