Best Comic Book Covers:March 2011

Published on April 1st, 2011

It is that time of the month, when you pay your rent and your phone bill, but it is also the time to look back at some of the best covers from that past month. I was a bit in awe when I found out that my favorite wasThunderbolts #154, done by Greg Land.

I am not a huge fan of his artwork, but this is  my favorite cover so far this year.

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American Vampire #13 – Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Part 1 of the AMERICAN VAMPIRE World War II Epic begins here with a tale of heroism – and horror!

Hawaii, 1944. For nearly two decades, Henry Preston and his wife, American Vampire Pearl Jones, have tried to live a quiet life. But with war raging overseas, Henry feels he can no longer live in the shadows, and makes a deal to join a covert mission to a remote Japanese island – an island inhabited by an enemy far more dangerous than any Axis powers. It’s the war in the Pacific like you’ve never seen it before with Pearl, Henry and Skinner Sweet at the heart of it all and more fangs and blood than ever before.

Batman Beyond #3 – Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Batman and the Justice League thought they were prepared for anything, but they didn’t expect the all-new Matter Master! How can they defeat a desperate man with complete control over the laws of physics and nothing left to lose? And has Terry’s nightmare come true – could his family already be dead?

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Captain America #615.1 – Cover by Daniel Acuna

Special POINT ONE issue.

START READING with this Point One issue. Steve Rogers emerged from the super soldier program to become the first Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty. When he died, Bucky Barnes took up the shield to become a new kind of Captain America. With Barnes on trial, who will wield the legendary weapon – who will become the new Captain of America? This is the start of a new era for the famed Avenger!

Detective Comics #875 – Cover by Jock

One bright Tuesday morning, the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City’s foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham. 

Be here for part 1 of the brand new 3-part “Hungry City.”

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Elephantmen #30 – Cover by J Scott Campbell

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Seven

Miki and Hip spend a night in.

Fables #103 – Cover by Joao Ruas

When the world is threatened by a strange creature with alarming supernatural powers, you naturally form a small commando team of rough, tough customers and put them in tight costumes to confront said creature, right? Isn’t that how it’s usually done in a rational world? Don’t miss part 2 of “Super Team!”

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Sweet Tooth #19 – Cover by Jeff Lemire

One of Vertigo’s most experimental titles takes even more chances as indie superstars Matt Kindt (REVOLVER, Superspy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) and Emi Lenox (Emitown) contribute stories alongside Jeff Lemire for a very special stand-alone issue. As the three female characters of SWEET TOOTH go off to collect firewood for the night, we see glimpses of their past, all of which reveal something more about the mysterious plague that decimated America.

Thunderbolts #154 – Cover by Greg Land

Before he was pressed into service for the Thunderbolts, the mysterious swamp monster of the team knew another life: as guardian for a force of nature called The Nexus of Realities. An old friend of the creature does remember this–and breaks the silent one out of The Raft to return to duty at the borders of our world. What danger awaits the Man-Thing–and what will The Thunderbolts say to losing their favorite plant? The team is back in action after word has come down on high about a weakness in Thunderbolt’s, and they must bolster their ranks to deal with the imminent magical threats. Luke Cage calls on New Avenger DOCTOR STRANGE to help find the perfect candidate to fill the role, but bringing this person in is far from easy–which is why SATANA will make a fine Thunderbolt. Back at The Raft, the status quo is changing to an even greater extent without Luke’s knowledge. Get ready for new levels of lightning – justice!

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #155 – Cover by Olivier Coipel

THE END STARTS HERE! 

The Death of Spider-Man prologue!! THE most talked about story of the year begins!! Peter Parker has gathered his most eclectic group of friends and family in the world. In this very special issue we will discover some shocking secrets that will either pull them closer together or push them apart forever. Welcome to Spider-Man stories you have never read before. Welcome to the beginning of the end of what you know to be Ultimate Spider-Man. And welcome fan-favorite Chris Samnee as he makes his Ultimate Universe debut!

Zatanna #11 – Cover by Adam Hughes

Stripped of her powers, her body, and a mind of her own, and trapped under glass for all eternity – the curse her father placed on murderous puppeteer Oscar Hampel has fallen on Zatanna, and there’s no escaping it! Or will help come to Zatanna from a most unlikely source – wearing most unlikely clothes? The conclusion of “Pupaphobia” will leave your head spinning!

There you go! Some of the best covers of March, 2011. Remember,the first day of the month I will be posting some of my favorite covers of the past month.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com