This week's rumors that Selma director Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct a Black Panther movie were a bit premature (though talks apparently continue), but the excitement that surrounded the news confirmed one thing: People really want to see Wakandan King T'Challa on the big screen, and they want to see him done right.
Here's some of the best art featuring T'Challa from the past five decades, from Kirby, Denys Cowan and John Buscema, to Francesco Francavilla, Olivier Coipel, and the best fan art around.
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, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Marvel Comics announced on Wednesday Thanos Rising, a new miniseries by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi that will offer what would appear to be an authoritative, modern origin of the cosmic villain who was introduced to millions of moviegoers in the closing moments of The Avengers. Beginning in April, the story of Thanos' rise to p
I first became aware of the work of Simone Bianchi around 2006, when he began illustrating incredibly striking and welcomingly unusual covers for the DC Comics series Detective Comics. Shortly thereafter I caught up with Bianchi's similarly distinctive interior styling
Today at the C2E2 expo in Chicago, Marvel elaborated on a number of major announcements they've been teasing of late. Perhaps the biggest news is the introduction of a new ongoing Hawkeye series by part of the acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist team of Matt Fraction and David Aja; meanwhile, Khoi Pham will be replacing Ryan Stegman on Scarlet Spider, with Stegman moving to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up his Fantastic Four run. The previously-previewed Jeph Loeb
Everyone knows that death is never permanent in superhero comics, but even this is a surprise. Despite being graphically decapitated in the conclusion of 2003's Wolverine: Evolution, the X-Man's longtime nemesis Sabertooth will return to the land of living in a future story by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi, the creators who took him out in the first place. The news was dropped at Marvel Comics' Cup 'O Joe panel at New York Comic C
See these three guys up there? They want you to read this comic.
In case you missed us gushing over this comic a few days ago, Uncanny X-Force is the new hotness: a book containing so many ideas that it should be a mess, but instead display a level of forethought that makes it into grindhouse event comics. The series is ugly, in the best sense of the term; it's about ugly characters in ugly situations doing really ugly things, but the stakes are high and the dialogue is witty
Marvel recently announced that this September will see an all-new Thor mini-series, "For Asgard," from writer Robert Rodi and artist Simone Bianchi:
This is pretty awesome news for Thor fans: Rodi was the writer who, along with artist Esad Ribic, was responsible for "Loki," the sleeper hit mini-series from 2004 that was easily one of the best portrayals of Marvel's Asdardians in recent history. I'm amazed it's taken
Comic City, Detroit's hometown comic book chain announces its raffle to benefit The Hero Initiative. Don't miss out on the amazing raffle items, which include items from creators such as Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman, Simone Bianchi, Brian K. Vaughan and Tim S
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