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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 10/05/12

Check out the week's best looking covers all in one place.

This week we have quite a variety of different comic covers, and each of them really beautiful in their own way.


First up is the stunning Lee Bermejo cover for BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #2. I love the angle of the image and the way it appears as though we are viewing Kovacs' face from below. I think it's actually a great reflection of what's happening in the series; this realization that Kovacs is becoming Rorschach and is marked by (is it blood or ketchup) on the reflection of his face on the table. It's just a great example of an artist being creative with perspective and delivering a truly stunning cover as a result.

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The "B" cover to HACK/SLASH #18 this week is pretty adorable. Normally we don't see clean covers to HACK/SLASH titles, but this one is a pretty wholesome homage to Scoobie Doo. It's a really simple image which presents the HACK/SLASH characters as Scoobie and his gang. It's nice to see artist Matt Merhoff give his own spin on an iconic theme.


Speaking of perspective, artist Colin Lorimer proves with the cover to HARVEST #3 that he knows just how to use different angles to his advantage. I think it's interesting to have the focal point of the cover be the heart in the hands of a surgeon. It's an incredibly detailed and well drawn picture. What I like the most about it is the way that it guides you into the story.


I don't think we can go one week without mentioning a cover drawn by artist Francesco Francavilla, can we? The man is a master of illustrating a sweeping, emotional scene. Here, on the cover to THE LONE RANGER #10 he captures a poignant and sad moment in the issue, and makes it the focal point of this month's cover. It's brilliantly done; from the use of shadows as well as the red hues. It's a brilliantly illustrated cover.


Last, but definitely not least, is the beautiful cover to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695. When I first looked at this cover, we had no idea it had been illustrated by artist Steve McNiven -- we definitely did a double take. There's so much great about this image. First, Peter is front and centered, and behind him he is surrounded by many of his biggest adversaries including the Hobgoblin and the Kingpin. The result is just a really neat, very well structured superhero cover.

Posted by Zeeguy91

Loved that ASM cover.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Freaking love the Hobgoblin. About time he got some love instead of always Norman Osbourne.

Posted by fables87

I like BWR the best on here.

Posted by Cavemold

Good picks!! No disagreement here !

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Posted by B_Heart

Wish I could of gotten that Hack Slash B Cover, loving the Scooby theme.

Posted by SoA

hack/slash cover is by far the best on here .

Posted by Awesomecris88

I want Osborn to be the goblin again... I miss the green goblin :/

Posted by braynehurricane
this realization that Kovacs is becoming Rorschach and is marked by (is it blood or ketchup) on the reflection of his face on the table.

It's human ketchup.

Posted by zackattack529

Before Watchmen was by far the best cover of the week :p

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

ASM cover FTW I say.

Edited by theTimeStreamer

i hate rorschach's cover. what are those sausages?? they look like turds. little turds and omelette.

Posted by ME24601
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Love the cover picks this week especially ther Before Watchmen and Hack/Slash one

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

LOVE LOVE LOVE the rorschach Cover and the book.

Edited by Decept-O

The Rorschach Before Watchmen cover...very impressive. May be getting "played out" using the Rorschach inkblot design but I like the effect here.

Posted by Xenigma

My favorite cover of the week by far was Road to Oz #2. Simple image, but it's done beautifully and it really stood out from all the other comics this week. Heck, even the free comic offer badge is colored differently to fit. I haven't been reading the Oz minis, but that cover alone makes me really want to check them out.

Posted by dboy4dashing


ketchup on the eggs does it for me.

Posted by Innate0912
Posted by lvenger

That ASM cover is utterly gorgeous.

Posted by bloggerboy

Great covers and the homage in Hack/Slash is cool.

Posted by maxicere

mmm I don't like these covers. None this time

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

LOve da RORSCHACH COVER and the art and story is amazing also. this book is 5/5.

Posted by Tyrannotaur

I like that Hack/slash is getting more attention recently on here. Good stuff.

Also I'm really glad you put that ASM cover here. I was gonna post it here if it wasn't a pick for this week.

Posted by spinningwebs

Love the ASM cover. Very classic feeling.

Posted by Queso6p4

Great choices this week. I agree with them all.

Posted by JamesKM716

I don't like the ASM cover that much.......

Posted by ALittleTooRaph

All great covers!! I was so happy to get the 'Scooby Doo'-themed Hack/Slash cover. I have been waiting for that one since I saw the solicitation months ago!

Posted by DonFelipe

I really thought the Dial H cover would make the (top of the) list this week...

So cool!

Posted by kartron

Did not like any of these

Posted by yo_yo_fun

Good list of covers.

My favorites from this list is: The Lone Ranger, Hack/ Slash and Before Watchmen:Rorschach.