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 regular 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.

Want more? Check out Moviefone's Best Movie Art Ever (This Week).

The Doctor by Bill Murdon

Firebreather vs. the Hulk by Andy Kuhn

Jack Kirby's cosmic pantheon by Simon Gough

Unicron vs. Primus by Don Figueroa

"Pikachewee, I Choose You!" by David Staffell

The Umbrella Academy's Spaceboy by Ben Reffie

Bossk Loves Gorn by Mark Anderson

Captain America vs. Red Skull by Thomas Boatwright (from the collection of Mike Rice)

Untitled by Afua N. Richardson

Tim Drake from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker by Paul Limgenco

Power Girl by Bobby Rubio

MODOK by Sarge

Batgirl by Andie Tong

Captain America by Michael Golden

Ghost Rider by Tristan Schane

X-Men by Mike Mayhew

Power Girl by Darwyn Cooke

Doomsday by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding

Wonder Woman by Darwyn Cooke

Starro vs. Star Sapphire by Nick Perks for Comics Should Be Good

Artwork by Chris Ware

Captain America by Tom Fowler

Batman by Jock

Alien by Gigi Cavenago

Artwork by Cameron Stewart

New Gods by Art Adams

Star Wars: Planet Of The Hoojibs by Greg Winters

Metroid/Samus Aran by Masateru Ikeda

Batman by David Finch and Scott Williams

Detective Comics #854 by J.H. Williams III

Ramona Flowers by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Avengers #13 "X-Men Evolutions" variant cover by Paul Renaud

Glenn Beck by Daniel Clowes

Batgirl by Cliff Chiang

Pixie by Mahmud Asrar

Janelle Monáe by Steve Lieber

Hardware by Denys Cowan and Jimmy Palmiotti

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Tomer Hanuka

Janelle Monáe by Natalie Nourigat

Star Wars: Shadows of Tatootine cover by Raymond Swanland

Plastic Man by Andy Suriano

The Sandman #1 by Dave McKean from the collection of Scott Eder