Best Comic Book Covers:April 2012

Published on May 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 Dark Horse Presents #11 by Francesco Francavilla

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AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #2 (OF 12)
– Cover by Jim Cheung

• As The Opening Shot Is Fired, The Avengers Storm The Beach Of Utopia, And The Phoenix Draws Ever Nearer To Earth!
• But Which Side Will Wolverine Fight On?
• And What Choice Will Hope Make That Will Change The Direction And Scope Of The Conflict Dramatically?

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH – THE PICKENS COUNTY HORROR #2 (OF 2) – Cover by Becky Cloonan

A reclusive vampire clan and a deadly mist create one of the most disastrous missions our heroes have ever faced!

* The most horrific B.P.R.D. in years!

“The world has taken a turn for the apocalyptic—which makes the series title Hell on Earth an apt one.” —USA Today

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CREEPY COMICS #8 – Cover by Richard Corben

Uncle Creepy has unearthed another malicious mag’s worth of terror! Waiting in these pages are brand-new stories from Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts, Hulk), Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Class), Rick Geary (A Treasury of Victorian Murder), Doug Moench (Batman), and Kelly Jones (Criminal Macabre) all wrapped up in a cover from horror master Richard Corben (Hellboy, classic Creepyand Eerie)!

DAREDEVIL #11 – Cover by Marcos Martin

• “The Omega Effect” Concludes!

• Daredevil And Spider-Man Join Frank Castle In A Blitzkrieg Takedown Of New York Crime– But Don’t Take It For Granted That These Heroes Are All Working Together.

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 – Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Don’t miss the continuing exploits of cunning assassin Amala, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, Evan Dorkin’s House of Fun, and Steve Niles’s Criminal Macabre.

This issue is also packed with the exciting premiere of Francesco Francavilla’s pulp-noir hero the Black Beetle, the return of John Arcudi’s The Creep, and a new story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!

And in an exciting feature by Frank Barbiere and Luke Radl, meet the killers known as the White Suits, who have left their bloody fingerprints throughout modern history. When a young girl encounters one of the Suits during a mob deal gone wrong, she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever–or end it!

IRREDEEMABLE #36 – Cover by Diego Barreto

SEE WHERE OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES ARE AFRAID TO GO!

The Plutonian has ruined so many lives, and nearly destroyed the human race. When a savior emerges from the most unlikely of places, leaving the world reeling from the news, where can the Plutonian fit into this new world? And is death a fitting punishment for a god?

An intense not-to-be-missed issue of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.

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SPACEMAN #6 (OF 9) – Cover by Dave Johnson

Orson is on the run from the cops with the kidnapped Tara. And things just got worse with a bounty hunter on his tail who has a connection to Orson’s life on Mars.

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES – BOBA FETT IS DEAD #1 (OF 4) – Covers by Chris Scalf!

The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead.

But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman–the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones–gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!

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THE NEW AVENGERS #25 – Cover by Mike Deodato
• Avx Tie-In!
• Iron Fist Discovers The Shocking Connection Between Himself And The Cosmic Phoenix Force…!

WINTER SOLDIER #4 – Cover by Lee Bermejo & John Tyler Christophe
• Bucky Vs A Gorilla!
• The Villains Plot Revealed!
• Featuring Dr. Doom, Red Ghost, And More!

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