There's a lot of pressure riding on a comic book cover. It's got to grab the attention of potential readers from the shelf while surrounded by hundreds of competing titles. It has to sell the tone of the book inside and entice the reader to pick it up. I've been picking out and posting my favourite comic book covers all year over on Pinterest, but with the year wrapping up in a few short weeks I figured it was time to pick out my 10 favourite covers for 2013.
These aren't necessarily from the best books of the year, and they may not even be from books that I've actually read (although a quick check just revealed that I did indeed buy nine of my top 10 covers this year). They are, however, my personal favourites.
#10: Wolverine MAX #6
Art by Jock. April 2013.
#9: Batman Incorporated #9
Art by Chris Burnham. March 2013.
#8: Daredevil #30
Art by Chris Samnee. August 2013.
#7: Daredevil: End of Days #8
Art by Alex Maleev. May 2013.
#6: Revival #16
Art by Jenny Frisson. December 2013.
#5: Captain Marvel #9
Art by Jamie McKelvie. January 2013.
#4: Hawkeye #10
Art by Francesco Francavilla. April 2013.
#3: Journey into Mystery #649
Art by Jeff Dekal. February 2013.
#2: Wonder Woman #23
Art by Cliff Chiang. August 2013.
#1: Batman Incorporated #13
Art by Chris Burnham. July 2013.