Best Comic Book Covers: October 2012

Published on November 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 CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 #5 – Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson.

American Vampire #32  – Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

It’s the penultimate chapter of “The Blacklist.”

After these events, things are going to be very bleak for our gal Pearl unless she can find some hope in an unlikely place.

This one changes everything – we mean it! We’re talking secrets so shocking we can’t even reveal the real cover!

American Vampire – Lord of Nightmares #5 – Cover by Dustin Nguyen

The final chapter of the new blockbuster AMERICAN VAMPIRE miniseries is here!

Felicia and Hobbes have chased The Coffin all over post-war Europe, but as the chase comes to a bombastic conclusion, Hobbes’s life hangs in the balance and Felicia faces her greatest challenge alone.

This epic conclusion will dramatically change the AMERICAN VAMPIRE landscape!

Avengers vs. X-Men #12 – Cover by Jim Cheung

Extra-sized final issue!

• It’s all come down to this!

• The final battle-as the world burns!

Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #2 – Cover by Adam Hughes

“Lightning never strikes the same place twice, remember?”

And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS.

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 #5 – Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL returns for, Image Publisher ERIC STEPHENSON gathers an all-star line-up of writers and artists to battle censorship with 48 ALL-NEW stories highlighting the benefits of freedom! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years! All proceeds from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.

Dark Avengers #182 – John Tyler Christopher


• But who can the Thunderbolts call on to knock down the Dark Avengers? THE ORIGINAL JUGGERNAUT, CAIN MARKO!

Marvel Zombies Halloween One-Shot – Cover by Francesco Francavilla

• Trick or treat, give the Marvel Zombies your brains to eat!

• Fred Van Lente, writer of fan-fave MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 and 4, returns to the freaky franchise—for its first ever Halloween one-shot special!

Star Wars: Agent of The Empire – Hard Targets #1 – Cover by Stéphane Roux 

Jahan Cross returns to his homeworld of Alderaan for a celebration hosted by Bail Organa in honor of the current Count Dooku. But the situation turns deadly when an assassin kills the Count, and Cross finds himself working both sides of the intrigue!

Thus begins a new assignment for Cross—one that will tear at his loyalties, strain his friendships, and bring him into close contact with his own estranged father. All in a day’s work for Jahan Cross, Agent of the Empire!

* Guest-starring Princess Leia and Boba Fett!

* From Alderaan with love.

Jahan Cross—license to kill!

The Flash #13 -Cover by Francis Manapul

“GORILLA WARFARE” starts here!

• Gorilla Grodd’s army attacks Central City, and The Flash is forced to team up with the Rogues!?

Ultimate comics Iron Man #1  -Cover by Frank Stockton & Gabriele Dell’otto

“Demon in the Armor?

• What dark motivation drives reckless Tony Stark to be one of Earth’s greatest heroes?

• Who or what is Ultimate Mandarin?

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

Simon Daoudi