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Best Abs Ever (This Week): An Appreciation Of Male Comic Book Eye Candy

Eden Fesi-Stefano Caselli-hed

In the process of writing my article about muscles vs curves, and how the big dudes of superhero comics typically fail to represent the tastes of most androphile women, I gathered a collection of images and recommended artists from my correspondents that illustrate the sort of art they'd love to see more of -- but which there's sadly very little of compared to all the T&A fan-service targeted at straight men.

I had far too many recommendations to put in the article, so I've compiled the collection (and a few personal favorites) into a very special one-off post. The collection includes pin-ups, fan art, sketches, and some traditional superhero art from artists who aren't afraid to put a little male eye candy in their work!

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Alpha Flight Of Fancy: When Will Canada’s Great Creators Get A Crack At Canada’s Greatest Super-Team?

John Byrne
John Byrne

Canada is comics’ secret super-power. As far back as 1938, when Toronto-born Joe Shuster created Superman with Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel, Canada has been a vital partner -- a Wild Child to America's Sabtretooth. (Age of Apocalypse version.)

”We have so many great artists and writers to choose from, it’s such an embarrassment of riches,” says Ty Templeton, a writer and artist who has worked for most major publishers and on most big name characters, and who knows just about everyone in the business. When he says Canada's creative community boasts an embarrassment of riches, he knows what he's talking about. So on this beautiful and proud Canada Day, we at Comics Alliance have to ask; why hasn't a Canadian creative team ever taken on Canada's best-known superhero team, Alpha Flight?

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Iron Man’s Origin is a Secret Kieron Gillen & Dale Eaglesham Will Tell in May


Marvel Comics sent out this teaser image for what's presumably a new storyline in Iron Man, the relaunched Marvel NOW series written by Kieron Gillen and currently drawn by Greg Land. Also illustrated by Land, the teaser suggests there are things Iron Man fans still don't know about Tony Stark's past despite the fact that he's appeared in comics continuously for 50 years, which will doubtlessly cause some consternation amongst the prodigious editors of the "Origin" section of Iron Man's Wikipedia entry...

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Marvel Fan Expo Canada Roundup: ‘Alpha Flight’ Ongoing, ‘Destroyers’ And Brian Wood Coming In 2012


Marvel Comics let loose a few key announcements at Fan Expo Canada this weekend, including the news that Fred Van Lente and Kyle Hotz were teaming for the five-issue Destroyers series, that Brian Wood would be writing an unspecified project for Marvel in 2012, and that Van Lente, Greg Pak and Dale Eaglesham's Alpha Flight has been upgraded to an ongoing...

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Link Ink: ‘Captain America’ Gets Canada-Themed Variant, A Batman T-Rex and ‘MAD Magazine’ Does Angry Birds


Conventions: Fan Expo Canada 2011 attendees will be able to get their hands on a new Dale Eaglesham variant cover for Captain America #1 featuring Canada's most prominent Marvel heroes sporting appropriately decorated shields...

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Goodbye, Secret Six (Please Come Back Soon)


This week, DC's villain team-up comic Secret Six ends its current series with issue #36. It's one of the books that won't be returning with a new issue 1 as part of DC's relaunch in September, and will by far be the book I miss the most...

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Canada’s Heroes Brave ‘Fear Itself’ in ‘Alpha Flight’ #1 and 2 [Exclusive Preview]


Even if it's a sweeping generalization, Canadians have been doing pretty okay with the "nice" label for awhile. This summer even the friendliest Great White Northerners will be faced with the influence of Fear Itself, however, pitting the latest incarnation of Alpha Flight against its own government...

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Annotations of Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Fantastic Four’ #571-572


Welcome back to our ongoing annotations of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four run. This time around, we're taking a look at the second two parts of the opening "Solve Everything" arc, issues 571 and 572 with art by Dale Eaglesham, collected in this trade...

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Fantastic Four #570: Solving Everything [Annotations]


Jonathan Hickman came on Fantastic Four in late 2009 and, quite frankly, blew the socks off of the book. Since then, Hickman and later collaborators like Dale Eaglesham, Neil Edwards and Steve Epting have been weaving an intricate, thematically layered story of fathers and sons, the costs of inaction, scientific responsibility and punching things in the face...

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2010 Could Be A Matter Of Survival For The Fantastic Four


Last week we went a little hog wild piecing together the Spider-Man's 2010 puzzle with pizza speculation that rocked the blogosphere. This week, however, Marvel's gotten straight to business with an image previewing the Fantastic Four's upcoming activities for the year with an image that asks, "Will the Fantastic Four Survive 2010...

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