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‘Man Of Steel’ Conceptual Artists Reveal Alternate Costume Designs And Inspirations

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While some viewers argue the Superman depicted in Man of Steel behaves in such a way as to be unrecognizable from the hero from the DC Comics stories originated by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, what's less debatable is that actor Henry Cavill, in costume, is the living embodiment of the great superhero, a fact that's obvious even at a glance. But as Film Sketchr's Maurice S. Mitchell learned in his interview with Man of Steel conceptual artist Warren Manser, alternate designs reveal things could have gone quite differently.

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Designer Rian Hughes on Valiant’s New Graphic Identity [Interview]

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This week has seen the relaunch of the Valiant universe with the release of the first issue of X-O Manowar by writer Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and artist Cary Nord (Conan the Barbarian). Coming in the months ahead are new incarnations of other Valiant properti

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Oni Press Art Director Keith Wood On The Publisher’s New Graphic Identity [Interview]

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A few weeks ago
, Portland's Oni Press announced their new logo, which we critiqued here at ComicsAlliance. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Oni's Art Director, Keith Wood, about the reason for the

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Hickman On ‘The Manhattan Projects,’ ‘Secret’ And Graphic Design [Interview]

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If you've been keeping up, we here at ComicsAlliance have been running some specially made teaser posters for the new Image Comics series The Manhattan Projects from writer (and Marvel Comics Architect) Jonathan Hickman and his collaborator on last year's The Red Wing, artist Nick Pitarra. (You can view those images here and here.) The ongoing s

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ComicsAlliance Design Critique: The New DC Comics Logo

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Last Friday, news leaked that DC Comics had filed paperwork to register a new trademark. As with any news regarding change in comics, the tiny, black and white logo that accompanied said paperwork was greeted with a mixture of surprise and blind fanboy indignation. (Mostly the latter, as was the case throughout history) As the news continues to develop, it looks like the DC "spin" logo

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The Comic Sans Project Envisions Global Dominance for Everyone’s Least Favorite Font

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Whether you're an artsy Helvetica fan, a Garamond classicist or an unwavering devotee of Futura, we can all agree on one simple fact: Comic Sans is the worst. No other typeface in history has ever evoked such pure, blinding hatred, to the point where there's so much rage involved in it that you'd think it shot every graphic designer's parents in an alley and sent them on a life-long mission of revenge.

But while hating on

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‘Invincible Iron Man’ Brings Graphic Design to Mainstream Comics

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Originally launched as new series to coincide with the 2008 "Iron Man" flick, "Invincible Iron Man" has quickly turned into one of the greatest superhero comics on the shelves -- or the "Best New Series," according to the Eisner Awards

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