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by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

To be honest, the guy who drew the "Troika" Batsuit best was Graham Nolan, who was drawing Detective Comics at the time. https://media.comicbook.com/uploads1/2015/01/detective-comics-682-cover-118002-1280x0.jpg While the suit still has the same design flaws, Nolan's depiction of it comes the closest...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask

Yeah, there's a lot of wiggle room with Batman: you can distort him pretty far towards what looks like a junkie's nightmare vision without necessarily losing the reader. But if, say, Aquaman or Superman were to show up for visit, it would all fall apart. The Flash could never run with Jones-drawn l...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask

Bernie Wrightson beat him to it by more than ten years. http://www.qusoor.com/images/muck/ST0106.jpg Jones drew Bernie's Batman with a Marshall Rogers jawline and a body by Hans and Franz. The one thing (I think) he did originate was claws for fingers. That was...interesting. The clawed gloves show...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask

Walking through doorways could be very interesting for anyone over 5'7' One does wonder how Batman can do so when his ears are that long. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--lfdJ41c8DE/W9G4M-yBt0I/AAAAAAAAO4g/F8P6yurXSMAUL_Y18n4F4pg0SUocUum4ACHMYCw/s1600/RCO001.jpg But to be fair to Jones, he does often pa...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Someone made a Kelley Jones Batman mask

Since the "Troika" Batsuit thread pretty rapidly turned into a discussion of Kelley Jones' Batman work overall, it seemed appropriate to bring up something that a Jones fan made in April 2018. As everyone knows, one of the things Jones is famous for is giving Batman massively tall ears. So a guy on ...
by Mr. Comic Book
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

Truth be told, this is the cover that made Kelley Jones a mainstay on the Batman books, even predating Red Rain : https://storage.googleapis.com/hipcomic/p/bb8d6aaecc278770583e1ebdcca40513-800.jpg Long story short, DC editorial took a liking to him based on his work for their Vertigo imprint, and th...
by Mr. Comic Book
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

I'm feeling a bit of Curt Swan in some of those poses, especially Luthor and Doomsday. Is that the redesigned Tempus at upper right, with what reminds me of my old disc-firing toy gun? I see Nuclear Man made the party, too. :-) That is indeed Tempus at upper right. His Lois & Clark counterpart just...
by Mr. Comic Book
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

I agree about the "leg fins" and if we're going to bring real-world practicality to it, those ridiculous ears would rule out any Batmobile but a convertible. Maybe the reason Jones' Batman always seems stoop-shouldered is because he has to get through doorways. Funny you mention that. Jones had two...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

Not many people remember this, but immediately following "Knightfall" and "Prodigal" (where Dick Grayson had a brief spell in the Batsuit while Bruce was out of town), DC decided they wanted to give Bruce a brand-new costume -- complete with embossed covers of varying darkness -- to signify that he ...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

Is Kurt Russell the model for Superman? Believe it or not, the resemblance to Kurt Russell was a total accident. Aldin "Buzz" Aw ( Vampirella ), who drew him for the jam, was originally trying for John Haymes Newton, the first of the two Salkind Superboys. But somehow, what came out in the final pe...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

For context on the other jam pieces, here's the He-Man jam, which was completed https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_JMqC-XUAAGHTg?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 And here's the Superman jam, which is still in the raw pencil stage https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJINpmlWwAAPzIy?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 The way I've...
by Mr. Comic Book
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Help needed planning a Batman art jam

The last couple years have seen me getting into the habit of commissioning art jams -- that is, art pieces where each artist draws a different character in a group shot -- at conventions. In 2018, I had several artists at the local comic cons partner up to do a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe...
by Mr. Comic Book
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: We have a new Supergirl!
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: We have a new Supergirl!

It's the same team behind The Flash . These guys are very comic book-savvy, so they probably are well aware of how previous attempts at toughening up Jimmy always ended up reverting to him being Mr. Useless. Kurt Busiek had a long commentary on Twitter last night about how Jimmy is an outdated anach...
by Mr. Comic Book
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: We have a new Supergirl!
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: We have a new Supergirl!

And now we have our Jimmy Olsen: Mehcad Brooks (Eggs from True Blood ) just got cast: http://i2.wp.com/www.heyuguys.com/images/2015/01/Jimmy-Olsen.jpg?resize=818%2C456 Comic book pros Kurt Busiek ( Superman ), Mike Norton ( 52 ), Tom Taylor ( Injustice: Gods Among Us ), Ron Marz ( Green Lantern ), a...
by Mr. Comic Book
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: We have a new Supergirl!
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

We have a new Supergirl!

From the fine folks behind The Flash and Arro w, Supergirl will be hitting CBS this fall with a full series commitment. And playing Kara Zor-El? The very sexy Melissa Benoist: http://static.televisionando.it/televisionando/fotogallery/625X0/52317/blake-jenner-e-melissa-benoist-sono-danny-e-sandy.jpg...