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Awesome Art Picks: Psylocke, Fantastic Four, Mystique and More

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

We all love comic art. If there's one thing artist enjoy doing, it's drawing. Many artist don't simply draw for the books the working on. Often they do sketches and commissions and post them on their blogs and Tumblrs. They are all way to amazing to go unnoticed and it's our mission to make sure all of you get a chance to check them out.

It's no secret Mike Allred is one of my absolute favorite artists. He updated his blog this week with some sweet commissions and art for a Hero Initiative auction. Check out his X-Men scene (with Edie Sawyer on the billboard!!), Fantastic Four and the one and only Madman.

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A great piece of art can speak to you without requiring text. There are some artists that can capture quite a bit through a simple expression. Check out Mike Mayhew's sketch of Jean Grey posted over at

Phil Noto is another artist whose sketches speak volumes through the look in their eyes. He posted a few pieces on his Tumblr this week (yay!). Check out his Black Widow, Superman and Supergirl, It Girl and Madman, the Wild Pack (who later changed their name to Six Pack) and Hulk and Iron Man from The Avengers trailer.

Speaking of the Avengers, here's a sketch of Thor Todd Nauck posted on his Tumblr.

Skottie Young posted a few sketches on his site. I love how he mixes it up and comes up with a great selection of random characters. Check out his Concrete, Gran'ma Ben (from BONE), and Splinter.

Tom Raney posted a couple commissions he did recently on his Twitter. It's about the battles for him this week. Here's his version of Thor vs. Silver Surfer and Thanos vs. Captain Mar-Vell.

Marcus To was asked to draw a chibi Damian. How could he resist? Thankfully for us, he shared it on his Tumblr.

You have to admit that's pretty cute. Let's continue the cuteness with the Justice League Agnes Garbowska posted on her Tumblr on Valentine's Day.

Gene Gonzales shared this commission of Scarlet Witch and Enchantress. I think this piece speaks for itself.

Michael Walsh posted a couple sketches on his Tumblr this week. Check out his Jack Knight and a penciled and colored version of Lobster Johnson. It's always interesting to see both versions.

Robert Atkins posted many many pieces this week on his blog. Here's some commissions he did.

Robert posted a bunch of sketches of the Justice League of America. Here are some of them colored by Kyle Ritter. There's more on his blog.

Last September he posted a bunch of X-Men characters and here they are colored by Simon Gough. There are more X-Men pics on his blog as well.

And finally, Daniel HDR came up with an amazing idea and posted it on his blog. The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF HANNA-BARBERA. If only we could actually see this. Can you name all the characters?

That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of these picks. Be sure to check out the next installment.

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Posted by pikahyper

chibis !!!!

Posted by BlackArmor

WOW at this round, nothing is bad, most is amazing

Posted by TDK_1997

nice ones!

Posted by jrock85


Posted by Donovan Montgomery

nice, surfer thor :)

Posted by WildValentine

Holy crap the Psylocke and Black Widow ones are AMAZING.

Posted by Steps

Sick Sentinel

Posted by Danial79

Love Phil Noto's work!

Posted by HolySerpent


Posted by clemj

psylocke is amazing 

Posted by kamionero


Lets see, for most of them I know their name in the spanish version, not sure if they all coincide:

Samson and his lion, Vaporix, Tara, Gravitaria, Igu, Xandor

Avenger, Biiiiiiiiirdmaaaaaaaan!, Space Ghost, Meteorix

Dynomutt, Blue Falcon and Mighthor

Posted by Billy Batson

Billy! Awesome stuff all around.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Robert Atkins is great!

I can totally name all these heros! The Impossibles should be here though. X^D

Posted by Watcherg6

@Miss_Garrick: I'm lost on 5 of them, Dynomutt, Blue Falcon, Young Samson & Goliath, Space Ghost, Birdman, and Zandor, and Igoo, why no Grape Ape? or Jabberjaw?

Posted by MetallicMercury

Why does Noto's work here look a hell lot better than his run on X-23?

Posted by LordCmdrStryker

I should really read some more Phil Noto stuff because that Black Widow is awesome. Dig that Thanos and Captain Marvel pic, too.

Posted by Lvenger

Those coloured JLA images look stunning. Every pic on here looks amazing.

