Best Comic Book Covers:February 2012

Published on March 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 The Cape #4 (of 4) Cover by Zach Howard & Nelson Daniel.

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Batman #6 – Cover by Greg Capullo

Trapped far beneath Gotham City and hunted by the Talon – the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killer – Batman lies bleeding and broken.
With no way out and no one to help, is this the end for The Dark Knight?

Deathstroke #6 – Cover by Simon Bisley

As the mercenary known as Deathstroke, Slade Wilson has worked a lot of tough jobs. But Slade’s biggest challenge may not have involved fighting at all – it may have involved love. Just who was Adeline? And what happened to his son, Grant?

Find out in issue #6 as the veil of Slade Wilson’s past begins to lift!

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Dorothy and The Wizard in OZ #5(of 8) Cover by Skottie Young

• The Wooden Gargoyles attack to kill!

• How can Dorothy, the Wizard, and their friends escape when even the Wizard’s bullets prove useless?

• Subterranean thrills and chills continue with hungry dragons that only Eureka the kitten can see.

• And you’ll believe a horse can fly!

Fables #114 Cover by Joao Ruas

The most harrowing epic since the series’ inception starts when Snow and Bigby’s cub Therese receives a Christmas gift from an unknown admirer. This red plastic boat may hold the key to a deep, disturbing secret that will incite a series of soul-crushing events for the denizens of Fabletown.

This 8-issue storyline will boast a backup feature that follows Bufkin’s (mis)adventures in Oz painted by fan-favorite Shawn McManus which will be a great entry point for new readers.

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Green Lantern #6 Cover by Doug Mahnke

With the tumultuous battle for Korugar past them, Sinestro and Hal are left at a crossroads. They must pick up the pieces of their lives.
The question is, will they do it alone…or together?

HELLRAISER #11 Cover by  Janusz Ordon & Stephen Thompson

Witness Clive Barker’s long-awaited return to tell new chapters in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead!
In this issue…the sense-shattering new reality of Hellraiser is here! It’s a fresh start for Kirsty Cotton and Pinhead. There are no rules! No one is safe!

Clive Barker’s changing the way you look at HELLRAISER so don’t miss this new chapter in horror history!

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Justice League Dark #6 Cover by Mike Janin

Enchantress has been subdued, but this team of misfits hardly knows how to celebrate when each is still wrestling with their own demons. While Zatanna and Constantine try to decide on their next steps, Deadman deals with his loss, and Shade the Changing Man tries to bring Mindwarp back from the edge of sanity – but at what cost?

Severed # 7 Cover by Attila Futaki

‘HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS’

In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh.

SCOTT SNYDER (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, SWAMP THING), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: PERCY JACKSON) comes the most terrifying horror series of the year. Be there for the thrilling conclusion.

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The All-New Batman:The Brave and the Bold #16 Cover by Rick Burchett

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air.
But so is a whole lot of sheer magical insanity, because Batgirl has a not-so-secret admirer: Bat-Mite!

The Cape #4 (of 4) Cover by Zach Howard & Nelson Daniel

What pushes someone to hurt the people they love?  Eric has shown us that his capacity for evil is limitless, but is something else to blame?

Find out as Eric confronts Nicky in the final chapter of the critically acclaimed miniseries, The Cape, by the Eisner-nominated creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Joe Hill, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel.

Explore your dark side.

There you go! Some of the best covers of February, 2012. 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