The original hero's

Was roaming around Exclusive books in Sandton on Saturday trying to find something new to read which is always a tough thing to do after you've just finished reading something awesome. Well took me about an hour to find something but I eventually did ! however it's the kinda book that doesn't require much reading. Hidden in the corner of the store was a treasure I was very willing to take home.
DC ICONS, contains the DC Comics and WildStorm Art of Jim Lee, featuring the work of inker Scott Williams.
Just little bit about Jim Lee; Jim Lee (Korean: 이용철, born August 11, 1964) is a Korean-American comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher. He first broke into the industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal, before gaining a great deal of popularity on The Uncanny X-Men. X-Men #1, the 1991 spinoff series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont, remains the best-selling comic book of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Jim Lee is also involved in the Superman "For Tomorrow" project along with Brian Azzarello and fellow artist Scott Williams.

Sneak preview of the book:
The book has some amazing artworks of DC's most iconic characters: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman which will soon appear on the silver screen :)

 I've been sketching quite a bit lately, when i'm not chasing after my daughter, building or programing. Not sketching anything specific just whatever comes to mind :). DC Icons was just what i needed to grab a sneak peak at what the comic book genius's have been up to lately since I haven't purchased a comic book in about 10 years!

My attempt at drawing my all time favorite comic hero "the man of steel" ... work in progress, still trying to get the proportions right, but i guess it's not too bad for a 30min attempt :)

The book also contains an image of the first two issues of Superman which got me thinking about how much someone would pay for the issues, so I did a quick google search and it turns out issue 1 went for $350 000 and issue 2 went for $210 000 ! the two issues originally sold for 10 cents :)
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