It's Thursday and that means I get to
plagiarize pay homage to one of Ross' custom DC/Marvel crossover covers from the Super-Team Family blog. Below, Ross had depicted Black Canary and her lover, Green Arrow, running through the swamps from the burning touch of the Man-Thing.
|Courtesy of Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues blog.
There is so much going on in this cover that I simply adore. First there is Dinah partnered with her longtime beau/onetime hubby, Oliver Queen. For the image of Dinah and Ollie, Ross sampled a page drawn by the incomparable Brian Bolland from the historic Justice League of America #200. Bolland's style is pretty identifiable from his well known covers and interiors on Batman: The Killing Joke. His work on this image, though, is less obviously Bolland. In fact, at a glance I assumed this was from Neal Adams and/or Dick Giordano.
The next best part of the cover is the inclusion of Man-Thing. Boy do I love me some Man-Thing! I found an old dogeared copy of Giant-Size Man-Thing #4 when I was a kid, I don't think a day went by that I didn't go down to the basement and pull out my Giant-Size Man-Thing and have fun. As soon as I got home from school I couldn't wait to get my hands on my Giant-Size Man-Thing. I even scared some little girls by showing them my Giant-Size Man-Thing in the park. Good times.
Lastly, I get a chuckle out of the tag "Burn in the Bayou". It reminds me of the Creedence song "Born on the Bayou".
Check out Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues for many, many more DC/Marvel crossover covers!