Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, I'm posting the splashie a few days early, because it's my birthday. As I take another step down the road of wisdom and enlightenment (aka mashable food and large print comics), I wanted to mark the moment with one of the splash pages that made me as a reader actually WOL (Wow Out Loud).
It's no surprise the above relates to a double-page splash from artist Howard Porter, inker John Dell, and writer Grant Morrison's run on JLA, that book was dynamite in print form. Still is - forget anything you hear to the contrary.
However this giant from JLA #2, not only features the biggest guns in the business larger than life, I spent many days planning how it would look scaled up and drawn on my wall. In fact I still do.
The bat-plane. The characterisation. The perspective. It was like Superman and Batman were flying right out at you. It's in-your-face scale rendered how iconic and epic Grant was preparing to take the book in one Mach 3 bolt of awesome, and with the logos also in attendance, made the iconic seem more so then they had in years.
Click to enlarge and wow over the gift that keeps on giving. For more great splashies, click here.