Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Daft Punk, Black Canary, Yu-Gi-Oh, Superior Spider-Man and More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Black Canary

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Jessica LG, photographed by Geri Kramer Photography
Black Canary, cosplayed by Jessica LG, photographed by Geri Kramer Photography

 

April O’Neil

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Ani-Mia, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography
April O'Neil, cosplayed by Ani-Mia, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

 

Tintin & Captain Haddock

 
 
 
 

Daft Punk

 
 
 
 

Photographed by Cuije Photo
Daft Punk, photographed by Cuije Photo

 

Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh)

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Elliott Broaddus, photographed by Katsuya Weller
Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh), cosplayed by Elliott Broaddus, photographed by Katsuya Weller

 

Maghda (Diablo III)

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by First Keeper, photographed by Tom Hicks Photography
Maghda (Diablo III), cosplayed by First Keeper, photographed by Tom Hicks Photography

 

Superior Spider-Man

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by David Cap Santiago, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography
Superior Spider-Man, cosplayed by David Cap Santiago, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

 

Boba Fett

 
 
 
 

Photographed by Carlos Adama Geek Photography
Boba Fett

 

Robin (Stephanie Brown)

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Kerraldine Holland, photographed by Carlos Adama Geek Photography
Robin (Stephanie Brown), cosplayed by Kerraldine Holland, photographed by Carlos Adama Geek Photography

 

Cosplayed by Kitty Young Cosplay, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography
Death, cosplayed by Kitty Young Cosplay, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

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‘VelvetMania’ Exhibit Features 35 Black Velvet Portraits Of Pro Wrestlers, We Are Living In A New Renaissance

Black velvet portraits of Razor Ramon (L) and Mr. Perfect (R)
Velvetmania

Listen: I am a dude who has a framed portrait of Destro from G.I. Joe hanging in my living room directly across from the front door so that visitors know exactly what they’re getting into from the moment they set foot into my crib, so I think I know a little something about fine art. Now that my credentials are in order, I’m pleased to announce that we are currently living in the greatest artistic renaissance of all time. Why? Because we are living in a world where art galleries feature exhibits of black velvet paintings of professional wrestlers.

The gallery in question is, of course, the Los Angeles based Gallery 1988, known to CA readers as the host of the Adult Swim art show and other pop cultural delights, and it’s the brainchild of gallery owner Jensen Karp and artist Bruce White. The exhibit, which opens this Friday night, will feature 35 portraits of stars from WWF’s “New Generation,” including Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. Check out a preview below!

 

 

Mr. Perfect by Bruce White

 

Razor Ramon by Bruce White

 

The Ultimate Warrior by Bruce White

 

The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels by Bruce White

 

Koko B. Ware by Bruce White

 

With this exhibit, Gallery 1988 has a shot at becoming the second-greatest gallery of velvet paintings in the world (the first, of course, being New Jersey radio station WFMU). For more information, check out Karp’s Tumblr.

Pokemon vs. Ponies vs. Wrestling

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ Casts Young Bruce Wayne And Selina Kyle

Gotham TV Show cast Bruce Wayne Selina Kyle actors
Fox

If you remember the Fox series Touch, you’ll recall that one of its lead characters was a young man with very special powers who never spoke. The actor who played that role, 14-year-old David Mazouz, has now been cast as Bruce Wayne in Fox’s new Gotham TV series. Odds are he’ll have a little more to say in this role.

The producers have also cast the teenaged thief Selina Kyle with newcomer Camren Bicondova.

 

The press release announcement of the young actors’ casting is quick to note that Gotham is a show about James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), not Batman. So don’t expect Mazouz to don a cape and cowl at any point in the series’ run, nor should you expect Bicondova to go full Catwoman.

The series pilot will be written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and directed by Danny Cannon (Nikita). Both will executive produce.

Other members of the cast include Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.

 

David Mazouz
FOX
Camren Bicondova
Camren Bicondova

 

Why Gotham May Not Be The Best Idea For A TV Show

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Chris O’Donnell Still Has His Robin Costume From ‘Batman And Robin’ [Video]

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Team Coco

Once a Robin, always a Robin.

