DC has posted a huge image on its site showing off the Justice League: Rise and Fall cover and the related tie-in issues dealing with Green Arrow and the drama going on in his life.

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The cover is by Mike Mayhew, and while it is very akin to the Final Crisis promo poster that circulated a couple of years ago, I can’t help but feel a bit of 3D flair being added to the piece.

via The Source


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  1. Why is Congorilla (or whoever that is) picking up a building that appears to be at least three stories tall but only wide and deep enough to fit two windows on any given surface? I mean, I’m not architect, but that doesn’t seem logical.

    How does Batman keep from toppling over?

    And, I get that Roy’s arm was torn off (for no apparent reason), but it seems like its been long enough for the major bleeding to stop (else he’d be dead) but no one has bothered to nub it off and he’s still got skin just a-flappin’ away?

    I mean, I don’t think I could do better but, then again, I’m not getting paid to do it.

  2. Did Rob Leifield do this? the proportions are all off… not one person looks right in this.. except for maybe Vic.

    SEE… the incredible shrinking shoulder-width of GREEN ARROW!!!
    MARVEL… at the webble skills of THE BATMAN…
    CATCH… lindsay Lohan as Donna before he next re-hab stint…

  3. It’s official…There has been NOTHING related to the “Cry for Justice” series that’ I’ve liked. Nothing, nada, nil. And with all those superheroes around there is there not ANYBODY with some EMT skills to at least bandage Roy up? For crying out loud OSHA should fine these guys for not having a proper First Aid station in every super-hero HQ/hide-out. How de-sensitized are readers going to be to Harper getting his arm ripped off (even without the help of Superboy-Prime) if everytime we see a cover or a teaser he’s standing there screaming with what’s left of a ham hanging off his shoulder?

    Damn it, DC, leave the “gritty” to the characters that warrant it (Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and family, Deadman, Phantom Stranger, Specter, etc.). It’s hard to make Oliver Queen believable as the pentultimate DC liberal while pulling a Charles Bronson “Death Wish” pose.

    Now they’ve got to figure out how to work Conner Hawke/former Green Arrow/Karate Kid/Wolverine without claws into the deal.

    • No, I got that. It’s just that their knees appear to be at different heights irrespective of the issues with perspective.

  4. I’ll jump in here (and risk tomatos), and say that I like Mike Mayhew art. I didn’t know that anatomical correctness was an imperative for comic art. However, Black Canary’s leg is the correct length, check the proportion of your body to the length of your leg. I think it could be more muscular, which would make it look shorter.

    Yes, Batman would fall over (if he wasn’t moving). I’m going to guess that he’s running. The pose looks very Jack Kirbyish, but the feet are more in proportion than what Kirby drew.

    The criticism about longer legs doesn’t hold up as when people stand more on one leg than another, or one leg is closer to the viewer than the other, or the person is standing on a slight incline, the knee won’t be straight across from the other knee.

    Those on the left look like there’s a slight angle to the ground (which is common among art), and Supergirl is clearly leaning on her left leg more than her right with her right knee coming forward.

    • Again, I get the whole perspective thing. I’ve done a lot of art myself — drawing, photography, sculpting, etc. — and, even accounting for the perspective and her stance, her knees are in different places.

      Hal’s problems make come from an odd choice to highlight an interior curve on part of a muscle on his left leg that shouldn’t be lit.

      And, while we’re discussing odd lighting choices, the shading on what seems to be an interior corner of the building Congorilla is hefting/catching (and, hey, shouldn’t Super-Mon be helping with that?) makes it look like it is receding whereas if it were consistent with the perspective of the surface Congorilla is holding, it should be source-lit by the fire behind Batman that Super-Mon appears to be flying away from rather than shaded so darkly.

      Just sayin’.

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