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 Unknown Soldier by Timothy Bradstreet

Batman and Robin by Alex Ross

The Legion of Substitute Superheroes by Tom Fowler

The Darkness by Michael Ivan

The World's Finest by Bruce Timm

Plastic Man by J. Bone

Ambush Bug vs. Batman by Darwyn Cooke

Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes

Art from Nightwing #52 by Greg Land and Drew Geraci

"One punch!" by Kevin Maguire from the collection of Malvin V

The Question #1 cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Doctor Doom vs. the Fantastic Four by Bruce Timm

The Simpsons' Kodos by Luke Denby

Jubilee and Wolverine by Phil Noto

Black Bolt by Farel Dalrymple

Marvel superheroes by Alex Ross

Punisher vs. Batman by Chris Stevens

Akira by David Crossland

Galactus and the Silver Surfer by Alex Maleev

Super-Skrull by Gabriele Dell'Otto

Gotham Central by Michael Lark

The Sandman by Tradd Moore

The Dark Knight Returns by Michael Cho

Death by Tim Seeley

The Shadow and Batman by Tony Harris

Batman '66 by Michael Allred

The Red Death Dealer by The Other Mike

Vision and Scarlet Witch by Rob Haynes

Catwoman by Cully Hamner

Superman by Eduardo Risso

DC's Trinity by Kevin Nowlan

DV8 #5 cover by Fiona Staples

Wolverine by Tsutomu Nihei

The Golden Age Sandman by Gabriel Hardman

Judge Dredd by Mark Harrison

Enemy Ace by George Pratt

The Uncanny X-Men and the Teen Titans by Walt Simonson and Terry Austin

Mysterio by Michael Ivan

Darth Vader by David Barton

M.O.D.O.K. by Dave Gutierrez from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari

Voodoo and Grifter by Jim Lee

Shotaro Kaneda by Katsuhiro Otomo

Zombie art by unknown

Nightwing by Jock