Warren Ellis recently challenged artists on his blog to re-imagine the cover art for Superman issue #1 seen above. Here was his challenge.
You have been told that Superman is a man who dresses predominantly in a shade of blue, and wears a red S symbol. You know nothing else about the character.
The cover must include a logo and the text THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE DARING EXPLOITS OF THE ONE AND ONLY SUPERMAN.
And that’s it.
It’s up to you what kind of company you’re at. What kind of comics you make. How you translate that description of Superman. What era you’re in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.
Here are the results of this little contest and the outcome is pretty damn awesome. Here are 12 of what I think are the best designs. The contest runs through sunday. Click here to see the rest of the artwork done.