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Subj: Re: Action Comics 1,000: The Covers Cometh!
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 at 05:04:06 pm EST (Viewed 59 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Action Comics 1,000: The Covers Cometh!
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 at 04:00:08 pm EST (Viewed 85 times)
Quote:*Steve Rude (1930s),
Steve Rude, no more need be said. Excellent judgement!
Agreed. A very fine choice.
Quote:*Michael Cho (1940s),
A Superb choice again, I've long been an admirer of michael Cho's work and he could have contributed to any of these initial covers...
Had he not passed, Darwyn Cooke would have definitely been tapped.
Quote:*Dave Gibbons (1950s),
Dave Gibbons on the 1950s? Interesting!
I'm not a big fan of Gibbons, but Superman Annual 11 was well done.
Quote:*Michael Allred (1960s),
On the face of Michael Allred is an appropriate fit to represent a 1960s style, if a little too a 'pastiche', and to be fair I think most artist would have a challenge to devise a cover that honours the Silver-Age era without (unintentionally) delivering a parody... I am very interested nevertheless in seeing Allred take the challenge, and hopefully excel at it!
I'll be getting this signed for a mate. He will owe me.
Quote:*Jim Steranko (1970s),
Intriguing, that's all I can say. Although Jim Steranko is a legend his body of work for DC, let alone Superman, is slim indeed. I think the thinking though may be that he did contribute to Superman #400, and while selecting him to be an ambassador here for the Bronze-Age Superman over the likes of Neal Adams, Jose Garcia-Lopez or perhaps even Mike Grell, Steranko is a bold and justifiable choice to do so.
I'm up for this! Aside of Superman #400, Steranko has no thumbprint for Superman.
Quote:*Joshua Middleton (1980s)
I'm sure I must have seen some of this artists work, but I'm drawing a blank(!) Did he draw one of the 'Retrospective' specials a few years back? I suspect I'm right.
The 1980s... what an extraordinary challenge this must be for DC. After all the difference in style and visual presentation between 1980 - 1985 Superman books and what comes with 1986 - 1989 Superman books is so dramatically different I don't think you can possibly do the decade proper justice. But for me - Jerry Ordway would be the man to do it.
Middleton did a bunch of Supergirl covers and Superman/Shazam. I guess the cold war with John Byrne continues. Not that I mind, as there is plenty of solid JB work.
Quote:*Dan Jurgens (1990s),
Of course. To be frank I wouldn't choose anyone else. Though if Dan was unexpectedly brought down with sprained wrists it would be nice to see Tom Grummett make a pass...
Grummett, Bogdanove, and others may be fan favourites, but I don't believe they have the heft needed for this moment.
Quote:*Lee Bermejo (2000s)
What an odd choice to represent such an eclectic and unstable last seventeen years... but then on that basis Lee Bermejo is as good a choice as anyone! I don't know how any artist would, or could, capture the flavour and spirit of such a volatile and fragmented era...
Yes, a queer choice with the selection available.
The good news? There will be blank covers! I'll have sketches and full art completed by all my favourites!
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