Monday, July 13, 2009

2008 Michael Netzer Martian Manhunter, Aquaman & Atom Art

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Here's the last of the Michael Netzer promotional pieces for his "Take Me... But Don't Kill J'Onn" campaign. This is the fully rendered version from Rob Kelly's Aquaman Shrine, based on the preliminary sketch we looked at yesterday. Funnily enough when the piece appeared, I was among the hecklers when fans questioned why J'Onn was wearing opera gloves in the image.

In truth, the gloves are historically relevant. The Martian Manhunter chess piece in Justice League of America #1 (10-11/1960) wore gloves. Rob and Netzer further noted the appearance of gloves on the cover of Justice League of America #48... which don't make it right, and still skeeves me out, but there it is.

The art here is really lovely, even if I do wonder from whence those gloves came, and am concerned about where they might be going...

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