Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DC Stock Art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

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After decades of constant use, it's hard to find any of the classic stock art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (PBHN) that I haven't seen before. But these eight figures are completely new to me! They are, of course, beautiful, as is pretty much everything JLGL puts his pencil to. Extra treat: Aquaman and Firestorm posing together:
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(Definitely going to have to find a way to use this for The Fire and Water Podcast)

What, exactly, are our heroes doing here? Considering that they're all looking into the sky and waving, and that Superman is nowhere to be seen, I'm gonna bet the Man of Steel was a separate piece of art but meant to be part the overall picture. Considering the inclusion of Firestorm and Cyborg--not generally seen on the stock art--I'm gonna bet it was meant for some piece of merchandising tied to Galactic Guardians/The Super Powers Show. Somebody call in Detective Chimp!


(h/t: F.O.A.M.er Ilke Hincer)

 

3 comments:

Earth 2 Chris said...

With them looking up and waving, and no Superman, it could have been created for Superman's 50th Anniversary. JLGL created a new logo to go on merchandise with Superman holding a birthday cake, so maybe there was more new art created at that time.

Looks like the artwork was flopped: the logos of Robin, Firestorm, and Captain Marvel are inverted, and Cyborg has the wrong side of his face covered.

Chris

Anonymous said...

Captain Marvel's lightning bolt is reversed too

C Healy

The Irredeemable Shag said...

I think they are waving to the Red Skies from Crisis.