John Cassidy and Laura Martin’s artwork for the cover of Daredevil #512, the final issue of the series, is nothing short of phenomenal. The first time I saw the cover to this issue I was completely blown away as I saw the now iconic image of Daredevil’s various costumes seemingly filled with the ghosts of his past.
Frank Quitely‘s cover to Batman & Robin #13 distilled the last fifty years of Bat-history into one glorious image – the tilted camera angle of Batman’s 60s television series, a nod of the hat to the murder of Jason Todd in the 80s, the lurid neon colors of 90s movie Batman Forever, and to my mind the first time a Frank Quitely Joker has been published – in this case the bullet-scarred Thin White Duke of Death incarnation from cohort Grant Morrison’s recent Batman R.I.P. Sublime.
Heroic Age: Villains – Again, Jae Lee let’s us see the whimsical yet horrifying view of Marvel’s villains in a lifelike “how-would-they” if they were real.
Gotham City Sirens Issue 16, by Guillem March for it’s brilliant use of Mirrors. I want a giant painting of it hanging on my wall.
This one is nearly impossible for me because I’ve loved every cover for Fables this year. I guess I’d give the nod to Fables #100 though. Showing the face off between the books two main combatants and in the middle the logo with the number 100 under it. All the covers for this series are fantastic but this one it a milestone.