Adam Hughes Comic Book Cover Gallery

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Surprisingly Fun & Cheeky Adam Hughes Comic Book Covers

Adam Hughes, Comic Book Artist

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Adam Hughes may be most infamous for his depiction of heroines such as Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Lara Croft (aka Tomb Raider), Catwoman and others. Some of Hughes’ variants demand high prices in the back-issue market, such as Wonder Woman #184, JSA Classified #1, Tomb Raider #33 and many others.

Adam Hughes’ heroine covers are sexy, beautiful, clever, fun, humorous and human. His work features scenes full of portent, of something which has occurred only moments before, or of something which will occur within the next few moments. His characters are almost decidedly sexual with abundant cleavage; tight, form-fitting uniforms – particularly on the arms, chest and buttocks; and gazes one might describe as coy, either looking down or away from the viewer, or as confident, looking directly at the viewer. His characters display a range of human emotions, including surprise, joy, rage and sorrow, to name only a few. Other characters in Hughes’ cover scenes likewise often appear joyous, surprised or happy as well, interacting with the heroine.

Hughes has been criticized for his sexually-charged renditions of heroes and heroines (particularly heroines). With Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #196, Hughes was forced to alter his cover due to an autograph-seeker touching Wonder Woman’s thigh. In response, Hughes provided a similar but drastically altered cover which obscured as much of Wonder Woman’s skin and femininity as possible. He left the series after  #197, whose cover features the Flash in a typically startled Hughes-esque pose and Wonder Woman dressed once more in her iconic form-fitting one-piece body suit.

Below, we present to you Adam Hughes’ best comic book covers.

They are displayed chronologically with the latest cover first.

We hope you enjoy the gallery!

Sources: Adam Hughes’ Tweet About Wonder Woman #196 change

X-Men Black: Emma Frost #1 (Adam Hughes Virgin Variant) – December 2018

X-Men Black: Emma Frost #1 (Adam Hughes Virgin Variant) – December 2018

X-Men Black: Emma Frost #1 (Adam Hughes Trade Dress Variant) – December 2018

X-Men Black: Emma Frost #1 (Adam Hughes Trade Dress Variant) – December 2018

Barb Wire (Vol 2) #7 (Adam Hughes Cover) – January 2016

Barb Wire (Vol 2) #7 (Adam Hughes Cover) – January 2016

Action Comics #900 (Adam Hughes Variant) – June 2011

Action Comics #900 (Adam Hughes Variant) – June 2011

Teen Titans (Vol 3) #75 (Adam Hughes Retailer Incentive Variant) – November 2009

Teen Titans (Vol 3) #75 (Adam Hughes Retailer Incentive Variant) – November 2009

Power Girl (Vol 2) #2 (Adam Hughes Incentive Variant) – August 2009

Power Girl (Vol 2) #2 (Adam Hughes Incentive Variant) – August 2009

Power Girl (Vol 2) #1 (Adam Hughes Retailer Incentive Variant) – July 2009

Power Girl (Vol 2) #1 (Adam Hughes Retailer Incentive Variant) – July 2009

Catwoman (Vol 3) #74 (Adam Hughes Variant) – February 2008

Catwoman (Vol 3) #74 (Adam Hughes Variant) – February 2008

Catwoman (Vol 3) #70 (Adam Hughes Cover) – October 2007

Catwoman (Vol 3) #70 (Adam Hughes Cover) – October 2007

Catwoman (Vol 3) #51 (Adam Hughes Mugshot Cover) – March 2006

Catwoman (Vol 3) #51 (Adam Hughes Mugshot Cover) – March 2006

JSA Classified #2 (Adam Hughes 2nd Print Variant) – October 2005

JSA Classified #2 (Adam Hughes 2nd Print Variant) – October 2005

JSA Classified #1 (Adam Hughes 2nd Print Variant) – September 2005

JSA Classified #1 (Adam Hughes 2nd Print Variant) – September 2005

JSA Classified #1 (Adam Hughes Variant) – September 2005

JSA Classified #1 (Adam Hughes Variant) – September 2005

Catwoman (Vol 3) #45 (Adam Hughes Cover) – September 2005

Catwoman (Vol 3) #45 (Adam Hughes Cover) – September 2005

Rose and Thorn #6 (Adam Hughes Cover) – July 2004

Rose and Thorn #6 (Adam Hughes Cover) – July 2004

Rose and Thorn #4 (Adam Hughes Cover) – May 2004

Rose and Thorn #4 (Adam Hughes Cover) – May 2004

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #197 (Adam Hughes Cover) – December 2003

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #197 (Adam Hughes Cover) – December 2003

Tomb Raider #33 (Adam Hughes Standard Cover) – October 2003

Tomb Raider #33 (Adam Hughes Standard Cover) – October 2003

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #184 (Adam Hughes Cover) – October 2002

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #184 (Adam Hughes Cover) – October 2002

Comic Book Artist #21 (Adam Hughes Cover) – August 2002

Comic Book Artist #21 (Adam Hughes Cover) – August 2002

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #172 (Adam Hughes Cover) – September 2001

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #172 (Adam Hughes Cover) – September 2001

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #168 (Adam Hughes Cover) – May 2001

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #168 (Adam Hughes Cover) – May 2001

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #154 (Adam Hughes Cover) – March 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #154 (Adam Hughes Cover) – March 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #153 (Adam Hughes Cover) – February 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #153 (Adam Hughes Cover) – February 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #152 (Adam Hughes Cover) – January 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #152 (Adam Hughes Cover) – January 2000

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #151 (Adam Hughes Cover) – December 1999

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #151 (Adam Hughes Cover) – December 1999

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #150 (Adam Hughes Cover) – November 1999

Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #150 (Adam Hughes Cover) – November 1999

Lady Rawhide #3 (Adam Hughes Cover) – November 1995

Lady Rawhide #3 (Adam Hughes Cover) – November 1995

Legionnaires #16 (Adam Hughes Cover) – July 1994

Legionnaires #16 (Adam Hughes Cover) – July 1994