Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month) - June 2012
By Andrew Wheeler
A great comic book cover is both an advertisement and a work of art. It is both a statement and an invitation. Sometimes a great cover conveys character, sometimes mood, sometimes moment. Great covers can pastiche the classics or pay tribute to the past, or they can strive to show us something new. Great covers always show us a glimpse of somewhere else, on a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back at some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the month that was.
I’m going to keep this feature light this month, partly because I don’t want to lean too heavily on the usual names, and partly because it wasn’t a very strong month. However, the best covers in June would stack up against the best from any previous month, and there were still several bold, beautiful and original visions on the stands, including Scalped #59, Honey West #6, and Rafel Grampa’s variant cover for The Massive #1.