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Comic Book Art: Legendary Star-Lord by Paco Medina Comic Book Art 11 FEB 2015

The 3rd chapter of the Black Vortex! With a schism forming within the assembled heroes, the youngest among them face the temptation of immeasurable power. Sometimes those with great power shirk their responsibility to use it for good, though. And with Knife and his new business partner looking to take back the Black Vortex, the group may have left themselves a little defenseless…

Published February 2015, Legendary Star-Lord #9 is written by Samuel Ryan Humphries with a bit of a gun-slinging standoff between Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde cover by comic book artist Paco Medina.

legendary star-lord issue 9 star lord versus kitty pryde art by paco medina

Related Link: http://marvel.com/comics/issue/52029/legendary_star-lord_2014_9

Comic Book Art: Superior Iron Man by Mike Choi Comic Book Art 10 FEB 2015

Daredevil on the Rocks! Daredevil discovers the secret to Tony Stark’s success! How far will Tony go to stop Matt Murdock from revealing this shocking secret to the world? As Tony’s actions become even more questionable, who will conspire to take him down, leading up to the battle you thought you’d never see?

Published January 2015, Superior Iron Man #4 is written by Tom Taylor and features this don’t mess with me cover of a very smug Iron Man resting his heels on a very battered Daredevil by comic book artist Mike Choi.

superior iron man issue 4 iron man taking out daredevil art by mike choi

Related Link: http://marvel.com/comics/issue/52739/superior_iron_man_2014_4

Comic Book Art: Wolverine by Jock Comic Book Art 18 JAN 2014

I’m quite a fan of Jock’s always pleasing comic book artwork (having first been introduced to his work in Judge Dredd Megazine all those years ago), and thus it came as no surprise that he nailed this piece of cover art, featuring everyone’s favourite short, surly, and unbreakable mutant, Wolverine.

In case you were wondering, this comes off the cover of Wolverine Max issue 5, released in 2012.

comic book art wolverine max issue 5 cover by jock

Ryan Benjamin: Suicide Squad Vol. 4 #1 Cover (2011) Comic Book Art 02 JAN 2014

They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous they’re sheer suicide! Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! Defeated and imprisoned, they’re being interrogated about their mission – and about who’s pulling the strings behind this illegal operation.

Written by Adam Glass, Suicide Squad hit their fourth outing in DC’s big The New 52 relaunch campaign, the first issue debuting a very different team, never mind a very different Harley Quinn!

Whilst Federico Dallocchio and Ransom Getty handled the interior art, the ever talented Ryan Benjamin was tasked with coming up with the particularly eye-catching first issue cover art, showing the new look Quinn at her finest!

Comic Book Art: Punisher versus Christmas Elves by Chris Bachalo Comic Book Art | Comic Books 06 JUL 2013

I’m a big fan of Canadian comic book artist Chris Bachalo’s work, having first been introduced to it during his early DC/Vertigo stint, followed by his move to the Generation X team from Marvel.

Anyway, the point is that as expected, he went ahead and produced something rather special for the cover of 2008’s Punisher Max X-Mas Special – after all, how often to you get to see Christmas Elves on the attack!

comic book art punisher max x-mas special cover by chris bachalo

Nelson Daniel: Judge Dredd #2 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 27 MAY 2013

Nelson Daniel is responsible for this tad bloody cover for issue 2 of IDW’s Judge Dredd.

Snagged off the Internet: “In Mega-City one, Judges ARE the law. But what happens when a veteran Judge goes bad? And he’s so skilled at hiding his misdeeds that even Judge Dredd is unable to dig up the evidence he needs? Looks like it’s time to choose psis… from the Psi Division, that is!

IDW’s all-new ongoing series continues here, with the re-introduction of fan-favorite JUDGE ANDERSON! Don’t even think about skipping this issue. Because… well, she’ll know.”

Nelson Daniel Judge Dredd issue 2 Cover 2012

David Finch: The Waking #1 Cover (2010) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 18 MAY 2013

Writer Raven Gregory with the help of artist Vic Drujiniu and Zenescope Entertainment unleashed the four part Zombie miniseries The Waking early 2010.

From their release note: In the big city, four police detectives investigating two routine murders discover that the victims of these crimes are coming back from the dead in search of those responsible for their murders. Now the detectives are in a race against time to find the source of the recent “wakings.” Meanwhile, a father with an incredible ability must choose between avenging his daughter’s death or losing her forever.

Zenescope Entertainment tries something new by stepping away from their usual Babe in Lingerie format of cover artwork and instead employ the fantastic David Finch to paint up this eerie and atmospheric bit of hauntingly beautiful cover art.

Jesus Saiz: Checkmate Vol. 2 #11 Cover (2007) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 13 APR 2013

Issue 11 of the 2006 Checkmate comic book series from DC Comics, entitled “Corvalho Part One”, sees Fire, currently the Black King’s Knight, trying to break free from Amanda Waller’s blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom. Outside of that, Checkmate is drawn into the politics of Santa Prisca which appear to have possibly been manipulated by Bane. Friction begins to rise as the other three Royals suspect Waller has a hand in things she should not.

Written by the team of Nunzio Defilippis, Greg Rucka and Christina Weir, with interior pencils from Steve Scott, Issue 11 is wrapped in the fun “burnt through” cover courtesy of the always hot Fire and artist Jesus Saiz:

Stjepan Sejic: Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland #6 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 06 APR 2013

This fantastic icky sticky situation cover art comes to us courtesy of Stjepan Sejic.

From the official synopsis given for Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland #6: “The relationship between Calie and Violet continues to deteriorate as they flee to New York City hoping to evade the never-ending reach of Wonderland. But they find themselves falling into the clutches of something much worse than they imagined. Something has escaped from the realm of madness and it is intent on making the big city its own.”

Stjepan Sejic Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland issue 6 Cover 2012