Dynamite Comics and artist Juan Gedeon (Venom, Ghost Racers) are offering fans a series of covers this May that pay homage to some of legendary artist Jim Lee’s famous covers. Issues included are Vampirella #11, Red Sonja #16, Vampirella/Red Sonja #9, Dejah Thoris #6, Killing Red Sonja #3 and Death to the Army of Darkness #4, which are respectively based on Superman #204, Batman #608, X-Men #1, Captain America #700 (or originally a splash page from Uncanny X-Men #268), All-Star Batman & Robin #9, and WildC.A.T.s #1. Each cover in the series is colored by Carlos Cabrera.
“I started looking at Jim’s work with Hush and then went back to his Marvel work, as I was young when that all was coming out,” said Gedeon. “I think he’s done the definitive versions of both Batman and Cyclops, two awesome characters. His poses are strong and beautiful, and of course, his design work for both X-Men and WildC.A.T.s is cool as hell! I drew a story a while ago where I was asked to use his work as reference, and it really made me appreciate his craft.”
Gedeon added, “If I could do another one or two of Jim’s classics, my first picks would be X-Men #11 with Ash as Wolverine and the first X-Men Annual with the whole Dynamite roster!”
Fans can preorder the special covers in March at their local comic shop. The books will be on sale in stores in May. Head to Dynamite’ website for more on these covers as well as Gedeon’s zombie covers releasing in March.