Best Art Ever (This Week): Fatale, Lana Del Rey, Iron Giant, Lobo, Audrey Hepburn and More


 

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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

 

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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.
 
 
 

Ghost Rider by Romik Safarian
Ghost Rider by Romik Safarian
 
 
 
Fatale by Sean Phillips for TCAF
Fatale by Sean Phillips
 
 
 
Ninjette from Empowered by Giannis Milonogiannis
Ninjette from Empowered by Giannis Milonogiannis
 
 
 
Lana Del Rey by Jack Gregory
Lana Del Rey by Jack Gregory
 
 
 
Batman by Dave Bullock
Batman by Dave Bullock
 
 
 
John Constantine by Ben Oliver
John Constantine by Ben Oliver
 
 
 
The Iron Giant by James Rambo
The Iron Giant by James Rambo
 
 
 
Sin City by Simon Bisley
Sin City by Simon Bisley
 
 
 
Batman by Paul Smith
Batman by Paul Smith
 
 
 
Art by Joseph Kelly
Art by Joseph Kelly
 
 
 
Audrey Hepburn by Matt Wagner
Audrey Hepburn by Matt Wagner
 
 
 
Daft Punk by Andrei Nicolescu
Daft Punk by Andrei Nicolescu
 
 
 
Green Lantern by Mike Mignola and Ty Templeton
Green Lantern by Mike Mignola and Ty Templeton
 
 
 
“B-Listers” by Kevin Maguire
"B-Listers" by Kevin Maguire
 
 
 
Star Slammers by Walter Simonson
Star Slammers by Walter Simonson
 
 
 
Hellboy by Paul Sizer for Multiversity
Hellboy by Paul Sizer for Multiversity
 
 
 
The Atom by Denver Brubaker
The Atom by Denver Brubaker
 
 
 
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Josh Eckert
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Josh Eckert
 
 
 
Superboy by Ricken
Superboy by Ricken
 
 
 
Wolverine by Erica Henderson
Wolverine by Erica Henderson
 
 
 
Batman by Eric Powell
Batman by Eric Powell
 
 
 
Art by Abigail Larson
Art by Abigail Larson
 
 
 
Enchantress by Joshua Middleton
Enchantress by Joshua Middleton
 
 
 
The Atom by George Pérez
The Atom by George Pérez
 
 
 
Lobo by Mattias Bergara
Lobo by Mattias Bergara
 
 
 
Supergirl by Illumstrations
Supergirl by Illumstrations
 
 
 
Art by Marguerite Sauvage
Art by Marguerite Sauvage
 
 
 
Art by John Markese
Art by John Markese
 
 
 
Vintage ad by Pete Hawley
Vintage ad by Pete Hawley
 
 
 
Doctor Eggman by Henry Bonsu
Doctor Eggman by Henry Bonsu
 
 
 
Mojo Jo Jo by Sethard
Mojo Jo Jo by Sethard
 
 
 
J. Jonah Jameson by Jim Rugg
J. Jonah Jameson by Jim Rugg
 
 
 
Art by Julia Vasileva
Art by Julia Vasileva
 
 
 
Magik and Winter Soldier by Marcio Takara
Magik and Winter Soldier by Marcio Takara
 
 
 
Batman by Nagy Norbert
Batman by Nagy Norbert
 
 
 
Kitty Pryde by Maris Wicks
Kitty Pryde by Maris Wicks

 
 
 

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Should Marvel’s Iron Fist Be Re-Imagined For the Screen as an Asian American?

 

Back in November Marvel Studios announced a deal to make five TV shows for Netflix; four solo series based on the Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage characters, and a Defenders series that brings them all together.

Filming on the first of these, Daredevil, begins in July in New York City. No casting announcements have been made, but they’re sure to come soon, and some fans see this as an opportunity to make a change to one character. They’ve created a petition asking that an Asian American actor be cast as Iron Fist.

 

Iron Fist was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in the pages of Marvel Premiere #15 in 1974. He was one of a number of comic characters inspired by the early ’70s passion for martial arts movies like Enter the Dragon and Game of Death, along with fellow Marvel character Shang-Chi (created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin in 1973), and DC’s Richard Dragon and Bronze Tiger (created by Dennis O’Neil and Jim Berry, and by O’Neil, Berry and Leo Duranona, in 1974).

