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SUPERMAN Unchained No. 6 (Variant Cover) by JoeJusko SUPERMAN Unchained No. 6 (Variant Cover) by JoeJusko
First off, sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been working on a huge project that is taking up all my time but that I can't reveal as of yet. Soon, though. Soon.

I was asked by my buddy Mark Chiarello at DC to reinterpret a classic Action Comics cover for Big Blue's 75th anniversary. It was a helluva lot of fun taking a fairly mundane cover and breathing some new life into it. Rendered in Ivory Black acrylic and Charcoal Grey watercolor on Crescent 100 illustration board. The updated colors are by the super talented Dave Devilpig Johnson, who was kind enough to slum for a day.

10.5"x16"


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:iconbrohawk:
BroHawk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
SA-WEET!!!
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :D
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JAVIERMIXTLI Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excelente trabajo!
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robotfighter4000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Brilliant! The original = Action Comics #53, published February 1951, Cover art by Win Mortimer.
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:iconmystarkey:
MyStarkey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I was always taken by the weird plaid on the thug's clothing. To me it was classic villain garb.
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Nice.
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S-Louis-King Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Can't waIt to see what you're working on. Cool stuff as always.
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:iconjdantoine:
JDAntoine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always!
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:iconlord-makro:
Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Very cool stuff :D :D
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:iconaztech2009:
AZTECH2009 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got tell you that I followed your work since the Marvel Trading Cards back in the 90's and I've been hooked ever since. Your artwork continues to amaze me. Simply amazing.
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
So much excellent in this!
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:iconnorthwarden:
Northwarden Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013

Awesome! :D

 

Love the composition. :)

 

BVV

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Ti-King-Graphics Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it Joe!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
THANKS!
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:iconblathering:
Blathering Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your version is so much superior to the original it's kinda embarrassing. Again, fabulous stuff. More!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
60 years of comic art updating. The original still has some great stuff in it.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist


I really love how you re-did the classic image and improved on it without changing it too much. Also I love that Dave colored Clark's suit gray. It reminds me of the suit Clark/George Reeves wore in the original Superman TV show.

I just watched Man of Steel on DVD and they had an animated short celebrating his 75th Anniversary. If you haven't seen it yet you should check it out. It was really beautiful.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
It was a cool job. I'd love to do more.
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope you get the chance to do more Superman and especially his villains. :D
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:iconmarshall-mc:
Marshall-Mc Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Excellent job, as usual, sir! If you allow me, let me just give praise to the original cover, done by Win Mortimer in 1950.
I'm really excited to know of that project, I hope for more details soon :D
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Absolutely! Those guys are our foundation!
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:iconstephenbergstrom:
StephenBergstrom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Did this take you much less time than a fully-painted cover?
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Took about a day and a half. Less than a most covers, but not all.
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:iconthwright:
thwright Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013

This is wonderful/amazing! Thank You!

 

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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank YOU! :-)
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:iconmrdamron:
mrdamron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sweet
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:-)
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kurosaki4d Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Digital Artist
damn man that's very clear and accurate drawing, you have some real talent there seriously, i think your version is better than the original one :D Well done
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thanks! :-)
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:iconrostridge:
rostridge Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stellar piece! I love it when you refresh these classic covers. I'm always amazed at how you manage to update it but still stay true to the original.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
It's important not to stray too far from the source with these, I believe.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Wow! :iconbravoplz:
Cheers!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:-)
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Artist
You're welcome!
All the best!
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Gremlich Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The update is AWESOME!!! Prints for the Cons?
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Not sure. We'll see.
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usn1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Holy smokes! beautiful job, great colors by Mr. Johnson. :D
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Dave did a nice job!
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:iconusn1:
usn1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconmad-geo:
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Very nice work.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
THANKS!
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Salvador-Raga Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome job!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconpeubloshatner:
PeubloShatner Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I love these.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Means a lot! Thanks!
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
can I try digital colours on one of your pieces some day :?
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sure!
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:iconfriedmonkey:
FriedMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW Joe that's an amazing piece! (some friends you have man)
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