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Awesome Art Picks: Cassandra Cain, Wolverine, Mr. Spock and More

The coolest comic book art you won't see in comics.

We're back. Apologies for the missing edition last week but, you know, time off for good behavior or something. What we like to do each week is gather up the coolest comic book art that will never appear in actual comics. The reason you won't see these fine pieces of art in comics is because artists often do sketches and commissions and post them on their blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter pages. Some artists even pre-arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out.

Marcio Takara is taking pre-commissions for NYCC on his Tumblr. Check out what he's posted so far. His Cassandra Cain makes me wanna cry over her absence in the New 52.

Todd Nauck posted a couple Wolverine pics for some good causes. Check out his Tumblr for more info. He also posted one of Koj from TELLOS by the late and grate Mike Wieringo.

Chris Burnham was at Wizard World Chicago and posted some of the sketches he did on his Twitter.

J. Scott Campbell was also at WWC and posted some of his sketches on his Instagram.

Agnes Garbowska continues her world tour of comic conventions (at least it seems like she's always going somewhere). She'll be at FanExpo coming up soon in Canada. You can find her schedule on her Tumblr. And we'll bend the rules a little here, the Red Sonja piece was from and exclusive cover at Larry's Comics for RED SONJA #2.

Brett Booth posted a pic of Guardian from Alpha Flight along with some BATMAN/SUPERMAN art on his blog!

Freddie E Williams II posted a couple sketches on his TwitPic page this week.

Joel Gomez posted a few new pieces on his Tumblr this week.

Dustin Nguyen posted (or maybe reposted) some cool Mr. Freeze pics on his Tumblr in honor of Michael Ansara, the voice actor in Batman: TAS, who recently passed at 91.

Robert Atkins posted some new art on his blog. Always cool seeing his G.I. Joe pics.

Peter Nguyen posted some new art on his Tumblr. He'll be at FanExpo and NYCC so head over to his Tumblr for info on pre-commissions.

Skottie Young was at Wizard World Chicago as well and posted a bunch of art he did as well as an Axe Cop pic on his Tumblr.

That's it for this week. What did you think of all these glorious pieces? We'll have more next time.

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Posted by Aronmorales

Mm-MM! Not a single one of these is bad (obviously, this IS the "Awesome Art Picks").

Edited by Saren

I love the one with Batman and Robin as the minions from Despicable Me.

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Posted by G-Man

@aronmorales: Hopefully it makes up for the lack of one the previous week!

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Posted by ARMIV2

Campbell's eyes, man...

Edited by Pokeysteve

Can't we just have Booth and Williams pencil every comic from here on out?

Edited by Lykida

The minion Batman and Robin piece by Agnes Garbowska is so adorable! Usually I'm not a fan of her art, but this week there are a few nice pieces. :-)

Skottie Young always gets me. I love this Savage Land Rogue and Hellboy and Groot are also gorgeous!

Posted by Aiden Cross

Awesome picks this week :)

Posted by ripcurl

Serpentor and the Baroness were kickass.

Nice to see something different, instead of the same old Rogue, Catwoman, Batgirl art.

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

I love Brett Booth's art, his faces aren't so good though.

Posted by Blue_Strike

I like the Groot one on the bottom.

Edited by loQ_on

The last 5 artists friggin shredded....... Wow, from Gomez down I gotta say every pic flipped my dome, ty comic vine

Posted by _Marc_74

Let me buy batman and joker on #0

Posted by Billy Batson

You forgot this one:

BB

Posted by ragdollpurps
Posted by sinestro_GL

Black Lightning looks great!

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

Thanos by Chris Burnham and Groot by Skottie Young were the best this week in my opinion. So good.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Baroness and Guardian awesome.

Need more alpha flight heck I,d even take the silly omega flight if I had too.

Posted by pikahyper

That is an awesome selection of Skottie Young pieces this week o.o

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Posted by longbowhunter

Wish I had that Chris Burnham Damian piece in my collection. So much great stuff this week.

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Posted by The_Tree

Those Mr. Freeze pictures are incredible.

