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Awesome Art Picks: X-Babies, Captain America, Batman and More

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

Each week we search high and low across the internet for the coolest comic book art that you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see them in comics is because artists often draw sketches for fun or for commissions. They usually are kind enough to post them on their tumblrs or blogs to share with the world. Because they are so great we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to appreciate them.

This first piece sort of breaks the rules here. It's a variant cover for AvX by Skottie Young. But it's a Midtown Comics variant. That makes it more rare. And the art doesn't appear inside the comic. It's just so darn good, I wanted to post it one more time but now, without the logo.

That's not all Skottie posted on his website. Check out his Mason Savoy from CHEW and a zombie.

Agnes Garbowska posted a couple ADVENTURE TIME related pics on her Tumblr. Check out Catwoman and Tree Trunks and Princess Bubblegum.

There's been some talk about Huntress lately with all the Earth 2 news coming out. Marcus To, the artist on the HUNTRESS miniseries posted this sketch for a friend he recently did.

Paolo Rivera is constantly posting pics of commissions he did at NYCC. Looks like he's seriously someone you need to track down if you ever attend a convention he's at. Check out Lady Sif and Spider-Man.

Phil Noto took part in the "creator owned day" Thursday and posted a pic of Triggergirl 6 which is part of part of Image Comics’ Creator Owned Heroes which is out in June.

Dan McDaid posted a pic of Hulk in honor of the new trailer for The Avengers this week.

Mike Mayhew posted a lot of sketches covers and commissions this week. Check out Jean Grey, Captain America, Polaris, Mystique and Wolverine

Robert Atkins posted some commissions he recently did on his blog. Check out his Scarlett, Superman, Cobra and Baroness, Nightwing and Flint.

Gene Gonzales posted a commission of Arisia he did at Megacon on his blog.

And finally, I came across Ron Salas' website where he posted some of his recent sketches. Check out Wally (Kid Flash), Batman and Hulk.

That's it for this week. I know I didn't post as many as usual (my hotel internet was pretty bad). Be sure to check out our next installment with more Awesome Art Picks.

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Posted by Illuminatus

Everything here is better than anything JRJ has ever done.

Posted by feebadger

@Illuminatus: Hey! Watcha got against JRJ?

Personally, i absolutely love the old school classic art of Mike Mayhew posted here. That's some nice, powerful stuff.

Posted by Illuminatus
@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus: Hey! Watcha got against JRJ?

He's a buffoon that couldn't properly draw a character's face if you put a gun to his head. The man survives in the industry because of his daddy's connections and that fact that he's a tool for writers when they don't want an artist with any sort of creative input whatsoever. He's worse than Liefeld in many ways.
Edited by Loki2u

Love TriggerGirl 6, Nightwing and Ron Salas' Hulk!

Captain America looks a little too feminine for my liking. I think its the eyelashes.

Look forward to this every week. Awesome stuff as usual!

Posted by feebadger

@Illuminatus said:

@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus: Hey! Watcha got against JRJ?

He's a buffoon that couldn't properly draw a character's face if you put a gun to his head. The man survives in the industry because of his daddy's connections and that fact that he's a tool for writers when they don't want an artist with any sort of creative input whatsoever. He's worse than Liefeld in many ways.

Wow! I never would have dreamt anyone could feel that strongly against JRJ. Absolutely respect your opinion but couldn't disagree more. Even though i don't think JRJ is necessarily a pin up artist, meaning that an individual piece of his art is rarely as gob smackingly awesome as someone like Bryan Hitch, i think that JRJ is, and has been for a large amount of time an awesome story teller. I've been following him since the early eighties and, to me, he just improves and refines his story telling. I think comparing him to Liefield is just, well, bizarre really. I also think he far outstripped the influence of his father (brilliant in his own right) and is now just as much of a name in hte industry but purely on the strength of his own merits.

Posted by Illuminatus
@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus said:

@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus: Hey! Watcha got against JRJ?

He's a buffoon that couldn't properly draw a character's face if you put a gun to his head. The man survives in the industry because of his daddy's connections and that fact that he's a tool for writers when they don't want an artist with any sort of creative input whatsoever. He's worse than Liefeld in many ways.

Wow! I never would have dreamt anyone could feel that strongly against JRJ. Absolutely respect your opinion but couldn't disagree more. Even though i don't think JRJ is necessarily a pin up artist, meaning that an individual piece of his art is rarely as gob smackingly awesome as someone like Bryan Hitch, i think that JRJ is, and has been for a large amount of time an awesome story teller. I've been following him since the early eighties and, to me, he just improves and refines his story telling. I think comparing him to Liefield is just, well, bizarre really. I also think he far outstripped the influence of his father (brilliant in his own right) and is now just as much of a name in hte industry but purely on the strength of his own merits.

His abilities to actually tell a story waiver. He ruined Gaiman's brilliant run on Eternals with his sloppy artwork. At one point, I began to question if some child was hired by Marvel to secretly write this while JRJ lived off of his father's brilliance. 
 
I wish that someone like Hitch or even Jim Lee had done Eternals. Hell, the illustrator of Thanos Imperative (the names escapes me) would've been the ideal artist for that book. But no. Marvel could care less about the brilliant writing and pacing and just sticks Gaiman with a hack.
Posted by feebadger

@Illuminatus said:

@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus said:

@feebadger said:

@Illuminatus: Hey! Watcha got against JRJ?

