-Phil Noto can do as complex a piece of art as you want, but he's also often at his best with the simple iconic splash, as demonstrated nicely in his take on Wolverine for Astonishing X-Men.
-Mike Del Mundo is probably the fastest rising up and coming star when it comes to cover artists in the game right now. His X-Men Legacy work is beautiful, clever and different every month. The idea of using Legion's power signature as Blindfold's literal blindfold looks so seamless, but how would you think of that? On the flip side, his Avengers Arena is playful and a little dangerous at the same time. He's only going to get better too.
-Patrick Gleason makes it with his Batman & Robin if for no other reason than he worked his signature into the bats in the background. Nice touch.
-I can't objectively say it because I do know the back story, but that image of Hope and Cable by Salvador Larroca on Cable and X-Force is striking even if you have no idea who they are, yeah?
-I have no idea what Dia De Los Muertos is about (ok, I have a hunch), but I feel like Riley Rossmo's cover grabbed me by the eyeballs and won't let go.
-Two questions for Mark Brooks: How did you come up with that idea for the Fearless Defenders "toy" cover and then how the heck did you do it?
-Andrea Sorrentino is another one to watch, and it's neat to see two vastly different genres represented with Green Arrow and I, Vampire.
-Hawkeye #9 by David Aja is the wallpaper on my computer at work right now.
-The "breaking the logo" gimmick is a tried and true one, but it's the latter part for a reason. Using Magneto to crunch it up with his powers is a pretty novel spin by Chris Bachalo on Uncanny X-Men.
-The subtle use of scales for texture adds a lot to Cliff Chiang's Wonder Woman cover.
ANGEL & FAITH #20 by Steve Morris
ANGEL & FAITH #20 by Rebekah Isaacs
ASTONISHING X-MEN #60 by Phil Noto
AVENGERS ARENA #6 by Mike Del Mundo
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #13 by Nic Klein
BATMAN AND ROBIN #18 by Patrick Gleason
BATMAN INCORPORATED #9 by Chris Burnham
CABLE AND X-FORCE #5 by Salvador Larroca
CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 by Joe Quinones
COLDER #5 by Juan Ferryra
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS #2 by Riley Rossmo
DJANGO UNCHAINED #4 by Frank Quitely
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #2 by Mark Brooks
FF #5 by Michael Allred
GREEN ARROW #18 by Andrea Sorrentino
HAWKEYE #9 by David Aja
I, VAMPIRE #18 by Andrea Sorrentino
LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #4 by Tradd Moore
LOST VEGAS #1 by Dan McDaid
PROPHET #35 by Zachary Baldus
RED LANTERNS #18 by Miguel Sepulveda
SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1 by Edwin Huang
SPAWN #229 by Todd McFarlane
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6AU by Marco Checchetto
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #6 by Esad Ribic
UNCANNY X-MEN #3 by Chris Bachalo
WOLVERINE #1 by Olivier Coipel
WONDER WOMAN #18 by Cliff Chiang
X-MEN LEGACY #7 by Mike Del Mundo
YOUNG AVENGERS #3 by Jamie McKelvie