It’s that blessed time of the year where we all try to take stock of what we’ve done with our lives and what other people have created that we enjoyed. That's right, it's time to start putting together our "Best of 2016" lists, and today we're going to take a look at the Best Marvel Covers of 2016.

Every week of the year comics companies and the artists they employ work their fingers to the bone trying to convince the buying public that not only can you judge a book by it’s cover, but that you should take the time to judge any particular cover and then buy that book instead of all the hundreds of other comic books on the stands.

Or sometimes they’re just trying to trick you into buying a comic without looking too hard at what’s going on in the interior of said comic. Either way, there were a lot of great comic covers out there this year.

Out of the hundreds of comics Marvel published in the calendar year of 2016, I’ve assembled the Top 50 according to my completely infallible and totally scientific method of looking at them all and then picking the ones I liked the best. My only criteria to make it into consideration for this list was that the cover had to stand out and grab my attention.

It could appeal to my love of attractive design, or it could make me want to know more about the story the comic was telling inside. It could just be an incredible piece of artwork, or it could just be so unusual from everything else on the stands that I couldn’t help but be drawn to it.

 

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