The proliferation of social media is an incredible boon for lovers of comic book art, design and illustration. Sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and other countless blogs and feeds bombard us with a ceaseless supply of artwork by professionals and fans that is variously excellent, clever, funny, innovative, and numerous degrees of awesome.

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists and/or specific bodies of work, but there's just so much great work to see that we've initiated Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the virtually countless pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our travels across the digital media landscape. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly stupid. All of it's awesome. Going forward, we'll work out a system by which you can help us discover even more stuff, but for now, check out the work that blew us away this week.

The Riverdale gang by Mike Hawthorne

Supergirl by Mike Maihack

No idea what this is or who did it but it's awesome

Harley Quinn by John Smith

Big Barda by ~joseph

Lois Lane and Clark Kent by Chris Samnee

The Legend of Zelda by unknown

Yoda and dream girls by Adam Hughes (click to enlarge)

Just a load of awesome by Dan Hipp

M.I.A. by Jamie McKelvie

Untitled by Seiichi Hayashi

1990s Dark Horse characters by Joe Quesada

Ryu by ~zecarlos

Delirium and Death by James Jean

Daft Punk by R Stevens

Batman and the Joker by Gabrielle Dell'Otto

Moebius will kill you (click to enlarge)

Local by Ryan Kelly

Indiana Jones by Jim Steranko

Jack Knight by Duncan Fegredo

Dazzler and the Inhumans by Bill Sienkiewicz

TRON: Legacy by Edwin Urena

Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy by Nick Bradshaw (click to enlarge)

Buzz Lightyear by iamclu

Blade Runner by Alex Amezcua

Tank Girl by Brian Bolland

Blue Beetle by Gabriel Hardman

Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson by Steve Rude