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Awesome Art Picks: Mr. Freeze, Supergirl, Batman and More

The coolest comic art you won't see in comic books.

I'm going to be totally honest, I didn't think we'd have an installment this week. I figured the artists would all be taking a well-deserved break for the holidays. Thankfully, I was wrong.

Each week we search high and low on the internet to find the coolest dang comic book art you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see them in comics is because artists often do sketches and commissions of other characters they may not be working on and post them on their Tumblrs or blogs.

The first was sent to me by the cool Peter Nguyen. It was meant to be for a holiday wish but of course I can't resist posting it here for everyone to enjoy (don't worry, I already told him I was going to).

Be sure to check out his Tumblr for more cool stuff.

Phil Noto posted another Christmas-y picture on his Tumblr this week. He titled it, "A Christmas Story Carol."

Mike Maihack has occasionally posted some Supergirl/Batgirl (Stephanie Brown) comics on his blog. Because it's that time of year, he did one in the spirit of the holidays.

It's always fun checking out Agnes Garbowska's sketches. Check out some of the latest she's posted on her Tumblr. Who's the better 'couple,' Harley and Joker or He-Man and Skeletor?

Joel Gomez posted a bunch of Marvel sketch covers on his Tumblr. It's been said a lot each week, we definitely need to see Joel doing more comics.

You can't have Holiday Cheers without Batman, right? How about Batman versus Solomon Grundy by Peter Krause posted on his blog.

That'd be a great Batman/Holiday adventure. But if it didn't quite have the holiday spirit you're craving, perhaps this final piece Michael Walsh posted on his Tumblr.

That wraps it up for this week (no Christmas pun intended). Be sure to check back for the next installment and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Comic Vine.

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Posted by Nova`Prime`

All are really awesome although I wouldn't call HeMan and Skelator a couple, my favorites are the Marvel covers.

Posted by BlackArmor

These Awesome art picks are Awesome!

Edited by HolyAvenger

I like the Batgirl Supergirl Christmas one. Batgirl's Christmas costume will strike fear in the hearts of Gotham criminals. Or cheer. :D

Posted by Silkcuts

I am glad to see two Toronto peoples representing.  Agnes and Michael Walsh.  Both in which have added to my John Constantine "Black Bible" sketchbook.  Michael Walsh is a cool cat, I actually added him to the wiki because of his entry to the Black Bible.  I am expecting big moves from that cat, remember his name.
I do love these awesome art articles, was hoping to see M.S. Feather's panels of my Plastic Man short, but if that didn't make it, hopefully the next few I planned will with other artist and characters.

Posted by AlKusanagi

Merry Batman and a Happy Lockheed!

Posted by Herx

Batgirl! Striking Holdiay fear into the hearts of the festive criminal underground of a snow covered gotham city.

christmas will never be the same again :P

Posted by Jotham

Dang, they're good.

Posted by blur1528

Is that Tora above Iceman?

Posted by pikahyper

Very nice Rhino

Posted by chalkshark
@blur1528: It's Snowbird, from Alpha Flight.
Posted by Assassin_Elektra

Ha, I love the Supergirl and Batgirl comic, it adds a little superhero humor to the holiday. The Rhino art is also eye-catching, but all are nice art.

Posted by Sir_Deadpool

the supergirl and batwoman and the last one are awesome haha!

Posted by Eyz

Awww :)

Those were all pretty awesome!

I specially enjoyed Nguyen lovely work^^

Posted by krilling

Love Krause's one.

Posted by iaconpoint

@pikahyper said:

Very nice Rhino

Thi... err I mean I concur.

(people who say "THIS" are among the worst forms of tools and douches)

Posted by Billy Batson


Posted by longbowhunter

I love the Joel Gomez stuff, especially the Hercules. I saw the Batgirl/Supergirl strip somewhere yesterday. I must really have issues to work through because it took me forever to realize what Supergirl's gift to Barbara was. I just assumed they were tastefully insinuating the gift was a dildo. Why was that my first thought?!?

Posted by The_Peter_Cosmic

@iaconpoint said:

@pikahyper said:

Very nice Rhino

Thi... err I mean I concur.

(people who say "THIS" are among the worst forms of tools and douches)

THIS! couldn't help it.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I loved the Batgirl and Superman pic. Great art and pretty great for the holidays

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Kara/Stephanie Christmas piece is definitely my favorite! Still, all of them are wonderful.

Posted by ComicMan24

My favourites are the ice characters and the Batgirl/Supergirl pic.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Awesome, funny and nice.

Merry Christmas y` all!

Posted by The Impersonator


Edited by CitizenJP

Ya had me with that first one. Lol silly chibi Mr. Freeze and friends. ^_^

Posted by InnerVenom123

@CitizenJP said:

Ya had me with that first one. Lol silly cibi Mr. Freeze and friends. ^_^

Posted by Decept-O

Great works on display but I am really loving Peter Krause's work the most. Peter Nguyen's playful winter themed work is fantastic.

Posted by difficlus

Supergirl/batgirl one is soo sweet.

Posted by sdunham818

Love the art! Happy Holidays, thx for being my favorite source of comic book related news, reviews and everything stellar!

Posted by shawn87

Love Peter Nguyen's work

Posted by iaconpoint

@The_Peter_Cosmic said:

@iaconpoint said:

@pikahyper said:

Very nice Rhino

Thi... err I mean I concur.

(people who say "THIS" are among the worst forms of tools and douches)

THIS! couldn't help it.


Posted by insheepsclothes

hercule's beard looks like its composed of french fries.....a french fry beard? genius!

Posted by Numb12

I hate to be "that guy", but I think the Batgirl in question is Babs, not Steph, considering the red hair.

Posted by tonis

this has got to be one of the cutest collections yet. Definitely dig the Batgirl/Supergirl skit :)

Posted by blur1528

@chalkshark: Ahh...

@Billy Batson: Perfect!!!

Posted by Journey Into Chaos

I love the sketch covers :D

Posted by BatfangDarkCrusader

Batgirl's Christmas bells are going to give away her location.

Posted by xscarletkittie

@Numb12 said:

I hate to be "that guy", but I think the Batgirl in question is Babs, not Steph, considering the red hair.
Posted by SexualLobster

What the Hell is wrong with Wolverine? :s

Posted by mikeclark1982

@SexualLobster: it is not him. man. do not worry

Posted by blueninjapanther

The one with people with ice powers next to the christmas tree looks awesome

Posted by TypH

your variant blank sketch covers, did you buy those on EBAY?