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).

Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Slave Jessica Rabbit by Dimitris Samaras

Batman and rogues by Evan "Doc" Shaner

Calvin & Hobbes by Deadly DelMundo

Daredevil by Tim Sale

Serenity: Better Days cover by Adam Hughes

Flex Mentallo artwork by Frank Quitely

Steampunk Witch King from The Lord of the Rings by Max Arkes

Zatanna by Dave Johnson

Captain Marvel by Matt Wagner

Women of Marvel by Ramona Fradon and Mike Allred

Catwoman by unknown

Black Widow by Matt Kindt

Lion-O by Dave Rapoza

Batman by Mark Chiarello (!!!)

Deadpool by Dheny

Commissioner Gordon and Batman by Cat Staggs

Harley Quinn by Chris Stevens

Bizarro by Kevin Nowlan

Rorschach by Dave Gibbons from the collection of David Mandel

Fear Agent by Tony Moore

Alfred Pennyworth by Brian Bolland

Darth Vader by Chris Mason

Kitty Pryde by Jill Thompson

Green Lantern by Seth Fisher

The Question and Kate Kane/Batwoman by Mic

All-Star Superman by Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant

Thor by Tan Eng Huat

Bebop from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Jason Heuser

The Cure's Robert Smith by Pablo Lobato

Masters of the Universe by Gilbert Hernandez

Leon, The Professional by Jason Pearson

Namor by Ariel Olivetti

The Invaders by Dan McDaid

Spider-Man by Skottie Young

Wonder Woman by Mike Allred

Beta Ray Bill by Tom Fowler

Booster Gold/Futurama by unknown

Spider-Man (from FF #1) by Steve Epting

Thor by Simone Bianchi