So Who Actually Drew Chip Kidd’s Convergence Variant Covers Anyway? (UPDATE)

Posted by January 30, 2015 Comment

It’s on all the solicitations for the variant covers running through DC’s Convergence event.

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But what is missing is the name of the original art that Chip has taken and twisted into a uniform look. The covers look great, the lack of credit certainly isn’t Chip’s fault, e’s doing a great job, but does this mean the original artists will be denied a cover fee?

In interviews and features on this promotion, there is no mention of the original artists, even at they existed. Treated as found art, because they are owned by DC, that aspect has been done away with. It’s all very Lichtenstein, fifty years on…

So let’s do this. On twitter, on Facebook, on the Bleeding Cool boards, let’s name the original artists for each of the pieces that have been given a Chip Kidd cover twist, and where it’s from. Some are obvious, some are not. But let’s get as many people in on this. I’ll update this piece (including the name of the first person to identify them) and even if DC don’t add them to the retailer listings before the Final Order Cut-Off date of Monday, maybe they’ll get a mention on the inside credits.

And a fee to match…

UPDATE: We’re adding a few – special shout out to Walt Grogan….

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Frank Quitely, from Batman And Robin – @Rorschach3000
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New Teen Titans vol 1 #39 by George Perez – Zatoichi, Mike H

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Catwoman by Jim Balent – Zatoichi
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Steel by Jon Bogdanove – Zatoichi
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All-New Atom by Pat Oliffe, last page DCU: Brave New World – @rolledspine

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Swamp Thing by Steve Bissette and John Totleben – hizzy and Mike H
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Green Arrow by Mike Netzer – @rolledspine
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Aquaman by Marty Englund – Evan Meadow
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Aquaman by Howell/Acala – @rolledspine
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SHAZAM! #26 (Nov-Dec, 1976) The Case of the Kidnapped Congress Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, Art by Kurt Schaffenberger Page 12, Panel 2 – Walt Grogan

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Superboy by Tom Grummett – Krypto_16
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Infinity Inc by Jerry Ordway – ktralfam
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Nightwing by Scott McDaniel – Mac E Tero
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Darryl Banks on Green Lantern – Don Smith
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ALL-STAR COMICS #63 (Nov-Dec 1976) The Death of Doctor Fate Written by Paul Levitz; Art by Keith Giffen and Wally Wood Page 7, Panel 1 – Walt Grogan

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Dick Giordano from the cover of Justice League of America #172 – Chiller67

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George Perez from Crisis on Infinite Earths – The Valeyard
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Green Lantern Corps by Dave Gibbons – superfriend
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Superman by Bernard Chang – superfriend
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Batman by Mike Manley – Don Smith
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Batman and the Outsiders by Jim Aparo – superfriend
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JLI by Keith Giffen – superfriend
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Flash by Freddie Williams – Don Smith

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Wonder Woman by Don Heck – @robstaeger
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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30 (Sep 1964) The Most Dangerous Earth of All! Written by Gardner Fox; Art by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs Page 22, Panel 1 – Walt Grogan

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Curt Swan on Action Comics – Jace Milam

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55 (Aug 1967) The Super-Crisis That Struck Earth-Two! Written by Gardner Fox; Art by Mike Sekowsky and Sid Greene Page 8, Panel 2 – Walt Grogan

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PLASTIC MAN #17 (Apr/May 1977) Written by John Albano; Art by Ramona Fradon and Bob Smith Page 17, Panel 5 – Walt Grogan

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #235 (Feb 1985) Rebirth 3: Heavy Metal Written by Gerry Conway; Art by Chuck Patton and Mike Machlan Page 21, Panel 1 – Walt Grogan

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Scribbly, by Sheldon Mayer – Pedro Bouça
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Legion of Superheroes v3 #11 page 9, by Ernie Colon/Larry Mahlstedt. – Alec F. Fernandez

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Crime Bible #3 by Matthew Clark – Matthew Clark, Steve Lieber


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Supergirl by June Brigman – Mac E Tero

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Justice League by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado – Mac E Tero

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(Last Updated February 1, 2015 4:27 am )