Pulled From My Files #77: IRON MAN Logo

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In 2014 I was asked by Marvel to design a new Iron Man cover logo. I began with some thumbnail sketches made while looking at an image of the character’s then-current costume. I kept returning to the idea of making the O in IRON utilize the glowing power source on the character’s chest, perhaps also using some of the armor features around it. Continue reading

Designing the WONDER-CON 2018 Logo

Image © Comic-Con International and DC Entertainment.

The program book cover for this year’s Wonder-Con has just been released, and it has a logo I designed in the style of the Superman logo. I had worked with Director of Print and Digital Media Gary Sassaman on the logo for last year’s Comic-Con International program book, and we both enjoyed the process, so I was happy to be asked to do this one. Continue reading

And Then I Read: HAL JORDAN & THE GL CORPS #26

Image © DC Entertainment. Written by Robert Venditti, art by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona, colors by Tomeu Morey, letters by Dave Sharpe.

A new storyline featuring Jack Kirby’s New Gods, or at least one of them: Orion. He’s under attack by an unknown force, and Hal and Kyle Rayner offer rescue and medical help. Meanwhile, Guy Gardner is looking for a new assignment, having lost his Yellow Lantern partner, but John Stewart is keeping him on Mogo for now. Mysterious powerful figures are behind the attack on Orion, foreshadowed by GL Graf. All he can offer is the warning “Metal.”

I’m not crazy about big interstellar battles, but so far this one has some interesting aspects. Recommended.

And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERNS #24

Image © DC Entertainment. Written by Sam Humphries, art by Carlo Barberi and Matt Santorelli, colors by Ulises Arreola, letters by Dave Sharpe. This cover by Emanuela Lupacchino and Michael Atiyeh.

New Earth GLs Jessica and Simon are on Mogo, Corps headquarters, getting one-on-one training from Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner, respectively. Jessica’s issue is largely self-doubt, and Guy succeeds in getting her mad enough to overcome it (who better?). Simon’s issue is lack of imagination in using his powers, and Kyle has some visually interesting ideas on how to overcome that. Meanwhile, Volthoom (in the body of renegade Guardian Rami) is searching for the seven original power rings, and we see another of them beginning service on Mars. What Volthoom finds out will have a major impact on Simon and Jessica, as they are assigned a new mission: to escort Rami to a very dangerous place.

Recommended.

And Then I Read: THE FLASH #27

Image © DC Entertainment. Written by Joshua Williamson, art by Paul Pelletier, Howard Porter and Andrew Hennessy, colors by Hi-Fi, letters by Steve Wands.

I’m still way behind on this title, but trying to catch up. The final chapter of “Running Scared” has Barry Allen transformed by the Negative Speed Force into an even nastier version of Reverse-Flash, and the two duke it out around Earth in the 25th Century, and then across time. A fight is a fight, though, and not all that interesting to me. What happens with Iris West is a lot more so, as she brings her own vengeance to Eobard Thawne. Back in our time, Wally West is in the hospital, and Iris is not trusting Barry one bit.

Mildly recommended.