Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 72 Best Comic Book Covers of 2011

These are the 72 best comic book covers of 2011. (I'm assuming that a few of these will come out in December as planned.) Below the countdown, I name the best cover artists of the year, as well as the best marketing stunt of the year. Let me know if I missed any great covers.

#46

Iron Man Legacy #10 cover by Juan Doe. (Buy it here.)




#45

Fear Itself: Deadpool #3 cover by Ryan Stegman. (Buy it here.)




#44

Xombi #1 cover by Frazier Irving. (Buy it here.)




#43

Annihilators #1 by Mike Mignola. (Buy it here.)




#42

Fear Itself: Prologue cover by Marko Djurdjevic. (Buy it here.)




#41

Spider-Island: I Love New York #1 cover by Mike Del Mundo. (Buy it here.)




#40

Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #2 cover by J.G. Jones. (Buy it here.)




#39

Thor: Heaven and Earth #4 cover by Stephane Perger. (Buy it here.)




#38

Green Lantern Corps #3 cover by Alex Garner. (Buy it here.)




#37

Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 cover by Chrissie Zullo. (Buy it here.)




#36

Flashpoint: Project Superman #2 cover by Gene Ha. (Buy it here.)




#35

Journey Into Mystery #626 cover by Stephanie Hans. (Buy it here.)




#34

Astonishing X-Men #39 cover by Jason Pearson. (Buy it here.)




#33

Uncanny X-Force #4 cover by Esad Ribic. (Buy it here.)




#32

Moon Knight #2 cover by Alex Maleev. (Buy it here.)




#31

Baltimore: The Curse Bells #2 cover by Mike Mignola. (Buy it here.)



#30

Batman #4 cover by Greg Capullo. (Buy it here.)



#29

Punishermax #20 cover by Dave Johnson. (Buy it here.)



#28

Men of War #2 cover by Viktor Kalvachev. (Buy it here.)





#27


Venom #2 and Venom #5 covers by Tony Moore. (Buy them here.)




#26

Avengers #12 cover by John Romita Jr.




#25

Wolverine: The Best There Is #2 cover by Bryan Hitch. (Buy it here.)



#24

Wolverine #8 cover by Jae Lee. (Buy it here.)




#23

Wolverine and the X-Men #3 cover by Chris Bachalo. (Buy it here.)



#22

Batman and Robin #26 cover by Chris Burnham. (Buy it here.)



#21


House of Mystery #37 and #39 covers by Esao Andrews. (Buy them here.)



#20

Red Skull #1 cover by David Aja. (Buy it here.)




#19


Deadpool #31 and #35 covers by Dave Johnson. (Buy them here.)




#18


Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 and #2 covers by Cliff Chiang. (Buy them here.)



#17

Batman: Gotham Noir #1 cover by Sean Phillips. (Buy it here.)




#16

Daredevil #7 cover by Paolo Rivera. (Buy it here.)



#15

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4 cover by Kaare Andrews. (Buy it here.)




#14

Star Wars: Legacy-War #3 cover by Brad Anderson. (Buy it here.)



#13

The Spirit #12 cover by Ladronn.



#12

Batwoman #2 cover by J.H. Williams III. (Buy it here.)



#11

Hawkeye: Blind Spot #3 cover by Mike Perkins. (Buy it here.)



#10

Deadpool Team-Up #884 cover by Skottie Young. (Buy it here.)



#9

X-23 #14 cover by Kalman Andrasofszky. (Buy it here.)


#8

SVK cover by Matt "D'Israeli" Brooker. (Buy it here.)




#7

Amazing Spider-Man #665 cover by Paolo Rivera. (Buy it here.)



#6

Secret Six #35 cover by Dan Luvisi. (Buy it here.)



#5



FF #10 & #11 Covers by Steve Epting. (Buy them here.)


#4

FF #9 50th Anniversary variant cover by Stephanie Perger. (Buy it here.)


#3

Power Girl #26 cover by Sami Basri. (Buy it here.)


#2

Daredevil Reborn #1 cover by Jock. (Buy it here.)


#1:


Secret Avengers #18 cover by David Aja. (Buy it here.)



Secret Avengers #18 variant Cover by John Cassaday. (Buy it here.)





Best Marketing Stunt: Thor Goes Hollywood Variant Covers:


X-Men #10 cover by John Christopher Tyler. (Buy it here.)





Uncanny X-Men #535 cover by Humberto Ramos. (Buy it here.)





New Avengers #11 cover by Amanda Conner. (Buy it here.)





Journey Into Mystery #622 cover by Lee Weeks. (Buy it here.)





Iron Man 2.0 #4 cover by Sebastian Fiumara. (Buy it here.)




Invincible Iron Man #503 cover by Sebastian Fiumara. (Buy it here.)





Incredible Hulks #627 cover by Mike Del Mundo. (Buy it here.)





UNCANNY X-FORCE #7 cover by Mike Del Mundo. (Buy it here.)




Future Foundation #1 cover by Greg Horn. (Buy it here.)





Heroes For Hire #5 cover by Greg Horn. (Buy it here.)




Best Cover Artist Runner Up: Adam Hughes




Zatanna #13-#15 covers by Adam Hughes. (Buy them here.)





Best Cover Artist Runner Up: Joao Ruas





Fables #104, #106, #108 and #109 covers by Joao Ruas. (Buy them here.)





Best Cover Artist Runner Up: Kyle Baker





Deadpool Max #2, #6, #7, and Deadpool Max Christmas Special covers by Kyle Baker. (Buy them here.)





Best Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla




Black Panther: Most Dangerous Man Alive #524-#526 covers. (Buy them here.)





Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1. (Buy it here.)




BPRD: Monsters #1 variant cover.

5 comments:

  1. Outstanding! Great work collecting all this together!

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  2. Awesome post, must've taken forever putting all the links together. Glad to see the Deadpool Team-Up cover with The Watcher. Jock's cover for Detective 880 was awesome.

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  3. Some awesome artwork in that list, love it!

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  4. Great work. Nicely done.

    Would love to read a short para on your thinking behind each. What you love about them etc... I mean *we* can see, but it'd be good to hear your take on it.

    :)

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  5. oh no i can not choose only one ... there are to many great illustration :) thank you for listing them !!! greetings from germany :D

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