Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Adventures of Superman#441: a tale of two covers

Hey all, I thought I'd post something from the archives. 
This first image is an attempt at a cover to Adventures of Superman#441, and was based on a rough sketch by editor Mike Carlin. I don't seem to have that sketch here, so feel free to imagine Mike's cartoon style rendering a similar layout!
 I fought this one, because Mike's idea conveyed a kind of slapstick humor that I just couldn't pull off to my satisfaction. This is technically fine, and would have been accepted, but I was just not feeling it, so I went back to the drawing table.

 This wound up as the finished cover, and I think it ultimately fits in better, in tone, with what we were selling with the Superman relaunch. Basically we wanted a Superman who could sweat, not effortlessly breeze through very adventure. The interior story, though, is pretty slap-stick in tone. By the time you cracked the comic open, you had already bought it, and enjoyed a light-hearted Myxyzptlk story.
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Linus said...

That's a great cover. I remember how psyched I was to pick it up. If I win the lottery...

Billy Hogan said...

Great cover and great story!

Anonymous said...

this is your nice infomation !

El Supercomediante said...

Great cover! Thanks for share the story :)

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