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.
In what's certainly the most traumatic creative team shakeup we've seen in recent memory, Guy Davis and Dark Horse Comics announced over the weekend that the artist will leave his longtime and hugely acclaimed gig at B.P.R.D. The Hellboy spinoff,
Industry: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced its new 2011 Membership Premium Program, which includes tiered premiums for joining.
Interviews: Gareb Shamus talks to ICv2 about the end of the Wizard and ToyFare magazines and the company's plans for the future.
Manga: Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga continues to sell like
If there's one comic book realm where change seems to stick, it's Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" universe. It's certainly a world stocked with ghosts and other supernatural creatures that bounce between planes of existence, but I'm pretty sure the term "retcon" has been purged from the imaginary style guides I pretend Dark Horse editorial consult daily