Wednesday, August 31, 2011
WORLD'S FINEST #1 by Ron Salas
Ron Salas is a graphic designer and comic artist whose illustrations have recently graced the covers of Dracula: The Company of Monsters as well as the interiors of 28 Days Later from BOOM! Studios and his
creator-owned Existence 2.0/3.0.
His illustrations can also be found on the Comic Twart collective sketch site that features new illustrations from today's leading comic artists. http://www.comictwart.com
Ron says: I always thought that Batman and Superman worked best during the era they came from--the 40's. That was a time when evil was more concrete and defeat-able. I think part of the problem with setting their stories in our time is that true evil these days can't be defeated with fists, gadgets, and superpowers. 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. By reimagining them in this way I still retain their essential core while making them seem like they could actually arise organically from the times they lived in.
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Read more...
Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Read more...