By Molly Jane Kremer and Jarrod JonesUndercover is our opportunity to lovingly gaze upon gorgeous works from magnificent artists. Each week, we single out the most striking covers that grace comic book stands and gush all over them. 

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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #15, by Jenny Frison. (DC Comics)

MJ: Jenny Frison is one of the best cover artists in the comic industry, especially when it comes to creating magnetic images of beautiful women. It’s fitting then, that her latest cover features one of comics’ most iconic ladies, Wonder Woman. Frison uses Diana’s body motion, and her swirling lasso, arcing across the page, to craft a stunning layout. Then, the upward-gazing perspective draws our eye past Wonder Woman and into Frison’s illustrated sky, colored with a meltingly gorgeous sunset.


The Amazing Spider-Man #1, by Alex Ross. (Marvel Comics)

JJ: Look. I don’t know what’s so “All-New” or “All-Different” about having the Spider-Buggy back. I don’t know why Spidey’s got a big, green, glowing bug on his chest. And no — I don’t have an answer for Peter Parker’s bug-crazy sideburns. All I know is what I like, and you better believe I like this, True Believer.


Space Riders #4, by Alexis Ziritt. (Black Mask Studios)

JJ: Pour one out for the kids at Black Mask Studios: Space Riders is coming to an end. (Check out our preview and then go buy that sucker.) But they’re not going out quietly, as this shimmering cover so audaciously states. Stick a giant blade through my dome, people; that is one astounding image.


Secret Wars #6, by Babs Tarr. (Marvel Comics)

MJ: If you’ve seen the Guardians of the Galaxy film, you’re familiar with the roguish charm of Star-Lord. You’ll also know, in glancing at her Secret Wars #6 variant cover, that Babs Tarr has directly channeled that Han Solo-esque allure with her pen. Reclining in zero gravity while winking at the viewer, ladies’ underwear – and dirty socks and potato chips – float around and about him. Dreamy.


Miracleman #3, by Mike Allred. (Marvel Comics)

JJ: It’s a cover so beautiful, I feel guilty calling the artist “Mike”. Allred’s no stranger to this feature — he’s definitely one of the more innovative artists working in comics today, we’re not ashamed to tell you that — but this cover to Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s Miracleman #3 is an other-worldly, four-colored piece of perfection. Someone stick this one under glass. This one is worthy of Warhol.


18 Days #4, by Mukesh Singh. (Graphic India)

JJ: Anyone else reading 18 Days? Well, if you’re among the uninitiated, let this stunner by Mukesh Singh rally you to its mind-bending cause. I feel like my very grip on reality is tugged away from me when I stare into this thing. Makes me want to grab some choice psychotropics, find a cliff overlooking ceaselessly crashing waves, and hope for the best. Astounding.


Doctor Strange #1, by Kevin Nowlan. (Marvel Comics)

MJ: Kevin Nowlan’s clean lines and inimitable style are perfectly suited to the Sorcerer Supreme’s new (and long-deserved) ongoing series. From the wrinkles in Stephen’s slacks to the mesmerizing pattern on the trim of his cape, the foggy, murky background — and its grasping tentacular creepies — only makes Doctor Strange himself pop that much more in the center of the image. In a week full (and I do mean full) of variant covers, this is one to actively covet.

What are the covers that float your boat this week? We want to know! Tell us about them in the comments below, and the best response gets a DoomRocket sticker/button combo sent to their door. Get to it!