Every Entertainment Weekly cover from 2018
7th December 2018

That’s a wrap

’Tis the season for 2018 nostalgia. We’ve already picked our entertainers of the year (the women of Crazy Rich Asians! Ariana Grande!) and the best and worst… everything… of the year. So now it’s time to look back on the rest of our knockout covers. Click through for everything from Dawson’s Creek to Aquaman


Oh, how a year can change things. Before the tweet heard round the world heard, before The Conners, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman got together to celebrate the Roseanne revival.

The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus is a perennial EW cover favorite. This time he joined the rest of the TWD cast to preview season 8 of the show.

The stars of Lady Bird

Our Oscars viewing guide was headlined by Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and their fearless leader Greta Gerwig. 

The new Han Solo

Alden Ehrenreich beat out a host of other actors for the coveted role of Han Solo, and he was rewarded with an EW first-look cover. 

The Oscars 90th-anniversary special issue

The gold man starred on this cover, which fronted an entire issue’s worth of Oscars Untold Stories.

Westworld 2.0

Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood took us inside the Wild West.

Avengers: Nebula and Scarlet Witch

We created 15 collector’s editions in honor of Infinity War. First up: Karan Gillan and Elizabeth Olsen. 

Avengers: Rocket, Groot, and Thor

Chris Hemsworth joined Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel’s alter egos.

Avengers: Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch turns back time.

Avengers: The Hulk

It’s Mark Ruffalo, kind of.

Avengers: Star-Lord and Okoye

Chris Pratt and Danai Gurira are the ultimate warriors.

Avengers: Vision and Shuri

Paul Bettany and Letitia Wright make for a powerful pair.

Avengers: Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman takes on T’Challa.

Avengers: Thanos

Josh Brolin, a.k.a. the root of all evil.

Avengers: Spider-Man

Tom Holland shows off his skills.

Avengers: Mantis and Bucky Barnes

Pom Klementieff and Sebastian Stan prepare for war.

Avengers: War Machine and Drax

Guess who’s wearing more makeup: Don Cheadle or Dave Bautista.

Avengers: Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. rises again.

Avengers: Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson makes the case for a Black Widow movie.

Avengers: Captain America

Chris Evans continues the battle of the Chrises.

Avengers: Falcon and Gamora

Anthony Mackie and Zoe Saldana.

Ready Player One

Spoiler alert: EW liked Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy.

The Dawson’s Creek reunion

We didn’t wanna wait to give this awesome cast five different covers.

The Dawson’s Creek reunion: James Van Der Beek

Dawson himself told us he’s Team Pacey.

The Dawson’s Creek reunion: Katie Holmes

Joey was almost played by somebody else (can you guess who?).

The Dawson’s Creek reunion: Joshua Jackson

From the Creek to The Affair, he’s always easy on the eyes.

The Dawson’s Creek reunion: Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams

Jen and Audrey once got in a bar fight.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, and Elisabeth Moss scared the crap out of us in the best way on their cover, which previewed the show’s second season. 

The Handmaid’s Tale, take 2

Offred got her own version of the EW cover.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Chris Pratt (and a dinosaur) headlined the 2018 Summer Movie Preview.

Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds got even more R-rated to celebrate his hilarious sequel.


Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin took to the ring for this glamourous shoot.

The Fab 5

The men of Queer Eye brought their makeovers to the beach.


Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking drama headlined EW’s annual LGBTQ issue.


Star Jason Momoa lent EW the first look of his upcoming superhero flick.


Lest everyone forget that he’s joined by Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard, we had a second cover to serve as a reminder.

The Breaking Bad reunion

Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk, and the rest of the cast reminisced about the award-winning drug drama.

Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker is the first female Doctor, and we can’t think of a better reason for a cover.


Yes, that’s really Zachary Levi on EW’s special Comic-Con issue. 

Jack Ryan

John Krasinski — one of EW’s entertainers of the year! — stepped into the shoes of a true action hero.

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga told us something good about their Golden Globe-nominated drama.

Honoring Aretha Franklin

The Aug. 31 issue was dedicated to the Queen of Soul. 

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson and EW made history with the very first look at the MCU’s very first female-fronted film.

Murphy Brown

Candice Bergen’s revival headlined our Fall TV Preview.

Fall TV Preview

There was so much fall TV that it needed two different covers. 

#7DaysofGreys: Ellen Pompeo

To celebrate the landmark 15th season of Grey’s Anatomy, we brought the cast together for six different covers and an entire week’s worth of content.

#7DaysofGreys: Justin Chambers and Camilla Luddington

Luddington talked about her character, Jo Wilson, facing her past.

#7DaysofGreys: Kelly McCreary and Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams dished on the eary days of the Jackson-April relationship.

#7DaysofGreys: James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson

The actress who plays Miranda Bailey told us how she cried during the infamous shooter episode.

#7DaysofGreys: Kim Raver, Kevin McKidd, and Caterina Scorsone

It’s a love triangle, y’all!

#7DaysofGreys: The interns

Every day on this set is a party. 


Jamie Lee Curtis is the ultimate horror heroine.


If there’s one thing we know about EW’s fans, it’s that they love this show.


So we gave you guys…


… three different covers.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Jude Law (as young Dumbledore) and Eddie Redmayne (as Newt Scamander) graced the cover to celebrate the sequel — which also contained dozens of untold stories from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Julia Roberts

America’s sweetheart is back with a film (Ben Is Back) and a TV show (Homecoming) this fall, so she got double the covers. 

Julia Roberts

And yes, we turned the glam factor up to 10.

Game of Thrones

Ahead of the show’s highly anticipated final season, EW put together an exclusive report on just what the heck to expect.

Mary Poppins Returns

Is there anything more joyful than Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda?

Creed II

Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan are the cutest pair ever.

The 2018 Entertainers of the Year: The women of Crazy Rich Asians

There were so many stunning performances this year that we turned out four different covers. First up: Constance Wu, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, and Michelle Yeoh.

The 2018 Entertainers of the Year: Cardi B


The 2018 Entertainers of the Year: Darren Criss

His performance in Versace earned him this coveted spot.

The 2018 Entertainers of the Year: The women of Black Panther

Sure, everyone in this Golden Globe-nominated flick was great, but the women reigned supreme.

The best (and worst) of the year

In our final issue of 2018, we gave readers the final word on the best (and worst) in movies, TV shows, music, and books.

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