Painted superhero art can look majestic and brilliant, like the best of Alex Ross, or it can look kind of cheap. But Daniel James Cox's portrayals of superheroes kicking ass, or just looking candid, are some of the nicest superhero paintings we've seen in ages.

Cox worked on Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer as a concept artist, and can you just imagine if the Galactus in the movie had looked like his painting above? Check out more of his awesome work below.

Check out more of his work at his website and his blog, or at the link. [via Comics Alliance]