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).

Secret Origins #30 cover by Ty Templeton

Marvel Comics' Dune by Bill Sienkiewicz

MODOK of Mars by Bob McLeod from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari

Inception by unknown

Jonah Hex by Eduardo Risso

Superman by JH Williams III

Jane Russell by Adam Hughes

Delirium of the Endless by unknown

The Flash by Alex Ross

Batman and Robin by Yildiray Cinar

Wonder Woman by Charles Holbert, Jr.

Wolverine and Mystique by Jae Lee

Batman by David Mazzucchelli

Doctor Strange by Platios

Doctor Doom by Leinil Francis Yu

Superman by Jerry Ordway (I think)

Catwoman by Michael Avon Oeming

Star Wars by Moebius

Animal Man by Rob Guillory

Women of Marvel by Bruce Timm

Daredevil by Michael Lark

Strongbad and the Cheat by Dirk Erik Schulz

The Sandman by Jason Shawn Alexander

Captain America by Steve Epting

Tatsunoko vs Capcom by Toshiaki "Shinkiro" Mori

Usagi Yojimbo by Scott Morse

The Avengers by Michael Cho

Metron by John Paul Leon

Catwoman and Batman (and Robin) by Kevin Nowlan

Deadpool Team-Up by Skottie Young

Blade Runner by Mark Brooks

Black Canary by Alex Toth

Absolute Dark Knight cover by Frank Miller

Oracle by Lorena Carvalho

Loki by Ethan Van Sciver

Dex-Starr by Joel Carroll

Namor by unknown

Black Adam by Alex Ross

Iron Man by Skottie Young

Supergirl by Adam Hughes

The Sandman by David Aja from the collection of Max Rugers