Week after week, comic publishers keep the artists they employ hard at work trying to come up with covers that will make you, the jaded comic buying public, stop and pay attention to them as you peruse the sea of titles that adorn the shelves of your local comic shop or digital comic retailer of choice. Desperate to get you to step outside of your pull-list and give some new or not so new book a chance, they metaphorically cry out, "Please! Judge us by our cover!" In the latest of our galleries celebrating the best covers of the year, we're looking at the best covers from IDW.

IDW maintained its impressive and diverse line of licensed properties in 2016, from Ninja Turtles to Little Ponies, as well as ambitiously expanding and collating its Hasbro properties under the "Revolution" banner, and reviving and reinventing the Micronauts, M.A.S.K., and Rom.

There were crossovers like Star Trek meeting Green Lantern, Batman meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and G.I. Joe meeting Street Fighter. Alternate realities were explored with the "Deviations" one-shots, and characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, Godzilla, and Hunter S. Thompson were allowed to thrive.

After carefully reviewing all of the covers for IDW books published with cover dates between January and December of 2016, I've selected a collection that runs the eye-catching, attention-grabbing gamut. Some are fun, some are striking, some are unusual, and some are downright weird, but they all beg for a second look. Maybe even a third? If you're really taken, you should also read the comics!

 

 

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