While browsing the racks at my local comic shop this week, Dustin Nguyen’s cover for Superman 80-Page Giant caught my eye. Somebody at DC must have really dropped the ball on this one, because it looks great. Not at all the steroid trainwreck I’ve come to expect from superhero covers. The reason this cover jumped out at me is because it more or less ignores all the compositional rules that make comics… well, comics. It’s a bit of a jumbled mess, centered on a white background, and I love it for that. It’s refreshing to see a cover buck the trend of action poses and just throw down some art.
comics on 02/04/2011 07:55 am by ZacharyTags: david nguyen, illustration, superman