We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images 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's awesome. In honor of this year's 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman and this weekend's release of Man of Steel, we present for the second time a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's brilliant creation that we've highlighted in this feature over the last few years. We know it's cheating but we didn't count on going away for a month and then coming back in the middle of a big media event. All-new next week evermore.
Jeff Fowler of Evil Genius Productions has created some impressive superhero props of late, including Captain America's shield, Batman and Batgirl's cowls and more, but the artist/filmmaker's coolest accomplishment yet may be transforming current Flash writer and artist Francis Manapul into the Scarlet Speedster himself with an awesome custom Flash helmet. Fowler based the design off the hero's current New 52 look and built if from scratch, giving Manapul the perfect fit as seen in multiple photos from their respective
Friday's Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with moderator John Cunningham, who's DC's VP - Marketing, introducing panelists Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Co-Publisher Jim Lee and writers and artists James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Tony Bedard, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and editor Brian Cunningham. A lively panel with obvious camaraderie, the panelists discussed the history of the
Seattle's Emerald City Comicon has confirmed that the very talented Adi Granov (Iron Man: Extremis) will provide the cover artwork for this year's edition of Monsters & Dames, a limited edition hardcover book compiling original illustrations from some of comics' best artists including Bill Sienkiewicz, Camilla D'Erricco, Kevin Nowlan, Tony Moore, Bruce Timm, Katie Cook, Francis Manapul & Agnes Garbowska, Mikeatron!, Scott Morse, Phil Noto, Mike Allred, Paul Guinan, Brandon Graham, David Petersen, Moritat, Dustin Nguyen, Nat Jones and many more. Sales of Monsters & Dames go to support Seattle Children's Hospital, who've received more than $20,000 since
In a gorgeous preview from the newest issue of The Flash, on stands today, Barry Allen expresses controversial opinions about coffee that run diametrically opposite to our most deeply held values and beliefs. Kudos to Flash artist (and co-writer) Francis Manapul, who continues to blow us away with his innovative page la
DC Comics kicked off Saturday at New York Comic Con with a discussion of all of the publisher's Justice League titles. Topics included the future of Captain Marvel, the new take on Darkseid, Ann Nocenti's status as a "token female" and Wonder Woman's new parentage. The panel featured Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne, Chief Creative Officer and popular writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman), Co-Publis
It's essentially a unanimous verdict among the ComicsAlliance staff that The Flash, co-written and illustrated by Francis Manapul, is the most visually amazing of all the titles in DC Comics' New 52 initiative. Manapul's uncommon talent for page design and movement wer
Of all the titles in the DC Reboot, the one that I've been the most curious about is Flash. It almost goes without saying that Francis Manapul is an incredible visual storyteller and I've definitely enjoyed his art from the past, but the transition to writing and drawing a book can be a tricky one. Since his new role on the book was anno
It is with the greatest pleasure that we bring you the happy news of Marvel Comics Director of Communications Arune Singh's engagement to his longtime girlfriend Michelle. But almost more awesome than that is the manner by which Arune proposed: the presentation of original artwork by Francis Manapul, depicting Arune as Superboy on bended knee, proposing to Michelle as Wonder Girl. Overcome by the impossibly romantic gesture, Michelle naturally ac
On sale this week is The Flash #6, concluding the first storyline off the new ongoing series starring Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash. Written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Francis Manapul, the book and its inaugural arc, "The Dastardly Deaths of the Rogues!", have been consistent critical and commercial favorites since its debut earlier this year, and shows no signs of stopping when the much-hyped "Flashpoint" storyline begins next month.