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Awesome Art Picks: X-Men, Superman, Doctor Fate and More

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

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

Marcio Takara's commission list may be closed but he's still working on some and posting them on his Tumblr.

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Phil Noto's BLACK WIDOW #1 is on sale last week. While we wait, here's a couple sketches he posted on his Tumblr.

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Skottie Young posted some art on his Tumblr this week. The Kingpin sketch was one of his Daily Sketches that he puts up for sale on his site.

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Ray-Anthony Height posted a sketch cover of Nightcrawler on his Tumblr.

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Patrick Zircher was called upon by the Lords of Chaos to draw and post this sketch on his Twitter Page.

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Dustin Nguyen drew and posted a Usagi Yojimbo pic on his Tumblr. Stan Sakai's wife is fighting a debilitating illness and they have some big medical costs. This pic is up for sale HERE to help the Sakai family.

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Philip Tan posted this Phoenix sketch on his Facebook Page.

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Chris Giarrusso posted some new art on his website this week.

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Michael Cho posted this watercolor and ink sketch of Batman on his blog.

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Rod Reis posted this "fan art" of Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle on his Tumblr.

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Brett Booth continues with his weekly sketches and posted this Raphael sketch on his blog.

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Joel Gomez posted some Marvel Now sketchcards on his Tumblr.

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Yildiray Cinar posted some new sketches on his Instagram Page.

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J. Scott Campbell posted a Baroness and Destro sketch on his Instagram. It was for an abandoned interlocking statue concept for Sideshow Collectibles. It's a shame they abandoned it. He also posted a Spider-Man/Doc Ock sketch as well.

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Ron Salas shared some holiday spirit on his webiste.

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Todd Nauck posted another "sketch cover" for the Hero Initiative on his Tumblr. Of course calling this a sketch is kind of ridiculous. It'll be up for auction sometime this year. Todd also posted some more X-Men copic sketches.

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This might be breaking the rules a tiny bit. Francis Manapul posted some process art for his SUPERMAN UNCHAINED variant cover. So while the art will be seen on an actual comic, seeing his sketch and process is pretty cool. Check out his Tumblr for the first thumbnails of this pick.

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That's it for this year. Hope everyone had a great New Year Day. We'll be back next time with more art.