Compiling this column is a challenge every month, but five-week months particularly put us through the ringer. We narrowed this list down from a staggering 70 initial picks, which speaks to the strength and variety of stunning cover art on display throughout August. In the end, we still included more covers than usual. How could we exclude Phil Noto’s creative use of smartphones, Tom Muller’s clever sense of design, Tim Daniel’s winking tribute art, Lauren Tsai’s hip-AF street-art style, Nick Roche’s robot epicness, Ben Oliver’s unsettling pig or a trio of dreamlike Sandman Universe covers? From cartoon humor to disturbing desserts, there’s something for everyone in this month’s roundup of outstanding comic cover art.