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Awesome Art Picks: Iron Fist, Batman, Cassandra Cain, and More

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

Each week we present to you, 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 pre-arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out for more information.

Speaking of commissions, Philip Tan posted some new ones on his Facebook Page.

Normally Brett Booth posts one or two sketches on his blog but he posted four this past week.

Paolo Rivera posted a Batman pic and a tribute to Harold Ramis on his blog.

Rod Reis gave True Detective some love (it seems to be a common theme lately; you'll see another below) and also posted an ultra-cool ROM pic on his Tumblr.

Dustin Nguyen took a break from drawing Batman to draw this Batman below. Then I think he's trying to get us riled up by posting a picture of Cassandra Cain on his Tumblr.

Chris Giarrusso posted a sketch card of Optimus Prime on his website (it's already sold).

Peter Krause posted this Hulk sketch on his Twitter page he drew on his Cintiq.

Ryan Stegman posted a Superior Spider-Man sketch on his Tumblr along with some possible WOLVERINE previews.

Agnes Garbowska posted some superhero ladies on her Tumblr. Even looking this cute, they still can kick your butt.

Freddie E. Williams II posted a Superman sketch on his TwitPic page. Check it out to see the WIP.

Peter Nguyen loves the X-Men and posted this sketch of Storm on his Tumblr.

Mahmud Asrar posted a couple more Germany Tour pre-show commissions on his Tumblr.

Mike McKone posted a couple sketches on his Twitter page.

Joel Gomez posted a few sketches on his Tumblr.

We saw the pencils for Marcio Takara's Huntress last week. He posted the colored version on his Tumblr along with some other sketches.

You probably heard that Skottie Young is going to be working on a Rocket Raccoon series. Here's a couple other sketches he posted on his Tumblr. The Usagi Yojimbo will be donated to support Stan Sakai.

Todd Nauck attended a fundraising event at Metropolis Comics and posted a bunch of sketches on his Tumblr.

Francis Manapul is enjoying drawing this Batman fellow. He posted a sketch and sneak peek on his Tumblr.

That's it for this week. Let us know which ones you enjoyed the most. We'll have more awesome art next time.

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Edited by Jakethesnake18

Love the first Iron Fist and the Todd Nuack Nightcrawler and Spider-man 2099

Edited by Wardishy

Once again Brett Booth proves he is x10000 better at drawing animals than people. That Rocket Racoon is awesome, but that Black Widow...ouch.

Actually really good picks this week, nearly all of them were really great. I especially liked Philip Tan's Phantasm, Paolo Rivera's and Francis Manapul's Batman, Dustin Nguyen's Cassandra Cain and Ryan Stegman's Superior Spider-Man.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

y'know kenneth rocafort as a tumblr that he posts new art on daily

Posted by The_Comebacks

The Phantasm may have been my favorite this week. Great pics this week!

Edited by andy_117

RAIDEN!! :D

Edited by skfalcon

why do people try to make the hulk look 'cute'?

Posted by Xwraith

Which ones I liked the best? I'd have to say Nauck's Starfire and the Harold Ramis tribute.

Posted by wmwadeii

Enjoy Tan's work this week, and Garbowska's is so cute. If you haven't checked them out I posted my deviantARTt picks for the week which include and awesome Valkyrie by Carlos Braga and a Mera by ArtGerm.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Great stuff this week. Just wish they would draw X-23 with a sleeker chest.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Cool week.

Edited by longbowhunter

The True Detective piece is the best thing I've seen Joel Gomez do. Another week, another Bat family redesign from Nguyen. Cassandra Cain looks awesome.

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Posted by Renchamp

@crimsonlord53 said:

Great stuff this week. Just wish they would draw X-23 with a sleeker chest.

Indeed.

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Posted by The_Tree

I love Gomez's True Detective piece. McKone's Daredevil and Rivera's Batman also look great.

Posted by HushoftheWind

@renchamp said:

@crimsonlord53 said:

Great stuff this week. Just wish they would draw X-23 with a sleeker chest.

Indeed.

yeah, in all honesty i think either a flat chest or petite chest with fit her best, but it seems like every female character in comic books have the same chest size. Its like the they took the female body model scale from DOA.

