Best Comic Book Covers: September 2012

Published on October 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 Elephantmen #43  by Brandon Graham and  2000 AD #1800  by Simon Bisley.

2000 AD  #1800 – Cover by Simon Bisley

This Prog (short for ‘Programme’) comes with a perp-busting cover by superstar artist Simon Bisley, who began his career at 2000 AD and now returns after a 22 year hiatus.

Inside we have work from the cream of British comics – Chris Weston (The Invisibles, The Filth), Dan Abnett (The Authority, Warhammer 40k), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Clint Langley (Sláine), Lee Carter (Dead Eyes, Necrophim), and the team by The New Deadwardians – Ian Edginton  and INJ Culbard.

And what a pulse-pounding Prog this is, with four Earth-shattering stories that will thrill and delight both new and lapsed readers!

American Vampire   #31 – Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
The streets of Tinseltown run red with blood as Skinner and Pearl wipe another name off their list, and Pearl gets a terrible shock as she realizes things are not exactly what they appear to be. Paranoia abounds as “The Blacklist” builds to its horrible conclusion!

Before Watchmen: silk Spectre – Cover by Amanda Conner #3
“San Francisco, baby. The best part of the trip…is the trip.”

Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

Captain America Black Widow #636 – Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Captain America and the Black Widow are on a deadly collision course!

• Crosshairs are trained on Cap!

• Kashmir Venemma dies! At least twice!

• Guest-starring Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Dr. Doom (?)

Elephantmen #43 – Cover by Brandon Graham

Behind a wraparound cover by PROPHET and KING CITY’s Brandon Graham, Hip Flask and Vanity Case enjoy a cup of tea and sympathy, and Miki meets Apostrophe.

Ghost #0 – Cover by Jenny Frison

Former journalist Vaughn Barnes has been reduced to moonlighting as cameraman for the shoddy paranormal-investigation cable TV show Phantom Finders. But when a curious device summons the specter of a beautiful, translucent woman, Vaughn is plunged into a mystery of criminal intrigue that spans two worlds! Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto launch their exciting new take on one of Dark Horse’s most popular characters ever!

Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum #1 – Cover by Tonci Zonjic

Hellboy’s favorite gun-blazing vigilante takes justice to the skies this time by getting locked in combat aboard a zeppelin!

Mars Attacks #4 – Cover by John McCrea

The Martians are here! And they’ve brought giant, mutant insects with them!
The invasion continues, from Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) and Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman)!

The Unwritten #41 – Cover by: Yuko Shimizu

“What Fell Between.” Let’s take a step back here and find out exactly how Tom and Richie – not to mention the world – got into the mess they’re in right now. The tumultuous events of the missing year, complete with ghosts, vampires and a surprise visit from Madame Rausch, are finally revealed…

X-O Manowar #5 – Cover by Mico Suayan

Join New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) as the sudden arrival of the X-O Manowar armor on Earth ignites an extraterrestrial arms race – one that Ninjak will aim to win by any means necessary.

After a failed brute force attempt on the life of Aric of Dacia, Vine agents deep within MI6 have only one option left in their gambit to retrieve the X-O Manowar armor – call in the deadly mercenary known as Ninjak! But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the Earth’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it?

Start reading here as Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance in X-O Manowar #5!

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

Simon Daoudi