I am a big fan of Comic Superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Spider Man, Wolverine and etc. I always dream of having Superpowers when I was young. Recently, I have come across some amazing comic artworks from DeviantArt. It has inspired me writing this article compiling the Best Artwork of Superheroes from the Most Talented Comic Artists out there. I am sure some of them you have never seen in the comic books. Enjoy!
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu, Dean White
Captain America first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) from Marvel Comics. Over the years, an estimated 210 million copies of “Captain America” comic books have been sold in a total of 75 countries. Captain America also known as Steve Rogers who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. He wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon.
Artist: Agustin Graham
Artist: Jeremy Roberts, Jason Metcalf
Artist: Mitch Breitweiser
Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 by DC Comics. Batman’s secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters’ roots in film and pulp magazines. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime.
Artist: Mauricio Herrera, Ryan Lewis
Artist: Jeremy Roberts
Pencils: Marc Silverstri, Inks: Matt Banning, Colors: Phil Pochrzast
Pencils: Tony Daniel, Inks: Jon Glapion, Colors: Sean Ellery
Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes of all time. The character first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) from Marvel Comics. Spider Man’s real chracter name is called Peter Benjamin Parker, he has the ability to cling to walls, shoot spider-webs using an invention he had created, and react to danger quickly with his “spider-sense”, enabling him to combat his many foes, including Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Lizard, the Green Goblin, and Venom.
Pencils: Jon Buran, Colors: Dennis
Pencils & Inks: R. A. Southerland, Colors: Ivy Beth Gladstone Maldonado
Pencils: Mike Wieringo, Inks: Panther Guile, Colors: John-Paul Bove
The X-Men are a fictional superhero team first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963) from Marvel Comics Universe. Under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier creates a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean Grey calling them “X-Men” because they possessed the “x-gene”, an ability normal humans lacked.
Artist: Stanley Lau
Artist: Steven Purtill
Artist: Seth Jones
Artist: Lynne Yoshii
Artist: Abraao Lucas
Artist: Felipe Massafera
Artist: Diogenes Neves, Raul Trevino
Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero widely considered to be an American cultural icon, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 30, 1938) by DC Comics. The original story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton’s destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity.
Artist: Renato Guedes
Artist: Andy Park
Iron Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963) from Marvel Comics. Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark is an industrialist playboy and genius inventor who suffers a severe heart injury during a kidnapping and is forced to build a destructive weapon. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. He later decides to use the suit to protect the world as Iron Man. Tony created military weapons and his own metal suit is laden with technological devices that enable him to fight crime.
Artist: Marcelo Matere
The Hulk, often called “The Incredible Hulk”, is a fictional superhero that first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962) from Marvel Comics. The Hulk is cast as the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner. The Hulk appears shortly after Banner is accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented. Subsequently, Banner will involuntarily transform into the Hulk, depicted as a giant, raging, humanoid monster, leading to extreme complications in Banner’s life.
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Artist: Kelly Goodine
Thor is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962). Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is based on the thunder god of Norse mythology. Thor often battled his evil adoptive brother Loki, a Marvel character adapted from the Norse god of mischief. Thor acted as a superhero while maintaining the secret identity of Dr. Donald Blake, an American physician with a partially disabled leg. Blake would transform by tapping his walking stick on the ground; the cane became the magical hammer Mjolnir and Blake transformed into Thor.
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Artist: Alexandre Nesmo
Pencils: Olivier Coipel, Inks: Josh Templeton, Colors: Matty Klass
Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his mentor, agreed to give his soul to “Satan” (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). Instead, his soul bonded with the entity called Zarathos. When utilizing Zarathos’ powers Blaze’s flesh is consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields trademark blasts of hellfire from his skeletal hands.
Pencils: Marc Silvestri, Inks: Joe Weems, Colors: Marc Silvestri
Artist: Edgar Delgado
Artist: Gabriel Del’Otto
The Fantastic Four is the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics. The four core individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four, who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, are: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), a scientific genius and the leader of the group, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes; the Invisible Woman (Susan “Sue” Storm), Reed’s wife, who can render herself and others invisible and project powerful force fields; the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue’s younger brother, who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly; and the monstrous Thing (Ben Grimm), their grumpy but benevolent friend, who possesses superhuman strength and endurance due to the nature of his organic stone flesh.
Artist: Emmanuel Bazin
Artist: Lynne Yoshii
Artist: Erik Von Lehmann
Pencils: Steve Mcniven, Colors: Nicolas Chapuis
The Punisher (Frank Castle) first appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (February 1974) as an antihero in Marvel Comics. The Punisher is a vigilante who considers killing, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence and torture to be acceptable crime-fighting tactics. Driven by the deaths of his family, who were killed by the mob when they witnessed a gangland execution in New York City’s Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of weaponry.
Artist: Bagus Hutomo
Artist: Felipe Massafera
Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. The team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders.
Pencils: Jonboy Meyers, Inks: Mark Irwin, Colors: Scotty Kester
Artist: Jen Zee
Marvel Comics is an American comic book and related media company owned by Marvel Publishing, Inc.,. The comic book arm of the company started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the 1950s was generally known as Atlas Comics. Marvel’s modern incarnation dates from 1961, with the launching of Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others. Marvel has since become the largest American comic book publisher over long time competitor DC Comics.Marvel counts among its characters such well-known properties as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men, and many others. Most of Marvel’s fictional characters operate in one single reality; this is known as the Marvel Universe.
Artist: Macrcio Takara
DC Comics (founded originally in 1934 as National Allied Publications) is one of the largest and most popular American comic book and related media companies, along with Marvel Comics. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Captain Marvel and the Justice League. The initials “DC” came from the company’s popular series, Detective Comics, which subsequently became part of the company’s official name.
Artist: Macrcio Takara
Special thanks to those talented comic artists and DeviantArt. We would not be able to compile this list without the help from them. I hope you enjoy reading this article. Please feel free to tell us your favourite Superheroes we did not mention. We would love to include them in the list as well.