The best comic book covers of the week – 20 August 2018

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You know what the best present I ever got was? Exactly twenty two Rands. Why was this specific amount of cash so great? Because that’s how much it cost to get my hands on a small stack of comic books during one of CNA’s regular purges of of stock. For a mere single Rand and an extra ten cents, you could have any single comic book that you wanted.

Seeing as how comic book were actually helping me ace the one subject in school that I was actually decent at, my parents would occasionally treat me and tell me to pick any ten comics that I wanted. It was absolute heaven. I’d be left in CNA to pick what I wanted from the pile, which was usually massive and filled with all manner of comic books from DC Comics, Marvel, Image Comics and even more publishers whose names have been lost to time.

You’d have the usual comic book collectors who’d scoff at the very idea of a kid grabbing comic books to read and enjoy, but I didn’t care. It may have cost next to nothing back then, but the actual value of those comic books far exceeded the eventual ring-up at the till. Just another example of how comic books shaped my life. While I’d gladly pay more than the cover price for the best reading material around today, the digital marketplace has resulted in scores of sales across the publisher board.

Here’s hoping that somewhere out there, there’s a new generation of youngsters who are getting their comic book fix with a grab bag of excellent titles. Now on to the best comic book covers of the week!

Detective Comics #987 by Mark Brooks

Detective Comics #987

Old Man Logan #46 by Mike Deodato

Old Man Logan #46

The Amazing Spider-Man #4 by Ryan Ottley

The Amazing Spider-Man #4

Star Wars: Darth Vader #20 by Elia Bonnetti

Star Wars Darth Vader #20

Venom #5 by Ryan Stegman

Venom #5

Black Panther #3 by In-Hyuk Lee

Black Panther #3

The Punisher #1 by Gabriel Dell’Otto

The Punisher #1

Hit-Girl #7 by Eduardo Risso

Hit-Girl #7

Days Of Hate #7 by Danijel Zezelj

Days of Hate

Jughead: The Hunger #8 by Djibril Morrissette-Phan

Jughead The Hunger #8

Witchblade #7 by Roberta Ingranata

Witchblade #7

Shadowman #6 by Kaare Andrews

Shadowman #6

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #6 by Fiona Staples

Jim Henson's Labyrinth Coronation #6

Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #2 by Sija Hong

Britannia Lost Eagles of Rome #2

Tank Girl: All Stars #3 by Brett Parson

Tank Girl All Stars #3

Wasted Space #4 by Marguerite Sauvage

Wasted Space #4

Dead Life #2 by Joan Urgell Mamba

Dead Life #2

Re-Mind #1 by Jason Howard

Re-Mind #1

X-Men: Red #7 by Jenny Frison

X-Men Red #7

Justice League Dark #2 by Greg Capullo

Justice League Dark #2

Last Updated: August 20, 2018

Darryn Bonthuys

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