Best Comic Book Covers:January 2012

Published on February 1st, 2012

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 Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #3 by Gabriel Hardman

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BATMAN AND ROBIN #5 – Cover by Patrick Gleason

There’s a devil on Robin’s shoulder – and his name is Nobody!
Batman and Robin’s relationship gets pushed to the breaking point as Nobody insinuates himself into Damian’s life and tries to make him see that Bruce’s plan to battle crime is hopeless – and only by teaming up and tapping into Damian’s killer instinct can they ever hope to rid Gotham City of its evil roots.

BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 (OF 4) – Cover by Gabriel Hardman

Hot on the heels of BOOM!’s sold-out, bestselling PLANET OF THE APES ongoing series comes a brand new four issue minico-written and drawn by Gabriel Hardman. Best known for his series-defining work on HULK and AGENTS OF ATLAS and his storyboard work on such hit films as Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION, Hardman and writer Corinna Sara Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) bring you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!
Taking place during the continuity of the original seminal fan-favorite film, the feared and respected General Aleronis banished to a hellish prison island where he will face challenges from all sides if he dares to escape!
A not-to-be-missed mini-series with story and art that is sure to make you go…ape!

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B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH – RUSSIA #5 Cover by: Dave Johnson

After a brutal assault from proletariat zombies, the B.P.R.D. and the Russian bureau must form an alliance in order to rescue Johann from a deadly mine!
* From the pages of Hellboy.
* Showdown with the Russian bureau!

DAREDEVIL #8 – Cover by Paolo Rivera & Lee Bermejo

• Spider-Man and Daredevil team up – Part Two!
• Picking up where The Amazing Spider-Man #677 left off, the next great love triangle of the Marvel Universe continues!

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ELEPHANTMEN #37 – Cover by Boo Cook

RAZORBACK! Old friend or new foe..?
GENERATION HOPE #15– Cover by Jorge Molina

• Sebastian Shaw publicly returns to Utopia setting off old grudges and new divisions between the X-Men!
• Generation Hope clash with a gang of mutant villains living on the island!
• Romance blossoms between Marvel’s most unlikely couple!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5 – Cover By Ryan Sook

Enchantress is out of control and more powerful than ever. She has brought a nation to its knees through her arcane powers. Will Madame Xanadu, John Constantine, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna, Mindwarp, Deadman and June Moon be able to work together to defeat her?
One thing is certain: One of these heroes will not make it out alive!

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE – IRON ECLIPSE #2 (OF 5) – Cover by Stéphane Roux

Undercover as a diplomatic attaché, Imperial agent Jahan Cross continues his investigation into the stolen droid technology and the mysterious project known as “Iron Eclipse.” At an elegant embassy soirée in the Corporate Sector, Cross locks his sights on the Stark family.
Before the evening is over, more than one player will be out of the game–and Cross will be wanted for murder!
* A view of the Star Wars galaxy from inside the Empire!
* Featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca!

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THE FLASH #5 – Cover By Francis Manapul

Central City in chaos! Iris West captive in Iron Heights prison!
And as Flash tries to deal with all of it, he must also try to save the life of his old friend Manuel Lago from Mob Rule, DC Comics’ hottest new Super Villain!

UNCANNY X-FORCE #20 -Cover by Leinil Yu, Dean White, & Paul Renaud

• The TRIAL OF FANTOMEX begins! Part 1 of 4
• The X-FORCE team journey to OTHERWORLD!

There you go! Some of the best covers of January, 2012. Remember,the first day of the month I will be posting some of my favorite covers of the past month.

Simon Daoudi