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).

X-Men by Michael Cho

Supergirl sketch by Adam Hughes, colored by Jeremy Roberts

Spider-Man by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson

Hellboy and Wolverine by Matt Kaufenberg

Hipster Girl Darkseid by Ricken

Mr. Miracle by Kevin Maguire

Black Widow vs. Elektra by Daniel Acuña

DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Death by Charles Holbert, Jr.

Plastic Man by Francesco Francavilla

Madman by Mike Allred

Captain America by John Cassaday

Commissioner Gordon and Batman by Chris Samnee

Dazzler by Fiona Staples

Batman by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Moebius

Who Took the Bomp?: Le Tigre On Tour DVD cover by unknown

Dream and Death in the Dreaming by Mike Allred

Black Canary by Marcos Martin

Rorschach by Dave Gibbons

Darth Vader by Tommy Lee Edwards

Storm and Vixen by mic?

Catwoman by Adam Hughes

Batman and Catwoman by Kevin Nowlan

Squid Bear by Orphan Elliott

Wolverine by Jason Pearson

The World's Finest by Jim Lee and Alex Ross

Wonder Woman by Bruce Timm

Batman and Talia by unknown

Big Barda by Nate Bellgarde

Deadpool and the Fantastic Four by unknown

Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin by Chris Samnee

Batgirl by Bruce Timm

Daredevil by Mitch Breitweiser

Mr. Miracle and Big Barda by Ian Gibson

Batgirl by Kevin Nowlan

Starfire and Donna Troy by Tom Grummett (I think)

Zatanna by Lorena Carvalho

Wonder Woman by Darwyn Cooke

Batman and Oracle by Darwyn Cooke

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat by David LaFuentes, colors by John Rauch

Katy Keene by Bill Woggon

Batwoman by J.H. Williams III

Princess Leia by Kaare Andrews from the collection of John Higashi

Storm by Cliff Chiang

Superman by Dave Bullock

Mr. Freeze by Dustin Nguyen

The DC Super-Villains by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano (if you have this in a bigger size, PLEASE send it to us)

Supergirl by Kit