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Awesome Art Picks: Han Solo, Batman, Nightcrawler, and More

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

Each week we search for the coolest comic book art that you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out.

Paolo Rivera attended a couple conventions recently and posted this "war-worn general" Magneto commission on his blog.

Gabriel Hardman is getting ready for Emerald City Comic Con and posted this Superman sketch on his blog.

Philip Tan posted some more great sketches on his Facebook page.

Sometimes we make tiny exceptions to our rules. Here's a look at Francis Manapul's cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #32. You can see his step-by-step process on his Tumblr along with the final version.

Ray-Anthony Height posted this "Munday Masterpiece" (Mundane Monday) on his Tumblr this week.

Skottie Young was busy at Planet Comicon and posted more commissions on his Tumblr.

Mike McKone posted a Diamondback commission from Middle Georgia Con on his Twitter page. Where has she been lately?

Mahmud Asrar posted another pre-show commission on his Tumblr.

Here's another exception. Check out Ryan Ottley's pencils for the INVINCIBLE #111 variant, posted on his Tumblr.

Rod Reis posted a couple amazing digital sketches plus a Sandman water color pic on his Tumblr.

Todd Nauck is in X-Men mode and posted Wolverine and Nightcrawler sketches on his Tumblr. Also, check out his Usagi Yojimbo piece that was posted a few weeks ago, now up for bidding on eBay. It goes to help out Stan Sakai.

Peter Nguyen has been switching costumes and color schemes for different pairs of X-Men. Check out the latest posted on his Tumblr.

Francesco Francavilla posted a Mr. Incredible sketch on his Tumblr to celebrate the announcement over a sequel finally happening.

Chris Giarrusso posted this Mini-Galactus sketch on his website. Imagine if this version ventured into the Ultimate Universe.

Joel Gomez posted a few sketches on his Tumblr this week.

Denis Medri is celebrating Hellboy's twentieth birthday and posted this sketch on his Deviant Art Page.

Marcio Takara posted this Nightwing sketch on his Tumblr.

Freddie Williams II posted several sketches on his Twit Pic page. I especially like the Blue Lantern Robin.

That's it for this week. Next weekend is Emerald City. I'll try to post the regular selections but I'll also be busy working on getting another round of the Mystery Art Challenge.

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Posted by dngn4774

Many more cooler ones than last week's. The Flash, Bane and Diamondback came out really well.

Posted by thenexusrebound

I was so jealous when Skottie young showed some of his commission holders their works. Hopefully next year I can get him to do a commission.

Edited by CaptainTightpants12

Kind of really love the idea of Tim as a Blue Lantern.

Posted by victorcheenoanleu

Ohmylanta Psylocke & Angel!

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

Invincible, Beta Ray Bill and Bane= Wow!!!

Posted by Grim

@captaintightpants12: right? i just started giggling like a school girl at Hope Tim. That's what that would have been... unless he went Indigo (which i can also kinda see).

Posted by AllStarSuperman

This week was fantastic, I love some, and like others, none that I can say I dislike. That Nighting

Posted by Novemberx2

Wow another Skottie Young baby hero doddle! man he is just so talented at milking that gimmick, shame he isn't as talented at drawing

Posted by mak13131313

Freddie Williams II takes it this week! They are all excellent though.

Edited by lifeofvibe

Why lobo?

Posted by Jokerpoker


Posted by iaconpoint

No Thor or Power Girl? Boo!

Edited by ravisher
Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Great week.

Posted by Wolverine08


Posted by Crimsonlord53

Is it strange that gambit looks really good in Rogue's colours/costume.

Posted by longbowhunter

Paolo Rivera's Magneto is one if the best commissions I've ever seen from him. Rod Reis does an incredible Sandman.

Posted by wundagoreborn

Really, really want that Beta Ray Bill! Fantastic.

Posted by BraveKnight99
Posted by Decept-O

While I have never been a fan of Beta Ray Bill, Mr. Tan has managed to make him appear very powerful and kick-ass here. Nice job.

Todd Nauck's work featuring, what a great piece, very nice, full of action and I love the pencils.

So many great ones as always, love the "Awesome Art Picks", and hope it continues!

Posted by danhimself

Scottie Young on a TMNT book needs to happen!!!!!

I also think it's funny that like 90% of the Superman commissions that we see are him in his Pre52 costume

@grim said:

@captaintightpants12: right? i just started giggling like a school girl at Hope Tim. That's what that would have been... unless he went Indigo (which i can also kinda see).

you know that the Indigo Tribe is composed of criminals and psychopaths forced into rehabilitation right?

Posted by corpsecraft

@artisticneedham: Hey, you're pretty good. The lines in the Blue Beetle pic may need cleaned up a bit, but everything else is looking great. Keep drawing!

Posted by viin

That Leonardo by Skottie Young is awesome. He would be such a great artist and possinle writer for a ninja turles book.

Posted by LCazT1996

Kind of really love the idea of Tim as a Blue Lantern.

^This makes me really happy.

Posted by Bad_People

A lot of Nightcrawler this week. And those Peter Nguyen costume switches work better than the originals.

Posted by SavageDragon

That Flash, Bane, and Beta Ray Bill. Wowzas

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

Best Awesome Art Picks I've seen lately. A lot of good stuff here. Love Joel Gomez's work and Skottie Young's Mysterio.

Posted by AlKusanagi

Logan is about ten seconds away from dropping his junk on Pete's forehead and snapping a picture.

Posted by Pokeysteve

Skottie's stuff usually never impresses me. I just don't like his style. This week though, it's speaking to me. Just good fun art work right there. That tiny Doom is just adorable........and...and terrifying. Yes, yes terrifying.

Edited by andy_117

MYSTERIO! I love that Skottie Young Mysterio so much! But then it does combine cute things and Mysterio, so my bias is showing.

Posted by Jbreen

Loving Tan's stuff

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

Beta Ray Bill! Omg

Posted by Lykida

Wow, so much great art this week. Peter Nguyen chose two of my all time favorite couples: Rogue & Gambit and Betsy & Angel. Would love to see them together again. Also, Rod Reis' Han Solo and Sandman are very cool and I always love what Gomez does (batwoman and Death look so great).

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Man, I've been really out of the loop lately. They're makIng an IncredIbIles sequel?

Edited by wmwadeii

Another great week. Unfortunately I was under the weather yesterday, so for those looking for my deviantART picks I finally have them posted today. Enjoy.

Posted by G-Man
Posted by SoA

this concept is very cool and this pairing really stood out for me

Posted by dreamfall31

Love the Freddie Williams ones. Is he on an ongoing currently?

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Bane and wolverine were my favorites! All these artists get an A!

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