Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Batman and Mars Attacks!



In my fevered imagination, Tim Burton would direct the film adaptation to this story.  While his Batman from 1989 shows its age, and has a spotty script, it still holds up for me due to the visual flair and solid performances by Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Michael Gough.  Mars Attacks! is one of my favorite Burton movies. it has a very fun cast and there's something immensely enjoyable about the glee with which the martians invade the Earth.  Sarah Jessica Parker's head on the dog body always makes me laugh.

I wasn't sure what to do with this cover and then I remembered that Mars Attacks! began as a series of trading cards, I found a set of Batman cards form the same era and the result is one of my personal favorite covers, I was happy with the way this one turned out.

8 comments:

Ken O said...

Really nice work on this one. It looks fantastic.

Danny said...

I agree. This is just one of the damned prettiest ones you've done. "Deep Fried Detective" on its own would've been one of your best covers.

pblfsda said...

This is brilliant, using both the 1960's Topps cards series instead of trying to match the Topps comics for MARS ATTACKS to one of the dozens of artists working on contemporary Batman comics in the 1990's. In fact, they were probably painted by the same staff artist.

Bob said...

This is really wonderful.....

Michael Jones said...

Pure genius. Thanks.

Mikeyboy said...

clever use of the card series...to create this cool cover

Cathy and Dave said...

Awesome! A true work of art!

Captain Blog said...

That was a Dog Body(?)on Sarah Jessica Parker?
(sorry, I'm being naughty!)

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