Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 Justice Society of America #41 variant cover by George Pérez

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This is a fledgling blog, so we're only on our first of what will be a great many George Pérez-related posts, not counting the cover images by Pérez I've already used.

Frank Harry's 1943 cover to All-Star Comics #16 has been referenced many times, most memorably by Neal Adams in the '70s, and most recently by Pérez as part of DC's 75th Anniversary variant cover series. I figure Marvel Comics did their level best to preemptively steal DC's thunder with their bogus 70th anniversary painted variants. Instead, they gave DC all the ammunition they needed. Marvel's single figures by middle rung painters against a white background can't help but look cheap and rushed against DC's fully realized recreations by the best artists in the industry. I'd only consider Walt Simonson's Detective Comics #69 homage and Eduardo Risso Superman #233 lift to be interesting failures, but the above and Mike Mignola's take on Detective Comics #168 are outstanding, while Lee Bermejo's stunning interpretation of Legion of Super-Heroes #294 makes my naughty bits tingle. I complain a lot about modern DC editorial, but when they get something this right, how can you not applaud?


Luke said...

This cover marks the chance for me to ask the eternal question: briefs, skirt, or bikini bottom?

Diabolu Frank said...

D) Tights

One of the many reasons normal women hate Wonder Woman is because if you try to dress like her for Halloween, there's absolutely no coverage of your most vulnerable areas. Fans of the TV show will sometimes wear the flesh-colored stockings, but it's still one of the most em-bare-ass-ing costumes going.

Meanwhile, that whiny frickin' X-Man Rogue is among the legions of heroines more popular with female comic book readers than Wonder Woman, and even though she's invulnerable, her combat gear in the more practical. Picture Rogue's most famous costume-- the Jim Lee '90s number she wore on the cartoon. Convert her pants to blue with white stars, and her boots to red & white. Now you're seeing my ideal Wonder Woman from the waist down (don't forget the Girdle of Gaea!)

Luke said...

I am trying to picture it, but its so hard to picture Rogue without her stupid bomber jacket.

But I can see it. Yeah. Maybe for the movie and then tie-in for the comic?

Anonymous said...

Simple and sweet. I’m thinking of starting another blog or five pretty soon, and I’ll definitely consider this theme. Keep ‘em coming!.

Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed I’ll probably download it. Thanks