The Exile at the Edge of Eternity

Flicking through some old comic books recently I spotted some seriously cool backgrounds within the DC Superman Anniversary Issue 400 from 1984. The story is written, illustrated, lettered and coloured by the amazing Jim Steranko. Set in the future after Superman has passed away, it is totally bleak in places but has some beautiful illustrations of the universe.

This site dedicated to the work of Steranko shows the full story and all its illustrations in glorious colour and detail, but I am quite enamoured with my own faded, ‘vintage-textured’ pages. These are a few of my favourite sections:

comic book background superman 0

comic book background superman 1

comic book background superman 2

The middle one has already proved inspirational, forming the basis of one of the tags I’m creating for the giveaway I announced earlier in the month – and which is still open to entries by the way!

giveaway tags inspired by superman

>>> This is post 26 of the 31 I’ll be writing for Blogtoberfest 2012 <<<


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