Best Comic Book Covers:May 2011

Published on June 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 Booster Gold #44  by  Dan Jurgens and  Norm Rapmund.

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Batman And Robin #23 – Cover by Guillem March

Jason Todd – Batman’s one-time sidekick, currently the anti-hero known as Red Hood – has been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for the past several months. But after a period of good behavior, will a transfer to a lower-security prison mean reformation for Jason Todd… or is trouble waiting in the wings for Batman and Robin?

Don’t miss “The Streets Run Red” part one of three!

Booster Gold #44 – Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund

Dan Jurgens returns to BOOSTER GOLD just in time for this FLASHPOINT prelude. Booster Gold returns to Rip Hunter’s lab after the events of TIME MASTERS and finds that this world isn’t the same one he left behind.

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Chew #27 – Cover by Rob Guillory

‘Space Cakes,’ Part Two

Delivered from future!
We jump ahead and show you exactly where Tony Chu is nine issues and two story arcs from now. Yes, CHEW presents its version of ‘One Year Later.’

A brilliant jumping on-point, or a pathetic cry for attention? You decide! Also: those frickin’ chogs return!

Flashpoint #1 Cover by Andy Kubert

Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld.

This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

Welcome to FLASHPOINT!

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Green Lantern #66 – Cover by Doug Mahnke

The blockbuster “War of the Green Lanterns” takes it toll!

Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner fight on against their fellow Lanterns – and the carnage escalates to savage heights. And how will the other New Guardians capitalize on it?

Red Robin #23 – Cover by Marcus To and Ray McCarth

The “7 Days of Death” begin with assassination attempts on Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox by the international assassin Scarab – but isn’t she in jail? To find the killer, Red Robin may have to spring the real Scarab from prison! Is this an assault on Wayne Enterprises, or do the first two days of death signal the start of a deeper conspiracy?

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Sweet Tooth #21 – Cover by Jeff Lemire

Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd on a hunt for the missing girls, but the tension between the two continues to grow. Meanwhile, Singh and Johnny come face to face with a deadly new threat, and Lucy and the girls meet Walter Fish, an enigmatic survivor who may have more to offer than meets the eye. Don’t miss snowmobile gangs, yetis and more as the new story arc “Endangered Species” kicks off with a bang!

The Might Thor 2 – Cover by Olivier Coipel

The Silver Surfer has arrived on Earth with a message: Galactus is coming!

Thor is the only one powerful enough to stand against the might of the World Eater but he has been weakened from his journey to the World Tree! Loki and Sif join forces to protect Asgard on Earth, but can they manage without Thor?

The secrets of the GALACTUS SEED can not stay buried for long…

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Uncanny X-Men #537 – Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

What can one alien do with a single knife on an island packed full of some of the most powerful mutants on Earth? Anything he wants — as long as none of them are awake. Revenge runs red and debts are bloodily settled as BREAKING POINT approaches its climax.

X-Men Giant-Size #1 – Cover by Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina & Simone Bianchi

“FROM FIRST TO LAST”

Think you know everything there is to know about the original X-Men? Think again! Something happened to Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman and Professor X years ago, a secret so horrible that it has been locked away in the dark corner of Cyclops’ mind until today. What crisis strikes in the present that calls upon memories of the past? Witness the astonishing debut of the Evolutionaries!

Taking the lead for a few issues is famed X-Men writer CHRIS YOST (X-FORCE) and with all this danger, he’s lucky to have regular X-MEN artist PACO MEDINA and DALIBOR TALAJIC (PUNISHER) along for the ride.

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