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

Each week we gather up 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, Tumblrs, blogs, and more. Some artists even pre-arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out.

Todd Nauck drew this really cool Marceline cover sketch on his Tumblr. He did it for the Hero Initiative.

Dustin Nguyen posted a bunch of character sketches on his Tumblr this week.

Chris Samnee posted some new art on his blog and even added a little color to some.

Yildiray Cinar was part of some big news this week. He'll be drawing SUPERIOR IRON MAN. Here's a Black Bolt pic he posted on his Instagram.

Philip Tan posted some more sketches on his Facebook page.

Kris Anka posted some more sketches on his Tumblr and even took part in the new Captain America announcement by drawing a pic of Stephen Colbert as Falcon. Someone needs to fill up the void now, right?

Marcio Takara posted some more pre-con commissions on his Tumblr.

Agnes Garbowska is also getting ready for SDCC and posted some new art on her Tumblr.

Brett Booth posted two new sketches on his blog this week.

Francesco Francavilla, like most of us, is digging the new announcements and posted his version on his Tumblr.

Mike Maihack posted his take on Batgirl's new look on his Tumblr.

Kevin Wada posted some more sketches from HeroesCon on his Tumblr.

Mike Henderson posted a bunch of new art on his Instagram page.

Joel Gomez posted this Wolverine sketch on his Tumblr.

Peter Nguyen this Dani Moonstar WIP on his Tumblr.

Here's a Moon Knight sketch Brian Buccellato did a few weeks ago. This was a commission for Nick, who sent a shot of it my way.

Robert Atkins posted this Star-Lord sketch on his blog.

Mahmud Asrar posted a couple sketches on his Tumblr this week.

Tom Raney posted some new sketches on his Twitter page.

Mike McKone posted this Scarlet Witch sketch on his Twitter page.

Reilly Brown posted a couple new sketches on his Tumblr.

Rod Reis posted a few new sketches this week on his Tumblr. And you might remember when I posted his Moon Knight pic. That's actually a commission I got from him.

That's it for this week. Next week is San Diego Comic-Con. We'll likely see loads of new sketches from there and possibly another Mystery Art Challenge.

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Edited by iaconpoint

That new Batgirl costume looks like it's either anime or meant for the "young adult" section. Not for normal continuity.

Posted by longbowhunter

Artists are really having a fun time with the new Batgirl costume. They all look great. Again, loving the Mike Henderson stuff lately. Just finished Masks & Mobsters.

Posted by Bl00dwerK

Sorry to be negative, but I'm already tired of seeing that Batgirl costume...

Posted by Denn979

Smash kawaii.

Posted by Winter_Kills

All those MK pics are freakin' awesome! Best things on here- besides Colbert as the Falcon- I nearly laughed my ass off! Especially when he has the eagle from the Pistachio commercials with him! lol But all the female "Thor" pics literally make me want to vomit molten vitriol. I usually love Francavilla's stuff, but I despise the female "Thor". The story hasn't even started yet & we're already seeing too much of her. Those pics ruined my usual zeal for the "awesome art piece" I usually enjoy every week. If they were tangible objects in my hands I would burn them in effigy, & I already want to go on a rampage like the Vikings of old at the very sight of them. Every time I see them I feel this Nordic anger bubbling up(& I'm not even Nordic!) & hear Amon Amarth songs in my head...

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Yeah bat girls new costume sucks.

Posted by War Killer

I guess I'm one of the few who actually likes Bab's new outfit... :(

Posted by mje360

Philip Tan's Harley Quinn is a good looking woman. I really dig Tan's shading, and he really brings appeal and respect to the character's appearance.

Posted by timelord

I do love Batgirls costume the only problem I have with it is she looks like she is 14 years old where I thought Babs was early twenties.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

That Todd Nauck Marceline is so good. Also digging the Dustin sketches. Colbert Falcon is the right kind of silly. If only Mahmud were coming to a west coast convention, would love to get a con commission from him. On a similar note, I hope Agnes has fun with the nonsense I asked her to draw. My pick of the week is definitely that Marcio Takara Rogue. I have a feeling he may draw Powergirl soon as well.

@g_man That Rod Reis Moonknight is all sorts of amazing. The paints and inks for the background are crazy good looking.

Posted by LyraFay

That new Batgirl costume looks like it's either anime or meant for the "young adult" section. Not for normal continuity.

