Monday, September 26, 2011

The Power of SHAZAM!

The Comic Twart has returned! Like our Marvel What-If? theme, a bunch of us chose a DC book and ran wild. Of course, I went with The Power of Shazam!, treating it like a follow-up to my mock cover for DC Fifty-Too! You can read more at the Twart, and make sure to check out the rest of the guys' great work.

I've been posting clips here and there as I working on it, but below you can see some of the process for this one. Here are the pencils:

The inks:
This is the button in the upper right corner featuring Mary Marvel:
And here's the one featuring Freddy that I ended up not going with:Both of which include references to Mystery Science Theater 3000.

As always, thanks for looking!


Philip A. Buck said...

GOLDEN! GOLDEN! This is... ...golden!

Mark Lewis said...

This is fun! I hope maybe one day DC gives you a crack at the Marvels. Seems like it would be a no-brainer.

Lennon Baluta said...

Great work! I would like to see you draw a real Captain Marvel series, although to be honest I think your style is better suited to a Johnny DC title than the mainstream DC. But with a really great inker backing you up, who knows? It could work.

Some honest critiques:
Try to make your figures a little more fluid. They seem a bit stiff (as mentioned above, being paired with a great inker could help with that).

Mary: Her hair is too short, and her face just a little too masculine. Try to make her face softer and cuter. See Bob Oksner's Mary for reference.

Junior: I know you've tweaked the costumes for DCnU, but Junior doesn't look right without a cape. I like that you've worked some Elvis into him. Perhaps study some of Elvis' 1970s jumpsuits, to incorporate more into Junior, including Elvis' capes.

Keep at it, and I hope DC is looking at your artwork.

Shazamaholic said...

Nice cover! I'd like to see you get a shot at drawing a "SHAZAM!" on-going series (hear that, Mr Didio and Mr Lee?). Keep 'em coming!

steve weigl said...


CMan said...

Nice effort. A little raw. Your inking is very weak. You have some talent, but you need to work on your weaknesses. Good luck in your endeavors.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Thanks folks, can't tell you how much I appreciate the kind words! Lennon/CMan (because at this point I'm starting to think you might be the same person) - thank you for taking the time to hand out some pointers, as much as a few of them are my own personal choices. Take care.

Doug said...

If they sold awesome in stores, it would be made of this stuff.

I love it! From the button in the top right to the composition of the whole thing, this cover is brilliance exemplified. This could easily replace one of at least a half dozen in the new 52.

Jackson J Motherfuckin' Edge said...

You cats are tripping because dude's inks are on point.

Jammy Jaminated said...

Are these actual comic books? If so, How can I get them! I'm 17 and captain marvel is my fave DC hero. :)

Jay said...

Evan - what's especially interesting about your version of Captain Marvel here is that he greatly resembles the late Don Newton! Probably not intentional, but very cool anyway. Nice piece!