Iron Fist is Danny Rand, an entrepreneur’s son who was orphaned during his father’s expedition to the lost mystical city of K’un Lun. Trained by the monks of K’un Lun and given the power of the Iron Fist, Danny Rand returned home to avenge his father and become a superhero.

 

Iron Fist first appearance

 

Like so many other Marvel heroes, Danny Rand appears in the comics as a dinstinctly Anglo-Saxon-looking blond, white male. Earlier this month Keith Chow of the website The Nerds of Color wrote an article calling on Marvel Studios to cast an Asian American actor as Rand in the Netflix series. The column inspired 18 Million Rising, an advocacy group for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, to create a petition to the same effect.

Chow is the co-editor of two Asian American superhero anthologies, Secret Identities and Shattered, and he believes there aren’t enough opportunities to see Asian Americans in heroic roles. He also thinks it would help solve some of the problematic aspects of the character without changing anything too fundamental.

“In my original post, I lay out how an Asian American Danny Rand can still be all the things from the comic: the son of a wealthy businessman on an expedition in China, student of Lei Kung, lover of Misty Knight, friend to Luke Cage,” Chow told ComicsAlliance. “Danny being white is not essential to any of this.

“In fact, his whiteness is the most problematic thing about the character. The parts of the classic Iron Fist story I have the most problems with — its Orientalism and cultural appropriation — can be alleviated if an Asian American actor is Danny.”

 

Iron Fist orientalism

 

Chow acknowledges that casting Rand with a non-white actor would likely upset the same fans who objected to the casting of Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch in the next Fantastic Four movie or the casting of Idris Elba as Heimdall in the Thor movies. Yet he notes that “studios cross-racially cast characters of color as white all the time,” citing the examples of The Last Airbender, The Lone Ranger, 21, and the recently announced casting of Rooney Mara as Native American character Tiger Lily in Joe Wright’s in-development Peter Pan movie. “I don’t know why fans lose their minds whenever a traditionally white character is portrayed by a non-white actor.”

The Netflix model — a subscription service for streaming media — has allowed the broadcaster to shake off the idea that all media needs to appeal to the broadest possible advertising demographic, as evidenced by the success of the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, which boasts a racially diverse and largely female cast. Netflix will already put one non-white superhero on the screen with Luke Cage; there doesn’t seem to be any business reason why it couldn’t give audiences a second non-white hero in Danny Rand.

 

 

Chow specifically wants Marvel to cast an Asian American actor in the role. “I think folks forget that being Asian and being Asian American are two different things,” he said. “Danny can still be a fish out of water in K’un Lun, especially if he’s Asian American. It’s why the ‘but you already have Shang Chi’ excuse that doesn’t fly with me. I don’t want a foreign-born actor to play Danny Rand… I want an Asian American.”

Casting an Asian American actor fixes the perception that Iron Fist is a “white savior,” a white person who steps in to a non-white world to become its champion. “The white guy who goes to Asia and is better than the Asians is also a pretty tired cliché,” said Chow. “Never mind Danny Rand, you have Snake Eyes, Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, Daniel-san [in The Karate Kid], Wolverine, every Steven Segal and Jean-Claude Van Damme movie ever, hell, even Batman for chrissakes!”

But is there a danger that casting an Asian American actor would play into the stereotype that all Asian heroes are martial artists?

“I don’t think so. Look, the problem with the Asian martial artist stereotype is not the art itself. The problem has always been how Asian martial artists have been portrayed in Western media. As someone who has practiced martial arts and admires and respects it, I don’t run away from that aspect of my heritage.

“As I said earlier, Danny Rand is a fighter, a lover, a hero, a friend, a son, etc. He is a multifaceted, three-dimensional person — who’s also a superhero with superpowers! Why can’t an Asian American actor get the chance to play all of that? But silent ninjas who are canon fodder and get no speaking lines? Yeah, that’s a problem. I’ll take a three-dimensional martial artist over a one-dimensional anything any time.”

 

 

As for who might play Danny Rand, Chow’s suggestion is actor and dancer Harry Shum Jr., best known for his appearances on the TV show Glee. “Someone on twitter suggested Cole Horibe who’s currently portraying Bruce Lee on Broadway,” said Chow. You can see Shum in action in the short film Three Minutes alongside fellow dancer Stephen Boss — “There’s your Heroes for Hire, right there,” noted Chow — and you can watch Horibe in his audition for So You Think You Can Dance.

