FEATURE: 10 Of The Best Comic Book Covers From DC's August 2014 Solicitations

DC Comics released their August 2014 solicitations earlier this week, and we've rounded up just ten of the most creative and stunning covers for you to enjoy! Agree? Disagree? Hit the jump to check them out and to share your thoughts on our selections.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/25/2014

10. BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #3 - ALEX ROSS


 
Robin and Kato…hostages of The Joker and General Gumm?! Even worse, the kidnapped crime fighters are forced into a battle to the death by the Dastardly Duo. With their purloined partners in peril, Batman and the Green Hornet have no choice but to work together. Will they be able to track down the hidden location of the captives’ cage match before either of their partners goes down for the count?


9. SUPERMAN #34 - JOHN ROMITA JR.

 
Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. continue their epic Superman run with “THE MEN OF TOMORROW” chapter 3! Introducing the bizarre villain known as The Machinist – the man behind the recent technological attacks on Metropolis. But what is his strange connection to Superman? Where is he from? And what does The Machinist want with The Daily Planet? Plus, the mystery behind the disaster at the Ulysses Research Lab sends Clark on an investigation that will reveal a dark secret from his past.
 


8. BATWOMAN #34 - RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

 
This issue changes everything! Batwoman must make a choice that Maggie’s not willing to make! And where does Nocturna fit into all of this?


7. BATMAN ETERNAL #19 - ALEX GARNER

 
Jason Bard and Batman are forced to help Killer Croc when his followers are attacked by demonic monsters from The Black Maze!
 


6. HARLEY QUINN #9 - AMANDA CONNER

 
When Harley fills in as a burlesque dancer, she kills it on the main stage – literally! But what happens when she gets caught by the cops and finds herself face to face with her most devoted stalker?!


5. CONSTANTINE #17 - JUAN FERREYRA

 
John Constantine is no stranger to death, but he’s never seen it on this scale – a spell gone terribly wrong has sent him back through time to World War I! Unfortunately, he’s not the only mage in the trenches…and where death has this much power, black magic couldn’t be more dangerous!
 


4. SECRET ORIGINS #5 - LEE BERMEJO

 
The latest explosive origins from DC Comics – The New 52 include Cyborg by Marv Wolfman and André Coelho; Red Hood by Scott Lobdell and Paulo Siqueira; and Mera by Jeff Parker and the art team of Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez.


3. BATMAN/SUPERMAN #14 - JAE LEE

 
Part 2 of “Forgotten Heroes” finds the new team of Catwoman and Superman taking on Gotham City – and there’s nothing Batman or Lois Lane can do to stop them!
 


2. DETECTIVE COMICS #34 - FRANCIS MANAPUL

 
Batman is faced with an unsolvable mystery: a dead friend, an unknown assailant and a drug called “Icarus.” Has the World’s Greatest Detective finally been outmatched?


1. GREEN ARROW #34 - ANDREW SORRENTINO

 
If Oliver Queen is to survive, he must face not only his past sins but also his current ones, symbolized by Richard Dragon and his Longbow Hunters!
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KallarkKent - 5/25/2014, 2:14 PM
That Ross cover is amazing, great series too.
McGee - 5/25/2014, 2:14 PM
:D

Desrow - 5/25/2014, 2:17 PM
Dat Constantine cover is pure sex.
marvel72 - 5/25/2014, 2:25 PM
batman/green hornet by alex ross should be higher on the list than tenth.
NovaCorpsFan - 5/25/2014, 2:26 PM
Villains deserve more comics. They're far more psychologically engaging than heroes are.
Klone - 5/25/2014, 2:26 PM
Constantine and Batman/Superman are both brilliant.
Enphlieuwince - 5/25/2014, 2:33 PM
That Romita Superman is just turrible. It looks like a Calvin and Hobbes daydream.
Enphlieuwince - 5/25/2014, 2:35 PM
The Garner cover beats out the Ross. And like Klone said, the Constantine and Batman/Superma covers are outstanding and offbeat.
BuckyCap - 5/25/2014, 2:51 PM
Each time I see JRJR artwork I wonder how the [frick] he manages to keep getting work. The dude is a complete hack.
QuestiontheAnswer - 5/25/2014, 3:30 PM
Wow, that GA one is on fire.
batcheeks8 - 5/25/2014, 4:07 PM
JAE LEE!!!
SuperioR23SupermaN - 5/25/2014, 4:23 PM
The Batman eternal cover by Alex Garner & the Batman/Superman by Jae Lee are prefect
SuperioR23SupermaN - 5/25/2014, 4:26 PM
*perfect
KingLing - 5/25/2014, 5:16 PM
The Constantine cover should have had number one. It's genius.
Snotzo - 5/25/2014, 5:43 PM
Have add my support for the Constantine cover, magnificent.
case - 5/25/2014, 5:59 PM
Check out the Constantine one! Classic!
Love the batman/superman one too.
lukehero - 5/25/2014, 6:23 PM
Looks good.
lucio7lopez - 5/25/2014, 6:33 PM
Jae Lee is my favorite.