You’d think NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell would want to forget his time as the not-really-a-Boy Wonder after the dismal reception his last movie in the role, Batman and Robin received (though we here at ComicsAlliance have a real soft spot for it). Yet O’Donnell still has the costume he wore in the 1997 film, he said in a recent interview on Conan. Hear it from the man himself in the clip below (skip to about 1:24 to get to the Batman talk).

It would seem O’Donnell isn’t overly proud of his costume, though. It’s still in a box in his basement (Batcave??? Robin’s Nest???).

I’m with Conan. Put it on and go beat up some bad guys, O’Donnell. Team up with Phoenix Jones!

ComicsAlliance Reviews The Fashion of ‘Batman and Robin’

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FINALLY: ‘Ninja Rap’ Is Back In Vanilla Ice’s New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macaroni Commercial [Video]

Vanilla Ice Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

Kraft

As the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come back into the public eye with the second season of their CG animated Nickelodeon series and this summer’s Michael Bay-produced live action movie, so too must Vanilla Ice. It is simply the way of things.

Ice is indeed back with an invention that isn’t entirely brand new, but it may grab a hold of you tightly. It’s a Kraft Macaroni and Cheese commercial in which Ice, who has apparently swallowed his pride and taken a job as a stocker at a supermarket, sings “Ninja Rap” with an annoyed kid’s mom. Check out the video after the jump.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): She-Hulk, Hunger Games, Lady Deadpool, Cowboy Bebop & More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

 

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “Best Cosplay Ever”). Don’t forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links!

 

Poison Ivy

Cosplayed by Desiree Cosplay, photographed by Julie Dietrich
Poison Ivy, cosplayed by Desiree Cosplay, photographed by Julie Dietrich

Psylocke

Cosplayed by CarolineCosplay, photographed by Philip Kokoczka
Psylocke, cosplayed by CarolineCosplay, photographed by Philip Kokoczka

Judgement Armor (World of Warcraft)

Cosplayed by ShadowGlaive Cosplay (SGC), photographed by Tom Hicks Photography
Judgement Armor (World of Warcraft), cosplayed by ShadowGlaive Cosplay (SGC), photographed by Tom Hicks Photography

Julia (Cowboy Bebop)

Cosplayed by Damefatale Cosplay, photographed by Robbins Studios Photography
Julia (Cowboy Bebop)

Spider-Woman/Valerie

Cosplayed & photographed by PeachyMomo
Spider-Woman/Valerie, cosplayed & photographed by PeachyMomo

Effie Trinket (Hunger Games)

Cosplayed by Amberle Linnea, photographed by Poprock Photography
Effie Trinket (Hunger Games), cosplayed by Amberle Linnea, photographed by Poprock Photography

Wasp

Cosplayed by Sara Moni Cosplay, photographed by Ryan Leasure Photography
Wasp, cosplayed by Sara Moni Cosplay, photographed by Ryan Leasure Photography

Lady Deadpool

Cosplayed by Jessica Nigri, photographed by Mirage Images NC
Lady Deadpool, cosplayed by Jessica Nigri, photographed by Mirage Images NC

Catwoman

Photographed by Robbins Studios Photography

She-Hulk

Cosplayed by Echo Endless, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography
She-Hulk, cosplayed by Echo Endless, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

NEXT: Greatest Game Cosplay Ever (This Week)

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Recap, Episode 10: ‘Inmates’

Season four of The Walking Dead, AMC’s television adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning Image Comics series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and drawn by Charlie Adlard, has returned from its mid-season break. ComicsAlliance’s John Parker is back again to see who lives, who dies, and what fire does to zombies.

As the rest of the survivors struggle with hope, a familiar face returns, some new faces appear, and other faces do stuff. It’s pretty face-heavy.

 

Who are you, really? When the chips are down, when you’re stripped of your choices, when your life is broken down and unlivable, when that prison that was keeping you safe from the limitless hordes of undead gets blown to smithereens and you’re back in the woods in the cold night, what do you believe? Do you think you’re the only one that made it, and run screaming through the fields of your love and memory, pulling a scorched earth on everything that used to matter? Do you forsake all that mattered and become an arrow pointed at the future? Or do you keep hope in heart, and believe that your loved ones are out there somewhere, looking for you too? Do you survive just so that you can keep going, with no hope?