He's a buffoon that couldn't properly draw a character's face if you put a gun to his head. The man survives in the industry because of his daddy's connections and that fact that he's a tool for writers when they don't want an artist with any sort of creative input whatsoever. He's worse than Liefeld in many ways.

Wow! I never would have dreamt anyone could feel that strongly against JRJ. Absolutely respect your opinion but couldn't disagree more. Even though i don't think JRJ is necessarily a pin up artist, meaning that an individual piece of his art is rarely as gob smackingly awesome as someone like Bryan Hitch, i think that JRJ is, and has been for a large amount of time an awesome story teller. I've been following him since the early eighties and, to me, he just improves and refines his story telling. I think comparing him to Liefield is just, well, bizarre really. I also think he far outstripped the influence of his father (brilliant in his own right) and is now just as much of a name in hte industry but purely on the strength of his own merits.

His abilities to actually tell a story waiver. He ruined Gaiman's brilliant run on Eternals with his sloppy artwork. At one point, I began to question if some child was hired by Marvel to secretly write this while JRJ lived off of his father's brilliance. I wish that someone like Hitch or even Jim Lee had done Eternals. Hell, the illustrator of Thanos Imperative (the names escapes me) would've been the ideal artist for that book. But no. Marvel could care less about the brilliant writing and pacing and just sticks Gaiman with a hack.

I think it was Miguel Angel Sepulveda di dthe art for the Thanos Imperative. He's a pretty good artist but i still couldn't disagree with you more about JRJ, even his work on the Eternals, which i don;t think was his best but was still solid. Regarding JRJ living off his fathers work, i think its unrealistic to think that someone could have as long, as solid and as varied a career as JRJ has had by living off their fathers achievements. Sure, Rob Liefield is (somehow) stil working, but Rob Liefield has always been the exception to common sense and good taste.

Posted by RUSTMAN

I would love to hear Batman sing the blues! That man's got a lot of pain and heartache inside him and I think sometimes he needs a different kind of therapy than beating up thugs in alleyways...

Posted by maxicere

Awesome!!

Posted by noj

@RUSTMAN: wish granted!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnY5Rp2uNYw

Posted by foxandwall
@RUSTMAN said:

I would love to hear Batman sing the blues! That man's got a lot of pain and heartache inside him and I think sometimes he needs a different kind of therapy than beating up thugs in alleyways...

Does the one he song in JLU be consider as a blues or not?
Posted by Billy Batson

Savoy! :D
BB

Posted by WildValentine

Marcus To has got to be my favourite artist. Look at the level of detail on the shadows of Helena's hair and cape - that's RIDICULOUS.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Wow. Awesome. By the way, Ron Salas should totally draw Hulk and Batman. And maybe JLA. Heck, he should draw almost everything for a while!

Posted by SpidermanWins

haha love the XBabies vs. the Babievengers

Posted by kennybaese

That AvX cover is amazing.

Posted by Mbecks14

a lot of great work this week!!! Marcus To's Huntress is on point!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Atkins' CC/Baroness piece is amazing, as are all the others here :)

Posted by GothamRed

I kinda wish someone would draw more current x-babies in this style:

This is the x-babies/mitey 'vengers to me

Posted by longbowhunter

@Mbecks14 said:

a lot of great work this week!!! Marcus To's Huntress is on point!

Marcus To is a standout every week. I miss him on Red Robin. I wish he was on something other than Batwing.

Posted by Mbecks14

@longbowhunter said:

@Mbecks14 said:

a lot of great work this week!!! Marcus To's Huntress is on point!

Marcus To is a standout every week. I miss him on Red Robin. I wish he was on something other than Batwing.

I'd love to see him on a high profile book!

Posted by pikahyper

that is a wicked cool Mason Savoy :D

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Posted by Miss_Garrick

Yay, Flint! My favorite G.I.Joe character.

Lots of great works here!

Skottie Young's art is so unattractive. ick.

Posted by Deranged Midget

Dude... I am LOVING Atkins' Superman and Flint!

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Posted by The Impersonator

@walkingcarpet said:

That AvX cover is amazing.
Posted by fables87

I like the X-Babies photo the best out of the rest.

Posted by Bestostero

great selection, i really liked Scarlett and Superman!

Posted by Video_Martian

@maxicere said:

Awesome!!

Posted by Joygirl

LMFAO @ baby Wolvie rawrin' in the background.

Posted by Jayso4201

I love this article every week! I have been getting into G. I. Joe lately so the Cobra Commander with Baroness and Flint are really cool!

Posted by RUSTMAN

@noj:

haha that's awesome! thanks for that link.

Posted by Decept-O

Just incredible works all the way around. Huntress, Polaris and Wolvie as Patch..great stuff.

Thanks again for digging these up for the Vine to see, G-Man!

Posted by steelhound56

Tons of great work this week....

I miss Marcus To's work...

Posted by SexualLobster

Who is that that Storm is electrocuting? At first I thought Wolverine, but it isn't.

Posted by krilling

nice Hulk by Salas

Posted by db8coach

More people should learn how good Marcus To and Robert Atkins are. To at least is a solid artist who doesn't seem to miss an issue.

Posted by The Average Bear

@SexualLobster said:

Who is that that Storm is electrocuting? At first I thought Wolverine, but it isn't.

Wondering the same thing. Maybe Black Panther?

Posted by KidSupreme

Amazing artwork!

Posted by HolySerpent

Meh

Posted by hellokuromi

Awww....the X-Babies are so cute!

Posted by IcePrince_X

always been a fan of the x-babies