43 Marvelous Comic Book Covers

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Doesn’t matter how old we get, we always love comics. These little books have provided more inspiration, more entertainment and more life lessons than probably anything else.
Designers put in a lot of effort to design brilliant comic book covers, the covers that are a story in themselves.

Designing and illustrating such comic book covers is tough job. It requires amazing amount of creativity and knowledge of art. An impressive cover may require techniques of digital art, typography and commercial print media designing at the same time. This is something that requires talent and experience. Not all illustration experts can pull off an amazing comic book cover.

But some people do create amazing comic book covers and their works are being featured here. If you love comic books and you are a designer, this is a post created specifically for you.

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Iron Man’ Offers 8 Store Exclusive Editions

Comic book covers usually go on to making it look like a painting but I liked this cover where the designer makes it look like a photograph more than a cover.

‘Iron Man’ Offers 8 Store Exclusive Editions

Captain Marvel

This design is very memorable. If you close your eyes and try to remember the details of this cover, you’ll realize that you remember it very well.
The reason is that this cover very simple. It does not contain too many details, therefore it is easy to remember. Sometimes you have to remove details if you want to create very memorable comic book covers.

Captain Marvel

Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)

Say Geez!

Batman- The Killing Joke (1988)

Popeye Comic Book Cover

This is the comic book that made Popeye the legend he is.

Popeye-comic-book-cover

Conan Cover

This is cover looks completely like a digital artwork. This digital art very popular in comic book covers but if you decide to go with it, make sure you make a classy one. There are incredibly talented artists working in this field.

Conan Cover

Shadowman Comic Book Cover

Look at the facial expressions of the pile of skulls on the ground. Great stuff.

Shadowman Comic Book Cover

Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness

The best thing I liked about this comic book cover is that the designer made this hugely graphic scene into a “suitable for all” design. A body is being cut in half with chainsaw, but there is not much blood, and the pigeons make the scene look a little calmer than it actually is.

Marvel Zombies-Army of Darkness

Danish Comic Book Cover

First ever James Bond comic, published in Denmark, 1965 edition.

Danish Comic Book Cover

Druid

Probably not the most creative but this is a highly detailed comic cover.

Druid

Dead Of Night Featuring Devil-Slayer

I love the cloak. I like the creativity in this cover. Sun behind the hero, the flying cloak, the shining on the sword and creative border one the upper border of the title. This all makes the title one of my favorites in the list.

Dead Of Night Featuring Devil-Slayer

Diesel Alternate Cover

This is not an official title. A designer shows an alternative way to create the famous Diesel comic.

Diesel alternate cover

Most Phallic Comic Book Cover

The concept in this comic book cover has thin details, as the determined look in Strucker’s eyes, the giant phallic gun, accented with the white smoke is obvious.

Most Phallic Comic Book Cover

Ex Machina

This cover is reflecting more of the expression rather than revealing the story.

Ex Machina

The Invisibles

The faceless kiss. Comic book covers such as this always stick in the head.

The Invisibles

Jonah Hex

Notice the shining eye in the shadow.

Jonah Hex

Superman Earth One Comic Book Cover

Shirt buttons are ripped open and out comes the man of steel. One of my favorite comic book covers from Superman comics.

Superman Earth One Comic Book Cover

Captain America

Go captain go!

Captain America

Werewolf by Night

I liked the use of typographic in this comic book cover.

Werewolf by Night

Wolverine: Origins 2

Here comes my favorite Canadian.

Wolverine Origins

Fables #18

The design of this cover has the vibrant luscious colors and subtle dark outline.

Fables 18

Astonishing X-Men #2

A blueish dichotomy of the simplicity and complexity are blended together in this book cover.

Astonishing X-Men 2

Action Comics #2T

The movement, composition, color scheme, positive and negative space are the quality of the illustration work.

Action Comics 2

Uncanny X-Men #141

Nice concept; Old man Wolverine and grown up Kitty, in front of a poster of all their loved ones as they trapped in a spotlight.

Uncanny X-Men 141

Watchmen #1

The concept of this book cover is based on abstract art. Its the only such title I selected for this list.

Watchmen 1

Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid On Earth

I don’t know why, but this looks like a MAD magazine cover to me.

Jimmy Corrigan- Smartest Kid On Earth

Catwoman #43

The characterization is good, whip in hand while leaping from buildings, with a red Gotham sky behind her, The city is alive and pulsing as well.

Catwoman 43

Y The Last Man #21

The important aspect in this comic book cover is that the badass chicks are in silhouette and the shapes of their shadows across the pavement, all in a harmony.

Y The Last Man 21

Uncanny X-Men #135

Concept of this cover is considerable. Jean transformed into Dark Phoenix as her teammates defeated at her feet, and she, literally crushing X-men.

Uncanny X-Men 135

The Walking Dead #19

Walking while being dead…. so cool.

The Walking Dead 19

Britta und Colin (1987)

This could have been a very famous comic series… but it just could not. I miss this one.

Britta und Colin (1987)

Wolverine: Origins #28

Here he comes again. Love him. 😀

Wolverine Origins 28

Hollow Point Issue 1 cover

Now that’s one of the true badass heroes ever to make place on comic book covers.

Hollow Point Issue 1 cover

Moon Knight #8

I don’t know why but when I see Moon Knight, I think of Captain America comic book covers.

Moon Knight #8

Air Ace Vol 3, #1, 1945

It looks cool. There’s a mysterious disembodied eye floating in the top corner letting us get a weird comic book cover.

Air Ace Vol 3, 1, 1945

Catwoman #55

The real beauty of this cover design is the iconic Catwoman figure in silhouette.

Catwoman #55

Manhunter #17

Detective comics are just going out of fashion. But I love them 🙁

Manhunter 17

Vinyl Underground #11

Here’s a detective comic. This is also one of my favorite comic book covers from this list.

Vinyl Underground #11

Supergirl-4-Cover-BW

Now that’s my kind of a girl.

Supergirl-4-Cover-BW

Fables #25

Look at the color and the use of text as a part of design element.

Fables #25

Adventure Time Comic Cover

Apples

Adventure Time Comic Cover

elegy cover

“Miss Wolf” – Remington Steele

elegy cover

Supreme Power #1

Now that’s a badass.

Supreme Power #1

Kid Eternity

Incredible creativity. That’s it.

Kid Eternity #2

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