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.
Not a dream, not a hoax - Paul Pope's imaginary story Battling Boy has been scheduled for release by First Second Books three years after everyone had initially expected it, finally giving comics fans a chance to see the character that comics savant Pope describes as "the Superman we need for today."
In an interview to accompany a ten-page preview of the first volume in the two-book series at Entertainment Weekly, Pope explained the genesis of the
On sale next week from Image Comics is The One Trick Rip-Off/Deep Cuts, a 288 page hardcover from Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, 100%). Originally published 18 years ago in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, The One Trick Rip-Off tells the story of Tubby and Vim, a young couple look
If Susan Strong turns your heart on, Zack Giallongo's Adventure Time #11 backup will likely prove worth the issue's physical/digital cover price alone. Joining the main story by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Giallongo's "The Meaning of Bravery" turns the book's attention on the super buff subterranean maybe-human known as Susan as her naivety about the wider world gets exploited by a sinister force. There's a good heart ins
On sale now from Vertigo is Ghosts #1, a new anthology one-shot produced specifically for the Halloween season. The book features new work from Gilbert Hernandez, Al Ewing & Rufus Dayglo, Paul Pope & David Lapham, Neil Kleid & John McCrea, Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham with Victor Santos, Mary H.K. Choi & Phil Jimenez, Cecil Castellucci
Image Comics kicked out the jams last weekend at New York Comic Con, where publisher Eric Stephenson announced loads of new series that once again demonstrated his company's ability to court big name mainstream talents away from Marvel and DC Comics. Image confirmed new work from cr
Just as Frederator Studios has been known to tap indie comics talent to work on the Adventure Time cartoon, so too has Boom! Studios' sought bold art for its monthly Adventure Time comic book by Ryan North, Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline. Adding to the interior comic's main story and backup tale each month are four alternate cove
Published between 2004 and 2006, Solo was a DC Comics anthology series with an innovative twist: each issue was created from the ground up by a single cartoonist and collaborators of his own choosing. Edited by DC's head art director Mark Chiarello (Wednesday
We got a great look at Adventure Time #5 covers by Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Eleanor Davis (The Secret Science Alliance), James Kochalka (Super F*ckers) and Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade) and Dave Cooper awhile back, and now we're pleased to present a first look at prolific artist Paul Pope's (Heavy Liquid, Batman: Year 100) back-up story from the issue care of Boom! Studios. Arriving in stores this W