Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kaluta's Shadow!


Here's a typically gorgeous image of The Shadow by Mike Kaluta. This appeared in The Amazing World of DC Comics #1 as seen here.

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  1. This was the unpublished cover for The Shadow #5, Frank Robbins' first issue which featured General Sodom, http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2009/08/shadow-reports-6.html who also fought The Avenger in Justice, Inc. #3 http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2009/07/justice-inc-reports-3.html .

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  2. That I didn't know. It's hard to understand why they went with the other cover with this lush bit of art on hand.

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  3. My thought is that The Shadow isn't "dramatic" or prominent enough (which he certainly is on the Robbins cover)!
    It'a also possible that it arrived after the printer's deadline. Kaluta, while incredibly-talented, wasn't the fastest artist around.
    Robbins, on the other hand, was like Jack Kirby, able to produce quality work on tight deadlines.

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