It is designed for younger readers just like Ms Marvel

Edited by Captain13

Wonder Woman should have had a gladiator skirt at the start of the New 52.

Edited by SupBatz

Loving Philip Tan's Harley Quinn. Costume looks fantastic, and he nailed her expression so very perfectly.

Batgirl costume looks nice in all of the art, but I can't help but feel like it would better suit Stephanie Brown or Bette Kane every time I see it. It just doesn't read "Babs" to me.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

The Tan stuff is great as always, as are the Raney,Booth and Francavilla pics.That Storm pic is better than than her actual Marvel Now costume.

Posted by SpitfirePanda

That Marceline cover was awesome!

Edited by modunhanul

I really like Todd Nauck's Marceline.

Agnes Garbowska's arts are really cute.

Philip Tan, Brett Booth, Mike Henderson's arts are really cool.

Posted by The Stegman

@war_killer: I love Bab's new costume. Give it awhile, people will get used to it and complain again once it's changed.

Posted by Twentyfive

Awesome work!!

Posted by Batman404

Waist no time getting a Thorgela/Ther/Angor drawing. And I always like seeing Tom Raney work.

Posted by MannEffest

Those Gandalf and Saruman sketches are really awesome :D

Posted by iaconpoint

@captain13: I've always thought a skirt made her look way better and way more badass than the bikini. Very Greek warrior like.

Posted by chaddum96

Man, the new Batgirl costume is so awesome

Posted by SmashBrawler

@war_killer said:

I guess I'm one of the few who actually likes Bab's new outfit... :(

Don't worry, most sensible people do.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Philip Tan and Brett Booth are amazing artists. That is some seriously great work.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Wow. Marceline is hot.

I am so confused on how old Batgirl is in the New 52.

Hmmm...New 52 Lobo, then we immediately see Deadpool with a knife in his head. Coincidence, or did we just see Wade's reaction to DC cluster-f*cking the Main Man?

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

I made this too


Posted by Ms-Lola

Gomez's Wolverine is old school gorgeous. I am in love.

Posted by Barkley


its for normal continuity its called a comic book...its no more young than Robin costume used to be.....Batgirl shouldnt be hardcore

Edited by fodigg

Hot diggity damn.

Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by stanIMatiON

Brett Booth is the freakin truth! Sick sick sick sick

Edited by iaconpoint

@barkley: "it's called a comic book" is the last bastion of a fool. Plenty of comics are hardcore including Batgirl who was shot and tortured by Joker in order to torture her father. Then Robin was beaten and blown up by said Joker, so get off your ridiculous high horse and do a little research about these characters before parroting moronic comments that are beneath you.

Posted by WheatStalker

That's so weird, Rod Reis, I could tell she was Black Widow even before noticing her wrists. The white of her eye is a beautiful detail, nice work. His page says it's a digital sketch, wow.

Posted by Ostyo

Love the Koba pic

Edited by jaybefre

Ok... so can someone tell me how old is Batgirl, Barbara Gordon? I know these pictures are sketches from other artists but I've noticed that she is looking noticeably younger, like teenager young. I thought Barbara was at least in her early to mid 20s...?

Posted by Cavemold

Rod Reis Wins this week. That monkey pic is sick.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

Love Booth's WW sketch :)

Posted by Tradewind

Chris Samnee's Alfred is as inconspicuous as **** %)

Edited by Mrfuzzynutz

This is pretty wicked, the design for the knee guards and boots are the best parts, I would love to see Storm rock this!

Posted by Pokeysteve

Takara's Punisher is pretty awesome. I see Mr. Booth is still annoyingly talented...

Posted by miilkshake

@iaconpoint: On the contrary, Batgirl's new look is for those of us tired of seeing backwards-thinking art - like Philip Tan's, for instance. One of the few things DC's gotten right in recent memory. And while this alone certainly won't make up for the pin-up variants, it's at least a step in the right direction, and I for one am pleased with this one positive change. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come.

Posted by iaconpoint

@miilkshake: well, those are all your opinions and I disagree with most. I like the pinups and think making Batgirl a tween is backwards. But it's not as bad as what marvelnow! is doing with their big 3 so I can wait for it to fail and change back, and it will

Posted by miilkshake

@iaconpoint: Boo progress, am I right? Muscles and boobs is all anybody needs.

Edited by pingclang

Thing, Scarlet Witch and Punisher...

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