Those were the questions all the remaining survivors from the prison had to ask themselves tonight. While Rick and Carl went through a lot of father-son stuff, the rest of the remains actually took a moment or two to think about the rest of their compatriots, and whether or not they might be alive. In neatly-defined A, B, C, and D stories, the rest of the lost tribes of Cell Block C all went through their struggles with hope and belief.

For story A, we have Beth and Daryl, who show up in one of my favorite opening scenes of the season. While narration from Beth’s diary details their discovery of the prison and the seeds of hope that had been planted in her heart, she and Daryl run through a gauntlet of walkers and collapse exhausted in a field just as Beth recounts Hershel’s question and the theme for the episode: “If you don’t have hope, what’s the point of living?” That was a decent start. Looking up to see scavenger birds circling for carrion made it a great one.

In the division of those who believe and those who don’t, those who have hope and those who have given up, Beth and Daryl lie on opposite sides of the line. For a moment, it looked like we were going to get a taste of vintage, pessimistic, hateful, pre-Sophia Daryl, with the former scumbag staring into the fire, catatonic as The Governor was while Beth goes off a-trackin’. It feels like that scene was there to remind us that, as pessimistic as Daryl is, he’s a good man despite himself, and nothing like The Governor. That’s why he follows Beth.

While Daryl and Beth are tracking somebody who made it out of the prison, the camera takes a moment to very subtly pause on a few mutilated rabbits long enough to make it not subtle at all anymore. It’s another bread crumb in the ongoing mystery this season, which isn’t really that mysterious at all. Who was the psycho in the prison? What nefarious scoundrel could have been feeding rats to—oh yeah, it was that kid, Lizzie. So continues the Dexter subplot.

After Daryl says something really Daryl-like to Beth about hope not helping out Hershel, they find a clutch of walkers by the railroad tracks, eviscerating their way through zombie-chawed intestinal remains. Whoever they were on the trail of (probably Lizzie) looks to have met a grisly end, and Beth breaks down. As she tears a page out of her diary to start a fire that night, her hope is shattered, and her narration reveals that she didn’t think she could make it if the prison failed. I’ll admit this is really the first time I’ve thought much about Beth this season, as she hasn’t had much to do besides sing Tom Waits songs, but it’s interesting she’s headed this way again. This is the girl who almost killed herself a while back, and here she is, out in the dark, with Daryl Downer for her only companion. It’s hard to keep up hope with Daryl’s volley of depressing zingers coming back at you.

Story B follows Lizzie, Mika, Tyreese, and oh praise Jesus, baby Judith’s still alive. Tyreese is carrying a real heavy load, and yes that is a poopy diaper joke! In some weird, post-apocalyptic re-imagining of Three Men and a Baby, Tyreese is caring for three kids, including the scream-factory and the psycho. While camped out for the night, Lizzie takes her knife to a couple of unnaturally-compliant rabbits tucked away in the hollow log she sits on.

Okay, so we have verification that Beth and Daryl were on Tyreese and company’s trail, that this happened the night before they came this way, and that nobody on The Walking Dead’s writing staff has ever been hunting in their lives. Have you ever been anywhere near a rabbit in the wild? They’re not docile, and don’t sit like drugged chow puppies waiting for you to pet and/or mutilate them. Nonetheless, the two rabbits just lie there sleeping while Lizzie (who has to have been named after Borden) slices them up. They don’t wake up in the middle, they don’t scream, they don’t evade. They’re cool. Bring on the death. I realize this is a show about zombies, but a little realism here and there is a good thing.

As nutty as we have seen Lizzie, what with the power to control wild beasts and the desire to chop them up and everything, we get to see her crazier than she’s ever been before when she nearly smothers an infant. While Tyreese runs off to help some folks by the railroad track, Judith’s screaming attracts walkers, and Lizzie puts her hand over Judith’s mouth and nose to quiet her. It was at this point my girlfriend waved her hands in the air and said “Nope. I can’t do this. I can’t watch this.”

