Artist Alley: The best comic covers I saw this week – Jem & the Holograms, The Kitchen, and more

Every week, so much amazing art is released into the comic book world. Each Thursday, I highlight a handful of my favorites. Come for the subjective taste in art, stay for the inevitable debate on the merits of my taste!

Today we have covers by Alex Maleev, Juan Doe, Pia Guerra, Nat Jones, Becky Cloonan, Sarah Richards, and Terry Dodson.

#1: 1872 #1 – Marvel Comics
Steampunk superheroes with a Wild West flair? I see Marvel”s been reading my diary again.

Written by Gerry Duggan. Cover by Alex Maleev. On sale June 2015.

#2: RESURRECTIONISTS #5 – Dark Horse Comics
Broken hearts across multiple lives and all the baggage that comes with it, all succinctly explained in a single piece of art.

Written by Fred Van Lente. Cover by Juan Doe. On sale 3/11.

Look, I”m not gonna lie. The idea of knights riding dalmatians is just cracking me up. A+ for Silver Age humor.

Written by Stuart Moore. Cover by Pia Guerra. On sale 5/20.

#4: BROKEN MOON #1 – American Gothic Press
I”m not sure what this story from the new comic press division of Famous Monsters is about, but anything with a blood moon skull and undead hordes is okay in my book.

Written by Steve Niles. Cover by Nat Jones. On sale August 2015.

#5: THE KITCHEN #5 – Vertigo Comics
A Mob wife balancing delicate wedding 1970s fashion with a “I will kill everything you love” face while smoking a cigar? Yes, please.

Written by Ollie Masters. Cover by Becky Cloonan. On sale 3/18.

Finally, the Misfits get their time in the variant cover song. You know you”re singing their part of the theme song right now.

Written by Kelly Thompson. Cover by Sarah Richards. On sale May 2015.

#7: HIT: 1957 #1 – Boom! Studios
Did this mysterious blonde just shoot that man? Or is is she cradling his body after taking a shot at his protector? Could go either way.

Written by Bryce Carlson. Cover by Terry Dodson. On sale March 2015.