Awesome Art Picks: Batman, JSA, Emma Frost and More

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It's time for some more cool comic book art by comic book artists that you will not see in actual comic books. Because artists love to draw and experiment, they often post sketches on their personal blog sites or Tumblr pages. It makes sense since often they are tied to a single series and you know they have to be itching to try drawing other characters they might not normally get the chance to. Thankfully they are proud of them and like to share them with us. To ensure they do not go unnoticed, our aim is to showcase some of them here so everyone gets a chance to see them as well. They simply too cool not to be seen.

While searching this week, it seems some artists are still recovering after San Diego Comic-Con. There's also the fact that they have their actual deadlines they need to meet.

Because of the recent Dark Knight Rises news, I couldn't pass up showing off these older images from Francesco Francavilla. On his website, he offers commissions. Not sure what his wait list would look like but check out this version of Batman. Woo!

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Catwoman has been in the news as well as an image of Anne Hathaway has been released. Here's another (older) commission from Francesco.

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Are you excited about the new Wonder Woman #1 coming in September? Cliff Chiang (who will handle the art) posted a couple sketches on his Tumblr that he did at Comic-Con. Here's Kitty Pryde and Wolverine in a Days of Future Past image.

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And here's an image of Scarlett and Baroness.

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In September we'll see the new volume of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (written by Brian Bendis) with art by Sara Pichelli. She did an amazing job (no pun intended) on the recent Black Cat arc. Check out this image of Emma Frost from her personal blog.

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Our final images were brought to my attention courtesy of our own Inferiorego. If you've heard of Project: Rooftop then you know the idea is for artists to redesign classic characters. Daniel Govar recently had the task of giving his take on members of the Justice Society of America. Check out Doctor Mid-Nite:

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Jay Garrick:

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And Alan Scott:

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You can check out the others at Project: Rooftop.

That's it for this week. Which ones did you really dig this week? We'll have more next time.

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#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

I only really like the Dr. Midnight one. 

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#2 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVE the Jay Garrick and Alan Scott redesigns!  So coooool! 
Also, that Sara Pichelli Emma Frost is sexy.  Awesome pics all.

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#3 Posted by blur1528 (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

LOVE the JSA ones!!!

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#4 Posted by Morgaine_Levesque (2111 posts) - - Show Bio

That Emma Frost is gorgeous. 

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#5 Posted by CanucksXVX (57 posts) - - Show Bio

dr midnight, for me was the only good one
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#6 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

The Scarlet and Baroness one was my favorite!

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#7 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the emma frost pic ! jay garrick looks cool.

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#8 Posted by pikahyper (18481 posts) - - Show Bio

That is one epic owl, by far best drawn comic owl I've ever seen o.o

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#9 Posted by Aiden Cross (15726 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't say I love any of them...

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#10 Posted by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the owl is really awesome! 
I like the other pics too.

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#11 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

Best are the redesigned Doc Midnite, Garrick, and Scott.

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#12 Edited by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Emma Frost and Doctor Mid-Nite are my faves.

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#13 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26773 posts) - - Show Bio

@Aiden Cross said:

Can't say I love any of them...

same.... that's some average art..

The Emma one is pretty cool, but the rest are .. not my taste

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#14 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the Emma one. The hairstyle is too alternative for her - she's more of a classical iconoclast not really inclined towards hairstyles as edgy as that one.

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#15 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Jay and Alan look like something out of a nightmare.
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#16 Posted by B_Safe_Comics (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Emma picture because it looks like she'll rip the thoughts right out of your head if you write something on her blog that she doesn't like. I also really like the Dr Mid-Nite pic.

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#17 Posted by GraveSp (335 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Scott looks kinda sickly.  I love the Dr. Mid-Nite one though

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#18 Posted by Sobe Cin (602 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to see GI Joe art. Awesome, really good Jay Garrick and Doctor Mid-Nite.
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#19 Posted by Darthtravis (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr. Mid-Nite looks like Red Robin.

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#20 Posted by shawn87 (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

Doctor Mid-Nite, Jay Garrick and Alan Scott are awesome

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#21 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

The JSA ones are the best I say. I would give ANYTHING to have those, especially Jay Garrick :)

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#22 Posted by doordoor123 (3817 posts) - - Show Bio

No offense to the artists but most of these are fugly. I guess I could blame the people that chose these pictures too.
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#23 Posted by Nasar7 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Alan Scott is so swag.

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#24 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4403 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, the doc midnite is amazing, I love the owl. Not so hot on that flash though.

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#25 Posted by ecm1285 (100 posts) - - Show Bio

Jay Garrick reminds me too much of Johnny Quick, and Alan Scott is just ew.  But Dr. Midnight is amazing.

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#26 Posted by Raven0207 (1329 posts) - - Show Bio

Those JSA's are epic !

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#27 Posted by difficlus (10659 posts) - - Show Bio

emma frost looks hawt!

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#28 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Emma image. Like the attitude represented in the Days Of Futures Past image, nice execution (these are compliments BTW)

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#29 Posted by Ziltoid_the_Omniscient (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Scott and Dr. Midnight look badass!!!

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#30 Posted by Numb12 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised no one mentioned that Back to the Future homage in the Days of Futures Past one. Great picks all around, Dr. Mid-Nite just looks outstanding.

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#32 Posted by Wolverine0628 (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Doctor Mid-Nite!
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#33 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio
@ecm1285 said:
Jay Garrick reminds me too much of Johnny Quick, and Alan Scott is just ew.  But Dr. Midnight is amazing.

gotta agree with u on that, the JSA are still awesome though ;D
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#34 Posted by Pizawle (1080 posts) - - Show Bio

JSA ones are cool.

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#35 Posted by SevanGrim (2193 posts) - - Show Bio

what an EPIC Dr. Midnight pic. wow.

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#36 Posted by N0VA (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Jay Garrick looks much better.

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#37 Posted by ScarlettLynn (164 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Dr. Midnight picture.

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#38 Posted by the_stegman (40389 posts) - - Show Bio

wow Emma is channeling a little Power girl

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#39 Posted by Samimista (22297 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Alan Scott and Emma Frost pictures the best beautiful artwork.

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#40 Posted by psyrax2k11 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

These are pretty good, though I don't care much or the Emma piece--she's a bit over sexed to me and I just don't like her hair.  The Wolverine and Kitty Pryde one made me laugh a bit, because it looks like Wolverine is holding Kitty hostage, lol.  It's probably just me though.  Other than that, they look really good. 
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#41 Posted by tonis (6562 posts) - - Show Bio

whoowee, that Project: Rooftop is incredible. Huge thanks for that linkage :)

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#42 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Woah! That Dr. Midnight looks fantastic!!

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#43 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@psyrax2k11: That's rather what I thought, hate to admit. Still, better than anything I can even think of doing but it does look like Wolvie has her hostage, unless that was the artist's intent. Most of these aren't my cup of tea but the Mid-Nite and Emma stand out.