Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, the cosmic double page spread from one of the most fun DC/Marvel crossovers of all, Green Lantern / Silver Surfer, drawn by the definitive Kyle Rayner artist, Darryl Banks.
Yeah, I'm missing the 'Kyle in that uniform' days right now. Not only was Green Lantern / Silver Surfer a long-awaited yet unexpected crossover, with Terrax, Thanos, Cyborg Superman and Parallax Hal Jordan among others, it actually covered a fair amount of ground.
I always hoped for a sequel at some point, as the calm and cosmically experienced Norrin Radd made for a great contrast to the at the time brash and inexperienced adrenaline of Kyle Rayner, but it is yet to be.
The Kyle half of the above DPS is both my ultimate shot of the teen hero and often my iPad wallpaper. Incase you are after a hit of 90's 'brightest day' for similar uses, here is that crop now...
What do you think?