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Friday, May 29, 2009

DC Superheroes Scrapbook

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These are some pages from a DC Superheroes Scrapbook, where you can adorn your favorite family photos (or other keepsakes) with various DC heroes!

The Aquaman page looks to be by Tom Grummett (and underrated comic artist, I always thought), and the JLA(ish) page looks to be by Howard Porter and John Dell, who were drawing JLA around this time.

While I appreciate DC wanting to give Aquaman some sort of easily recognizable symbol (like Flash's lightning bolt, or Hawkman's hawk silhouette), that green "A" has to go!

3 comments:

Wings said...

That green "A", with a bit of orange, is the same one in the pattern book I have, that I made tissue topper out of. Not bad, really. Reminds me of the silver age Aquaman though, and not this hook-hand Aquaman.

Andrew Luckett said...

I actually liked the way Tom Grummett drew the hook-handed Aquaman, lending him a regality that other artists replaced with a feeling of barbarism.

As far as the "A" symbol, I think it could be much stronger, but perhaps it would have worked better if the A was gray with a green triangle, or if the colors were reversed, with the A being orange and the triangle green. Maybe even a deep green with a golden A might have worked.

Sorry, that's the graphic design geek coming out in me again, Rob. If anybody from DC is reading this, I'd be happy to design a new one! :)

rob! said...

Yeah, I always thought Tom Grummett was way underrated as a comic book artist.