Sep 6, 2011

Also, I brought you back to life.

Back in the '90s, Green Lantern Hal Jordan's hometown was destroyed by aliens. It's more complicated than that, but that's what it boils down to. Hal went nutso, destroyed most of the Green Lantern Corps, and became a supervillain. Around this time, Peter David was writing The Incredible Hulk for Marvel. At one point during his run, David had Bruce Banner commited, though I'm not sure what the circumstances around that were. Still, with Banner in an insane asylum, why not throw in a nod to the Distinguished Competition's recently bonkers ringslinger?


I love stuff like this, little unofficial crossovers between universes, and this one is one of my favorites. My pals Jason Young and Eric Shonborn have both had work published on the excellent Repaneled blog, and I thought I'd give a shot to joining them. I've been told that copying other artists is a totally normal way to learn, so it's both fun and educational, and how many things can say that they're both of those things? One night, while drawing with Eric and Jason, I decided to redraw the panel above. I penciled it, and Jason inked it. Here's the lettered black and white:


Jason's inks are awesome. I particularly like the 'halo' effect around Hal's shirt/fist. I colored it with colored pencils, and submitted it to Repaneled. By some miracle, it's being featured today. You can check out the finished product here, and be sure to check out the other great stuff there, too.