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New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skills

Postby LOLtron » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:27 pm

New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skills

If the Eisners ever give out an award for most proficient use of the skew and distort tools, these variants are a shoe-in!



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For decades, major comic book companies have faced a distressing conundrum. By producing multiple variant covers, they are able to trick retailers and even publishers into purchasing more copies of decompressed and gimmicky comic books than they actually need, but producing multiple variants requires artists, who are traditionally laze and barely able to even draw a single monthly book with one cover, to draw more. Finally, there is a solution!
 
Meet junior intern Vlad Kozinkerkov. He's a nineteen year old art student at NYU and he's also the uncredited artist behind the Photoshopped variant covers for February's Justice League of America. Armed with Wikipedia and a basic understanding of Photoshop, the junior intern has created over fifty different variant covers for DC's latest gimmick.
 
"They tell me, 'Vlad, go make flags different'.  So that what I do," said Vlad, speaking to us during his single allotted five minute break.
 
The variants in question are for Justice League of America #1, the brand new Justice League book written by Geoff Johns and drawn by David Finch. To celebrate Mitt Romney's monumental triumph over the evils of socialist Islam Barrack Obama's historical victory in Tuesday's elections, 52 variants will be produced, each with a different United States state flag.
 
"But Mr. Professional Comic Book News Reporter," you say, "Aren't there only 50 states?"
 
Sure there are, kid. Sure there are. But Dan Didio, a clinically diagnosed psychopath (allegedly), is obsessed with the number 52, so he's shoehorned the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico into the mix so that he can reference his magic number.
 
Justice League of America #1 hits stores on Februay 6, 2013. There is no word on how Ohio's cover will look, since the flag is shaped like a pennant, making Photoshop impossible, but you can check out three of the variants below.
 

 











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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Chesscub » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:01 pm

No rainbow flag? :-(

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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:45 pm

"Februay"? :?

Jude must be trying out for a Marvel photoshop internship (because they couldn't spell February either on their big NYCC variant cover).

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Postby Chesscub » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:47 pm

Black Jumbo wrote:"Februay"? :?

Jude must be trying out for a Marvel photoshop internship (because they couldn't spell February either on their big NYCC variant cover).


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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby sdsichero » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:12 pm

How disappointing.

And kind of rude to the people in Iwo Jima.

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Postby Juan Cena » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:43 pm

sdsichero wrote:How disappointing.

And kind of rude to the people in Iwo Jima.


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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Grayson » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:54 pm

:shock: Wow...those covers look ridiculous. :smt011
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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Regulator » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:50 pm

sdsichero wrote:How disappointing.

And kind of rude to the people in Iwo Jima.


It's obviously a tribute, how is that rude?

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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby e_galston » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:39 pm

Regulator wrote:
It's obviously a tribute, how is that rude?


because Vibe and Terrorist Lantern are holding the flag...
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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Mr. Log » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:54 pm

THAT'S the variant idea? That's awful :lol:

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Postby sdsichero » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:58 pm

Regulator wrote:
It's obviously a tribute, how is that rude?


Eh, I was only half serious. More a comment on how crappy a job they did just using the flag on the same generic image. It's like the guys are planting different flags in the same place over and over again.

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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby sdsichero » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:59 pm

Log-Man wrote:THAT'S the variant idea? That's awful :lol:


I know right? I thought they'd at least go through as much trouble as the backs of those quarters...

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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Herald » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:21 pm

sdsichero wrote:
I know right? I thought they'd at least go through as much trouble as the backs of those quarters...


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Re: New JLA Variants Show Off Junior Intern's Photoshop Skil

Postby Agent of the Bat » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:40 pm

Yeah those look like shit.
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