Posts tagged: superman
Favorite Artists: Doug Mahnke
I love Mahnke, but I think I’ve always preferred a leaner version of Superman (like this one from Moebius). Somehow his feats look even more incredible when performed by a man with ordinary proportions.
What’s great about Moebius’ Superman is how he looks all together very human and at the same time eerie and unnatural.
From Superman: Metropolis, by Chuck Austen. File this under “Sometimes my least favorite writers turn in some of my favorite Superman stories.”
It’s a little like when you hear your father curse or mention a pretty girl to you, and you realize that they’re only human.
“I wanted to take them back to that time while also giving them—instead of funky leotards—outfits that they could more realistically wear from around that time. Batman’s outfit is basically a bat-cloaked motorcycle patrolman while Superman is an all-american football star.”
No idea who’s responsible for this, but they definitely deserve some credit for the idea and the great job pulling it off.
If you know, let me know and I’ll add it in.