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).

NOTE: The artwork compiled in Best Art Ever (This Week) is found on countless art blogs, DeviantArt links and reader submissions, but it has to be said that an inordinate amount of material in this week's edition was found on Context Is For The Weak. Curated by Brent Keane, it has become a great resource for this feature and for comic book-loving Tumblr users. There's always beautiful stuff there, and this week we ended up reblogging more than a fair share.

Mysterio by Skottie Young

Cliff Steele by Richard Case and Tom McCraw

Batman by Mike Allred

Mario World by Alexey Mikhaylov

Black Cat by Stephane Roux

Admiral Ackbar by Dan Hipp

Disney ducks by Carl Barks

Captain Marvel by Michael Oeming

Captain America #46 cover by Steve Epting

Harley Quinn and the Joker by Coran "Kizer" Stone

"Cyberpink" by Mike Maihack

The Sopranos superhero homage by David Finch and Art Thirbert

Edward Hopper superhero tribute by David Finch and Art Thirbert

The Phantom Stranger by Matt Wagner

Batman and Robin by Dean Trippe

Alan Moore tribute by Alex Ross

The Rocketeer by Daniel Krall

Hipster Jubilee by Nate Bellegarde

Black Bolt by José Ladrönn

The Inhumans by Kevin Nowlan

Batman by Dan Hipp

Judge Dredd by Gary Martin from the collection of Chris Calra

New Avengers #59 by Stuart Immonen

Catwoman by Darwyn Cooke

Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Speed Racer by Jerome K. Moore

Death by David Mack

Deadman by Mike Mignola

Black Canary by Steve Rude

Marvel superheroes by Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross

Batgirl by Ramon Olivera

Spider-Woman by Alex Maleev

Daredevil: Echo by Joe Quesada and David Mack

Zatanna by Chris Evenhuis

Batman by Francis Manapul

Wonder Girl by Adam Hughes

Black Cat and Catwoman by Colleen Coover

Daredevil: Fall From Grace by Scott McDaniel

Kitty Pryde by Kevin West

Star Trek by Philip Bond

Hawkwoman by John Watson