Friday, March 11, 2011

"Batmania 2"

This one is made up of a lot of Alex Toth swipes, plus a completely silly Batman inspired by the J.G. Jones cover to DC's First Wave #5. Remember when Batman used a gun and shot all the bad guys? I don't either, but I'm pretty sure he used to do that back in the 1940s.

That Batgirl is based on a Black Canary pose by Toth, but I've rendered the body into nothing more than a black blob. Pretty disappointing. But that bizarre Jughead figure with the incorrect nose dominates this image. I like him. He looks like he's got problems-- his left arm is a twisted, emaciated twig-like thing ending in a large, misshapen hand-- but he seems pretty cheerful so I'm not too worried about him. I admire the way he labels himself "Bughead," in deference to the Archie Comics people who would probably be heartbroken if he went around claiming to be the real Jughead Jones.

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