Friday, October 21, 2016

Hawkman and Conan



This was a tough cover to create, even though it may look fairly basic. The splash page that I used as the basis features a raining scene, which didn't really work with the final image that I was going for.  So, in addition to losing the extraneous characters that I did not want, I also had to "erase" all the raindrops on Hawkman and the dock by using the clone stamp tool. It was kind of painstaking, but worth it to be able to use one of my favorite Winged Warrior pictures ever - Jim Aparo drew an amazing Hawkman and I wish he had gotten the opportunity more often.

16 comments:

AirDave said...

There was just the one Batman-Hawkman The Brave and the Bold Team-up, right? I checked out a copy from my library and Bruce and Katar look almost like twins!

Ha! Great cover!

Ross said...

I think he appeared at least 3 times, maybe 4

Simreeve said...

Reminds me of the 'What If?' stories that had Conan visit a version of Marvel's then-'Modern' era...

CHARLES SYDNOR JR said...

I know the issue where you took the image from & I gotta say: great job! As you mentioned, that had to be quite a headache, but it looks great (& creates a cover a story that I'd REALLY love to read).

Ross said...

Thanks, Charles - Yeah, that was a great B&B issue!

Linneman said...

The work paid off...this one really came out looking awesome!

Paul Schilling said...

Looks almost like a Kubert Hawkman

Cary Comic said...

Hmmmmm! I wonder how Jim Aparo and Gardner Fox would've depicted Conan being brough to the 21st century? Accidentally teleported via the Fadeaway Man's Cloak of Cagliostro? Deliberate revivification, by the Matter Master, of Conan's fossilized skeleton? Or maybe even through Byth impersonating Dr. Doom just to get access to the time platfrom?

Cary Comic said...

P.S.---How about a Ghost Rider/Phantom Stranger team-up?

Ross said...

Cary - Like all requests - Maybe! No need to keep asking, I do read them all :)

Cary Comic said...

Whew! Thanks. Good to know. :-)

Bob Greenwade said...

Ross, despite your reply to Cary -- a fact that I already am aware of -- I still intend to occasionally mention my wish for an Ambush Bug/Wolverine team-up. #YesIAmANaughtyBoy

Ideas Man 2 said...

Cary and Bob, you may not realise this, but while other blog readers enjoy reading your comments, we do get bored seeing the same requests repeated multiple times.

Ross does a fantastic job with this blog, and much as we'd all like to see our ideas come to life, it is important to remember that every cover we see is a gift to us that we should appreciate. Ross has said he reads everything. Let's not keep asking "but why not my request".

Anonymous said...

@IdeasMan2---OK, then. Why not MY request, then?

:P

Cary Comic said...

Thanks, Anon! Couldn't have said it better, myself.
#Unapologetic&Proudofit

Blaine Crowley said...

Holy crap, this would be an awesome read! Best! Team-Up! Ever!

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