The Best of the Week in Covers – 08.14.2013

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got the best of the week’s comic covers?

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Lost Vegas #4
Cover by Janet K. Lee

You can almost see Sandra Bullock drifting off in the distance. Some really nice deconstruction happening here.


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Uncanny X-Force #10
Cover by Kris Anka

Dig the primal scream of this group migraine and its bold mix of styles. Close attention pays off with some wonderfully intricate cross-hatching.


 Saga #13
Cover by Fiona Staples


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Avengers Arena #13
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

Not so much for the composition itself, but for the story it tells. “Oh yeaaaah, I guess they would be out looking for them.” It’s also a pitch perfect showcase for Molly Hayes, without even physically seeing her anywhere in the image.

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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #3
Cover by Dave Wachter

A boy and his golem. Perfectly composed encounter. Look how soft the golem is where it faces the kid, in contrast to those rough edges facing away.

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Uncanny X-Men #10
Cover by Frazer Irving

It bleeds into the cover treatment! Bonus points for the Scott Summers in Peril quotient!



  1. That Lost Vegas cover is lovely — I look forward to reading the series in trade someday . . . .

  2. Scott hates that red bar as much as I do.

  3. I think years from now we’ll be seeing that the Saga covers will have become iconic.
    There’s just something about these covers

    Im surprised Thor didn’t make it up on this list. Those covers are always awesome

  4. Also, that Breath of Bones looks interesting — has it been any good?

    • I’ve been loving Breath of Bones. Great characterization + art. My only small complaint is that, in the 2 of 3 issues I’ve read, there’s been next to zero action, which is odd for a WWII book.

  5. Fiona Staples is awesome, i’m properly in love with her! I don’t know how she puts so much life into just a look.

  6. Finally MOLLY gets referenced

  7. I’d love to read a Jack Kirby comic adaptation of Trainspotting.

  8. Did this site do a ‘Upstarts’ article on Kris Anka? Cause he did a Deadpool cover this week too and that was really good too. He’s someone to look out for if I may say so.

  9. Awesome covers.