Posted by BritishMonkey

i envy these artists every time

Posted by NXH

Gotta love Skottie Young. Wish Marvel would give him more work instead of Wizard of Oz stuff. He's been doing that for a while now. Wouldn't mind seeing him doing something else.

Posted by MisterParker

The Sentinel piece really captures the atomosphere IMO. The Aquaman art looks kind of similar to Ivan Reis's in the current 'New 52' series, although it's still pretty cool, like the other JLA photos. I particularly liked the Kyle Rayner one, and found that the one with Professor X and the original X-Men brought back the comic nostalgia within me :)

Posted by cacarl


Posted by TheOptimist

Wow, this is one of the best all-around weeks for this column in a while... which is saying something.

Really love:

Allred's X-Men

Noto's Super-Family

To's Chibi-Damian (WANT-SERIES-NOW)

Garbowski's Valentines

From Atkins: Jean, Ice, Psylocke, Cyke vs Sentinel

And Hanna Barbera Justice League

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Jean Grey is on a photoshoot, as are also Scarlet witch and Enchantress.

Really awesome stuff, as usual.

Posted by Teerack

I really miss mystique :(

Posted by Burnstar1230

What can be said about Noto's work that hasn't been said before...

Really impressed with the Robert Atkins pieces, and Daniel HDR, reminded me that I would really enjoy a HB comics universe.

Posted by All_Around_Nerd

when I saw the Hanna Barbara Justice League, all I could think of was Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law, and why no Captain Caveman?

Posted by sdunham818

Dude Tony great post - Best Awesome Art Picks yet! I'm loving this feature, well done.

Posted by the_fallen11

These are cool

Posted by Mandrewgora

Nothing beats Allred. Love Noto too.

Posted by thanosrules

Awesome. I love the Thor/SS and Thanos/Captain Mar-vell!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That Scarlett Witch/Enchantress one is so...GIGGITY! The others are awesome too, especially Noto's New 52 Superman/Supergirl.

Posted by Inverno

@cacarl said:



me too hehe

Posted by pingclang

Manhunter and Dr. Fate...nuff said.

Posted by The Impersonator

Sexy Sisters! =P

Posted by MrDirector786

Wow. A lot of these are really awesome. I can't really decide which one I like best.

Posted by TerryMcC

All of the art this week was fantastic, though I have to say when I saw Todd Nauck's Thor it looked to me like the god of thunder had raided Madonna's wardrobe closet  after the Superbowl.

Posted by Bestostero

love the justice league pics!

Posted by Grey56

Mr. Young's assembly is quite diverse as noted - and all very expressionistic. Tough to not like the top shot of Jean, though - she almost looks coy in her old outfit. Poses to remember, Ladies.

Posted by SpidermanWins

Wow Kyle's and Simon's are incredible

Posted by maxicere

Amazing art!!

Posted by ARMIV2

Oh wow these are all SO AWESOME!

Posted by Jake Fury

Hanna Barbara Justice League for the epic win. I loved Space Ghost, Dynomutt &Blue Falcon and the Herculoids!

Posted by FoxCircuit101

It's no wonder woman writers, fans and artist went on strike look at Scarlet Witch and Polaris! I like them, especially the colored X-men drawings but I just don't wanna be dubbed a dog by women everywhere cause I'm looking at eye candy to them.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@Watcherg6: The guy with the horns is Mightor.

The 3 people standing right behind Space Ghost are the Galaxy Trio. They have those bars on their chests going from one to three. The guy with one bar is Vapor Man, the woman with three bars is Gravity Girl, and the guy with two bars and vulcan ears is Meteor Man.

The woman standing behind Vapor Man is Zandor's wife, Tara, also from The Herculoids.

Does that help?

Posted by Video_Martian

@Bestostero said:

love the justice league pics!

Posted by The Stegman

My God that Mystique one is so... o_O nice!

Posted by revbucky

Awesome artwork! It's hard to pick a favorite.

Posted by Gambit1024

Birdman! <3 :D

Posted by feebadger

@Miss_Garrick: WOW! I am in complete awe of your encyclopedic knowledge of all things Hanna - Barbera. If i knew that much about ANYthing i think i would dub myself a professor and retire young.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@feebadger: Thanks, I had an awesome childhood. All the best 80's cartoons sprinkled with generous helpings of Hanna-Barbara.

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