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Batman Streets of Gotham 3

the cover to our 3rd issue of BATMAN: Streets Of Gotham, this is an early version of it, i'll making some minor adjustments to it before it sees print.

watercolor on 15 x 22 300lb hotpress, billboard image created in photoshop.

the solicitation reads-

Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Bruce Wayne is dead...long live Bruce Wayne! Gotham's favorite son has miraculously returned, promising to lead his city into a new golden age. But while Wayne devotes his limitless fortune to rebuilding Gotham City, he fights violent opposition from Batman, Robin and a host of DC Universe heroes!
And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Manhunter has found the previous DA's killer – or, rather, the killer has found her – what is she going to do about it? Bringing the killer in for a trial may not result in the justice Kate's been dreaming of. But is she ready to kill for justice so soon after a fresh start in Gotham?
On sale August 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
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flumenlimia's avatar
That's pretty awesome. :D
You know one thing he should do? Buy Arkham Asylum and have the security changed with guys actually able to keep them in without Batmans constant help and mental help that doesn't need mental help either or mental help that won't go crazy by being with those psychopaths
KaiDarknight's avatar
love the color scheme on this comic's cover. :D
Hal-2012's avatar
Amazing cover!!
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Hider-of-the-Hunted's avatar
the irony was not lost on me in this picture.
Teremiao's avatar
Amazing technique! :omfg:
jmqrz's avatar
as always kickass!
frankenteflon's avatar
BEAUTIFUL! I especially like how the billboard kind of "pops-out" from the rest of the art.
Psycho-Fish's avatar
this is absolutely beautiful. fantastic work
hawkeye's avatar
Thats excellent!
Batsunami's avatar
This--Is--Freakin--EPIC!! This is one of my favorite covers for some reason...I can't wait to get my paws on that cover, even though its a few months from now...haha...
nullunit's avatar
Great piece. That rendering of Bats reminds of Mignola's Gotham by Gaslight. As always super awesome work. I don't know why I didn't have you on watch but now I do.
trifozard's avatar
exelent job, the ambient is very good.
technique is its enviable... congratulations!
jtchan's avatar
Awesome cover! Love the use of the billboard!
Arnie-Sketch's avatar
the mixture of traditional elements in the watercolors and the more crisp illustration elements on this is really refreshing. it feels more like a separate piece of artwork than one meant for a comic cover. very nice!
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martinacecilia's avatar
wow. I'm simply amazed!
BillReinhold's avatar
Beautiful piece! Love the white space.

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elKoi's avatar
This is fantastic Duss, you are fantastic.
RandyStoneDA's avatar
The stark white space, the colours (the warmth in Batman's cape is so great), the signature with avatar worked into the all adds up to pretty much the greatest cover EVER. Maybe the greatest illustration ever!
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