Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2000 Warner Bros. Studio Store Glen Orbik Justice League of America Plate

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Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter!

The Warner Brothers Studio Store had some really outstanding collectibles available, until its demise in 2001. The way I heard it, AOL didn't want physical stores around, and had the upper hand after the merger with Time/Warner to see to it they didn't. Why? Hey, it's a rumor. Go ask Rich Johnston or something.

Anyhow, I love me some Glen Orbik, and the 1960s aesthetic in general. Orbik seems to take his cues from the tawdry paperbacks of the era, which lends his work a passion and sophistication sometimes lacking in painted comic art. His outstanding web site can be found here. Lots of beauties to pass through, so block out some time to really dig in. I pulled the art for this page from there, which was featured at a much larger size. The plates were a limited edition of 2500.


Brian said...

Thanks for the link. I didn't know he had a website. He is definitely one of the best comic book painters.

Unknown said...

I have one of these plates. This one is unnumbered. What does that mean?

Diabolu Frank said...

The one in the picture is unnumbered or your own? If it's the former, that's the original art, not a plate. If it's the latter, maybe the numbering was on the box?