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Awesome Art Picks: The Shadow, Wolverine, Wonder Woman and More

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

Every week we gather up the best comic book art that won't appear in actual comics. The reason they won't is because artists often do sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions or sell art on their sites so be sure to check them out.

Rod Reis posted this amazing pic of The Shadow on his Tumblr this week.


Gabriel Hardman posted his Hero Initiative X-MEN #12 100 Project cover on his blog.


Check out this warm up sketch Ryan Ottley posted on his Tumblr along with a sketch of Lobo.


Phil Jimenez was talking about Wonder Woman and was inspired to draw this quick sketch, which he posted on his Twitter page.


Brett Booth posted a bunch of sketches on his blog. You can see some character designs he did before along with the sketch covers to his FLASH and FLASH ANNUAL on sale in April.

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Chris Giarrusso posted some Mini-Marvels art on his website.


Ryan Stegman posted a few sketches on his Tumblr we can most likely see completed in the pages of WOLVERINE. The first issue is on sale next week.


Yildiray Cinar posted a couple sketches on his Instagram this week.


Mike Deodato posted this Batman sketch on his Tumblr.


Have you listened to last week's Invincibly Super Massive Comic Book Podast of Stuff with Todd Nauck? Here's a couple sketches he posted on his Tumblr.


Tim Seeley decided to draw this Batman sketch and posted it on Twitter. It's available for purchase HERE.


Joel Gomez posted some more sketch cards and covers on his Tumblr.


Skottie Young posted another Harry Potter pic on his website along with a Cable Daily Sketch.


Gene Gonzales posted this Lady Blackhawk sketch on his blog.


Artists often get...interesting requests. Daniel HDR posted this "Spider-Beetle" commission on his Tumblr.


Marcio Takara has started doing sketches for Emerald City Comicon. Check out his Tumblr for more information on getting one for yourself.


That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of these picks. We'll have more art in the next installment.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

Slow week for art picks. Nothing bad, just nothing that stands out too much. But considering how much great art we usually get out of this, I'm not complaining.

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Posted By webling

I am loving that Spider Beetle.

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Posted By roboadmiral

Oh man. I dig it so much. This is by far the coolest thing I've seen all day.

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Posted By longbowhunter

Every week I'm knocked for a loop with these Rod Reis pieces. The Shadow has a very cool Art Deco feel. I love it.

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Slow week for art picks. Nothing bad, just nothing that stands out too much. But considering how much great art we usually get out of this, I'm not complaining.

Agree. If people pay money for it, these are the level of quality they should always be at. So awesome pics should be much better than these.

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Posted By cbishop

Nice bunch.

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Edited By CantDance93

I really like Brett Booth's art, don't know why he gets so much hate.


Oh man. I dig it so much. This is by far the coolest thing I've seen all day.

Yeah that picture made me drool!!

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Posted By Aatami

good !

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Posted By Jayso4201

I thought that this was one of the best weeks we've had in a while.

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Posted By fables87

Thing with a cigar totally made my day!

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Posted By The Stegman

Dat Donna Troy though.

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Posted By Renchamp

Cable: Liggitylaser. Nice, Skottie Young.

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Edited By wmwadeii

Another nice week. It was a little slower than usual, I only have 22 picks for my deviantART picks this week as well.

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Posted By Lykida

I love that Cable by Skottie Young. And Agent Dazzler by Joel Gomez is also very nice.

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Brett Booth's Superman is amazing!

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Posted By Barkley

Booth is simply fantastic.....

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Posted By feedonatreefrog

Booth is a good artist.

The problem is Rapmund, his colorist.

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Edited By wtk1013

Does anyone else think the girl with the m belt and m headband is miss martian?

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Posted By dreamfall31

If, and I hope he never leaves, but if Cliff Chiang has to leave WW I think Takara would be a great artist to put on that book!

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Posted By CoryNick

The Phil Jimenez WW is soooo good!!!

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Posted By MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@webling said:

I am loving that Spider Beetle.

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Posted By akbogert

@the_stegman said:

Dat Donna Troy though.


@wtk1013 said:

Does anyone else think the girl with the m belt and m headband is miss martian?

That's what I was thinking.

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Posted By wtk1013

@akbogert: I just did some snooping on Brett Booths blog and it is her, but it was for a failed TT spinoff project, but I hope she will still appear soon

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Posted By Pokeysteve

Tarkara has most of my favs. Phil's Wonder Woman hit me right in the nostalgia feels though.

LOVE seeing Lady B getting some love.

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Posted By lvenger

That Takara sketch of Wonder Woman is gorgeous.

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Posted By ArtisticNeedham

These were my ideas for merging Spider-Man and Tred Kord's Blue Beetle. Both designed by Ditko. Including the original Blue Beetle.

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Posted By staypuffed

Every week Brett Booth has awesome stuff, and this week was no exception.

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Posted By pingclang

Thing is amazing...

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Posted By DocFishstick

Brett Booth

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Posted By Doctor_Malekith

Every week I look at the Awesome Art Picks, and every week I marvel at just how spectacular Brett Booth is. Does anyone know why his art looks so bad in Teen Titans, Batman/Superman, and JLA? I really liked his Nightwing and those two Flash covers, though.

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Posted By noj

That Ryan Ottley Superman/Darkseid and Lobo is AWESOME! Its cool that Ryan Ottley has been on Invincible nearly 12 years but its a shame we cant see him do anything else. I would LOVE to see him on something like Superman or Shazam but as long as Invincibles around it doesnt look like hes going anywhere.

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Takara. Just wow.

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Posted By Wolverine008

That X-Men art is pretty awesome.

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Posted By Grey56

Dear DC,

Please use this model for Lobo. And then give him an ongoing with any content label the writer requests. Thanks.

- Sincerely, Everyone.

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Edited By Cutter

wow...I truly would love to meet those artists in person. They're such amazing artists.

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