Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2/1/13

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Each week we check out all of the week's new releases and choose our favorite comic book covers. There are plenty to choose from, and of course we are sure to miss a couple so feel free to let us know what some of your favorites were for this week.

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First up is the cover to ANGEL & FAITH #18 by Rebekah Isaacs. The image is stunning and creepy, and her attention to detail is fantastic. The colors are incredibly vibrant and beautifully shadowed by rising smoke.

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Sometimes we get an absolutely fantastic cover full of action; that's this week's AVENGERS #4 cover by Adam Kubert. The cover features Hyperion in all his glory in an incredibly detailed and intricate picture. The vibrant colors make the picture really stand out, too.

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The stunning image by Art Adams for the cover of INVINCIBLE #100 is one we were really impressed by. The attention to detail in the midst of an action scene is perfectly illustrated and it left us impressed. The little word balloon was also a very nice touch.

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Sometimes a lot of detail is great, and other times a simple sketch illustration will do; such is the case for Joe Kubert's cover to JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #4 of 6. The simple image clearly demonstrates Kubert's range and skill as a sketch artist.

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Then there are those covers that are so ugly that they are beautiful. While it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing cover to a horror comic we have ever seen, the cover to LOT 13 #4 by artist Glenn Fabry is very well executed. There is so much going on that it's hard to know where to look first when it comes to this particular image. A ton of detail (as unattractive as it may be) means this one makes our list.

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Then there is the more somber illustration of Frank Castle rising up above the masses of battered and broken Marvel heroes on the cover of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #4 by artist Marco Checchetto. The cover has a ton of detail and Checchetto does an impeccable job playing with perspective. The zoom-in effect looking up at the character really adds the extra emphasis. Not to mention, the tone of the colors give it a pretty kind of lustre.

What did you think of some of our favorite covers for this week? Were there any that we missed? Feel free to post some of your favorites in the comments!

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#1  Edited By mk111

I think my favorite here would be Angel & Faith.

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#2  Edited By DocFishstick

lot 13 is cool

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#3  Edited By Overlander

Sorry, but I don't agree with any of these choices (thought the Art Adams cover is the best in the lot imo)

Journey Into Mystery 648 was haunting, beautiful, and intense. The contents of the issue only reinforce Sif's intensity on the cover.
Journey Into Mystery 648 was haunting, beautiful, and intense. The contents of the issue only reinforce Sif's intensity on the cover.
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The Keown variant of Avengers 4 was superior.

Black widow out a window? Yes.

And I love the way Dale draws fabric creases. That's attention to detail.

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#4  Edited By Decoy Elite

Really loved the cover for the Batman and Robin annual.

Damian is so perfectly smug in this pic.
Damian is so perfectly smug in this pic.
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#5  Edited By Decept-O

This is an instance where I love each and every one of the comic book covers. Incredible work on them all but I think the Invincible cover really stands out. Thanks for sharing these, really nice.

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Eh, guess there wasn't much to choose from.

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#7  Edited By Bad_People

I like the Lot 13 cover but the rest are pretty standard.

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#8  Edited By Mercy_

The Avengers covers are consistently some of my favorite.

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#9  Edited By Portimion

DC's been lacking in cover art lately.

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#10  Edited By Decoy Elite

Not gonna lie, I don't like the Avengers covers so far. >.>

Out of the ones in the OP I like the Punisher one the best. Although the Lot 13 one is visually interesting.

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#11  Edited By marvelman2099

that punisher war zone is so badass

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#12  Edited By impossibilly

I thought the Hawkguy cover was tremendous.

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#13  Edited By swhorl

I was kind of digging this one:

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#14  Edited By fables87

What is Lot 13 about? Looks more like a Vertigo book then DC.

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#15  Edited By DonFelipe

@Decoy Elite said:

Really loved the cover for the Batman and Robin annual.

Damian is so perfectly smug in this pic.
Damian is so perfectly smug in this pic.

This one is so much better than the Avengers cover!!!

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#16  Edited By Cavemold

dont care for avenger one. would of gone with he man master #6

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#17  Edited By DonFelipe

@Overlander said: Sorry, but I don't agree with any of these choices (thought the Art Adams cover is the best in the lot imo)

Journey Into Mystery 648 was haunting, beautiful, and intense. The contents of the issue only reinforce Sif's intensity on the cover.
Journey Into Mystery 648 was haunting, beautiful, and intense. The contents of the issue only reinforce Sif's intensity on the cover.

Sif looks bloody gorgeous on this one! I couldn't even finish reading the first Journey issue of Marvel Now but the covers of this series are awesome.

And I do agree, , the red banner is annoying here (and in general).

Beautiful Sif
Beautiful Sif
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#18  Edited By DonFelipe

Here's my favorite cover of the week. - It's not He-Man's #6 but the Origin of He-Man one...

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Hopefully, DC will release more stories of He-Man and the Masters... in 2013. Please!

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Kubert's cover FTW.

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#20  Edited By ClintsEvilTwin

@DonFelipe: DC is launching a Masters of the Universe ongoing in April. It will be written by Giffen. Yay!

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#21  Edited By DonFelipe

@ClintsEvilTwin said:

@DonFelipe: DC is launching a Masters of the Universe ongoing in April. It will be written by Giffen. Yay!

Sweeeeet!

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I was thinking about another mini-series sometime. An ongoing is fantastic.

Thanks for the good news.

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#22  Edited By MrArrogant

Adam Kubert didn't do the Avengers cover, it was Dustin Weaver as usual.

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@DocFishstick said:

lot 13 is cool

What this man said.

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#24  Edited By NKRoots300

@MrArrogant said:

Adam Kubert didn't do the Avengers cover, it was Dustin Weaver as usual.

What he says. There is Weaver's signature on the left of the cover

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#25  Edited By bionder

War Zone cover is the best, imo. Marco Checchetto is great, he should do the art of this comic not only the covers.

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#26  Edited By CrimsonSquire

Punisher and Invincible look great!

But I nominate the Hawkeye cover this month as well!

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#27  Edited By ThePRez

@DonFelipe said:

Here's my favorite cover of the week. - It's not He-Man's #6 but the Origin of He-Man one...

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Hopefully, DC will release more stories of He-Man and the Masters... in 2013. Please!

this is the cover of the week also the Dark Avengers cover is great.

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#28  Edited By Grey56

@DonFelipe: Much agreed, sir.

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#29  Edited By SupremeHyperion

The covers and art in Avengers has been amazing, and that's not even giving it the credit it deserves.

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#30  Edited By skooks

That Punisher: War Zone cover is sick, the best pick of the bunch by far. I also think the Batman and Robin annual cover is awesome.