Best Comic Book Covers:April 2011

Published on May 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. My favorite was Hellblazer #278 , by  Simon Bisley.

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Avengers #12 – Cover by John Romita Jr.

The startling conclusion to the Infinity Gauntlet arc takes the Avengers into the heart of the cosmic universe and reveals an all-new cosmic entity. Who will wield the Gauntlet and what price will they pay for choosing to do so? Also, Iron Man has betrayed the team and will now have to pay the price!! Another blockbuster chapter of Marvel’s number one ongoing series by Bendis and Romita!!

PLUS: Another chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!


Avengers Children’s Crusade #5 (OF 9) – Cover by Jim Cheung

THE SCARLET WITCH WAR IS ON!

Latveria becomes a battle-ground as Magneto battles Doctor Doom — and the Young Avengers take on the Avengers — to determine the ultimate fate of the Scarlet Witch. But the mysterious reappearance of the time-traveling Iron Lad unleashes Wanda’s reality-altering powers upon the timestream itself, changing the game, and the Marvel Universe, forever.

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Batman Beyond #4 – Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Having their secret identity exposed is the worst nightmare of any hero who wears a mask – and that nightmare is coming true for Dick Grayson!

Bruce and Terry still think they can put this genie back in the bottle, but only with the help of Max, Terry’s closest confidant and computer wunderkind. But Max has problems of her own – the kind that Terry can’t ever find out about – and Dick has his own ideas about how to protect himself!

Batman Incorporated #5 – Cover by J.H. Williams III

Batman’s Argentinean adventure concludes as The Dark Knight and Gaucho fight to the death to save the lives of countless innocents.

Meanwhile, England’s other Batman, The Hood, stumbles across a monstrous conspiracy – can Batman and his international allies stop a plot that threatens to transform the whole world?

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Brightest Day #24 – Cover by Dave Finch

In the extra-sized issue #24, a new age for the DC Universe begins!

A long shadow is cast across the world in a finale that will have everyone talking! Twelve heroes and villains were resurrected, but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way as the new champion of Earth is chosen!

Captain America #617 – Cover by Marko Djurdjevic

Your monthly dose of Cap is now bigger than ever, as a new era begins!

Now also starring STEVE ROGERS, SUPER-SOLDIER in a story that intertwines with, and complements, the main story, both written by Cap mastermind Ed Brubaker. Bucky’s life takes a turn no one ever expected, but that’s all top secret. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers faces a world without a Captain America.

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Captain America The Fighting Avenger #1 – Cover by Gurihiru

Captain America’s Day One!

He’s got the strength. He’s got the training. But has he got what it takes? A ragtag Special Forces unit takes Captain America on his first mission of World War II. Their orders? Don’t get him killed! But when the low-profile assignment draws the attention of Baron Strucker, the future Red Skull and half the Nazi army, it’ll be a crash course in super heroics for Marvel’s first Avenger!

Hack Slash Cvr B Tartamella #3 – Cover by Vinnie Tartamella.

The members of Hack/Slash, Inc., are left to defend Eminence, Indiana, against an onslaught of animal zombies without Cassie and Vlad! Cat Curio, Samhain, and Pooch will have to team with murderous traitor Sheriff Maggie in a brutal battle guaranteed to send undead fur flying!

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Hellblazer #278 – Cover by Cover by Simon Bisley

After welding the thumb of a nearly dead car crash victim onto the lonely stump on his hand, our morally ambiguous London mage finds his new appendage has a life of its own. Following where the stranger’s restless thumb takes him, John Constantine hears a name he’d rather not.

Meanwhile, Constantine’s young bride, Epiphany, grapples with an old addiction and a bizarre former tutor, while John’s damaged niece Gemma continues her quest for vengeance…

Walking Dead #84 – Cover by Charlie Adlard

NO WAY OUT concludes.

Could this be the end?

There you go! Some of the best covers of April, 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