Posted by thebearking

Unf, that Skottie Young Groot is divine!

Posted by EvilPenguin543

Love that Despicable Me Batman and Robin!

Posted by tuckboarder

It's a tie between Skottie Young and Takara for me, both of their styles are incredible.

Posted by Trodorne

@g_man: We need to have a contest between Art Baltazar, Agnes Garbowska, and Skottie Young. need to have them draw... Skeletor and a strawberry tart. (Preferably a piece with not so much rat in it.)

or Hellboy and a mirror.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

That's a great Wonder Woman design also is that Belmont?

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Brett Booth's Superman/Batman, Nightwing stabbing Batman. And Invincible were all awesome. Please tone down the Scottie young art its creepy and kinda annoying.

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Posted by jlmeyer43

Takara's Cassandra Cain and Booth's Superman & Batman....

Posted by guttridgeb

Top three artists this week have got to be Skottie Young J. Scott Campbell and Marcio Takara - brilliant stuff.

That said, the rest is really good as well.

Edited by MrMazz

She is the MOTHER OF DRAGONS and She will take what is hers with FIRE AND BLOOD

Edited by Ostyo

Those picks are awesome!

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Posted by fallbrigade

Loved the Mister Freeze stuff and Cassandra Cain, man I wish she'd show up in current continuity. :(

Edited by batmannflash

Freeze, Cass Cain, and Wolverine are amazing. The others are great too. Really great picks this week, wish I could draw like this!

Posted by RisingBean

That Serpentor takes me back to my childhood in the 80's. I remember my grandmother getting me that figure (with vehicle for what? 10 dollars?) and my friend got the twins Xamot and Tomax. Ah, youth.

Edited by TheHeat

I love Brett Booth's art, his faces aren't so good though.

QFT

Posted by TheHeat

It's a tie between Skottie Young and Takara for me, both of their styles are incredible.

They're my favorite here every week.

Posted by Overlander

Some incredible art this week. The Mr Freeze piece is my favorite. Absolutely brilliant color work. I get chills just looking at it.

Posted by G-Man
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Edited by Hawkguy

Takara is a magician with a pencil... His work blows me away.

That Brett booth superman/batman picture is unreal too

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by DonFelipe

@pikahyper said:

That is an awesome selection of Skottie Young pieces this week o.o

Yup. Dream, Human Torch (assuming that's Human Torch), and Spock all look great though I don't really like the "LLP" in the background behind Spock; this could have been done better.

@g_man you forgot to add Eureka

The Pink Kitten

Posted by DonFelipe

@billy_batson: Nu, this one:

Interesting! Who painted it and who am I seeing here exactly?

Scarecrow, Catwoman, and...?

Edited by Billy Batson

@donfelipe:

Kevin Wanda and the rest of Gotham City Sirens: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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Posted by wundagoreborn

I want a poster of that MT Kate Bishop. Awesome art pick indeed.

Posted by DonFelipe

@billy_batson said:

@donfelipe:

Kevin Wanda and the rest of Gotham City Sirens: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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Thanks. Oh my... Poison Ivy of course. My first guess would have been embarrassing for me so I better keep it to myself now. :P

By the way I know A Fish Called Wanda but Kevin Wanda doesn't ring a bell and Google's not a big help either. This image leaves me puzzled. I like it nonetheless.

Posted by Billy Batson

@billy_batson said:

@donfelipe:

Kevin Wanda and the rest of Gotham City Sirens: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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Thanks. Oh my... Poison Ivy of course. My first guess would have been embarrassing for me so I better keep it to myself now. :P

By the way I know A Fish Called Wanda but Kevin Wanda doesn't ring a bell and Google's not a big help either. This image leaves me puzzled. I like it nonetheless.

Oops, it's Kevin Wada not Wanda.

BB

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Posted by Ninjablade09

I love Brett Booth's art. That first Batman and Superman one was bada**.

Posted by maxicere

Nguyen art is amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mezmero

Look I can't draw alright? Must you artists mock me with your inexplicable talent?

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