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SUPERMAN Unchained No. 6 (Variant Cover)

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First off, sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been working on a huge project that is taking up all my time but that I can't reveal as of yet. Soon, though. Soon.

I was asked by my buddy Mark Chiarello at DC to reinterpret a classic Action Comics cover for Big Blue's 75th anniversary. It was a helluva lot of fun taking a fairly mundane cover and breathing some new life into it. Rendered in Ivory Black acrylic and Charcoal Grey watercolor on Crescent 100 illustration board. The updated colors are by the super talented Dave Devilpig Johnson, who was kind enough to slum for a day.

10.5"x16"


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2330x1150px 2.24 MB
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BroHawk's avatar
SA-WEET!!!
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lululettiHobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :D
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JAVIERMIXTLIProfessional General Artist
Excelente trabajo!
robotfighter4000's avatar
Brilliant! The original = Action Comics #53, published February 1951, Cover art by Win Mortimer.
MyStarkey's avatar
I was always taken by the weird plaid on the thug's clothing. To me it was classic villain garb.
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S-Louis-KingProfessional Traditional Artist
Can't waIt to see what you're working on. Cool stuff as always.
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JDAntoineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always!
Lord-Makro's avatar
Very cool stuff :D :D
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AZTECH2009Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got tell you that I followed your work since the Marvel Trading Cards back in the 90's and I've been hooked ever since. Your artwork continues to amaze me. Simply amazing.
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wildpegasus13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much excellent in this!
Northwarden's avatar

Awesome! :D

 

Love the composition. :)

 

BVV

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Ti-King-GraphicsProfessional General Artist
I love it Joe!
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
THANKS!
Blathering's avatar
BlatheringHobbyist Digital Artist
Your version is so much superior to the original it's kinda embarrassing. Again, fabulous stuff. More!
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
60 years of comic art updating. The original still has some great stuff in it.
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wondermanrules Traditional Artist


I really love how you re-did the classic image and improved on it without changing it too much. Also I love that Dave colored Clark's suit gray. It reminds me of the suit Clark/George Reeves wore in the original Superman TV show.

I just watched Man of Steel on DVD and they had an animated short celebrating his 75th Anniversary. If you haven't seen it yet you should check it out. It was really beautiful.
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
It was a cool job. I'd love to do more.
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wondermanrules Traditional Artist
I hope you get the chance to do more Superman and especially his villains. :D
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Excellent job, as usual, sir! If you allow me, let me just give praise to the original cover, done by Win Mortimer in 1950.
I'm really excited to know of that project, I hope for more details soon :D
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely! Those guys are our foundation!
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StephenBergstromHobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Did this take you much less time than a fully-painted cover?
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
Took about a day and a half. Less than a most covers, but not all.
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