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Awesome Art Picks: Spider-Man, Superman, Heroes for Hire and More

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

Every week we gather up the best comic art that will never appear in comics. The reason they won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their Tumblrs, blogs and websites. Some artists even arrange commissions through their websites so be sure to check them out.

This weekend is C2E2 in Chicago. The artists are busy working on sketches and you'll be happy to known that another Mystery Art Challenge is currently underway. We should also be seeing some art from the show pop up next week but some of this weeks sketches I managed to take pics of directly from the artists before they handed them off.

Peter Nguyen has been busy and he wasn't planning on posting these on his Tumblr but I had to take pics in order to share with everyone.

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Jimmy Palmiotti was just doodling at his table in between signing books. I told him he needs to start drawing more. Check out his Jonah Hex sketch.

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Chris Giarrusso posted a sketch he did of Jason Keith Phillips' DREDLOK characters along with a G-Man and friends sketch as well as a cover tribute on his website.

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Check out the Heroes for Hire pic Khary Randolph posted on his Tumblr. He'll also have a print of this at C2E2.

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Robert Atkins posted a Zatanna on his blog. You can check out a colored version over there as well.

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Skottie Young is also at C2E2. He posted this Calvin and Hobbes sketch on his website along with his commission information.

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Dustin Nguyen posted this sketch on his Tumblr with a mysterious caption.

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Ron Salas posted this Spidey sketch on his website and mentioned how he loves the fact that Spidey makes him draw in a different way.

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Here's a cool sketch cover Paolo Rivera posted on his blog.

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Joel Gomez posted some Iron Man 3 card sketches on his Tumblr.

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Mahmud Asrar posted some Superman sketches on his Tumblr.

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Todd Nauck recently raffled off some sketches at a INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE signing and posted them on his Tumblr.

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That's it for this week. Look for the Mystery Art Challenge coming up during the week.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh I'm so digging Joel Gomez' Iron Man works! Those are awesome!

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Posted By Mrfuzzynutz

You know when your at a sporting event or something and a super talented singer sings the 'National Anthem' ( for folks in the USA, mind you) misses on the high notes? You know that face you make..? That.." *yikes* oh boy.." kinda look?

that's the look I had with Peter Nguyen's Captain America sketch with his hand holding the gun... lol

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Edited By nightwingnerd

I love Dustin's Damian in Li'l Gotham.

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Posted By WaveMotionCannon
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Posted By MyNameWasDeleted

Yeah, ummm, where did Cap's thumb go???

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Posted By agitatedandroid

Really enjoy the way Asrar draws the Supers.

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Posted By KnightofSteel

Marvel should start a wave of "street level heroes" films. I'd prefer an Iron Fist solo movie but if they went for Heroes for Hire I'd like to see Ray Park as Iron Fist, Terry Crews as Luke Cage, and Zoe Saltana as Misty Knight.

Of course now that the rights are back to Marvel for Daredevil there's no excuse to not make a solid DD movie.

Moon Knight would be cool.

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Posted By Perfect 10

seeing that heroes for hire poster makes crave two things, one of which i doubt i'll ever see in my life time. a heroes for hire movie and a new heroes for hire book. the team is right there in the poster. ethnically diverse, fun, cool characters. wish a company would be around today that made movies like in the 70s, this would rock

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@cavemold: no sweetie, that is miss colleen wing

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Posted By doris3moor

@lordrequiem: Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job Ive had. Last Monday I got a new Alfa Romeo from bringing in $7778. I started this 9 months ago and practically straight away started making more than $83 per hour. I work through this link,..............

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Edited By KnightofSteel

Man I wish Robert Atkins was drawing a regular series.

And that Heroes for Hire poster....I love that!

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Posted By sweatboy

Mahmud Asrar's Superman/Superboy looks a lot like the Karl Kesel Superboy :] i like that. though, he should stick to drawing women cos DAMN he's good at it

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Posted By avenger693

@jaybefre: I know right! I thought the same thing.

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Posted By Blackmoonrose13

@lordrequiem: Same here almost but eh every one has an off day

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Posted By Cavemold

@nickxh said:

Who's the chick on the right with the sword?
Who's the chick on the right with the sword?

white tiger

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Edited By JakeN7

If any one's wondering, the "mysterious caption" for Dustin Nguyen's sketch of Damian says: "I WISH I could say more."

.....very interesting

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Posted By umbrafeline

best of the bunch i say are

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Posted By deactivated-579e79a09210d

Calvin and Hobbes bring back memories and the Heros for Hire cover looked sweet

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Posted By mattwing87

The Spider-Man with the yellow background is now my new desktop wallpaper!!

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its nice to see Skottie Young draw something without babies in it for a change

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Posted By Twentyfive

@nickxh: Colleen Wing! One of Misty's partners in another team.

H4H pic takes it imo.

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Who's the chick on the right with the sword?
Who's the chick on the right with the sword?
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Posted By KnightRise
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Edited By Battle_Forum_Junkie

So, when is this 'Heroes for hire' movie set to come out? :P

Eh, maybe in Marvel's movie phase 3.

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Posted By DonFelipe
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The Mahmud Asrar pieces of Superman and Darkseid are awesome in my opinion.

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Edited By Milamor

Has anyone noticed Cap's missing thumb? That's an odd way to hold a gun...

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Posted By danhimself

I want that Heroes for Hire as a book or a cartoon right now!!!!!!!

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Edited By The Stegman

Nothing that really captures my fancy this week.

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Posted By Decept-O

The Heroes for Hire by Khary Randolph and the Zatanna by Robert Atkins really beautiful.

Can't wait to see more art from C2E2 and the Mystery Art Challenge. :)

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Posted By mon7802

Heroes for Hire, is Super Dope :-) Love it :-) Best thing I have seen in a very long time :-)

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Posted By tximinoman

Heroes for Hire poster is one of the coolest things I've seen in months

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Posted By Cage_2913_69

They should put the heroes for Hire movie in he MCU in the 70's. Same with Daredevil.

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That Heroes For Hire pic is the greatest thing I've seen all week!! Marvel needs to make this movie :)

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The Heroes for Hire cover reminded me a little of the Black Dynamite cartoon on Adultswim. LoL. Actually if they made an animated series with this art work I would definitely tune in to watch. That show would be so cool!

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Posted By LordRequiem

Nothing that really captures my fancy this week.

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