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John Byrne
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

20" x 30" illustration featuring Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine vs. Red Skull, Dr. Doom, and Baron Blitzkreig. The setting is World War Two era, but is a time travel scenario which explains Dr. Doom and Wolverine's appearance. The details are:

- landscape format
- background of the All Star Squadron's headquarters (the Perisphere from the World's Fair) or a WW II location of your choice
- include some use of a WWII Marvel or DC item of power. (Spear of destiny, Holy Grail, etc)
- please have Batman as the most prominent character
- if you feel it works, please have Dr. Doom vs. Wolverine (possibly on a time-platform)

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- Batman, Captain America, Red Skull as you drew them in the Batman/Captain America 1-shot
- Baron Blitzkrieg in traditional WW II costume
- Wolverine in original costume from Hulk 181
- textured cloak on Dr. Doom

Obviously one this busy will read better on the full sized scan, when Dan gets it posted in the Gallery!

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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:39pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Absolutely incredible.

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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:40pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I'll take it!
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Dan Marcoux
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The full-size scan has been added to the Crossovers Gallery...

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William Roberge
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Wolverine looks like he's just going berserker!
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Christos Seros
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

WW2 never looked so good!
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:45pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Superb!

Wait, Doom is anti-Nazi? Did the commissioner realize that?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:46pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Wolverine looks like he's just going berserker!

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He's mad because I forgot to spot the blacks on the stripes on his right side!!

GRAH-AHHHHH!!!!!

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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I see Batman being pitted against Marvel foes in these commissions, it makes me wonder what the MU would´ve been like with Mr. Wayne in it!
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William Roberge
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

1917?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:50pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

No significance.
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:50pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

This one makes one ponder how much JB´s art has improved since he drew the Batman-Captain America book!
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:54pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I'm never disappointed to see Batman or Cap in one of your commissions.  You absolutely own them both.  Fantastic work all around!

I've never heard of Baron Blitzkreig before, but I love his design.  I'm off to do some research.

 

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This one makes one ponder how much JB´s art has improved since he drew the Batman-Captain America book!

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Mostly the inks. I was going through an experimental stage when I did Bat/Cap, and in retrospect I don't think the experiment was entirely successful. (But, then, I don't think ANY of my past work was entirely successful!)

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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I've never heard of Baron Blitzkreig before, but I love his design.

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Interesting. I don't. And, I mean, I REALLY don't!

The Nazis had some of the best uniform/tech designs, like, EVER, and this does NOT seem to fit that model.

(Byrne's First Rule of War: The guys with the best uniforms always lose!)

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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:00pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I was thinking mainly of the anatomy and foreshortening of that Batman figure...comparing it mentally with the splash of Batman picking up Cap from the Batplane ladder.

I reckon there´s some evolution since then!

But, yeah, the inking, especially the rendering of textures, definitely improved.
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:02pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I just did a Google image search. Yellow, orange and pink?  Horrid, and not at all what I expected.  I was expecting red, black and white.  I can see why you don't like it.  You did good here, though!
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Doom is anti-Nazi?

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Anti-Nazi, but PRO swiping their weapons! Unless Wolverine can stop him!

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Paul Greer
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:10pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I don't know how you do it, but you top yourself with every new commission. Words fail to describe how incredible this one is.
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:13pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Baron Blitzkrieg is an inspired choice. This is so amazing and so much story going on. I need to look at this a lot more!
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Joe Aten
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:19pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Holy mother of awesome! That is superb! Batman really pops out in this
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Are you still using mainly the PITT XS nib?
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:23pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

WOW!!!!!!! This is one to pour over on the high rez scan!!!  Doom looks great as usual!  Extremely well done on the Red Skull and all the background rubble is amazing....WOW!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Lots of fun in this one. I love it.
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Conner Dinkins
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Baron Blitzkrieg! Man that's a cool character. This is great. I wanna read this comic.
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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Well done, JB.  Batman looks great and the background is tremendous.
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