FEATURE: 10 Of The Best Comic Book Covers From Marvel's December 2014 Solicitations

December is a big month for Marvel as AXIS and Spider-Verse continue and we've rounded up just ten of the best covers. Featuring work from the likes of Alex Ross and Simone Bianchi as well as characters like the new female Thor and Captain America, hit the jump to check them out!

10. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 - SIMONE BIANCHI


• Spider-Verse too intense for you? Jump back to 616 for two super special Spider-Man stories!
• Rising star Sean Ryan (UNCANNY X-MEN/IRON MAN/NOVA SPECIALS, Suicide Squad) and Brandon Peterson (UNCANNY X-MEN, AGE OF ULTRON) bring you a story that will have everyone talking!
• Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and Marvel new-comer Ron Salas bring you a back-up story featuring a fan-favorite supporting cast member!


9. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 - JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

 

• High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field!
• Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
• Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.


8. ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2


• The new Hydra has formed, comprised of the most ruthless villains of the Marvel Universe as the great infiltration continues!
• Cap uncovers the ultimate goal of the new Hydra but is it too late to stop them?
• Cap and Nomad’s new partnership is put to the ultimate test as they race to uncover The Sect of the Unknown!


7. NOVA #25 - ZACHARY MONTOYA

 

• Over-sized monumental 25th issue and great jumping-on point!
• Things are changing for Sam Alexander, A.K.A. Nova, the Human Rocket, so get on board to the fastest moving comic in the business!


6. THOR #3 - RUSSELL DAUTERMAN


• Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor.
• But what happens when she’s separated from that hammer?
• Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And oh yeah, whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?


5. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY #6 - ALEX GARNER


 
• In the wake of the DEATH OF WOLVERINE, Mystique must come to grips with everything she’s done in a lifetime of crime, and the DESTINY laid out before her.


4. BLACK WIDOW #13 - PHIL NOTO

 
• The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. How will she deal with this?
• The final path to Chaos is at her feet, but will her own demons keep her from finally taking it?
• What happened to Isaiah? Can Black Widow still turn to the Avengers, or even to SHIELD?
• The creative team celebrates the first FULL YEAR of their astonishing unbroken run!


3. ANGELA: ASGARD'S ASSASSIN - STEPHANIE HANS

 

• All her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.
• And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian.
• Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
• But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it?
• Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!


2. ELEKTRA #9 - MICHAEL DEL MUNDO


 
• As the Assassin’s Guild closes-in, Elektra faces an old enemy one final time. But how can the master assassin survive against an unkillable enemy?


1. UNCANNY X-MEN #26 - ALEX ROSS

 
• Everything over the last several months has been leading to this—a turning point for the X-Men. And it all revolves around their deceased former mentor and leader, Professor Charles Xavier!
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