Honestly, I was thinking the same thing. The Walking Dead likes to shock; they’re good at it, and it’s one of the reasons I like the show. But killing a baby? On-camera? I have a friend who quit reading the comics after it got to that level, and for a second I was thinking this was going to be the last recap I wrote (try not to dance openly in the streets). But, like the rest of you, probably, I knew they wouldn’t really go that far. This was just an opportunity to show us how truly screwed-up this kid is, because that moment wasn’t just about survival. Even when walkers were surrounding them, and they should have started running, Lizzie was almost hypnotized by her act. There’s a theory going around the web that she is actually responsible for setting fire to the two flu victims, and though I originally figured Carol, I’m swaying Lizzie’s way too. Carol’s timely appearance stops Lizzie, but she cut it close, which brings up a big question…

What are the union rules on pretending to suffocate a baby for film? There were three or four shots of Lizzie’s hand pressed down on Judith’s face. Is there some method to faking baby asphyxiation, or was there a parent on-set who just agreed that it was okay to strangle her baby for three seconds at a time? I’m more disturbed now by the reality behind the scene than the scene itself.

Carol, Tyreese, and the kids – a group set up for all kinds of interesting drama – are told that there’s supposed to be a new sanctuary somewhere down the track, some place that promises safety. And after walking for thirty seconds, they receive verification. Posted on a trestle is a map of a place called Terminus. There have been similar communities in the comics, but unless I have a tumor, there was never any place called Terminus. But Carol, Tyreese, and the three burdens may be the advance party that leads into Season 5.

Story C finds Maggie, Sasha, and Bob together, and the three of them very clear in their opinions on hope. Bob is ecstatic just to have made it out alive, and seems to have a bright new outlook on life, trying to convince Sasha that Tyreese is out there somewhere. Sasha has put hope and Tyreese out of her mind, focused on the here and now, on moving forward, on survival. This is colder than we’ve ever seen her before, but she’s been growing into a strong character in fits and starts throughout the season, and here we see more growth. Maggie, distraught over seeing her father murdered, and being separated from her sister and Glenn, still believes that they’re out there, and will do anything to find them. She’ll cry a lot, and occasionally tip a British accent, but she’ll go after them.

They come across the school bus where Maggie last saw Glenn, and even though it’s now full of Walkers, Maggie insists they go through her rigorous identification process of seeing if it’s Glenn and then stabbing them. After letting one out at a time predictably goes awry, Maggie makes it onto the bus to see someone on the floor who could be Glenn. Black shirt, dark hair, similar build, somber music – it all adds up, and it really could be Glenn, if not for those commercials that showed him clearly surviving. So when it turns out not to be Glenn, revealed by Maggie’s smile-cry, it’s not as powerful a moment as they hoped.

As the teaser tipped, Glenn wakes up in rubble of the prison, just barely out of reach of a snarling mass of walkers. He makes his way back to his and Maggie’s cell block, and only needs to see her picture before he has all the hope he needs. Because he’s Glenn, and he’s officially replaced Hershel as the good-natured heart of the show, the one everybody likes, surely dooming him for heart-breaking eventual death. Taking the picture of Maggie, Hershel’s watch, a bottle of alcohol (Bob’s, probably), and every piece of gear he can find, he makes his way out to the yard, where he finds Tara, sister to The Governor’s girlfriend, and not really a cop.

Even though she’s out of it, and hasn’t fired a single shot (can’t see why Glenn should be upset, considering they would have been aimed at him), Glenn takes her with him as he escapes the prison, using a Molotov cocktail to draw the walkers away.

Wait, what!? Fire attracts the walkers? It doesn’t ward them away, like with Frankenstein or other zombies in popular fiction? It draws them away from sweet human meat? Really? Are they like velociraptors, just following movement? Do they want cooked human meat? Ugh. Not a fan of the fire thing, guys.

Even though Tara seems to have no hope – and considering the miracle she just saw, where zombies ran toward fire, she’d have to have a little hope – Glenn explains that, to him, it’s not a matter of wanting hope. He needs hope; he can’t go on without it. Having taken Hershel’s lessons to heart, Glenn knows that there’s no living without hope. So it kind of sucks that he passed out from walker-induced exhaustion before he got to see a big truck appear out of nowhere. After Tara puts down the last walker, Rosita, Eugene, and Abraham get out.

They don’t even try not to strike a pose like they’re in an action movie. They just go for it. The looks, the brains, and the muscle; just add a wild-card, and you’ve got The A-Team. The second half of Season 4 is truly underway. And mulleted Hannibal Smith has a plan.

