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Best Comic Covers of the Week: 6/08/12

This week we look at a variant cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, get creeped out by 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and much more.

Another week is behind us, and that means it's time to get a better look at some of the best covers to this week's new releases. Some are creepy, and others are just jaw droppingly gorgeous -- we've got them all for you. Let us know which ones you loved, and which ones you didn't love, and which ones we may not have mentioned.

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We absolutely loved how creepy and dark David Furna's cover to IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #8 was. Having the focus of the cover be on this very brief, specific moment in the story is interesting . The blood soaked badge being held up to view by long, creepy vampire fingers is enough to give anyone the chills. Did you pick up the eight issue this week? If so, what did you think?

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Next up is the variant cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #639 by Carmine di Giandomenico. It's Amazing Spider-Man month, which is why Spider-Man graces the cover of this month's variant issue -- and it's gorgeous. The image of Spider-Man (from Kraven's Last Hunt) being slowly sucked into a grave on a rainy day is pretty creepy -- but it's also beautifully illustrated. Di Gianomenico creates the illusion that Venom is moving, when clearly he isn't.

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If Adam Hughes illustrates a cover, you can almost always expect that it will make our list. This week Ali Baba graced the cover to FAIREST #4, surrounded by a beautiful harem. Every man's worst nightmare, right? Ali Baba's stoic expression is paired with the sleepy looks on the faces of the beautiful women surrounding him. Hughes adds soft lighting to the image to give the illusion of candlelight.

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Last, but certainly not least, is the cover to issue #2 of DIAL H by Brian Bolland. Bolland did an impeccable job spotlighting five characters on one page without creating clutter. Not only that, but Bolland manages to portray the characteristics of the individual characters like the Human Virus, Pelican Army and Double Bluff through his art. Featuring an army of pelicans in the background, for example, and a floating deck of cards above Double Bluff's head. It's classic Bolland, and fans of the artist will definitely appreciate the picture.

Some honorable mentions include the cover to AVX # 5 by Jim Cheung and Darwyn Cooke's cover to BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1. These are some of our favorites, what were some of yours? Let us know which covers you loved out of all this week's new releases!