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DC SHOWCASE: THE SPECTRE

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WB Animation Special Projects, DC SHOWCASE, THE SPECTRE.  Pencil, Ink.

For the Direct-To-Video collection of original animated shorts highlighting Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, I was assigned to design the Spectre cover for a fake comic book that would appear in the live-action teaser opening to the Spectre's animated short.  As the live-action teaser unfolds, the audience point-of-view is that of a patron entering a comic book specialty store (the beloved House of Secrets in Burbank), meandering past various comic book geeks (including Bruce Timm himself!), when the viewpoint halts upon a slowly whirling spinner rack.  The spinner rack stops, and the viewpoint zooms in to focus on a singular issue of-- THE SPECTRE!

I had never drawn the character before, but I had the model provided by director Joachim Dos Santos to draw from, and I think it turned out all right.  Color and special effects were furnished by another artist unknown to me.  I hope you like it, and thanks so much for viewing! 

*The Spectre is the copyrighted property of DC Entertainment.
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Remortal's avatar
excellent use of perspective
NeroAngelus's avatar
There really should be more showcases.
It was a brilliant means to promote multiple unknown character properties.
It could really make them viable resources. Instead, they opted for Catwoman to be the last one, a character who is by no means and unknown.
NRGComics's avatar
That was such an awesome short! Really made me fall in love with the Spectre.
MarkIrwin's avatar
So great man, love this stuff!
Jerome-K-Moore's avatar
MarkIrwin's avatar
De nada sir- you just keep posting amazing stuff, as always, hard not to love it all!
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