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Best Art Ever (This Week): Independence Day 2014 Edition

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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

It’s Independence Day in the USA, and the ComicsAlliance staff has the day off. As such, here’s a special compilation of all the patriotic pin-ups and other pieces of art that we feel are distinctly American enough to spotlight on the fourth of July. Check out some excellent visions of your favorite superheroes in the red, white and blue (and sometimes yellow – somehow it works) and enjoy the holiday.

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We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.
 
 

The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens

 
 
 
Superman and Batman by Steve Rude

 
 
 
Uncle Sam and Miss America(s) by Daniel Acuña
 
 
 
Liberty Belle by Alex Ross
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Shane Davis & Jaime Mendoza
 
 
 
Captain America by Dan Hipp
 
 
 
Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. by Alex Ross
 
 
 
Captain America by Steve Rude
 
 
 
Uncle Sam by Daniel Acuña
 
 
 
Captain America by Bill Sienkiewicz
 
 
 
Captain America by Phil Noto
 
 
 
Captain America by Erica Henderson

 
 
 
Superman by Adam Hughes
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Gabriel Iumazark
 
 
 
Captain America by Tom Scioli
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
 
 
 
Art by Matt Taylor
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Steve Rude
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by David Despau
 
 
 
Justice Society of America by Alex Ross
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Mario Chavez
 
 
 
Cyborg Superman by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding 
 
 
 
Superman by Steve Ditko 
 
 
 
Superman by Jerry Ordway 
 
 
 
GI Robot by Francesco Francavilla
 
 
 
The Rocketeer by Nick Runge
 
 
 
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter by Adam Hughes
 
 
 
Captain America by Kevin Nowlan
 
 
 
Young Avengers’ Miss America by Joe Hunter
 
 
 
Captiain America by Kevin Howdeshell
 
 
 
Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl by Kevin Bolk
 
 
 
The Falcon by Greg Tocchini
 
 
 
Magic Johnson by Jim Lee and Joe Chiodo
 
 
 
Obamas/Incredibles mash-up by Nikkolas and Nicole Smith
 
 
 
The Last American by Mike McMahon
 
 
 
Captain America by Bryan Hollingsworth
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Des Taylor based on a cosplay by Jessica LG
 
 
 
Captain America and Wonder Woman by Des Taylor
 
 
 
Iron Man by Bill Pressing
 
 
 
Steph Rogers of the Avenger Scouts by Joel Carrol
 
 
 
Miss America by Jamie McKelvie
 
 
 
Captain America and Bucky by Steve Rude
 
 
 
Captain America by Bobby Rubio
 
 
 
Bucky Barnes by Evan “Doc” Shaner
 
 
 
Sgt. Rock by Joe Kubert
 
 
 
Captain America and Bucky by Darwyn Cooke
 
 
 
Blackhawk by Howard Chaykin

 
 
 
Golden Age superhero party by Dylan Horrocks from the collection of Nolan Buro

 
 
 
Captain America by Ming Doyle

 
 
 
Supgergirl by Kit

 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Ant Lucia
 
 
 
Miss America by Cameron Stewart

 
 
 
CBLDF’s Liberty by Jaime Hernandez

 
 
 
Miss America by Allen Holt

 
 
 
Captain America by Paul Sizer
Captain America by Paul Sizer
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
 
 
 
Captain America by Ryan Quackenbush

 
 
 
Captain America Isaiah Bradley by Sean Anderson

 
 
 
The Rocketeer by Mike Mignola

 
 
 
Hal Jordan & Carol Ferris by Darwyn Cooke

 
 
 
Captain America and Bucky by Alex Schomburg
Captain America and Bucky by Alex Schomburg
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Sicosa
Wonder Woman by Sicosa
 
 
 
Django Unchained by Alex Ross
Django Unchained by Alex Ross
 
 
 
Justice Society of America by Andrew Robinson
Justice Society of America by Andrew Robinson
 
 
 
200 G.I. Joes by 12 For 12 Designs
200 G.I. Joes by 12 For 12 Designs
 
 
 
Captain America by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend
Captain America by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend
 
 
 
Watchmen by Michael Cho
Watchmen by Michael Cho
 
 
 
Captain America by Travis Charest
Captain America by Travis Charest
 
 
 
Supergirl by Illumstrations
Supergirl by Illumstrations
 
 
 
Art by Marguerite Sauvage
Art by Marguerite Sauvage 
 
 
Hellboy and Abe Sapien versus the Lincoln Memorial by Tom Fowler

 
 
 
Vintage World War II propaganda poster by unknown

 
 
 
Art by Shawn Slaught
Art by Shawn Slaught
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by Dan Mora (click link for close-ups)
Wonder Woman by Dan Mora (click for close-ups)
 
 
 
Falcon by Brian Stelfreeze
Falcon by Brian Stelfreeze
 
 
 
Wonder Woman by José Luis García-López
Wonder Woman by José Luis García-López
 
 
 
Lady Blackhawk by Terry Dodson
Lady Blackhawk by Terry Dodson
 
 
 
Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks from the collection of James Halperin 
Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks from the collection of James Halperin

 
 
 

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