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Comic Book Art: Supergirl by Mahmud Asrar Comic Book Art | Comic Books 12 JUL 2013

Turkish comic book artist Mahmud Asrar (M.A.Asrar) first grabbed attention through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, before moving onto much bigger and better things in both the American and non-American comic book markets.

For this particular piece of comic book art, he goes for an awesome stylized Supergirl in action shot, with a rather menacing figure keeping watch!

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Igor Kordey: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption #2 Cover (1998) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 23 MAR 2013

Dark Horse is known for its endless series of mini-series spun out of movie franchises, and over the years, Star Wars certainly proved to be one of their best cash cows. Of course, this means ever longer series titles as you keep having to reach for a new one after every three or four books!

Issue 2 of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption carried the chapter entitled The Search for Peace, written by writer Kevin J. Anderson. The synopsis (per solicitation) reads as follows:

Guilt-ridden, Ulic Qel-Droma hides from his past on the frozen world of Rhen Var. Meanwhile, on Exis station, Nomi Sunrider calls together the Jedi Knights to discuss the future of the Republic. After hearing so much about Ulic and remembering him from her childhood, Vima Sunrider decides to go in search of him. When Hoggon discovers Vima on his ship, he is astounded to learn that the mysterious stranger he took to Rhen Var is in fact Ulic himself.

While the pencils and inks for the interior work was handled both by artist Chris Gossett, painter Igor Kordey was approached to come up with the covers for the series.

And as you can see for yourself, he very much delivered with this stunning piece of art for issue 2!

Stanley Lau: Heavy Metal vol. 35 #6 Cover (2011) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 08 DEC 2012

September 2011 saw the release of a special edition of venerable adult fantasy magazine Heavy Metal, done in its entirety by the awesome Imaginary Friends Studios, which are based in Singapore and Indonesia.

The fantastically talented comic book heavy hitter artist, Stanely “Artgerm” Lau, released this jaw-dropping brilliant, if a little pink, piece of cover art for the issue, entitled Pepper Heavy Metal.

Wow. Just plain wow.

Adam Hughes: Batgirl #5 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 01 DEC 2012

Following DC’s massive late 2011 New 52 line-up shake-up and relaunch, constant fan favorite Barbara Gordon found herself able to walk again, which of course meant flying high in the boots of Batgirl once more. Issue 5 of the relaunch was written by Gaile Simone and featured the interior art of Vicente Cifuentes.

From the press release: “Still reeling from the shocking return of a major figure with secrets from her past, Batgirl goes on the hunt for the terrifying killer Gretel, whose eerie and violent power over the men of Gotham City leaves no one safe – not even guest star Bruce Wayne!”

Veteran cover artist and a personal favorite of mine, Adam Hughes was roped in to provide the cover, and he came up with this doozy, featuring a bloodied gloved hand approaching an obviously hurting young Batgirl.

Comic Book Art: Death (Neil Gaiman) by Aly Fell Comic Book Art | Comic Books 22 NOV 2012

Aly Fell (Alastair Fell to his mum) is a Manchester, England based illustrator and concept artist with well over 20 years of experience in both the animation and games industry, having previously worked as an animator at Cosgrove Hall Films. Currently a freelance illustrator and seemingly doing quite well for himself, Aly is best known for his female form art, more of which can be found on his blog here.

This stunningly detailed illustration of his depicts Death, older sister of Dream, from Neil Gaiman’s spellbinding and quite frankly seminal comic book series, The Sandman.

Igor Kordey: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption #3 Cover (1998) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 09 SEP 2012

Dark Horse is known for its endless series of mini-series spun out of movie franchises, and over the years, Star Wars certainly proved to be one of their best cash cows. Of course, this means ever longer series titles as you keep having to reach for a new one after every three or four books!

Issue 3 of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption carried the chapter entitled Homecoming, written by writer Kevin J. Anderson. The synopsis (per solicitation) reads as follows:

Vima Sunrider finally meets Ulic Qel-Droma, and instead of reminding the once-great Jedi of his glorious past, Vima is only a grim reminder of the power he once commanded and can never hold again!

While the pencils and inks for the interior work was handled both by artist Chris Gossett (with a little help from Andrew Pepoy), painter Igor Kordey was approached to come up with the covers for the series.

And as you can see for yourself, he very much delivered with this icy piece of art for issue 3!

Sean Chen and Nei Ruffino: Escape from Wonderland #3 Cover (2009) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 01 SEP 2012

From Zenescope: “The saga continues as Calie finds that the closer she gets to her goal the more dangerous her path becomes. Strange creatures of every sort try to prevent her from reaching her ultimate destination but Calie is determined to let nothing stand in her way of her reaching her daughter and leaving this nightmare once and for all.”

With writer Raven Gregory and artists Daniel Leister and Crank handling the interior of Zenescope’s 2009 Escape from Wonderland issue 3, penciller Sean Chen with the help of inker Nei Ruffino were roped in to provide this suitably dark cover art!

Comic Book Art: Thor by Mike Mayhew Comic Book Art | Comic Books 27 AUG 2012

Mike Mayhew is a very talented American illustrator who specializes in photo-realism with regards to his work.

Having been in the industry since 1993, he has produced work for the likes of DC, Topps, Harris Comics, and Marvel, including both interior and cover runs on titles like Zorro, Vampirella, Mystique, Elektra and She-Hulk.

This particularly stunning piece of his depicts the ever popular Asgardian thunder god in action, i.e. Thor for any of you still lost, with trusty Mjolnir firmly in hand!

Kevin Walker: 2000AD #1453 Cover (2005) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 11 AUG 2012

Comic book artist Kevin Walker has gone through a number of different styles over the years, but the one thing that has remained constant is his ability to deliver some iconic Judge Dredd pieces.

This particularly moody, styled cover featured on prog 1453, announcing the start of the equally dark Mandroid thriller story arc.