Covers of the Week 11/14/12

It is time for the best covers from the week that was. A quick reminder: only comics that I personally have purchased qualify for this piece. If a title contains more than one cover, only the one I own is taken into consideration. Now without further ado:

Third Place

Batgirl #14
This sinister image is provided by Ed Benes who has Batgirl lying helplessly at the feet of the man that crippled her invoking simply chilling thoughts in the reader’s mind. The Joker is emerging from the smoke as if he is a haunting apparition coming from the fog armed with a knife in one hand and…a box of chocolates in the other? The Joker is anything but predictable so what is truly the meaning behind this?  It compels you to open the book up for answers and like I always say…that is what truly makes a good cover.

Second Place

Green Lantern Corps #14
Scott Clark certainly delivers a striking image this week with Guy Gardner being swarmed by the hands of presumably the Third Army. I love the horror vibe that it gives off and also how the colour is basically drained from the image save for his Green Lantern ring that is pulsing with a weak eerie glow as if it is about to go out. Guy Gardner reaching out to the reader for aid is a nice touch and makes you wonder how he can escape from such dire circumstances.

First Place

Batman #14
And here is the Cover of the Week by Greg Capullo. This cover is truly a testament to who the Joker is ripe with fun little finishing touches like the Joker teeth biting into the cable and the battery with simply the word “DIE” written on it. The Joker’s central computer hub is a perfect antithesis to the Batcomputer with his monitors situated at haphazard angles including sideways and upside down, power cords running this way and that plugged into a power bar that is probably stressed to capacity, and his “chair” consisting of a monitor with Batman’s video feed featured on it. In fact each monitor displaying a different video feed of a different member of the Batman Family stresses the fact that Joker is serious when he says he’s coming after them all and the symbolism of them “hanging” from the rafters is pitch perfect. With that said, Greg Capullo, I award you the first place crown this week. Congratulations!

So those are my favourites and it’s a clean sweep for DC with all three covers going to them. What’s your personal Top 3 Covers? Comment below!

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