This Year’s Finest 2016: Uncovering the Best Covers

As December continues along its merry way here is another glance back over the past 12 months, this time in the form of comics covers. As in recent years, 2016 saw a variety of talented artists working in a broad range of styles. Whittling down the list, as always, is a bit a difficult, but that is how it should be. Tough choices only serve as a reminder of how much great material is being published these days.

All entries are listed alphabetically by title.

Amazing Forest 2 Matt Horak(resize)
Amazing Forest #2 by Matt Horak
Black Widow 1 Tula Lotay
Black Widow #1 by Tula Lotay
Deadly Class 19 Wesley Craig
Deadly Class #18 by Wes Craig
Divinity II Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic.jpg(resize)
Divinity II #4 by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
East of West 25 Jonathan Hickman(resize)
East of West #25 by Jonathan Hickman
The Fade Out 12 Sean Phillips
The Fade Out #12 by Sean Phillips
The Fix 3 2nd Printing Steve Lieber
The Fix#3 2nd Printing by Steve Lieber
the-hunt-3-joana-lafuente
The Hunt #1 by Joane Lafuente
Injection 9 Declan Shalvey(resize)
Injection #9 by Declan Shalvey
josie-and-the-pussycats-1-francesco-francavilla
Josie and The Pussycats #1 by Francesco Francavilla
mockingbird
Mockingbird #8 by Joelle Jones
monstress-7-sana-takeda-jpgresize
Monstress #7 by San Takeda
moon-girl-and-devil-dinosaur-13-sanford-greeneresize
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13 by Sanford Greene
Ms Marvel 3 Cliff Chiang
Ms. Marvel #3 by Cliff Chiang
Omega Men 10 Trevor Hutchison(resize)
The Omega Men #10 by Trevor Hutchison
Revival 39 Jenny Frison
Revival #39 by Jenny Frison
Saga 34 Fiona Staples
Saga #34 by Fiona Staples
ScarletWitch8
Scarlet Witch #8 by David Aja
The Sheriff of Babylon 3 John Paul Leon(resize)
The Sheriff of Babylon #3 by John Paul Leon
Southern Bastards 13 Jason Latour
Southern Bastards #13 by Jason Latour
The Spire 8 Jeff Stokely(resize)
The Spire #8 by Jeff Stokely
Ultimates 5 Yasmine Putri
The Ultimates #5 by Yasmine Putri
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 8 Erica Henderson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8 by Erica Henderson
Vision 6 Marco D'Alfonso(resize)
The Vision #6 by Marco D’Alfonso
the-wicked-the-divine-1831-stephanie-hans
The Wicked + The Divine 1831 Special by Stephanie Hans

8 thoughts on “This Year’s Finest 2016: Uncovering the Best Covers”

    1. Perhaps but it’s Staples’ coloring & exquisite handling of the reflection in the water that truly sells it – the calming ambiance is stellar . . .

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