A wonderful gallery, colored by Sandy Jarrell…
This has been a helluva week here at 13th Dimension for fabulous art by big-name illustrators. We’ve had Matt Wagner’s reinterpretation of Golden Age Detective Comics covers and Alex Ross’ latest Batman painting, which pays homage to the Bronze Age.
Well, dig this: For some time, artist Sandy Jarrell has been posting on Twitter a series of reproduction covers that were created by the late, great Darwyn Cooke. Some of the covers, which were originally in black and white, were done to benefit the Hero Initiative through Canadian comics shop Strange Adventures, according to store owner Calum Johnston. Others were drawing exercises.
Sandy found them — online and through Johnston — decided to color them and, man oh man, are the results spectacular. What’s particularly notable is that some of them look very much like the Darwyn Cooke we know and love, while others closely mimic the cover’s original artists. There are also alterations that experts will notice.
I’ve picked 13 to show off in the gallery below, including one that’s actually a pinup. I think you’ll love them as much as I do.
— Dig MATT WAGNER’s Superb Revamps of Classic BATMAN Covers. Click here.
— ALEX ROSS Pays Tribute to the Bronze Age in Latest BATMAN Masterpiece. Click here.