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Action Comics No. 1 variant by sinccolor Action Comics No. 1 variant by sinccolor
11" x 17" @ 450 DPI. Art by Jim Lee *jimlee00, Scott Williams *INKIST and Alex Sinclair. By now most of you have seen the progression of this cover. Jim went through a few sketches before ending on this composition. Somewhere along the line Robots were suggested and how much we all liked the Fleischer cartoons. Jim threw in his version of them in the BG, and I did my best to pay an homage to them by simplifying the rendering and going really heavy on atmosphere. Pretty happy with the results--hope you are too.

This image is available as a 1 of 1 Artist Proof/print :[link] Please send me a note if you are interested.

All characters and art & 2011 DC Comics. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning design, drawing and coloring!
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sinccolor Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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Kneelb4zod236b Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I love this pose! I had to get the variant cover!
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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sinccolor Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for featuring it!
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RedCapMan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   General Artist
i saw the pencils for this and i was wondering who was gonna color this and how they were going to color the robots in the background? well you did fantasic job WOW! the shadows on there heads and bodies just great you brought the picture to life :)
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconkinglouie999:
kinglouie999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
SWEET
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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Bl1nxXDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
You guys have mad skills, Jim Lee is a mad man. Love it!
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks! YEs, Jim IS the man
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:iconjoeyboylondon:
joeyboylondon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Superman looks a bit younger here... :iconthinkingplz:
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
he IS
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent colors, Alex. Really nicely done. Good to see Jim and Scott's work handled so brilliantly!
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:iconphildunne:
phildunne Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! just reboot will be killer!
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:iconjwichmann:
JwichmanN Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
i have to say i like this costume far better then what they are doing in action. ah well.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I do too
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damzo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student
" By now most of you have seen the progression of this cover. Jim went through a few sketches before ending on this composition" could you please post a link to the progression i cant seem to find it.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think he posted the sketches on his Twitter account
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maovonema Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
the colors are great. , I can get pass the sign on the chest. but the costume... lame.. he looks like he's wearing a turtleneck on his armor. Superman in armor?!!? c'mon. DC comics, end this before you lose all your loyal fans!
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I actually like the high collar and don't read the suit as armor. Maybe it's because I've seen more of him drawn. So I hope you wait to see more of him before you form an opinion.
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maovonema Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I've seen him in Swamp thing, Justice League and other comics. I just can't get past it. it's bold of them to make such a drastic change.
a phrase is screaming in my mind - "if something is good, don't change it." and that's what I thing about Superman. he was good, he was great. but this new one...I don't know. I'll try to give him a shot. oh and don't let me get started about Action Comics... hell no!
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree with you about Action :(
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
That's not really armor is it
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I personally don't think it is-read the note after this one :)
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Couldn't you just add a little yellow to the belt. Also while I don't mind the Superman and Justice League stories The rest of the reboot just doesn't do it for me esspically with Batman and superboy
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furbelows Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Now that looks so good! This is one of the best renditions of the new suit and as usual your colors bring it to life. He looks regal. I like that.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I agree with your regal comment and like that.
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tinyguy712 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thinking Jim put a tad too much detail on the deltoid and quad areas.
But all in all, he didn't do a bad job--he never really does ;).

Fantastic coloring all around Alex. I really dig the way the robots in the back came out looking. Very stylish.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks! Was going for a Fleischer feel with the robots.
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:icontinyguy712:
tinyguy712 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah! Very cool!

I totally got that from the image.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice~! :iconthumbsupplz::iconiamhappyplz:
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No prob!
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MetalFrog Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You never cease to amaze! I love how Supes both pops from the bots in the back, but fades in to the fog in the bottom, very cool effect.
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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JeffBlinkinsop Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Artist
LOVE it man! They added those cartoons to Netflix and I have been watching them non stop at night. :)
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:iconsinccolor:
sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
what? Need to add them to my Queue!
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NORVANDELL Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I see you've started putting water marks on the art....anything happened that prompted this???

Great work as always
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
a few folks have had their art either being sold by someone else or claimed by someone else. Sucks that idiots like that force us to add something like a watermark to the art to try and prevent it
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NORVANDELL Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It does, cause it takes away from what you do.
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MikeLynn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this pic and your colors just pop lol
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sinccolor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you
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