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.
I’m occasionally asked about my process, so I made this for you. This may not be what you had in mind. I had intended for this to be a raw-sketch to better sell the idea, but my sketches aren’t very interesting and half the time I can’t tell what’s going on in them, so I just kept going; I really should do a process-post some time…
This is pretty damn close to how it feels for me too. -Miguel
But seriously. I need this poster.
by Phantom City Creative
Wolverine the Michigan Wolverine -
I figured if Wolverine is gonna wear shoulder pads in this color scheme he might as well just suit up as a Michigan football player.
He can show up to games in the Blackbird.
Also, i find it strange that filmmakers as a whole seemingly can no longer embrace film-versions of superheroes in “tights” (with a couple exceptions) but no one balks at a football player in spandex. :|
Earlier today I saw a post by Ginchiest where someone asked him what he thought Barry Allen’s personality is like and I was happy to see that he said basically what Mark Waid wrote in that Green Lantern/Flash Brave and the Bold book because that’s pretty much what I thought. Well that and the little you saw of him in Final Crisis.
Anyways, I wanted to draw The Flash and try to convey what I thought his personality should be if you just modernized the Silver Age interpretation.
THIS. SO MUCH THIS.
Going through Ramon Villalobos’ work i sense a fun mix of Frank Quietly and Rafael Grampá and well - I’m a sucker for Flash/Barry Allen work and this is just too good. as is all his stuff. check it out.