The Best of the Week in Covers – 08.07.2013

Gentlemen, I know how anxious you’ve all been during these last few days. But now I think I can safely say that your time and money have been well-spent. We’re about to witness the greatest miracle of the machine age. Based on the revolutionary Computonian Law of Probability, this machine will tell us the precise location of the 5 remaining Best Covers.


Trillium #1
Cover by Jeff Lemire

A spectacular watercolor diptych for an inventive flipbook. When held open like this, two haunting portraits combine for a pictorial tale of star-crossed lovers.



All-New X-Men #15
Cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Rain Beredo

Cooties! Bonus points for Scott Summers in agony.


Prophet #38
Cover by Jim Rugg

This is basically my posture every time I brace myself for a new issue of Prophet. White is so often used for negative space, so I appreciate this inverse. As always, the call to adventure remains irresistible.



Dial H #15
Cover by Brian Bolland

Ever thought to yourself, “Man, I could watch Brian Bolland draw the phonebook.” Well.



Robocop: Last Stand #1
Cover by Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

Somewhere, Kurtwood Smith just lost any control over his excretory system. Shalvey chose a perfect angle, casting the front of a Chevy Suburban in the role of Robocop’s chest and the Detroit Marriot as his towering peacemaker.




  1. Hahahaha. I have no idea why, but the sight of lovelorn, screaming, teenage Cyclops just makes me die with laughter.

  2. That’s Prophet cover is fantastic. I don’t read the book, but the cover makes me curious. And at the end of the day, isn’t that the point?

  3. All 15 of Brian Bolland’s covers for Dial H were gold. Even if it had lack of sales I gotta imagine they made SOME people be curious and try the series out. Even if this is the final issue this particular cover would make me want to flip through it and see what the hell is going on.

  4. I shall miss Dial H something fierce. The covers, art and crazy wacky story were so great!

  5. The Trillium cover is really cool although it is very reminiscent of the advertising and posters for Upside Down. I like it a lot but whenever I look at it I can’t help but feel it’s coping Upside Down’s style.

  6. Why doesn’t Cyclops blast them both and blame it on the Phoenix force or his older self?

    • because he already used that excuse as to why he left the toilet seat up and why he ate the sandwich marked “storm’s sandwich” in the fridge

  7. zero2680; that is the funniest post I have read all day.

  8. Jordie Bellaire might be the best in business at setting the mood with color. That Robocop is amazing.