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An art tribute to 75 years of Batman from Poster Posse

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DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. aren’t the only ones celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman. Poster Posse, a collective of global artists, has come together for a collection of Dark Knight that’s so amazing (and, well, large) that it’s being unleashed on blurppy in phases.

It’s difficult to pick any favorites, but I certainly gave it a try. See Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 in their entirety at blurrpy, and look for more on the way.

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The best thing about ‘Hook’ was Neal Adams’ unused posters

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In 1991 Steven Spielberg directed a sequel of sorts to Peter Pan and Wendy called Hook, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts. Don’t be upset if you haven’t seen it; it wasn’t that great. But a recent discovery has uncovered a hidden comics connection that makes the film a little more interesting.

Thanks to Billy Ingram, we can now see two paintings Neal Adams created for Hook that were shelved and then thrown away by the production company that commissioned them. Ingram, who worked for the company, saved the two 11-inch by 17-inch paintings in 1989 but forgot about them until earlier this year.

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In the ’80s, even comic book villains were releasing albums

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Doctor Doom has been living like a rock star since his creation in the early 1960s, and now artist Rocky Davies has given the Latverian dictator the album cover to match. In a new series of illustrations, Davies has depicted familiar comic villains Doctor Doom, the Joker and Shredder in the the style of 1980s album covers.

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Jamie McKelvie shows how he’d redesign Iron Man

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Jamie McKelvie may be spending his days working on his new creator-owned series The Wicked + The Divine, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still thinking about superheroes from time to time. The artist, who had a successful run at Marvel on Young Avengers, The Defenders and X-Men: Season One, has unveiled an Iron Man redesign he came up with the other night, just for fun.

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Here’s your chance to get limited-edition ‘Pretty Deadly’ prints

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Fans of Emma Rios and Pretty Deadly take note: Cadence Comic Art is selling limited-edition prints from the fantasy Western, signed by the artist.

How limited? Just 60 of each 11.7-inch by 16.5-inch linen prints of the covers for the first five issues and the first trade paperback. At $40, they’re likely to go pretty quickly.

The Image Comics series, created by Rios and Kelly Sue DeConnick, earned a handful of Eisner nominations and inspired a line of perfumes.

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Jim Lee’s Batman covers Comic-Con souvenir book

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Comic-Con International has debuted Jim Lee’s cover for the 2014 souvenir book, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman’s introduction in Detective Comics #27.

Colored by Alex Sinclair, the image of the Dark Knight crouching on one of Gotham City’s ubiquitous gargoyles during a thunderstorm is penciled and inked by Lee (a rarity, as his work is typically inked by Scott Williams). Details about T-shirts bearing the illustration are promised soon.

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‘Tellos’ tribute sketchbook to benefit Wieringo scholarship fund

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Nearly seven years after the sudden passing of Mike Wieringo, a selection of tribute art has been collected by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau in the Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute Sketchbook, available this weekend at HeroesCon.

The announcement came today from Wieringo’s Tellos collaborator Dezago, who said proceeds will benefit the Mike Wieringo Scholarship fund at the Savannah College of Art & Design, established in 2008. The sketchbook will be available at the table of Matt and Suzanne Wieringo.

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Alex Ross debuts new X-Men, Captain America art for Comic-Con

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Art dealer Sal Abbinanti has unveiled two new Alex Ross lithographs that will be available next month at Comic-Con International.

Ross, who’s been reaching back into Marvel history for a series of variant covers celebrating the publisher’s 75th anniversary, here depicts the 1970s X-Men lineup and a fairly timeless Captain America. The renowned artist recently tackled both subjects in a pair of variants, capturing Xavier’s first students in a later era.

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Epic ‘Bartkira’ project is offering a limited-run exhibition book

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More than a year ago, James Harvey took Ryan Humphrey’s idea of a Simpsons/Akira mashup and ran with it, launching an ambitious jam project in which artists — 768 in all — would recreate every page from Katsuhiro Otomo’s pioneering cyberpunk epic using characters from Matt Groening’s beloved animated series. That’s the story of Batkira, a sprawling, loving tribute to both creators that received its own gallery show last month at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon.

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Naoki Urasawa takes on ‘Godzilla’ for Legendary Pictures

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Best known for his acclaimed manga Monster, 20th Century Boys and Pluto, Naoki Urasawa has now taken on the King of the Monsters with an exclusive print created for Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. Unfortunately there’s no word yet on when, or if, the print will be available for sale.

Director Gareth Edwards’ franchise reboot has grossed $325 million worldwide in 12 days of release — and it hasn’t even opened yet in China (June 13) or Japan (July 25). A sequel, of course, is already in development.

North American readers will be seeing much more of Urasawa’s work this year, as Viz Media will release the Monster: The Perfect Edition omnibus series beginning in July, followed by the debut of his post-Cold War thriller Master Keaton in December.

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Hero worship takes on new meaning with stained-glass prints

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If you’re a comics fan with a near-religious devotion to your favorite superheroes, do we have a window treatment for you: Marissa Garner has created a stunning series of prints that imitate the look of stained glass and features everyone from Batman and his allies to Spider-Man and his rogues to Sailor Moon.

What’s more, they’re printed on transparency paper, and can be attached to a window, creating that instant cathedral effect.

Check out some of Garner’s print below, and even more on her Etsy page, where they can be purchased.

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Mondo debuts limited-edition Elektra print

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Mondo has unveiled a limited-edition Elektra screen print by Craig Drake, which will go on sale Thursday.

The artist is no stranger to Mondo, having created Kill Bill and Star Trek: Voyager prints for the gallery. He’s also produced work for Hero Complex Gallery and Bottleneck.

The 24-inch by 36-inch Elektra print is hand-numbered, and limited to just 275 copies. It will be available for purchase online Thursday for $50 at a time announced on the MondoNews Twitter feed. As with most Mondo prints, it will likely sell out quickly.

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‘Dogs’ artist Shirow Miwa sketches ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

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Shirow Miwa, the artist best known for his action manga Dogs, recently tweeted a series of sketches inspired by Captain America: The Winter Soldier that could spur an editor to lobby for another take on Marvel Mangaverse. Seldom has Steve Rogers or Bucky Barnes looked so pouty …

Check out some of the drawings below, and visit Crunchyroll or Miwa’s Twitter feed to see more Winter Soldier, as well as Godzilla and adorable takes on Thor, Loki, Batman and The Joker.

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Original art for first Wolverine appearance sells for $657,250

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The original art for the very first appearance of Wolverine sold for $657,250 on Friday — tying the highest price ever for a single piece of American comic art.

The final page of Incredible Hulk #180, as drawn by Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel, featured a final panel that saw Wolverine crashing a fight between the Hulk and the villainous Wendigo. The page sold to an anonymous collector through Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

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Heroes get back to nature in digitally manipulated photos

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It’s not often that we see superheroes enjoying some quiet time and communing with nature, most likely because that would make for some incredibly boring comic books. However, the concept leads to some lovely images, as photographer and digital artist Benoit Lapray demonstrates in his series “The Quest for the Absolute.”

Dropping costumed characters into (mostly) serene settings, Lapray creating scenes of Thor strolling in a lush forest, Spider-Man resting at the side of a winding mountain road, the Silver Surfer pondering a deep valley, Wonder Woman perching in the spray of a waterfall, and more.

Check out some of the images below, and more on Lapray’s website.

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