Saturday, September 26, 2009

MAKING A MARK THIS WEEK: LEE BERMEJO

Having only entered the comics feild in the late 90's artist Lee Bermejo has stunned fans with one jaw-dropping assignment after another, to the point where he was selected to illustrate the highly-coveted Superman strip, in DC's 'industry first' mega-event Wednesday Comics. With these strips showcased on the website of USAToday, Bermejo re-drew Superman for the world.

Having worked on the likes of Batman, Resident Evil, and Hellblazer, the Superman gig also avoided the primarily self-taught illustrator from being typecast as a 'dark' artist. Lee's 'moody' stylings come into their own in the detail of material and faces, as well as his uncanny ability to tweak classic costumes with amazing results. Need an example? Easy! That's how Darkseid should look and it's only his head!


IF I WAS E.I.C HE WOULD WORK ON: WONDER WOMAN
A good partner in crime for writer Greg Rucka, I'd get the duo on comicdom's leading lady, and see how Bermejo goes with the fantastic characters and realms associated with the Gods of Myth.

GET HIS BEST: Think you know the Joker and Lex Luthor? Think again - Lee 're-evils' both icons with the insanely cool Joker hardcover, and the Lex-Luthor: Man of Steel mini-series, each written by Brian Azzarello both are a wicked read in their own right.

RIGHT NOW HE IS: Having finished all 12 Superman strips for Wednesday Comics, the best place to find out what's instore next for Lee Bermejo is on his website.

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