A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.

2015 got off to an impressive start with stunning compositions from Riley Rossmo, James Harren, and Ken Niimura; wonderful character portraits from Marko Djurdjevic, Becky Cloonan, and Kaare Andrews; amazing colors from Darwyn Cooke and Artyom Trakhanov; and a really fun He-Man piece from Stjepan Sejic.

  • Drifter #3

    Variant cover by Marko Djurdjevic

    Published by Image

  • Burning Fields #1

    Variant cover by Riley Rossmo

    Published by Boom Studios

    Political cartoon as comic book cover, executed with finesse.

  • Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier #4

    Cover by Mike Del Mundo

    Published by Marvel

    A Communist star as a gateway to the stars. Del Mundo remains one of the smartest cover designers in the business.

  • Grayson #6

    Cover by Mikel Janin

    Published by DC

    Not just great composition, but really great use of body language to communicate different styles. Also, this is my favorite current comic book power couple.

  • Rumble #2

    Cover by James Harren

    Published by Image

    James Harren is not getting the full appreciation he deserves in this industry. The energy of his line is really second to none right now.

  • Iron Fist: Living Weapon #8

    Cover by Kaare Andrews

    Published by Marvel

  • The Kitchen #2

    Cover by Becky Cloonan

    Published by DC Vertigo

  • Feathers #1

    Cover by Ken Niimura

    Published by Boom Studios

    Sensational composition that really leads the eye around the scene in a single image.

  • He-Man The Eternity War #2

    Cover by Stjepan Sejic

    Published by DC

    There is a high camp quality to this cover that I adore. Sejic brings dramatic intensity to He-Man riding on Battle Cat, flanked by snake men.

  • Deep State #3

    Cover by Artyom Trakhanov

    Published by Boom Studios

    Very effective use of a limited palette to convey both place and mood.

  • Star-Spangled War Stories Feat. G.I. Zombie #6

    Cover by Darwyn Cooke

    Published by DC

    Exceptional Darwyn Cooke art is a great way to get me to notice that there is a book called Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie.

  • Amazing Spider-Man #13

    Cover by Olivier Coipel and Wade Von Grawbadger

    Published by Marvel

    Von Grawbadger's inks really add to the definition and depth of this extraordinary Coipel composition.