What happen with JRJR? These robots look like Bender, and even Bender looks a lot more complex. Worst robots designs ever... I don't like his art =(
AEStark - 5/25/2014, 7:37 PM
why is anything from jr jr on this list
DrunkenNukem - 5/25/2014, 7:54 PM
Bermejo´s cover...

awsome..
BlindJustice - 5/25/2014, 8:05 PM
Robin vs. Bruce Lee... That's too funny!

Not even a contest.

McFarlaneFan - 5/25/2014, 8:12 PM
@BlindJustice Bruce Lee was a great fight choreographer, athlete and performer. Not to be confused with a great fighter.

Chuck Norris was/is a professional fighter and experienced combatant in martial arts. Not to be confused with Bruce Lee.

ManDeth - 5/25/2014, 8:18 PM
It's fantastic that DC has realized they can embrace the 66 series and do a darker Batman at the same time.

In 1989 they tried to shut down Adam West appearing at cons advertising himself as an actor who played Batman.

I don't usually like Alex Ross' work but that cover really makes me want to see more of that series. Too bad the comic totally fails at bringing it to life.

I would love to see an animated series that continues the series as it was in it's 1st season and parts of season 2. But nothing like it's season 3 which went a bit too far into zaniness.
Shaq - 5/25/2014, 8:23 PM
Freaking Alex Ross man!

Romita is turrible.

Thankfully none are "3D EXTREME!"
Jollem - 5/25/2014, 11:37 PM
jrjr is the man. all nice covers
breakneckbeck - 5/26/2014, 1:27 AM
God I hate Jrjr's Superman so much. He's fine when he does quirky or independent comics where his style works.

Everybody loves his kick-ass, but when it comes to grasping the big epic characters like Superman and Captain America it just looks like terrible fan art and distracts me from what could be an epic book.

Its so cartoony and clunky. They need to just keep him away from all mainstream continuities.
breakneckbeck - 5/26/2014, 1:28 AM
Also LOL at the idea of watching Bruce Lee beat the sh!t out of Burt Ward
Jollem - 5/26/2014, 3:07 AM
jrjr has a great style
BoomTubeB - 5/26/2014, 4:51 AM
that Constantine cover is legit!
RetroFit - 5/26/2014, 7:34 AM
Wow, that's a great collection of covers!
J0RELLC00LJ - 5/26/2014, 10:34 AM
Jae Lee has drawn the best representation of the new Supes outfit yet! Oh well.
And as a JKD instructor, Robin would be a grease stain, such a joke that the classic episode where that actually happens is a stalemate, cause ya know, Robin was popular.
M3T4LL0 - 5/26/2014, 10:54 AM
Why do people like JRJR's art? He is horrible... his drawings look like he did them on a hardcore LSD binge.
WruceBayne - 5/26/2014, 4:04 PM
@McGEE- I must of watch that F'd up gif you posted about 22 times.
MementoMori - 5/26/2014, 8:14 PM
As usual, Alex Ross just knocks it outta the park. I love the way Batman is drawn on the cover for Batman eternal. He's sporting an awesome cowl and suit. Same goes for Cyborg by Lee Bermejo and Superman by Jae Lee. That being said, the Constantine cover is my favorite.
Slaggathor - 5/27/2014, 11:15 AM
JRJR is heavily influenced by Jack Kirby. Only problem is he isn't in anyway as good as the King.

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