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The Best Comic Book Cover Artists of 2013: Part Two

Best Covers Part Two

Great cover art requires a special set of talents; a gift for composition, an eye for striking color or attention-grabbing contrast, and a knack for conveying story or mood in a single image.

ComicsAlliance continues its look back at some of the best cover work in 2013 from some of the most talented cover artists in the industry. This week we shine the spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque (Animal Man), Jenny Frison (Revival), Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), and Jock (Wolverine).

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – Preacher, Lost, Tetsujin, Game of Thrones & More

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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 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.

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‘American Vampire’ Anthology To Feature Work From Rucka, Aaron, Cloonan, Moon, Ba & More

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While Scott Snyder's work on Batman has made him immensely popular among readers, the title that he first made his name on, and possibly the one most important to him, is American Vampire, his creator-owned series for Vertigo. Written by Snyder and illustrated by co-creator Rafael Albuquerque, American Vampire is the tale of Pearl, an aspiring actress turned into an ageless vampire in the 1920s. Through the lens of Pearl and her life, Snyder and Albuquerque explore the rise of America, from the 1920s up to, eventually, the present day.

The Eisner Award-winning series has been on hiatus since issue #34 in January, but to help fill the void for readers, Vertigo is releasing an American Vampire anthology, with nine short stories from an impressive line up of creators: Greg Rucka, Becky Cloonan, Jason Aaron, John Paul Leon, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Declan Shalvey and more. You can check out the full lineup, plus preview art from the issue, below.

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DC Comics All Access: Trinity War, Forever Evil, Sharknado [SDCC 2013]

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DC Comics began its week-ish slate of Comic-Con programming with an "All Access" panel which mainly spotlighted previously announced publishing plans including the recently launched Trinity War and forthcoming Forever Evil and gave readers an opportunity to get some questions answered by: VP of Sales Bob Wayne, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Justice League Dark/Animal Man/Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire, The Flash co-writer and colorist Brian Buccellato, Batgirl and The Movement writer Gail Simone, Fables artist Mark Buckingham, Fairest cover artist Adam Hughes, Li'l Gotham co-writer Derek Fridolfs and Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 06.07.13

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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 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.

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Vertigo Revives ‘Time Warp’ As Anthology Showcasing New And Established Talent In March

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Vertigo continues its recent tendencies to reclaim titles of DC Comics anthologies of yore with the announcement of Time Warp, a new/old title to debut next March that'll showcase stories by "comic book greats and up-and-coming stars of tomorrow."The title was announced at MTV Geek, with creator

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The Comics Community Pays Tribute to Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud in Words and Pictures

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It's been about one week since we said goodbye to the great comic book master Jean Girard, who passed away at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. Better known around the world as Moebius, Giraud had an immeasurably massive influence on the realm

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‘Batman: Night of the Owls’ to be the New 52′s First Major Crossover Event

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If you were hoping that with a clean slate of continuity and a publishing initiative as aggressive as The New 52 -- designed, ostensibly, to bring new readers to DC Comics -- would come a reduction of old inconveniences like multi-title event storylines and $3

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Why We Love Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque’s ‘American Vampire’

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A man and a woman in love seek out a safe place to hide where their past can't catch up to them. A wild west outlaw changes with the times to adjust to the criminal underworld of a new era. A police chief's family values are tested by a case so strange and gruesome he fears he's in over his head

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‘American Vampire’ Storyline Invites New Readers to the Pacific [Preview]

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This week's new issue of American Vampire marks one year since the launch of the popular and highly acclaimed Vertigo horror series. Created by Scott Snyder (Detective Comics) and Rafael Albuquerque, the series traces the lineage of a uniquely American breed of vampires througho

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