Thursday, January 27, 2011

Superman Gallery 1993 Wraparound Cover by Walt Simonson

Superman Gallery 1993 Cover by Walt Simonson

I have a lot of comics covers that I have saved on my hard drive over the years, not knowing what I would do with them—until I had a blog!  This cover by Walt Simonson, for The Superman Gallery in 1993, had such a nifty design that I fell in love with it.  It’s taken at an angle, just slightly askew, like a camera shot, of Superman flying over Metropolis.  The floodlights on the Daily Planet are shooting off in the night sky, with Luthor’s building looming ominously in the background.

Superman pen ink version by Walt Simonon from Superman Gallery 1993

I had forgotten about this cover until Simonson released his own scan of the original pen and ink version on The Official Walter Simonson Facebook Page.  I think it looks even more impressive without the color.  I have to wonder how long it took him to ink all the buildings in black?

I wish Simonson had a crack at writing and drawing Superman.  Do you suppose he ever came close to doing this in his career?  Nuff Said!

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