Monday, 29 April 2013

Cover Tributes #7

Original: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 (1986) by Frank Miller
Tribute: Cerebus #87 (1986) by Dave Sim & Gerhard
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BARRY DEUTSCH:
(from a comment to Cover Tributes #5, 23 April 2013)
This drawing is pretty [Cerebus #93], but I like the other Dark Knight cover tribute Sim and Ger did, on issue 87, better. In that case, their version just blew Miller's out of the water.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd say it's a tie.
Miller's work has some grandiose power, you can't say the same of Sim's when you remember the 2 characters falling are the Dark Roach and the Elf.

But the snow looks so great so... tie!

Barry Deutsch said...

I think Sim/Ger's gains some points for the sheer cleverness of using the cloud edges to substitute for lighting bolts.

Also, Miller's cover - powerful as it is - is also a cliche. We've seen the silhouette against the lightning a thousand times before. The Sim/Ger version, despite being based on Miller's cover, is actually much more original.

Geofrey D. Wessel said...

My very first issue of CEREBUS (after TMNT #8...)...