The Best of the Week in Covers – 06.26.2013

Lots to cover this week, so let’s get started.


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The Unwritten #50
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

Shimizu weaves a suitably elegant tapestry for a milestone and a collision of worlds.


Fatale #15
Cover by Sean Phillips

It’s the bars. That depth. That separation. The black pencil skirt is a stroke of genius as well, allowing her to merge with the shadows.


Hawkeye #11
Cover by David Aja

Another curious incident of a dog in the night time. The lack of signature purple is also quite interesting when lined up with the rest of the series’ covers.


Prophet #36
Cover by Aaron Conley

Imagination is a hell of a drug.

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The Massive #13
Cover by John Paul Leon

So melancholy and inevitable. Haunting, really. The ghost image of the bridge tower beneath the water? And that flag? It’s a gut punch.

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Young Avengers #6
Cover by Jamie McKelvie

Cubicles are scarier than any super villain.


Fatale #15
Ghost Variant by Darwyn Cooke

Dead eyes. Cold hearts. Can’t lose. Even the typography oozes cool.




  1. Avatar photo ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

    I was gonna say that the Sean Phillips Fatale cover was beautiful but then I scrolled down and saw the Darwyn Cooke one. Wow. Just wow.

    We all need some more Darwyn Cooke in our lives.

  2. Love how the curtains look like angel wings on that Cooke cover.

  3. And Fatale takes the week! Both of those are dime novel gorgeous.

    For anyone who has lived in New York, that Massive cover is terrifying. Inevitable, maybe. But that doesn’t help it go down any easier.

  4. I thought the Fury cover was a shoe-in for sure. All of these are great too though.

  5. Ever since issue 5 the Hawkeye covers have been mostly red, black and white. The red color scheme started when they did “the tape” cover on issue five. It was pretty much the same as the cover of issue 4 except splattered with blood. Since then they haven’t done any purple-centric covers.

  6. Some nice choices this week, especially that Fatale variant. I didn’t see it in my store Wednesday, but, then again, I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford it anyway . . .

    I don’t read The Massive, but that image really jumped off the stands at me Wednesday. And yes, as I live in New York, the cover did have an extra jolt of unnerving. Actually, I read the recent dollar reprint of issue one and liked it a lot, however, I figure this is a series I should go back and read from the beginning . . .

    There were a lot of great covers this week. Kinda surprised that The Wake didn’t make the cut, especially for all its dark watery colors . . .

  7. anytime you can include a giant starfish vagina in Covers of the Week, you gotta do it!

  8. Avatar photo ochsavidare (@ochsavidare) says:

    How is the Massive, by the way? Worth checking out?

    • Definitely, provided you’re cool with the fact that this is a post-apocalyptic book that has (so far) zero supernatural elements. In short — the real world got real bad and this book shows us some real people dealing with it. Did you like Brian Wood’s DMZ? This has a similar tone, but broader scope, and less overtly political. This issue is the beginning of a new arc, so it’d be a solid place to jump on!

    • @Ken its been awhile since the Mary debate has sparked up on iFanboy. Nothing strange about her? Not even swimming/ communicating with the Megladon??

  9. Another beautiful piece by Phillips from one of my favorite books FATALE #15. Jo reminds me of Laura Harring in Mulholland Drive. The Darwyn Cooke version is very spiffy too.

  10. If I miss the name of the author at the top of the “covers of the week”, I can always tell it’s Paul just by his writing. No waste of space and fun for the sake of fun is not permitted. If the flavor of the comment will be either a fun, sassy, technical, or concise commentary, then the entire comment is made beautiful through it.

    That’s not to say everyone else doesn’t have a unique voice, just that Paul’s shines through brightly – even though half a year has passed since Ron left.