Fan Art of the Week: Nightcrawler by Malachi Ward

So, I just saw X-Men: Apocalypse in 3D and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it!  I don’t know why it got so much hate.  Yes, much of it is over the top and ridiculous, but as an old-school X-Men fan, I think they got it mostly right.  Plus, I prefer the more fantastical super-hero movies over the ones that are trying to be realistic & gritty.

One of the highlights besides another amazing Quicksilver sequence was the new version of Nightcrawler, which I thought really captured the essence of the character really well; a deeply spiritual, waify, blue demon. with the German accent to boot!

So, to honor this new cinematic Kurt Wagner, I thought I’d share this excellent Malachi Ward fan art from a few years back.

Ward is an “indy” comics artist who’s been gaining a lot of steam the last 5 years, building an impressive catalog, with titles like Vile Decay(Ritual Vol. 3), artwork for Image’s Prophet & Island anthology with friend Matt Sheean, and much, much more!

From Now On, a collection of Ward’s short comics(2009-2015) has just been published by Alternative Comics and is available now, while supplies last!

Art Blog: http://malachiward.blogspot.com/

Newer Art Blog: http://malachiward.tumblr.com/

Additional works:

RedSonja4_1       From Now On Cover small

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