Whether Marvel takes notice of the petition or not, Chow hopes that this can helps start a conversation. “There is a real bias out there that prevents people of color from getting good roles. If nothing else, I wanted people to really investigate how these comic adaptations are opportunities to reflect the real world. Superheroes don’t have to be the sole domain of white men.”

If you want to support the campaign to have an Asian American actor cast in Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist series, sign the 18 Million Rising petition here. You can read more about the petition at The Nerds of Color.

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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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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)

Filed Under: Category: Cosplay, Culture

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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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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Frozen, Batwoman, Scott Pilgrim, Spider-Woman, Man-Bat & 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!

Spider-Woman & Batgirl

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Jessica LG & Yaya Han
Spider-Woman & Batgirl, cosplayed by Jessica LG & Yaya Han

Kristoff (Frozen)

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Test Subject B Cosplay
Kristoff (Frozen), cosplayed by Test Subject B Cosplay

 

Harley Quinn

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed and photographed by ALB
Harley Quinn, cosplayed and photographed by ALB

 

Huntress & Robin

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Lauren Flores & Jakey Flores
Huntress & Robin, cosplayed by Lauren Flores & Jakey Flores

 

Ramona Flowers

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by xoMia, photographed by Liz Locksley
Ramona Flowers, cosplayed by xoMia, photographed by Liz Locksley

 

Terra Branford (Finaly Fantasy VI)

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Lilacwire Cosplay, photographed by Chou-wa Photography and Cosplay
Terra Branford (Finaly Fantasy VI), cosplayed by Lilacwire Cosplay, photographed by Chou-wa Photography and Cosplay

 

Batwoman & Man-Bat

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Jennifer Rose & Ruby Rinekso
Batwoman & Man-Bat, cosplayed by Jennifer Rose & Ruby Rinekso

 

Catwoman

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Mini Harley Quinn
Catwoman, cosplayed by Mini Harley Quinn

 

Rogue

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by Kelldar
Rogue, cosplayed by Kelldar

 

Magneto

 
 
 
 

Cosplayed by IamYourHeroes.com
Magneto, cosplayed by IamYourHeroes.com

 
 

NEXT: Greatest Game Cosplay Ever (This Week)

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Evangelion, Huntress, Wonder Woman, Link, Mulan & 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!

Chosokabe Motochika (Sengoku Basara)

Photographed by Katsuya Weller
Chosokabe Motochika (Sengoku Basara), photographed by Katsuya Weller

Elsa & Anna (Frozen)

Cosplayed and photographed by Yuurisans Cosplay
Elsa & Anna (Frozen), cosplayed and photographed by Yuurisans Cosplay

Sailor V

Cosplayed by Yashafluff, photographed by Katsuya Weller
Sailor V, cosplayed by Yashafluff, photographed by Katsuya Weller

Wonder Woman

Cosplayed by Candy Keane, photographed by St. Augustine Photos
Wonder Woman, cosplayed by Candy Keane, photographed by St. Augustine Photos

Link

Cosplayed by Malindachan, photographed by Katsuya Weller
Link, cosplayed by Malindachan, photographed by Katsuya Weller

Huntress

Cosplayed by Victoria Cosplay, photographed by bypiera
Huntress, cosplayed by Victoria Cosplay, photographed by bypiera

Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)

Cosplayed by Alexis Ruthenberg. photographed by Katsuya Weller
Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII), cosplayed by Alexis Ruthenberg. photographed by Katsuya Weller

Mulan

Cosplayed by Lome Lindi, photographed by Karina Antigua
Mulan, cosplayed by Lome Lindi, photographed by Karina Antigua

Asuka (Evangelion)

Cosplayed by Yuurisans Cosplay, photographed by Katsuya Weller
Asuka (Evangelion), cosplayed by Yuurisans Cosplay, photographed by Katsuya Weller

Merida

Cosplayed by Sunsetdragon.com, photographed by Katsuya Weller
Merida, cosplayed by Sunsetdragon.com, photographed by Katsuya Weller

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Kat Brunnegraff Paints Expressive Pokémon Among The Stars [Art]

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Kat Brunnegraff is on a mission to paint all 151 original Pokémon. But she puts her own spin on their simple shapes, giving them tiny expressions of self-satisfaction, uncertainty or disdain, and painting them against a retro motif of stars.

 

Brunnegraff sells her paintings through Etsy and takes commissions outside of the original Pokémon. She also applies a similar color palette and background to other characters, like the ladies of Adventure Time, and her own doll-like women.

 


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