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Awesome Art Picks: Captain America, Swamp Thing, Weapon X and More

Check out these great pieces of art that you won't see in a printed comic book.

It's time once again for the coolest comic book art that you won't see in comic books. Every day, there is so much art that makes its way to the internet.

Professional artists are often drawing images, not just for projects their working on. Sometimes they draw to experiment on their personal blogs or Tumblr accounts. Other times artists will donate their work for great causes.

Each week as I cruise the internet, I come across these amazing pieces and make sure I share them with all of you.

The first you see is Captain America by Gabriel Hardman (artist on Hulk). This piece was done for the Joseph Miller Memorial Art Gallery. You can find out more about the cause here.

Unfortunately the bidding for this Cap piece ended on Thursday. How much do you think it went for? How much would you pay? It actually ended up going for $255.00. That's pretty cheap for an original piece. Add the fact that it is an awesome original piece.

What else is there?

== TEASER ==

Francesco Francavilla actually has two pieces here this week. The first is Wolverine during his Weapon X time found on Francesco's website.

The second (also on his website) was done in celebration for the upcoming Swamp Thing comic that he will be contributing to from time to time.

Both are pretty dang sweet. I wish I could just crank out sweet art like this just for fun.

The next is by Phil Noto (he's becoming a regular here as well). On his Tumblr account he posted this picture of Sue Storm in her Future Foundation costume.

What I like about this, it's a simple image and Sue looks good. We don't see her fully body so it leaves a little to the imagination. Also, that background looks like the Thing.

What about Jeff Smith's BONE? I still love that comic and miss it so much.

This was another original piece that Jeff Smith did for the 90th Anniversary of Scholastic.

The next image comes from the amazing James Jean. I came in late in reading Fables but it was his covers that first caught my eye.

This comes from James' blog and the image is called ESCAPE. For added coolness, cruise over to the blog and check out the pre-colored penciled images.

The final image is sort of a bonus image. It doesn't official follow the guideline of this article since it will show up in printed form.

Coming from Dustin Nguyen's Deviant Art page, this is the variant cover to Batman: Gates of Gotham #3. Because it's a variant, not everyone will get a chance to see the cover in person.

What do you think of these? Pretty snazzy stuff, right? We'll have another installment next week.

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Edited by They Killed Cap!

Hey first post, I like the Wolverine. 
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Really great stuff, I used to spend hours on Deviant Art looking up different characters some really talented people had done, nice to see again :)

Posted by doordoor123

I like how youre doing what Comicsalliance does. Its a good idea.  
Love seeing this art in the comic book world.
Posted by yeopop

Sue looks like Amanda Tapping.

Posted by longbowhunter

Francesco Francavilla has quickly become one my favorite artists.
Posted by Billy Batson

Swap Thing was nice. Already seen the Batman pic :p 


Posted by Samimista

These are all very beautiful and unique

Posted by hitechlolife

That James Jean piece is mind blowing and awesome.

Posted by maxicere

Nice works!!!

Posted by The Poet


Posted by darth_brendroid

Love some of these works :) others aren't necessarily my sorta thing though; no fault of the artists (they're talented people aren't they?)

Posted by shawn87

The Batman, Fables, Sue Storm and Swamp Thing all look awesome

Posted by MrUnknown

Sue looks pretty cool


miss Bone too! ):

Posted by Decept-O

Awesome work and the Batman Gates of Gotham is really fantastic, glad you posted that one for us to see.  
Please keep these rolling G-Man!

Posted by .o0Johnny0o.

Loving the Swamp Thing, cool retro Hammer Films style poster. j

Posted by sj_esposito

Awesome stuff!

Posted by Duo_forbidden

Love the Gates of Gotham cover. Another reason why the series been so great.

Posted by harleyquinnhawkgirl

i love the nguyen deviant art picture! anything with cassandra cain is awesome to me and the fact he drew her for that picture just makes it more awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Weapon X and Gates of Gotham ones were my fave.

Posted by B'Town

@harleyquinnhawkgirl said:

i love the nguyen deviant art picture! anything with cassandra cain is awesome to me and the fact he drew her for that picture just makes it more awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what I said in my head, just now. Exactly. Awesome.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Swamp Thing and Weapon X look fantastic

Posted by Pizawle

I wish Noto got bigger projects. Love his crisp style.
Franco's pieces are awesome as always. Cannot wait to see him draw Swamp Thing for a whole issue.

Posted by The Impersonator

Nice art, bub.

Posted by Love7Xhanantos

like the swamp thing & gotham

Posted by Video_Martian

nice pics 

Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw

Really great art ! I like the sue , cap and gates of gotham pic the most ! As Cassie Cain is on the cover I think she`ll appear in this issue ! So looking forward to this XD

Posted by mufabacode

WEAPON X looks like an incredible series inside an insidious pack of series... A life inside multiple lives. And 'fresco Francavilla looks like the grandmaster behind these fantastagrolik stories! He his a real master of his kind and drawing THE Wolverine in those kind of situation is like the old movies: THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE... He can awesomely penetrate deep inside both the body and the mind of Wolverine so that all his terrible secrets are revealed often in only one image! He is really exciting! 
- Yves-Roch Mallette - aka MUFABACODE

Posted by CrimsonInuTears

I wanted that Gates variant sooo much when I saw it on dev. Too bad my comic book store didn' have it.

Posted by tonis

man you got an eye for the candy :)

great pics for this week, I woulda payed $255 for that Cap original, that's a sweet deal.

Also cool to see Swamp Thing getting some attention again, I've seen a couple of awesome pieces of him this week.

Always a treat to see some Bone artwork too and Sue came out quite beautiful as well.

Posted by VSG413

I found Swamp Thing everybody... and he looks awesome.
Posted by ThanosIsMad

Sue looks hot.

Posted by Vortex13

The sue storm image is absolutely amazing.

Posted by DKing_CiCADA

Loving the weapon x pic

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

I love the fact that Sue is portrayed so realistically in that image. She looks so natural and not 20 years old when she`s clearly over 30 (in the Marvel 616-timeline). 
As for the Bone pic, it`s pretty great.

Posted by Utandi

Swamp Thing looks really great.

Posted by TheSheepHerder

Dustin's art style is just downright awesome.

Posted by gunjin
@yeopop said:
Sue looks like Amanda Tapping.
I think she looks kinda like Emily Haines.
Posted by GreenArrow789

The Batman variant cover, is fantastic. Gates of Gotham is a great mini-series as well.

Posted by Eyz

Awesome picks!
Bone! Awww! :D
I need to read it again, miss it so much^^

Posted by sputnik

love the batman cover! totally rocks!