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Lookin’ to Connect: Alex Ross Edition! Starman #57-62, Justice League of America #12a-12b and Superman #681/Action Comics #871/Supergirl #35

This is the latest installment of a feature where I spotlight interconnecting covers. I will feature three selections each installment, with my current plan being to feature one diptych, one triptych and one tetraptych (or larger). Here is an archive of all of the covers listed so far. I am sure you have suggestions for future editions, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for future installments. Don’t post suggestions in the comments section!

This edition is all Alex Ross covers!

Enjoy!

Before I begin, this are three examples of Alex Ross interlocking covers. I understand that there are OTHER examples. I am not saying that these are the ONLY examples. If you’d like to suggest other examples of Alex Ross interlocking covers, be sure to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do not point out other examples of Alex Ross interlocking covers in the comments section.

First, based on suggestions by Travis Pelkie, buttler, Chuck S., Casey H., Chris H., Alex B., Mike L., Tom T. and Chris C. is Starman #57-62 by Alex Ross…

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Next, is a diptych by Ross for Justice League of America #12 (Covers A and B)…

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Finally, here is a triptych by Ross for New Krypton, appearing on Superman #681, Action Comics #871 and Supergirl #35…

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Click on any of the above images to enlarge them!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future installment, please e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t post your suggestion in the comments section!

5 Comments

Tom Fitzpatrick

March 2, 2013 at 7:35 am

Interesting thing to note about those STARMAN covers is that # 57-60 falls into the Stars My Destination storyline, and then # 61-62 falls into the Grand Guignol storyline.

Yet, all covers interlock with each of the different Starman that James Robinson was covering in his series.

Starboy is on that cover twice. Spoilers.

What I love about these covers is that they really do what all of these should–each cover works individually, but the composition really comes into full bloom when you see them all together. What I dislike with some of the previous examples is when there’s no real sense of composition of the finished picture, and it’s just a bunch of different things that happen to be linked together by the background. I do think these three are in descending order of effectiveness, but they’re all good.

Knowing Alex Ross uses models for his art, doing his reference work for those Justice League covers must have been a bit of alright, especially if he got someone into that Vixen costume.

@buttler Well, we’re talking about Alex Ross here. He’s by far one of the best artists who has touched a comic.
JH Williams, and Kenneth Rocafort both do constant and great multiple page spreads…it’d be interesting to see interconnecting covers from either of them.

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