Friday, April 27, 2012

What If… Bruce Timm Designed the New 52?

I think we can all agree DC Comics New 52 has been a mixed success, at best. There are several reasons for this including the choice of characters and titles not included in the reboot, the vast difference in how much of each character's history was rebooted compared to others, and odd yearning to recapture the style and gritty feel of the 1990's.

No one is more responsible (or more to blame, depending on your perspective) than artist Jim Lee. Lee's redesign of each member of the Justice League set the standard for the style of the New 52. But what if DC had decided to go in a different direction? What if, instead of Lee's 90's-inspired grittiness, DC had decided to allow Bruce Timm (the man largely responsible for the look of DC Animation for the better part of two decades) to redesign the DCU? Here's what that much more vibrant, joyous, sultry, and kick-ass DCU might have looked like. I give you Bruce Timm's New 32.

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

OMG...those are all terrific. I need to live in a world where that is my DC Universe. You are so right about DC trying to recapture a time that I remember as being a pretty crappy time for comics. The animation work that Timm did in the 90s and 2000s really was an antidote to all that poison.