Best Comic Book Covers:June 2011

Published on July 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 Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #11 by Dan Panosian.

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American Vampire Survival Of The Fittest #1 (OF 5) – cover by Sean Murphy
From the pages of the red-hot Vertigo series comes a five-issue spinoff miniseries!

It’s World War II in Nazi-occupied Romania as vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan (last seen in the critically acclaimed AMERICAN VAMPIRE story “Devil in the Sand”) go behind enemy lines with the secret organization known as the Vassals of the Morningstar in search of a rumored vampire cure. But their haunted, twisted past with Skinner Sweet makes the mission more difficult than they imagined.

Superstar artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) joins Scott Snyder to tell a story of horror and history, expanding the American Vampire mythology in a way that changes this story forever.

Avengers Childrens Crusade #6 (OF 9) – Cover by Jim Cheung, Justin Ponsor
THE SCARLET WITCH RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE! With her memory and her powers finally restored, The Scarlet Witch returns to Avengers Mansion for a revealing reunion with Clint Barton and a fiery reckoning with the Avengers that provokes the Beast, Jessica Jones, and the mutant detectives of X-Factor to join the crusade. But will the Scarlet Witch continue the decimation she began in House of M? Or will she become the new mutant messiah?

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Deadpool #38 – Cover by Dave Johnson
“OPERATION: ANNIHILATION,” PART 2 & 3
Uh-oh…looks like Deadpool made a slight miscalculation. Sure, he wants to die – but he doesn’t want to take down thousands of innocent people with him! It was almost impossible for Deadpool to convince Hulk to come after him – how the hell is he supposed to convince him to stop?

Flashpoint Deadman And The Flying Graysons #1 (OF 3) – Cover by Cliff Chiang
FLASH FACT! For their last performance – an escape act!

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Flashpoint Deathstroke The Curse Of Ravager #1 (OF 3) – Art and cover by Joe Bennett and JohnDell
FLASH FACT! He will stop at nothing to find his lost treasure!

Flashpoint Grodd Of War #1– Cover by Francis ManPul
FLASH FACT! Africa belongs to him!

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Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #11 – Cover by Dan Panosian
The “War of the Green Lanterns” is over! But for Guy Gardner and Kilowog, their post-“War” story has only just begun!

Reed Gunther #1– Cover by Chris Houghton
“REED GUNTHER AND THE STEAK SNACKING SNAKE!”
The bear-riding cowboy returns in full-color!
The previously self-published all-ages indie book by the Houghton brothers gets the Image treatment. In the exciting first issue, follow Reed Gunther and his trusty grizzly bear steed, Sterling, as they bumble their way through battling one of the wild west’s most ferocious creatures: a giant, cow-hungry snake!

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Wolverine #11 – Cover by Jae Lee & June Chung
“Wolverine’s Revenge” Part 1 & 2

First, Wolverine was sent to hell. Then he was forced to fight for control of his own mind against demonic invaders. All thanks to the machinations of a mysterious group called the Red Right Hand. Who are they and what is their grudge against Logan? And how do they hope to survive now that Wolverine has come looking for some revenge of his own?

X-Men #13 – Cover by Paco Medina
“FIRST TO LAST”

Who are the Evolutionaries and why doesn’t anyone remember when they fought Xavier and his original five X-Men? Cyclops and his crew on Utopia better figure out quick or the Evolutionaries are going to wipe out every human on the planet. That’s right, every HUMAN. Two issues of this huge story this month both showing X-Men/Evolutionary actionin the past and in the present. And it’s all thanks to Christopher Yost (X-FORCE), amazing regular artist Paco Medina and the always classic Dalibor Talijic (HITMONKEY)! 

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