|Kamino Neko (kamino_neko) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2010-05-22 01:58 am UTC
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, char: superman/clark kent, group: justice league international, publisher: dc comics|
First - Red Lantern/Red Arrow is a reference to Green Lantern #76:
Not much difference, although Reis modernized the costumes. But both the original being referenced and the fact that it's NOT that cover are pretty obvious, which, given it's use as a quick visual reference is essential.
And anyone else think it's a pity that Roy's going back to Arsenal, since Red Lantern Red Arrow would be a great title to use in current continuity? >_>
Batman 75 is an interesting one. Obviously it's the Death of Batman, and based on Superman 75.
But it's not based on the cover, itself:
No, it's based on the armband that came with it, and the bag the whole deal was packaged in. Which can be seen here, and is far more iconic, I think.
Next comes Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, based on...Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.
The alternate-universe version might have been better - or at least more time-consistent - with Kara in the same 80s-tastic costume she was wearing at the time in the real world. (Although, I do find it interesting that it's a mixture of her current one, and that one.)
The next two, the real covers are pinched from comics.org, thus the size. Sorry.
Next up is Justice League #1. Based on...JL #1.
Jonah Hex is an interesting replacement for Guy. Like the Crisis cover, some of the more modern aspects - particularly the colouring - is a little jarring, and I kind of wish they'd mixed up the membership, or costuming a bit more - have Dinah in her original costume, or her modern one...have Mary Marvel instead of Billy...that sort of thing. Not too much to make it not recognizable at a glance, but enough to make it look a little more different at a quick look.
And The Man of Steel Returns, based, of course, on The Dark Knight Returns.
And this is done like I wish the JL cover had - it's a MAJOR change, easily noticeable at a glance (keeping the colour in his cape and S-shield help), but it also retains the elements that make the iconic reference obvious.
All-in-all a nice little 'thing' and well executed.
Oh, lord, tags...
publisher: DC, char: Superman/Clark Kent, char: Supergirl/Kara Zor-El, char: Batman/Bruce Wayne, char: Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, char: Green Arrow/Oliver Queen, group: Justice League International