By 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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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #137, by Laurence Campbell. (Dark Horse Comics)

Hell on Earth‘s nightmarish imagery is paid proper service by cover artist Laurence Campbell, who offers us a pitch black worst-case scenario: you’re laid up in the hospital, you’re alone, it’s insanely dark, and there are demons haunting your every thought. Anyone who fears an overnight stay in the infirmary would do well to avert their eyes now; Campbell’s work conveys a hatred to the unknowable, lingering fear we’ve all felt at one time or another. Sweet dreams.


Clean Room #2, by Jenny Frison. (Vertigo)

Just in case it needed to be repeated: Clean Room is one of Vertigo’s strongest debuts. If you haven’t jumped on board just yet, let Jenny Frison’s sinister cover lure you in with its phosphorescent danger. Stare into the eyes of the spiritually compromised and let the Five Ws fill your mind: Who? What? Where? When? Why? I can’t tell you any of that. How can you find the answers? Here’s How — go to your local retailer and demand Clean Room.


Ms. Marvel #1, by Cliff Chiang. (Marvel Comics)

Supergirl has been kicking my ass for the last month now with its ability to overcome expectations and naysayers, effectively becoming one of the best superhero shows on television. Cliff Chiang’s inspiring cover pays proper homage to the Girl of Steel by having Kamala Khan shed the vestiges of her civilian life to become the Avenger we always knew she could be. It’s an image that’s just as inspiring and thrilling as anything you’ll find on CBS. Now. *claps hands* who’s TV Producer enough to get a Ms. Marvel series in the works?


Extraordinary X-Men #2, by Kevin Wada. (Marvel Comics)

I don’t know how long it takes for Kevin Wada to kick out his fully-realized, lush, and absolutely gorgeous works, but is there any way we can get this guy on interiors? This group shot of Marvel’s All-New Extraordinary X-Men has me sighing wistfully for the Kurt Busiek/Kevin Wada X-Men project I just conjured up in my mind. (Axel Alonso, you’re on notice.)

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!