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Toy Fair 2014: Funko’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Pop! Vinyl Figures

Guardians of the Galaxy Main

Between its massive Hasbro and LEGO toy lines, Guardians of the Galaxy is the undisputed movie license of Toy Fair 2014. So it’s no surprise that Funko has debuted some new GotG figures as part of its own sizable 3.75″ tall Pop! Vinyl empire — or that the usually four-character Pop! wave is extra big to accommodate the film’s five heroes.

 

Set for a summer release ahead of the Guardians of the Galaxy opening on August 1, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon will each come out swinging (and shooting) with sculpted-on signature weapons. Star-Lord will have his Quad Blasters, Drax will wield his double daggers, Gamora is toting her sword, Rocket Raccoon is heavily armed and Groot has big ol’ Grooty plant hands ready to swipe at foes.

You can see all five of Funko’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Vinyl figures below.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Vinyl

Guardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl Star-LordGuardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl GamoraGuardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl DraxGuardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl Rocket RaccoonGuardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl Groot

Hasbro Unleashes Its Guardians Of The Galaxy Toys

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Justice League Custom Comic Somehow Features Shaquille O’Neal And Steel In The Same Room At The Same Time

NBA Justice League

The NBA All-Star Game is today, meaning the best players in the world have gathered together to do dozens of interviews, hang out for a bit, and then play a game with absolutely no defense unless it turns out to be close in the final 3 minutes. It’s a good time.

It also means there is ample opportunity for every manner of product placement and cross promotion, and comics were almost certainly going to get in on the action. This time it’s in the form of a custom comic, as the Justice League visit the set of Inside The NBA to hang out with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. But the team who put this comic together made one embarrassing gaffe: Shaquille O’Neal and Steel are seen in the same room at the same time, and we all know that’s impossible, as they are the same man.

O’Neal, the former number one pick, four time NBA champion, and metal clad, hammer wielding super hero, seems unfazed by the situation. So how is he pulling this off? Perhaps, knowing that this could someday happen, he made a contingency plan for an ally, aware of his secret identity, to cover for him in the Steel armor — à la Spider-Man and the Prowler, or Daredevil and about a dozen other heroes at some point or another —  thus keeping his secret safe. For the answer to this and other burning questions, you’ll just have to try to get your hands on a copy of The Justice League Goes Inside The NBA: All-Star Edition, which is being handed out for free all weekend at the All-Star Game in New Orleans.

 

NBA Justice League

 

[Via Entertainment Weekly]

 

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Valentine’s Day 2014


We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

 

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

 

Renee Montoya/the Question and Kate Kane/Batwoman by Mic

 

The Cure’s Robert Smith by Pablo Lobato

 

 

Batman and Catwoman by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

 

“Under the Vulcan Sun” by Ming Doyle

 

“I’m Batty About You!” by unknown

 

The Question and the Huntress by Jamie McKelvie

 

Superboy and Wonder Girl by Francis Manapul

 

Ralph and Sue Dibney by Chris Samnee

 

The Addams Family by Bob Lizarraga

 

Nightwing and Batgirl by Dean Trippe

 

“Perfect Storm” by Tomer Hanuka

 

Nightwing Annual #2 cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

 

Scarlet Witch and The Vision by Bo Hampton

 

Thor by Mike Maihack

 

 

 

Mockingbird and Hawkeye by Chris Samnee

 

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers by Bryan Lee O’Malley

 

Jean Grey and Cyclops by Atori-X

 

Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy vs. Robin by Mike Wieringo and Nathan Massengill

Madman and Joe by Mitch Gerads

 

 

Wolverine and Jean Grey by Mike Maihack

 

Mary Jane by Mike Mayhew and Matias Soto

 

Catwoman and Batman (and Robin) by Kevin Nowlan

 

“Play Time is Over” (Tim Drake/Conner Kent) by Colours07 (NSFW link)

 

The Joker and Harley Quinn by Robert P.

