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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Comic Book Covers That Made History
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.
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.
This is the comic book that made Popeye the legend he is.
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.
Look at the facial expressions of the pile of skulls on the ground. Great stuff.
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.
First ever James Bond comic, published in Denmark, 1965 edition.
Probably not the most creative but this is a highly detailed comic cover.
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.
This is not an official title. A designer shows an alternative way to create the famous Diesel comic.
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.
This cover is reflecting more of the expression rather than revealing the story.
The faceless kiss. Comic book covers such as this always stick in the head.
Notice the shining eye in the shadow.
Shirt buttons are ripped open and out comes the man of steel. One of my favorite comic book covers from Superman comics.
Go captain go!
I liked the use of typographic in this comic book cover.
Here comes my favorite Canadian.
The design of this cover has the vibrant luscious colors and subtle dark outline.
A blueish dichotomy of the simplicity and complexity are blended together in this book cover.
The movement, composition, color scheme, positive and negative space are the quality of the illustration work.
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.
The concept of this book cover is based on abstract art. Its the only such title I selected for this list.
I don’t know why, but this looks like a MAD magazine cover to me.
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.
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.
Concept of this cover is considerable. Jean transformed into Dark Phoenix as her teammates defeated at her feet, and she, literally crushing X-men.
Walking while being dead…. so cool.
This could have been a very famous comic series… but it just could not. I miss this one.
Here he comes again. Love him. 😀
Now that’s one of the true badass heroes ever to make place on comic book covers.
I don’t know why but when I see Moon Knight, I think of Captain America comic book covers.
It looks cool. There’s a mysterious disembodied eye floating in the top corner letting us get a weird comic book cover.
The real beauty of this cover design is the iconic Catwoman figure in silhouette.
Detective comics are just going out of fashion. But I love them 🙁
Here’s a detective comic. This is also one of my favorite comic book covers from this list.
Now that’s my kind of a girl.
Look at the color and the use of text as a part of design element.
“Miss Wolf” – Remington Steele
Now that’s a badass.
Incredible creativity. That’s it.