Best Comic Book Covers:July 2011

Published on August 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 Detective Comics #880 – Cover by JOCK.


Amazing Spider-Man #665 – Cover by Paolo Rivera & Michael Lark


As Spider-Man, he’s a member of the FF and TWO different Avengers teams. As Peter Parker, he works all hours on his dream job at Horizon Labs. That doesn’t leave him with much time for anything or anyone else. This is where he pays the price.

In this landmark issue, one of Peter’s greatest sins– comes back to haunt him. And the life of someone dear to him hangs in the balance.

Plus: With New York’s Infestation complete, the run-up to Spider-Island is over.

Prepare for hell to break loose.

Daredevil #1 – Cover by  Paolo Rivera


With new enemies, new friends…and that same old “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, The Man Without Fear is back in a double-sized first issue and leading with his face!

Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Irredeemable, RUSE) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside over the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes that justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on. If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing…he’d be terrified.


Deadpool #40 – Cover by Dave Johnson

“Institutionalized” Part One

After the fallout (nuclear and otherwise) of Deadpool’s antics out in Arizona, the federal government is faced with an impossible question: What to do with Deadpool? Luckily, Deadpool’s gamma-powered legal defense team provides an answer: Stick him in an institution! When you think about it, it might be the only solution – after all he really does need some professional help as well as protection from the enemy; himself

Detective Comics #879- Cover by Francesco Francavilla

For years, Jim Gordon has been tormented by the possibility that his son, James Jr., might be a killer. Tonight, he’ll get the answers he’s been after. But is the truth about James even darker than the Commissioner, or even Batman, could have guessed?


Detective Comics #880 – Cover by JOCK

It all comes down to this! The Joker is on the loose in the catacombs beneath Gotham City, more vicious and frightening than ever. But even as Batman closes in on The Clown Prince of Crime, he begins to suspect that the city may be the target of an even deadlier threat – one that could shake Gotham City to its core.

Jonah Hex #69 – Cover by Jeff Lemire!

Jonah Hex has lived through countless deadly confrontations, always emerging on the other side calm, cool and collected. But now he must face the only opponent on Earth who can potentially ruin that streak: his own father!

Featuring art by SWEET TOOTH’s Jeff Lemire!


Locke & Key Clockworks #1 (OF 6) – Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez

Colonel Adam Crais’s minutemen are literally trapped between a rock and a hard place; in the first days of the Revolutionary War, they find themselves hiding beneath 120 feet of New England stone, with a full regiment of redcoats waiting for them in the daylight… and a door into hell in the cavern below. The black door is open, and it’s up to a 16-year-old smith named Ben Locke to find a way to close it. The biggest mysteries of the Locke & Key series are resolved as Clockworks opens, not with a bang, but with the thunderous crash of English cannons.

Power Girl #26 – Cover by Sami Basri

Power Girl is in the big leagues now – and the First Annual “Power Girl Convention” has asked her to attend! But is she ready to meet her #1 fan? How about when that fan decides to keep P.G. around as her best friend and personal bodyguard – forever?


Reed Gunther #2 – Cover by Chris Houghton

‘REED GUNTHER IN A STALAC-TIGHT SPOT!’ Reed Gunther and his grizzly bear Sterling venture into a spooky abandoned mine in search of hidden gold, despite the warnings from the town loony that something dangerous lays hidden in the caves! But what does he know? He’s crazy… right?

Secret Warriors #28 – Cover by Paul Renaud & John Tyler Christopher

Over two years in the making, see how everything ends after last month’s shocking conclusion.

What will happen to Nick Fury? Who lives? Who dies? What is the stunning new direction for the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Universe?

Find out in Secret Warriors #28 — it’s “Wheels within Wheels,” Part 5: FINALE

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

Simon Daoudi