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ScrollBoss’s Custom Superman Sprites Are Arcade-Quality Awesome

Superman sprites by James Beaver

You know that Superman arcade game that Taito put out in the late '80s? I remember seeing that thing and looking at the Player 2 sprite that they made with Superman, the one whose costume was red and silver, and being obsessed with that guy. Who was he?! Is there a second Superman?! It blew my mind --- that game is legitimately the Superman Red/Superman Blue of my generation, for a very specific definition of "my generation" that involves a trip to Myrtle Beach in the summer of 1989.

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Igor Wolski’s Art Brings Animated Battles, Pixel Heroes, Beautiful Landscapes And More

Art by Igor Wolski,

As much as we all like an artist with a defined style that you can recognize in an instant, one f the coolest things about seeing art is finding someone who has an incredible versatility in what they do. That's my favorite thing about artist Igor Wolski -- not only is he incredibly skilled in creating beautiful art, but he's able to do it in multiple styles.

Whether it's Dragon Ball-inspired fight scenes or pixellated versions of Link and Hellboy, they're fantastic. Check out a sampling of some great illustrations below!

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The Skateboards, Vampires, And Simpsons Art Of Isaac Lenkiewicz [Art]

Isaac Lenkiewicz,

The first thing I saw when I went to check out Isaac Lenkiewicz's art was a post about how he messed up his hand falling off a skateboard, so even before I got too far, I was pretty sure I was going to like what he had to offer. Turns out, I was right: The stuff he posts at his website, including short comics inspired by Die Hard, sumo-wrestling giants and Bart Simpson fighting a vampire with a skateboard? Turns out that is exactly my jam, and "Challenge Bear" might be my new favorite character.

Check below to find some favorites, including an entry from his pixel art blog!

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Valiant Goes Retro With NES-Inspired Variant Covers And A Crossover Video Game


Comic books and video games have been the chocolate and peanut butter of my life for as far back as I can remember, so I always get a little excited when they come together. That being the case, you can imagine how thrilled I am that Valiant has decided to promote their upcoming Harbinger Wars crossover with a series of 8-Bit Variant Covers by artist Matthew Waite, mashing up Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong and the rest with NES classics like Contra, Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy.


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Victor Dandridge Jr. Packs Pixels With Superpowers [Art]


Like custom action figures, much of pixel art's popularity often stems from creators taking recognizable templates (like, say, Mega Man or Super Mario Bros. sprites) and transforming them into recognizable characters to fit the tone of a fan-favorite series...

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Link Ink: More ‘Marvel Heroes’ Art, ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’ and Soda Display Art


Gaming: New art from Gazillion's upcoming Marvel Heroes MMO reveals Cyclops' look in the game.

Comic Strips: Guests artists Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce and Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph and Ken Fisher will fill in for Richard Thompson on his Team Cul de Sac strip from today until March 19 as the creator takes time for physical therapy...

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Jesus Castaneda Shows Superheroes Soaring in 8-Bit Style [Art]


Drawing some serious inspiration from Nintendo's 1988 mega-hit Super Mario Bros. 3, pixel artist Jesus Castaneda has illustrated an assortment of superhero and sci-fi icons taking flight as if by Super Leaf...

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Andy Helms Pixelates And Paints The Heroes, Games And Movies You Love [Art]


If the little boxes in the pixelated artwork of games such as Sword and Sworcery and Bit.Trip Beat stimulate your art receptors in a positive way, you should probably acquaint yourself with Andy Helms' retro-tastic GIF files...

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Link Ink: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cupcakes, ‘Animal Man’ Advocacy And New Digimon


Cupcakes: Chef JB Cada and Stephanie Santos have baked up some awesome Game of Thrones cupcakes at The Regali Kitchen in the Philippines.

Design: RedBubble is coming to NYCC next month and t-shirt designers can get in on the visit by entering a contest to have their design printed and distributed at the show, among other even bigger prizes...

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‘Thor: Bring the Thunder’ is 16-Bit Platforming Radness for the Modern Age


As we've covered pretty extensively over the past few months, Sega's got mondo Thor movie videogame offerings on the shelves. As much as these current-gen console games appeal to our 21st century tastes, however, Marvel's gone straight for our nostalgia jugular this week with the totally awesome online platformer Thor: Bring the Thunder by Big Pixel Studios...

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