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 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. Going forward, we'll work out a system by which you can help us discover even more stuff, but for now, check out the work that blew us away this week.

The Flash by Tom Fowler

Young Frankenstein's Igor by Zach Bellissimo

The Sandman by Dennis Culver

Catwoman by Darwyn Cooke

Jack Kirby by James Edward Clark

"Longest... bomb... ever" by Retrodox

Catwoman by Jaime Hernandez

"Pick Up 2" by Unga

The Sandman's Delirium by Farel Dalrymple

The Invisibles' Quimper by Dennis Culver

Conan O'Brien by Me on the Mic

Doctor Who's Amy Pond by Bill Mudron

Super Grover by Evan "Doc" Shaner

"If Stark Industries Had Created Astroboy..." by Marco D'Alfonso

Hello Kitty-inspired "Fishy Greetings" by Kozyndan