The Best Comic Book Covers of 2013 – Week #10
Week 42 had yet another fine selection of covers on display, and here’s our picks of the bunch.
David Aja was maintaining the high standard of super-stylin’ on the front of Hawkeye #3, while Michael and Laura Allred produced a beautiful cover to It Girl and the Atomics #3. Ultimates Comics Spider-Man #16, by David Marquez with Rain Beredo has been praised by our resident Spider-Man expert for it’s use of perspective and ‘twisty-webs’ and the creepy element is ratcheted up a notch in the eerie covers for Marvel Zombies Halloween by ACE fave Francesco Francavilla and Batwoman #13 by J.H. Williams, III.
But this close to Halloween, our vote for week 42 goes to…
BPRD 1948 #1 by Dave Johnson. A girl with weird red stuff coming out of her sleeves and eye sockets, tentacles with tentacles and a nuclear mushroom cloud. What more could you ask for? Teeth. (-shudder)
Congrats to Dave and Dark Horse, they get the paper crown this week!
Here we go with a look at the prettiest pictures on this weeks comic store shelves…
This week saw the final issue of Avengers vs X-Men with a slew of additional covers, but it was the orginal by Jim Cheung, featuring Iron Man rocketing towards the reader, that really caught our collective eye. The presence of Scooby Doo was apparent in not only Scott Gross‘s excellent Mona Lisa cover for Scooby Doo Where are You #26, but also Matt Merhoff‘s homage ‘B’ cover to Hack/Slash #18 on Wednesday, while Adam Hughes turned in yet another beautiful cover for Fairest and Lee Bermego had an inspired use of an English breakfast on Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2.
But soaring above all of these great contenders was…
…Life with Archie #23‘s amazing variant cover by Francesco Francavilla who has produced a fantastic, brand new, ‘vintage’ cover.
Congrats to Francesco and Archie, they get the paper crown this week!
DC Vertigo have announced that to tie in with this summer’s American Vampire storyline, titled ‘Blacklist’, they will be publishing five variant covers over the arc from Greg Capullo, Dave Johnson, Jock, Francesco Francavilla and Dustin Nguyen.
The first is by Batman artist Greg Capullo and will feature on American Vampire #28 in June.