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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alex Ross "Justice" Pin-Up - 2005

This pin-up by Alex Ross first ran in the back of Justice #1, as part of a series of character bios.

As one would expect from Ross, its a cool, perfectly iconic shot, and feels like a modern-day version of the classic piece of Aquaman stock art seen on a bajillion products in the 70s and 80s:
This piece has since been used on t-shirts and few other items. If (when!) Aquaman gets his own series again, it would make a great little cover corner symbol, like the ones Marvel had for decades.

Come to think of it, I'd love to see these two pieces of art used on the front and back of a t-shirt; kind of like an "Aquaman: Then & Now" sort of thing. Somebody get on that!


Wings1295 said...

I would wear it!

IADW said...

That is an awesome idea Rob! That is one of my favourite Aquaman shots of all time.

I second the return of corner box art too!!

Joseph Brian Scott said...

I third all of the emotions above!

The Ross piece is especially cool--I've always thought that that nautilus must be truckin' like the doo-dah man to outpace the various whales, sharks, and dolphins.

Russell said...

This piece always reminded me of the 1976 Neal Adams pose with Aquaman swimming around/with his finny friends. I thought this was just another version of that pose, but I guess I didn't realize it also looked like the classic Murphy Anderson piece.