Posted by G-Man

@jesusdisciple001: I do know. I did check it out. I wish the camera was pulled in a little more. And it seems he just draws random creatures and stuff rather than comic book characters. I'll keep checking.

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Posted by mak13131313

As always great stuff!

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Good stuff this week. Thank you G-Man

Posted by NoahMcnasty

the Harold ramis rememberance piece is really touching

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Posted by Kuyamu

MASK OF THE PHANTASM!!!!

Posted by lifeofvibe

Who's that guy after mera?

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Philip Tan and Brett Booth omg

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Posted by JakeN7

Was Brett Booth doing a Rob Liefeld impression with that Black Widow sketch?

Edited by thatlad

The Philip Tan one of X-23 pisses me off, what's the need for big tits and sexualisation? She's a murderous assassin teenager, never written a porn star with claws.

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Love it!

Posted by SavageDragon

The Phantasm may have been my favorite this week. Great pics this week!

Its truly great isnt it.

Posted by DoctorThomasElliot

Nice to see True Detective getting some love, that's a truly great show.

Posted by Fastestmanalive

Nice. A lot of good ones this week. Phillip Tan has some really good one but Brett Booth is usually my favorite.

That earth 2 Superman and "lady kid flash" are my favs.

Posted by TheFirstLantern

HOW ARE THESE SKETCHES?!? These are amazing.

Posted by Pokeysteve

I understand why Tan and Booth are usually put at the end. Almost everything after them looked meh in comparison.

Posted by movieartman

@thatlad said:

The Philip Tan one of X-23 pisses me off, what's the need for big tits and sexualisation? She's a murderous assassin teenager, never written a porn star with claws.

yes and hyperbolic bullshit pisses me off, cleavage equals = pornstar?

SERIOUSLY?

he was clearly going for a animeish vibe there, and the majority of realistic anime body types have big breast, get over it, and murderous assassin teenager being sexy adds to the appeal, otherwise she is just a bitch lol

Posted by DoctorXander

Yeah Phantasm!

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Posted by Lykida

@thatlad said:

The Philip Tan one of X-23 pisses me off, what's the need for big tits and sexualisation? She's a murderous assassin teenager, never written a porn star with claws.

I agree. I loved the way Phil Noto drew her.

Also, that Magik by Gomez is fantastic.

Posted by BloodyNights

@thatlad said:

The Philip Tan one of X-23 pisses me off, what's the need for big tits and sexualisation? She's a murderous assassin teenager, never written a porn star with claws.

yes and hyperbolic bullshit pisses me off, cleavage equals = pornstar?

SERIOUSLY?

he was clearly going for a animeish vibe there, and the majority of realistic anime body types have big breast, get over it, and murderous assassin teenager being sexy adds to the appeal, otherwise she is just a bitch lol

I also think it looks good to me. I like her with smaller breasts, or larger ones like here. Either way works for me. Though to me I think she looks older in the image, instead of looking like she is 16-17 she looks like she is in her 20's. But seriously, she was a prostitute let her be a bit attractive :P haha I do think that some people need to stop taking things so serious though, her boobs are too big sure, but I don't see her as over sexualized. She looks like she is getting ready to hack someone up.

Posted by kilon

iron fist drawing is the best.

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

Asrar - Storm is giving me life! She looks fierce. I hope that is in an actual upcoming issue.

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Edited by WaveMotionCannon

Stegmans Wolverine ftw

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Posted by caoimhenaggy

I love these pics so much I wait for days for them.

these make me step up my drawing and art skills

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Awesome stuff.

X-23 looks really hot!

Edited by Daring_Doodads

Black Widow is pulling a ridiculous ass pose. I like when people online put men in the same poses or try the pose in real life. It just shows the ridiculousness lf it. His Rocket Raccoon was pretty sweet though.

Edited by glclemg

Isn't it time to upgrade Iron Fist's outfit?

Posted by JeanRalphio

Damn that Iron Fist is SEXY!

Posted by MasterBelmont

Iron Fist looks sick. Also, loving X-23's rack.

Posted by Jokerpoker

Dat Wolverine one.

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