 

RicStar (Rictor/Shatterstar) by dogsup

 

Teddy and Billy (Hulking and Wiccan) by Cris (NSFW link)

 

MODOK of Mars by Bob McLeod from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari

 

Wolverine and Mystique by Jae Lee

 

Batman and Catwoman by Mike Grell

 

Batman and Catwoman by Darwyn Cooke

 

Harley Quinn and the Joker by Coran “Kizer” Stone

 

The Rocketeer and Betty by Daniel Krall

 

Art from Nightwing #52 by Greg Land and Drew Geraci

 

 

Vision and Scarlet Witch by Rob Haynes

 

 

 

Batman and Talia by Paul Renaud

 

 

Mr. Miracle and Big Barda by Ian Gibson

 

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus by Ilias Kyriazis

 

 

Hawkman and Hawkgirl by Ron Duenas

 

Black Panther & Storm by Leinil Yu

 

Robin and Batgirl by Jen Zee (you know you ship it)

 

Elektra & Daredevil by Salvador Larroca

 

Black Canary and Green Arrow by Phil Noto

 

The Rocketeer and Betty by Cliff Chiang

 

 

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers by Dan Hipp

 

Batman and Zatanna by Dustin Nguyen

 

Rogue and Gambit by Ryan Kelly

 

Superman and Lois Lane by Daniel Irizarri

 

Wonder Woman and Batman by Karen Krajenbrink

 

ce Man and Mystique by Chris Bachalo & Tim Townsend

 

Brainiac 5 and Supergirl by Ricken

 

“Cat got your tongue?” by Andres M. Labrada

 

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy versus Green Arrow and Black Canary by Katie Cook

 

Green Arrow and Black Canary by Cliff Chiang

 

Supergirl and Bat-Mite by Colleen Coover

 

Mr. Freeze by Dave Stokes

 

Green Arrow and Black Canary by Doubleleaf

 

 

Hawkeye and Mockingbird by Billy Tan, Mark McKenna, and Laura Martin

 

Harley Quinn and the Joker by Bruce Timm

 

“Online Dating” by Adrian Tomine

 

Batman and Catwoman by Paul Renaud

 

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog as Big Barda and Mister Miracle by Amy Mebberson

 

“Puppy Love” by Pascal Campion

 

Madman and Joe by Joe Quinones

 

The Joker and Harley Quinn by Mike Vosburg

 

Spider-Man and Mary Jane by Tom Fowler

 

Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy by John Romita

 

Nightwing and Oracle by Greg Land and Brian Stelfreeze

 

Bone and Thorn by Patricio “Pato” Betteo

 

Lois Lane and Superman by Des Taylor

 

Spider-Man and Mary Jane by Micah Gunnell and Christina Strain

 

Big Barda and Mister Miracle by Steve Rude

 

Rogue and Gambit by Micah Gunnell and Christina Strain

 

Gambit <3 Rogue by Cal Slayton

 

Jaka, Cerebus and Red Sofia by Dave Sim

 

Superman and Lois Lane by Stuart Immonen

 

Spock and Uhura in the style of Tamara de Lempicka by lymanalpha

 

 

Mockingbird and Hawkeye by Cliff Chiang

 

The Legend of Zelda by Finni

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Brianna Cherry Garcia

 

Conan and Belit by Michael Walsh

 

Batgirl and Nightwing by Eri aka Sonia04

 

The Sandman and Nuala by Richard Case

 

Harley Quinn and the Joker vs. Batman by Bruce Timm

 

Colossus and Kitty Pryde by John Cassaday and Laura Martin

 

Star Sapphire and Green Lantern by Dave Gibbons from the collection of Paul Greer

 

Medusa and Black Bolt by Colleen Doran

 

Nightwing and Oracle by Durwin Talon

 

John Constantine and Zatanna by Frank Quitely

 

The Rocketeer and Betty by Dave Johnson for Comic Twart

 

Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman by Nik Ukleja

 

Tank Girl and Booga by Stephanie Buscema

 

Superman and Lois Lane by Frank Quitely

 

True Romance by Massimo Carnevale

 

“We’ll call her ‘Autumn’” by Pascal Campion

 

Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy by Mike Maihack

 

Art by Milo Manara

 

Mr. Freeze by Matthew Daley

 

Mirror Universe Uhura and Spock by Aman Chaudhary

 

Deadman and Death by Yasmin Liang (I ship it)

 

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn by Babs (debate amongst yourselves)

 

Batwoman and the Question by Kate Leth

 

Empowered and Thugboy as Betty and The Rocketeer by Adam Warren

 

Robin and Batgirl “I’m batty for you” by T1mco

 

Captain America and Wonder Woman by Des Taylor

 

Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy by Steve Rude

 

Conan and Bêlit by Becky Cloonan

 

World’s Finest by Nafisah Tung and Rebecca Long

 

