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.

It’s Independence Day in the USA, and the ComicsAlliance staff has the day off. As such, here’s a special compilation of all the patriotic pin-ups and other pieces of art that we feel are distinctly American enough to spotlight on the fourth of July. Check out some excellent visions of your favorite superheroes in the red, white and blue (and sometimes yellow – somehow it works) and enjoy the holiday.


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.

The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens

Superman and Batman by Steve Rude

Daniel Acuña

Alex Ross

Dan Hipp

Alex Ross

Steve Rude

Daniel Acuña

Bill Sienkiewicz

Phil Noto

Erica Henderson

Adam Hughes

Gabriel Iumazark

Tom Scioli

Adam Hughes

Matt Taylor

Steve Rude

David Despau

Alex Ross

Mario Chavez

Dan Jurgens Brett Breeding

Steve Ditko

Jerry Ordway

Francesco Francavilla

Nick Runge

Adam Hughes

Kevin Nowlan

Joe Hunter

Kevin Howdeshell

Kevin Bolk

Greg Tocchini

Jim LeeJoe Chiodo

Nikkolas and Nicole Smith

Mike McMahon

Bryan Hollingsworth

Des TaylorJessica LG

Des Taylor

Bill Pressing

Joel Carrol

Jamie McKelvie

Steve Rude

Captain America by Bobby Rubio
Bucky Barnes by Evan “Doc” Shaner
Sgt. Rock by Joe Kubert
Captain America and Bucky by Darwyn Cooke
Blackhawk by Howard Chaykin

Golden Age superhero party by Dylan Horrocks from the collection of Nolan Buro

Captain America by Ming Doyle

Supgergirl by Kit

Wonder Woman by Ant Lucia
Miss America by Cameron Stewart

CBLDF’s Liberty by Jaime Hernandez

Miss America by Allen Holt

Captain America by Paul Sizer
Captain America by Paul Sizer
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
Captain America by Ryan Quackenbush

Captain America Isaiah Bradley by Sean Anderson

The Rocketeer by Mike Mignola

Hal Jordan & Carol Ferris by Darwyn Cooke

Captain America and Bucky by Alex Schomburg
Captain America and Bucky by Alex Schomburg
Wonder Woman by Sicosa
Wonder Woman by Sicosa
Django Unchained by Alex Ross
Django Unchained by Alex Ross
Justice Society of America by Andrew Robinson
Justice Society of America by Andrew Robinson
200 G.I. Joes by 12 For 12 Designs
200 G.I. Joes by 12 For 12 Designs
Captain America by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend
Captain America by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend
Watchmen by Michael Cho
Watchmen by Michael Cho
Captain America by Travis Charest
Captain America by Travis Charest
Supergirl by Illumstrations
Supergirl by Illumstrations
Art by Marguerite Sauvage
Art by Marguerite Sauvage 
Hellboy and Abe Sapien versus the Lincoln Memorial by Tom Fowler

Vintage World War II propaganda poster by unknown

Art by Shawn Slaught
Art by Shawn Slaught
Wonder Woman by Dan Mora (click link for close-ups)
Wonder Woman by Dan Mora (click for close-ups)
Falcon by Brian Stelfreeze
Falcon by Brian Stelfreeze
Wonder Woman by José Luis García-López
Wonder Woman by José Luis García-López
Lady Blackhawk by Terry Dodson
Lady Blackhawk by Terry Dodson
Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks from the collection of James Halperin 
Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks from the collection of James Halperin