Saturday, October 15, 2011

2001 Justice League Lunar art by Bruce Timm



I don't know if this was drawn in 2001, or even for sure that it was drawn by Bruce Timm. I don't get the feeling Timm has any special regard for the Martian Manhunter, and I know he has no use for dating his artwork. All I do know is that this piece was done for the Cartoon Network Justice League show, and that it was reasonably early on. It's a great image, and one of the few with the Alien Atlas I could use for today's theme.

Bruce Timm Bits

6 comments:

Rafa Rivas said...

Going by Superman and Wonder Woman's cheekbones, it was probably done before 2003, before season 2.

Diabolu Frank said...

Dang dude, that's forensic cartoonography there. If you're 100% behind 2003, I'll change the date.

LissBirds said...

Wow...those are some pretty impressive forensic skills. The best I can do is know that it was pre-JLU given John's hair and lack of beard.

Also, I reall love the lighting in this piece.

Rafa Rivas said...

They also changed his green tone. Flash became a bit bulkier. They were all changed for JLU but those changes are harder to spot.

Matt Celis said...

Does anyone have special regard for Martian Manhunter? He's just a poor man's stand-in for Superman, minus anything remotely interesting like a supporting cast or reason to exist.

Diabolu Frank said...

I'll acknowledge your opinion while pointing out the six years worth of daily posts on the blog you're looking at devoted to a special regard for Martian Manhunter. Why don't you walk into a synagogue and ask "isn't this just Christianity without the Jesus." Um, no. Don't let the door hit you where your gentile lord split you.