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

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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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Best Art Ever (This Week): Sin City, Tuxedo Mask, Zatanna, Daft Punk, David Bowie and More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

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Unapologetically Strong: Mark Waid & Terry Dodson Talk ‘Star Wars: Princess Leia’ [Interview]

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Princess Leia is, of course, one of the most famous characters in science fiction, and very arguably the most famous female character. She's iconic, recognizable, and quotable. Leia is a character with a lot of implied depth that the Star Wars movies didn’t fully explore, even across three films in which she appeared. Of course, hardcore Star Wars fans could tell you a lot about Leia's numerous adventures in the Expanded Universe of novels, comics and games, but as evidenced by Marvel's plans to start anew with its own adventures that are fully canonical with the films and new animated series, there's something to be said for offering film fans a fresh start with this most important character.

That start is to be facilitated by some of American superhero comics' most popular creators: writer Mark Waid and penciller Terry Dodson, who along with editor Jordan D. White spoke with ComicsAlliance about their auspicious new gig.

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Phantom Of The Paradise, Frozen, Saga, Shirley Manson, Buffy And More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 04.26.13

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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 p

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Spidey Might Barf on Captain Marvel in ‘Avenging Spider-Man’ #9 [Preview]

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On sale now from Marvel Comics is Avenging Spider-Man #9, the latest issue of the publisher's typically high-energy and very humorous Spidey team-up book. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Terry and Rachel Dodson with colors by Edgar Delgado, this issue finds Spider-Man and Captain Marvel on an adventure 50,000 feet in the air. Avenging Spider-Man is always a fun superhero action read and this issue lo

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The Originals: The Dodsons and Beautiful Personalities

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More than a few of your favorite Marvel and DC Comics creators have projects that you may not have heard of, depending on how closely you follow their careers. In creator-owned comics, these talents get to go wild and create a story that springs entirely from their own brow, and I love seeing the results of that. Once a week on Comics

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Check Out the First ‘Defenders’ Pages by Jamie McKelvie [Preview]

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On sale next month is Defenders #8, beginning artist Jamie McKelvie's run on the Marvel Comics superhero series written by Matt Fraction. McKelvie replaces Terry and Rachel Dodson on the series, which stars Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Silver Surfer, and Red She-Hulk on a quest that Fraction said he hopes will explain "everything that has ever happened in the Marvel Universe." Best known fo

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‘Defenders’ #1: Big, Bold, Crazy and Awesome [Review]

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The last time I did an interview with Matt Fraction, one of the last questions I asked was just "Defenders: Why?" It seemed like a weird move to go from writing the big summer crossover to relaunching a team that, despite a die-hard core of fans that were drawn in by creators li

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‘Defenders’ #1 Begins Quest to Explain Everything That Ever Happened [Preview]

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On sale next week in comics shops everywhere and in the Marvel Comics app is Defenders #1, beginning a brand new ongoing series by Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, Casanova) and Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men). Starring fan-favorite Marvel heroes like Doctor Strange, Namor, Iron Fist, S

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