Betty and Veronica and Archie by Matt Dupuis

 

Swamp Thing and Abby by John Totleben

 

Atom Eve and Invincible by Christopher Johnston

 

Betty and Veronica by… Dan DeCarlo I think

 

Crystal and Johnny Storm by John Kricfalusi

 

Hawkeye by Annie Wu

 

Edward Scissorhands by Shane Glines

 

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Bill Sienkiewicz from the collection of George 1

 

Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson by Paolo Rivera

 

Batman and Catwoman by Anthony Taysub

 

Foxing inaugural issue cover (check it out) by Jim Rugg

 

Invisible Woman and Namor by Jae Lee and Jose Villarubia

 

Moonrise Kingdom by Adrian Tomine

 

 

Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker by Jordan Gibson

 

 

Venture Bros by Patrick Leger for Juxtapoz

 

Rockabilly Catwoman and Batman by Denis Medri

 

The Joker and Harley Quinn by Daniel Krall

Blade Runner’s Rachel/Radiohead tribute by Sarah Pichelli

 

Ramona Flowers and Scott Pilgrim by Ann Macarayan

 

Moonrise Kingdom/Batgirl/Robin mashup by Ramon Villalobos

 

Deadpool & Harley Quinn in The Notebook by Marco D’Alfonso for The Line It Is Drawn

 

Luke Cage and Jessica Jones by Olivier CoipelMark Morales and José Villarrubia

 

Daenerys and Drogo by Michael Anderson

 

Madman and Joe by Chris Bachalo

 

The Rocketeer and Betty by Stephane Roux

 

“The Kiss” by Morgan Kane

 

Jessica and Roger Rabbit in “Toontown Gothic” by Ian Glaubinger

 

Elektra Assassin #4 cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

 

Rockabilly Harley Quinn and The Joker by Denis Medri

 

Lane and Superman by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding 

 

Lois Lane and Clark Kent’s wedding by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway  Superman an

 

Superman and Lois Lane by Kevin Nowlan

 

Green Arrow and Black Canary by Brittney L. Williams

 

The Rocketeer and Betty by Stephanie Buscema

 

Edward Scissorhands by Lorena Alvarez Gomez

 

Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta by Bill Pressing

 

John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Daniel Krall

 

Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor by Adam Hughes

 

Al Williamson/Frank Frazetta jam

 

“Kiss” by Lidwine

 

Orange is the New Black by Dan Hipp

 

Storm and Black Panther by Frank Cho

 

Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker by Bill Sienkiewicz

 

Colossus and Shadowcat by Phil Noto

 

Lois Lane and Superman by Chris Samnee
Lois Lane and Superman by Chris Samnee

 

Lois Lane and Superman by Kris Anka

 

Veronica, Archie and Betty by Stephanie Buscema
Veronica, Archie and Betty by Stephanie Buscema

 

“A boy who loves you back” by Amei Zhao
"A boy who loves you back" by Amei Zhao

 

“The Known Universe” by Tomer Hanuka
The Known Universe by Tomer Hanuka

 

Sailor Moon by Clairetonic
Sailor Moon by Clairetonic

 

Flash Gordon and Dale Arden by Alex Raymond
Flash Gordon and Dale Arden by Alex Raymond

 

Jean Grey and Scott Summers by Paolo Rivera
Jean Grey and Scott Summers by Paolo Rivera

 

Guy Gardner and Ice by Kevin Maguire
Guy Gardner and Ice by Kevin Maguire

 

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Mindy Lee
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Mindy Lee

 

Madman and Joe by Adam Hughes
Madman and Joe by Adam Hughes

 

Terry Gilliam’s Brazil by Erica Henderson
Terry Gilliam's Brazil by Erica Henderson

 

Robin <3 Jubilee by Jordan Gibson
Robin <3 Jubilee by Jordan Gibson

 

Sue Storm and Reed Richards by Kevin Wada
Sue Storm and Reed Richards by Kevin Wada

 

Flash Gordon by Al Williamson
Flash Gordon by Al Williamson

 

Mr. Freeze by Sean Murphy
Mr. Freeze by Sean Murphy

 

Batman and Catwoman by Alan Davis
Batman and Catwoman by Alan Davis

 

Sue Storm and Reed Richards by Des Taylor

 

 

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