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Awesome Art Picks: Power Girl, Classic Marvel Characters and More

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

Welcome to another installment of some of the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comic books. Every week as I cruise around the internet, I come across some sweet art. Artists are usually busy drawing the books they're working on. Sometimes artists manage to find time to post sketches on their personal blogs and Tumblr accounts.

I'll admit, I was getting a tiny bit concern as I haven't been able to find too much new stuff lately. I think everyone has been recuperating since San Diego Comic-Con. But if you look at these, you'll see new art is starting to pop up once again.

This first image you see here to the right blew me away the second I saw it. If you've been checking out my picks each week, you know I'm a fan of Phil Noto. His art has an almost simple element to it (and I absolutely do not mean that in a bad way). He also manages to fill each character full of grace. You can see from the caption that this is supposed to be from an Inhumans Dinner Party in 1968. It's like something out of LIFE magazine.

And that's not all that Phil has posted this week on his Tumblr page.

This next image follows the same suit and shows the Avengers vacationing in the Hamptons in 1968 and 1975.

I love how Tony is making fun of Nick behind his back in the top image and also how Beast is out of focus in the bottom, the same effect we saw in the Inhumans image.

The final image this week from Phil is of Reed and Sue Richards.

Reed and Sue are getting to be the only superhero hero couple left. Everyone else's marriage is getting erased or revamped these days.

When Chris Samnee's first issue of Captain America and Bucky came out and he posted on his blog page that his online store was temporarily closed, I thought it meant we wouldn't see any non-work art. Thankfully I was wrong. Check out this image of Flash.

We can assume this is Wally West, right? The design of the costume says so. Where is his place in the New 52? And funny enough, another sketch Chris did this week features another character that will be MIA in September, Power Girl.

Watch those hands, buddy. People might not agree with me but I like that PG isn't overly endowed here.

Cliff Chiang has been posting several of his SDCC commissions. Check out Dazzler, Scarlett & Snake-Eyes and Dark Phoenix.

What about Jill Thompson? I saw this image posted over at Bleeding Cool this week.

Her versions of Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman would be a blast to see in a comic book. This is an older image but it's still cool.

Finally we have some of those minimalist posters. Comics Alliance posted these on Thursday.

These are done by artist Marko Manev. If you dig these, head over to Comics Alliance to see the rest of Marko's posters they put up. If you really really like them, you can buy them at Marko's website. You have a choice in size to accommodate whatever empty wall space you might have.

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Posted by EdwardWindsor

the posters are very cool , quite striking to.

Posted by Aiden Cross

I do like those posters =)

Posted by ImperiousRix

Love the posters and love the PG artwork, but nothing beats those amazing Phil Noto vacation pics.  They're just so perfect!

Posted by Mercy_

The candids are gorgeous. I have to say my favorite is the one on the top left of Crystal.

Posted by ragdollpurps

I loooooove Noto. 

Posted by tonis

a lot of cool finds this week, definitely dig those posters and Jill's work.

The gem for me is the Phil Noto stuff, that's just an awesome find. Love the approach he's taking. :)

Posted by Gambit1024

These are the best ones so far. I really like the old school Marvel photos, specifically the one with Reed, Sue and Ben

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

My favorites are the FF pic and the Avengers/X-men mixer

Posted by sweatboy
@ArtisticNeedham said:
My favorites are the FF pic and the Avengers/X-men mixer
Cyclops and Jean Grey look cool
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

never saw Cyclops look so relaxed.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Something kind of looks off about that Scarlet and Snake Eyes picture. Her upper body looks kind of awkward.
The teen Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman looks good. The Batgirl looks especially adorable.

Posted by ARMIV2

Nice works! There are now at least two artist I am now big fans of!

Posted by Clue_

Phil Noto's candid series is the greatest. Here are some of the others: 

Posted by Mercy_

Phil Noto is godly

Posted by Billy Batson

Sweet Flash. 


Posted by Joe Venom

Awesome stuff! everything:

Posted by Herx

i do love the minimalist posters. :)

Posted by NXH

These were quite good this week for once.

Posted by Mbecks14
Posted by Bestostero

Snake Eyes and Scarlett :)

Posted by The Impersonator

Hank looks like Wolverine.

Posted by Owie

Those Phil Noto and Marko Manev pieces are both fantastic for such different reasons!

Posted by Raven0207

Noto's stuff is beyond words !

Posted by mikeclark1982

those are some pretty awesome drawings!!!!

Posted by Chris2KLee

Love Phil Noto. Maybe not the best story teller, but his covers and single panels are amazing.

Posted by Larkin1388

I love the Thor and Galactus drawings.

Posted by 00 Raiser

Thats some damn good work!

Posted by difficlus

Love the art. 

Posted by -Vigil-

Particularly good art this week! I love this feature!

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Posted by bunkerbuster05

Wow, those Phil Noto ones are incredible.

Edited by Tyranisrex

I want that Galactus Poster......

Posted by Pizawle

Will somebody please find a project to utilize Phil Noto's incredible talent?!

Posted by KRYPTON

I think this is the best week yet

Posted by pixelized

I think I love Dazzler's face

Posted by MadComics

Lol okay maybe its me but tell me does this look like a person in side my blue line
Posted by Sky_Jokiel

Loving the Flash running up a building!!

Posted by treysome

awesome pieces

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Noto has just ascended to godhood in my book 
AWESOME and inspiring too!

Posted by Dro

I need those posters on my chest.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

That FF pictures makes me think, maybe, the FF remake should be a period piece set in the past like the X-men First Class movie.  Like maybe around the same time as the First Class, or maybe a little before.

Posted by G-Man

Remember, those minimalist posters can be purchased at the artist's website.

People on Twitter were talking that Noto should do a 60s style 'photograph' book with the superheroes.

I'm hoping to try a new and different "Awesome Picks" for tomorrow...

Posted by Scodiac

These are some great picks. :)

Posted by craigbo180

I really like those minimalist posters but I don't like how it says what it is representing underneath, it is supposed to be minimalist after all.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham
@G-Man said:

People on Twitter were talking that Noto should do a 60s style 'photograph' book with the superheroes.

I'm hoping to try a new and different "Awesome Picks" for tomorrow...

That book would be great, a photo album of the heroes in casual situations.  Off time.  Can't wait to see more.
I wanted to draw "Family Photos" of comic characters like Slade Wilson's family (him, his wife, his three children), Cyclops, Jean, Rachel, Cable, Nate Grey, etc.
Posted by The Psyentist

Awesome. I really like the simplicity of the posters.

Posted by steelhorseclub

I would kill for the original of the x-men in the hamptons. 

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Marvel Heroes in Hamptons I would LOVe to have. The other stuff is great too, especially the Scarlet/Snake Eyes pic.

Posted by HexThis

I have a mega talent crush on Phil Noto, I absolutely love when he puts Marvel characters in casual, leisurely situations and he just so happens always seems to pick my favorites. Wanda, Vision, Jean, and Scott together? Classic!

Posted by andrea_mendoza1997

Nice : D

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