Sunday, November 27, 2011

Previews Vol. VI, No. 9 JLA Cover (September 1996)

Here is the original solicited cover to JLA #1 by Howard Porter and John Dell. I like how the red makes the Martian Manhunter pop, but it was decided to switch to green for fear that the color scheme would spoil the secret of the Hyperclan (given the planet in the background.)


The Irredeemable Shag said...

While I really enjoyed that run of JLA, those early Howard Porter drawings were a little "extreme".

Also the red looks a little blood red for my taste. Adds to the extreme-ness.

The Irredeemable Shag

Diabolu Frank said...

I vastly preferred the earlier, sharper, more Image influenced work Porter did toward the end of his run on The Ray through the first year or so of JLA. He discovered Chris Bachalo and team book fatigue starting in that second year that made everyone look like squat pudgy Elvises, with the occasional adult-sized fetus thrown in. His Wonder Woman went from fantastic to record lows at a horrifyingly fast clip. He did bounce back on Flash and other books, but I understand he backslid on DCU Legends Online.