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Awesome Art Picks: Dark Phoenix, Venom, Jonah Hex & More

Some of this week's coolest comic book art you won't see in comic books.

It's time once again to check out some of the coolest comic art you won't see in comic books. If it's so cool, why won't you see them in comics? Comic book artists like to draw. It's what they do. They don't just draw for the books they're working on. They often sketch for fun on their blogs and for commissions at conventions. It's also a way for them to experiment or simply draw the characters they really want to try who might not appear in the book they're actually working on.

This week, let's start off with Peter Krause. Peter has worked on the majority of Irredeemable issues among other titles. Check out his version of Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman Peter posted on his Twitter.

He also posted some others this week. Check out his Silver Surfer and Galactus, Spirit and Spider-Man with the Rhino.

I'm at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend and so is Peter Nguyen. Check out his Dark Phoenix commission along with his Jem and the Holograms pic he was asked to do for Hasbro.

Have you had enough Arkham City yet? Is that even possible? Check out Dustin Nguyen's Mr. Freeze and Nora from his Tumblr (Dustin is also at Long Beach this weekend).

Marcus To posted (or actually reblogged) this nice image of Batgirl on his Tumblr.

New York Comic Con was a couple weeks ago. Check out these sweet commissions Tom Fowler posted on his blog.

Speaking of NYCC, here's a commission Paolo Rivera posted of the lovely Dazzler.

Gabriel Hardman tweeted this commission of Thor he recently did.

I love Groo and I love Francesco Francavilla's art. Check out his version.

This next Francavilla art is sort of breaking the rules. It will be seen in a comic but he posted the original version. It's the cover for Captain America and Bucky #626. But when we see it, it'll be covered with the logo, upc, etc.

Here's a nice Batwoman pic by Marco Rudy that I saw on Tumblr.

Finally, the other day we posted about Women of Wonder Day going on this weekend. You can find out more about it and how you can help here. Here's a couple prints by Joelle Jones and Matt Grigsby.

That's it for this week. What did you think of these? Be sure to check out the next installment of Awesome Art Picks.

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Posted by AquaDCman

Seen the Venom one a ton.

Posted by KainScion

awesome pics. loved venom and jonah hex ones.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Pheonix , Robin and wild things are pictures are my favs this week.

Posted by pikahyper

Loving that Batwoman wow and that Thor is pretty sweet.

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

That Wesley Dodds one takes the cake! That said, all of these are just great!

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Those are a great collection this week. Love the colors on Batwoman, the Wild Things and Legion are cute and funny. Also both Women of Wonder are well done, Groo is epic, and the Dazzler is nice and smooth.

Posted by J1ml33

I love  Groo ! :D

Posted by Billy Batson

The Spirit, Wesley and Jonah Hex?! Awesome!

Posted by Utandi

Posted by Wonder Princess

Dark Phoenix, Wonder Woman and Marvel Girl are great but my faves are Dazzler and Jem/Jerrica Benton.

Posted by IcePrince_X

Wicked Art! Venom, Batwoman and Phoenix were very inspiring!

Posted by Dragoness1993

I love these, I wish I could draw like this

Posted by horshbox

Love the Mr Freeze and Batwoman pics.

Posted by crestfallen

Great artwork!

Posted by NyxEquitis

LOVE the Dark Phoenix and Jonah Hex pieces. The others are all great as well.

Posted by dcfox

Dustin's Freeze along with Batwoman and Dark Phoenix are my favorite out of this week's picks.

Posted by longbowhunter

That Mr. Freeze is breath taking. Nice Batwoman as well. Seeing Marcus To's Batgirl makes me miss the Red Robin series.

Posted by d0npierre

Real nice ...

Edited by Gambit1024

That Dark Phoenix one is excellent. Really enjoy the Venom and Thor ones too.

Posted by MatKrenz

It is awesome to see Wesley Dodds on top of the awespme art picks because it is truly awesome.

Posted by shawn87

Some great picks this week

Posted by -Vigil-

Golden Age Sandman = WAY cooler than recent sandman (Sandy) OR anything Neil Gaiman has done.

Posted by Decept-O

Wow, I really like Peter Krause's work! Outstanding. The Dazzler piece is simple but exquisite. Batgirl is very nice, as is Batwoman. All the pieces are fantastic, so much eye candy! Thanks yet again, G-Man for sharing these with the 'Vine!

Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer

Damn I love these Dark Phoenix, Mr Freeze, and Thor have to be my personal favourites.

Posted by Duchess

Phoenix and Batwoman are absolutely gorgeous.

Posted by cattlebattle

Jem is her name
No one else is the same
great artwork!

Posted by The Impersonator


Posted by thechessclub

That Mr. Freeze is amazing! That poor tortured accused villain=(

Posted by Video_Martian

That pic of Mr. Freeze w/ his wife Nora was simply BEAUTIFUL, and I don't even like Mr. Freeze ;)

Posted by Final Draft85

I love the Mr. Freeze & Nora art. I really hope to see a story with those two characters it the new Batman comics & the Jonah Hex one is pretty rad as well.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

First time I preferred another artist's(Fowler) work over Riveras.

Posted by TheMadMonkey

While the Tom Fowler/Robin piece is very good, Robin looks a bit "dainty" in the way he's sitting.

My winner this week is also a Tom Fowler piece. Great job on the Action Comics #1 homage using Night Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Chameleon Boy.

All the rest were a treat to look at as well. Every piece, even Dazzler, would find their way to frames and hang on my walls. Excellent work to all this week.

Posted by difficlus

Amazing stuff!

Edited by tsorfamme

HUB-A HUB-A on the Jem the work. I don't know what Hasbro has in mind for it... Promo work for the HUB or something else ?

As for Dark Phoenix, I don't let Mastermind ever forget that one :P

Posted by -The Renegade-

The Sandman pic is amazing.

Posted by MrUnknown

Awesome! Can't wait for Dustin to start doing a monthly again.

Posted by EganTheVile1

I really liked all this art, but especially the ones of Venom and Galactus

Posted by argcomicfan


Posted by jcbart

The Batwoman piece is fantastic. Loving Mr. Freeze and Nora Fries aswell.

Edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Really swell, really cool. And this time, there was a few villains too! Or has there been a few villains in the previous installments? Can`t remember. I like them all.

"Uuuh...I`m so tired being awake pretty much every night, that my eye bags can be seen all the way trough my mask! Oh why, oh why can`t villains and criminals do what they do, during day..."

Hmmmh...Is she flirting? Or does she know that she`s posing for a nice (if a little dull, since it`s pic of her bust , mysteriously floating in the air) picture?

Posted by The Average Bear

Love the Freeze/Nora picture. Really captures his tragedy. Great job!

Posted by ImperiousRix

Fowler's Jonah Hex and Venom are awesome, and I really loved Dustin Nguyen's Mr. Freeze and Nora.

Posted by LiquidSwords

These are amazing! Love the Mr. Freeze and Dazzler!

Posted by nobodythere

Absolutely love the shot of Groo, makes me want to run down to my basement and dig out my collection to read it all again. Thank you or that!

Posted by Wolverine0628

I really liked Venom, but they were all pretty awesome!

Posted by Eyz

Classic Sandman and Classic Spirit! I love it :D

Posted by polkanot

wild things pic really brought back some good memories

Posted by Zur_En_Arrh

Really liked this set, especially Fowler's work.

Posted by krilling

I eminently like the Sandman and Hex drawings. Well done!