Part of me loves the idea, but then that costume… :/
…oh and Geoff Johns. :/
Thought I’d take a crack at Superman from Action Comics #1, but based on the interior art design and not the cover.
There’s something about look of the blue, laced up strongman slipper-boots matching his unitard; coupled with the oft overlooked wrist cuffs and golden, police-badge-styled embossed “S” crest from that first issue that still compels me. I kind of love the idea that Superman was first and foremost a strongman with heavy Sci-Fi overtones of the time (Flash Gordon), combined with a sense of authority (police badge emblem)
It’s just my interpretation, but don’t think i’ve ever seen this version of Superman’s costume rendered by any modern illustrators as faithfully to the original interior art. I believe it was changed very shortly afterward (possibly in his 2nd appearance), so maybe that’s why you don’t see as many fan illustrations of the interior design opposed to the cover, which most people immediately recognize.
But I kind of dig it, and when looked at this way, there’s some obvious design cues taken for the Man of Steel cinematic universe.
This illustration took way longer than i anticipated, as i redrew it about 5 times and still wasn’t completely happy with it, but it’s mostly how I envisioned it.
Anyway, here it is.
Superman’s 1st appearance as depicted in Action Comics #1’s interior art, by Miguel Camilo.
In his first appearance, Superman had an embossed/raised “S” shield AND cuffs on his sleeves. It’s interesting to note, especially since there seemed to be some controversy or general dislike over the Man Of Steel film’s “modern” costume design.
Happy New Year, folks! It’s been a while since I’ve posted some process art. Above or below, I present to you my Superman Unchained variant cover. This was particularly fun to do for multiple reasons. The first, I was able to choose a Superman from any era and put him in any situation I wanted. Pure freedom. The second, I got to stretch out my coloring muscles (which is always a treat since I’m a control freak). Lastly, much like a lot of people, my love for Superman goes far back. It’s always an honor whenever I get a chance to contribute his legacy.
I also wanted to thank you all for sticking with me. I promise, 2014 is going to be an even bigger year!
Geez Louise, dat art.
So not only are Batman, (& possibly Nightwing), and Wonder Woman going be in the next “SUPERMAN” movie, Variety claims the Flash is “a lock” as well?
I love Superman Batman and the Flash and everything, but let’s call this film what it’s really going to be: A JUSTICE LEAGUE DISASTER.
At any rate, one thing this film has going for it is that Ben Affleck won’t be playing all the roles a la a Nutty Professor-type situation.
Go to this site and check out this amazing video by Bruce Timm and Zack Snyder.
This Superman short directed by Zack Snyder is actually really great. Near-perfect tribute to Supes’ 75 year history.