Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silver Surfer in the DC Universe



I enjoy looking at Mike Allred's take on The Silver Surfer.  The Surfer is one of those characters that really brings out the psychedelic in his artists, from Kirby onward.  I still remember an awesome black light Silver Surfer from my youth, very cool stuff!

This cover leads directly into tomorrows 1200th issue, so be sure to come back!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I will, Ross. Count on it! :-)

Great rendering...as usual.

bygrinstow said...

Love it.

But I'm confused by the "great rendering" comment, and occasional others like it that appear from time to time... is there a meaning of the word "rendering" that I'm unfamiliar with? You're not drawing these, right? — just compositing them together from existing covers and images, eh?

Alaric Shapli said...

This has to be one of my favorites. Remember when comic book covers were designed to excite/intrigue/captivate new readers into buying the issue? I would have absolutely picked this one up.

AirDave said...

Wow! 1200 covers! Salute!

It's taking some getting used to - The Allreds's covers for Batman '66; but they are quite trippy and psychedelic for '66...

Anonymous said...

@Bygrinstwo: I think the term "rendering" has expanded in definition given the proportionate expansion of computers being used for artistic purposes.

bygrinstow said...

That may well be — but I'm also sure I have seen folks say things like "Wow, you really captured the essence of [Character]!". Meanwhile, what I think is going on is highly complex cut-and-paste, which I know ain't easy, and I don't undervalue the technique on display at all.

But if I'm wrong and there is original "pencil-and-brush-on-paper action" here, well, I guess I want to know that — so I can be all the more amazed...!

Simreeve said...

Great!

Was the foreground, with all those DC characters, taken from 'Armageddon Inferno'?

Ross said...

sim reeve, you are correct!

Ross said...

Bygrinstow, no I never illustrate anything personally, although I often have to create or extend existing elements through use of the various photoshop tools to get a cover to look just right.

bygrinstow said...

Well, it's very well done, and just tremendously fun stuff, man. And SO MUCH OF IT! *jaw drop*

Anonymous said...

I agree. It is jaw-droppingly rendered.

;-D

bygrinstow said...

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Justin Metzger said...

You want to talk about confused! I thought anonymous was talking about your fantistic processing of offal into a fine useable by-product. YEESH I thought I was back on Soap-At-Home Blog again!

Nice use the Armageddon 2001 cover!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Justin! How about making a New Year's resolution to lighten up, dude? ;-)

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