Your Top 5 sketch covers in your collection?
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I asked this question a while ago, thought it was time for a revisit :headbang:

 

What are the top 5 sketch covers in your collection? Your personal favorites? Any backstory behind obtaining the sketch? If you got 'em show' em, my pics will be coming soon!

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I'll play. In no particular order:

 

Batman by Tim Sale. My first sketch cover. :cloud9: And, you know, Tim Sale.

 

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Swamp Thing by John Totleben. My first Totleben. :cloud9: Paid a gazillion for it but, man, do I <3 that rendering.

 

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Miracleman by Totleben. Noticing a theme? I've had this copy in my collection since high school so it was great to add the sketch.

 

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Floronic Man by Totleben. Because this comic is fantastic and Woodrue is the real star of the story.

 

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Bane Breaks the Bat by Breyfogle. I just straight like this.

 

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This is actually really hard lol

 

I'd like to see yours Mike :)

 

It's so hard for me to pick because I've got so many that mean a lot to me, like my Chris Stevens from Mike :foryou: sketch covers from Par2ch, Adonis, Menace and a million more guys here. Here are 4 that I would definitely put in my top 4. (in no order):

 

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I wanted a character from Adi that I'd never seen done before, and I love the Skull so this one is a no brainer for me. This is a CGC SS 9.8.

 

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As everybody knows, I'm a huge Iron Man fan, so this War Machine one by Kevin Hopgood (War Machine creator and original Iron Man 282 cover artist) really is perfect for my collection.

 

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This is a CGC SS 9.8, and I'm just a big fan of Mike Ploog and love his Ghost Rider. Nuff said!

 

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Doug (Medicar) was kind enough to get this for me a few years back, and I just think it's brilliant. Michonne :cloud9:

 

 

My 5th choice I want to leave unlisted, as I have one being done now @ Phenix Comic Con, and I'm thinking this may be in my top 5.

 

 

 

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This is all within budget, cause I don't spend crazy $$ on blanks, regardless of who the creator is, or how hard they are to obtain :

 

Jaro

 

 

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EVS

 

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Parel

 

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Medina

 

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Bart Sears

 

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Thanks Lloyd.

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Man, this is a great idea. I will post mine later.

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Bane Breaks the Bat by Breyfogle. I just straight like this.

 

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Glad one of my old ones is someone's top 5

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My favorite sketch is actually miles ahead of my other top 5

 

Black Lantern Batman by Ivan Reis

 

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#2 Joker by Ryan Benjamin

 

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#3 Black Lantern Batman by EVS (Soon to be replaced with a full figure)

 

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#4 Az Bats by Marat Mychaels

 

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#5 Huntress by Bob Layton with colors by Jeff Balke

 

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top 5 atm

 

i'm a big TF fan and he's one of my favs if not most fav chacter form comics/cartoons, and brian's (devilreign) art style fits the chacter perfectly.......think that's the spelling of his board name

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not sure if it looks it in the scan but in hand it actully looks like metal

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i know this one gets brought up from time to time bc of the grade and there is a story as to why it was done this way.......i have said the story before but if people would like it repeated let me know

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this was sappose to be a full body but nei talked me into a bust bc she could do starfires hair justice as it would be up closer and for starfire her hair is a distishing feature........i will admitt i was a little worried but once i saw it she was right, and i let her know as well

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Clayton Crain

My first convention cgc graded sketch.

 

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Tom Fowler

 

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Val Mayerik

 

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Ben Dewey

I was blown away with all the detail he put into this.

 

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Chris Stevens

 

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Wow love the sketches! Never saw the Nei and the Mychaels before :o

 

Sold a lot of stuff I can replace, kept everything I can't

 

Heres mine:

 

My thanks to Todd(freeform) for the connect with Chris. Saw a cosplayer last year named Stephanie Castro @SDCC, she was the inspiration

 

Chris Stevens

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Chris Bachalo:

 

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Gerald Parel:

 

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John Romita, signed by Joe Simon and Stan Lee. Thanks to NYComics

I know the new wave are copics/sexiness, but you can't go wrong with the icons :cloud9:

 

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Jae Lee thanks to BeerThirty

 

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This is actually really hard lol

 

I'd like to see yours Mike :)

 

It's so hard for me to pick because I've got so many that mean a lot to me, like my Chris Stevens from Mike :foryou: sketch covers from Par2ch, Adonis, Menace and a million more guys here. Here are 4 that I would definitely put in my top 4. (in no order):

 

RedSkullGranov.JPG

I wanted a character from Adi that I'd never seen done before, and I love the Skull so this one is a no brainer for me. This is a CGC SS 9.8.

 

WarMachineHopgood.jpg

As everybody knows, I'm a huge Iron Man fan, so this War Machine one by Kevin Hopgood (War Machine creator and original Iron Man 282 cover artist) really is perfect for my collection.

 

Ploog-GhostRider-Fullfig.jpg

This is a CGC SS 9.8, and I'm just a big fan of Mike Ploog and love his Ghost Rider. Nuff said!

 

112847.jpg

Doug (Medicar) was kind enough to get this for me a few years back, and I just think it's brilliant. Michonne :cloud9:

 

 

My 5th choice I want to leave unlisted, as I have one being done now @ Phenix Comic Con, and I'm thinking this may be in my top 5.

 

 

 

Wow! (worship)

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My only sketch. Don't see too many Beyonders.....

 

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This was rather difficult (I have never really put thought into this). In no particular order...

 

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Honorable Mention:

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Wow love the sketches! Never saw the Nei and the Mychaels before :o

 

Sold a lot of stuff I can replace, kept everything I can't

 

Heres mine:

 

My thanks to Todd(freeform) for the connect with Chris. Saw a cosplayer last year named Stephanie Castro @SDCC, she was the inspiration

 

Chris Stevens

CapLadysketchcoversmall-1.jpg

 

Chris Bachalo:

 

fd93038d-1.jpg

 

Gerald Parel:

 

geraldwonderwoman-2.jpg

 

John Romita, signed by Joe Simon and Stan Lee. Thanks to NYComics

I know the new wave are copics/sexiness, but you can't go wrong with the icons :cloud9:

 

0e73745f-1-3.jpg

 

Jae Lee thanks to BeerThirty

 

2013-05-24223418.jpg

Love that wonder woman!

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This thread could also be titled which sketch covers are you least likely to sell. lol

 

Besides having an ongoing theme of X-Men and Batman (mostly Harley Quinn) sketches I like to request characters that artists haven't draw before or haven't drawn in a while.

 

Mark Texiera - I really love this one. I watched Mark paint it from start to finish. I think when you actually watch the artist create the art it makes it more special.

 

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Clay Mann - Every sketch he does is amazing. This is my first of many from him.

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Artgerm - This sketch is one of the best Harley's I've seen. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to buy it. Big thanks to Doug (dscott).

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Cary Nord - My first convention commission on a sketch cover. Kurt Busiek's and Cary Nord's Conan was one of the first comics I bought with my own money and followed monthly so I really wanted a sketch from him. There were no Conan blanks so I came up with an alternative: Cave Batman from the Return of Bruce Wayne.

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Stephen Segovia - In line with my second theme I wanted a character that Stephen hadn't drawn yet. Stephen draws a great Wolverine and great women, so I guessed he would draw a great X-23. I was right and he drew one of the best X-23's I've seen. Thank you Mike for setting up the op.

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Artgerm - This sketch is one of the best Harley's I've seen. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to buy it. Big thanks to Doug (dscott).

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I've not seen this one posted here before - I absolutely love that sketch - captures her perfectly!

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