1st Look: Kenneth Rocafort's SUPERMAN

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#1 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio
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It may just be a promo image (all DC's Zero Monthimages are promos and not actual covers) and one of the covers of the new issue of Diamond's Previews, but it is the first image of Superman by upcoming newSuperman series artist Kenneth Rocafort.

OMG HOLY SHIZZNUTZ!

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#2 Edited by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I might have tears in my eyes. This looks so fucking awesome.

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#3 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh sweet baby Jesus.
 
This is awesome.

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#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45219 posts) - - Show Bio

it's so boooootyful

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#5 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice :)

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#6 Posted by ragdollpurps (16890 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocafort, you kill everything you touch. Got damn.

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#7 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so happy right now I'm gonna play Starships on youtube to celebrate even though I usually hate that song.

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#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (17210 posts) - - Show Bio

I usually don't like much Rocafort but this is cool.

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#9 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me, or are they overdoing the red eyes thing? They used to save it for when he was really POed or supercharged with solar energy, but now it's on every promo image and cover.

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#10 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking a little. . .shiny, aren't ya Supes?

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#11 Posted by toptom (1506 posts) - - Show Bio

it reminds me (a little) kenshiro. however..just beautiful.

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#12 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

Still looks awesome

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#13 Posted by Suprman (458 posts) - - Show Bio

This is beyond Beautiful. It actually reminds me a lot of the Earth One design. Incredibly well done.

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#14 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Suprman said:

This is beyond Beautiful. It actually reminds me a lot of the Earth One design. Incredibly well done.

Now that you mentioned it, I do see the resemblance.

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#15 Posted by UltimateSMfan (2236 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW!

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#16 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16607 posts) - - Show Bio

He's sexy and he knows it.

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#17 Posted by royale_with_cheese (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel: We'll trade you Romita Jr and Deodato for Rocafort. Two for the price of one yeah?
D.C: F*ck off.

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#18 Edited by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@royale_with_cheese: John Romita Jr - Hell no.

Deodato - Maybe.

Give us Mark Silvestri and Leinil Francis Yu together, then we'll talk. LOL

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#19 Edited by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@royale_with_cheese: Actually no. Both Silvestri and Yu can't even keep a schedule and compared to the last drawing Leinil drew Superman....

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Sure he improved since then but yeah, I rather keep Ken Rocafort. Rocafort managed to do 12 issues of Red Hood and the outlaws without even taking a break and even drew few pages in free comic book day.

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#20 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Looks good.
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#21 Posted by azza04 (1920 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

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#22 Posted by Nighthunter (29569 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll miss Rocafort in Red Hood but his superman art so far looks awesome

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#23 Posted by z3ro180 (8643 posts) - - Show Bio

(Sniff) This is awesome.

@Nighthunter: When did he leave?

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#24 Posted by Nighthunter (29569 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm assuming that he'll start on september as I doubt that he can have two books at the same time

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#25 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11575 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, this is the one Prime has me photoshopping. -_-

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#26 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supreme Marvel said:

Yeah, this is the one Prime has me photoshopping. -_-

Just wait for the virgin image to come out :P

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#27 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11575 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi said:

@Supreme Marvel said:

Yeah, this is the one Prime has me photoshopping. -_-

Just wait for the virgin image to come out :P

Almost done it now.

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#28 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: Yeah its confirmed that Ken Rocafort would leave red hoods after issue 12 and concentrate full time on Superman.

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#29 Posted by z3ro180 (8643 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare:Dude i want to hug you cause you have just said possibly the best thing that can happen to the superman title not that its bad its ok so tis wil possilbly make it go from ok to awesome.

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#30 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180 said:

@sethysquare:Dude i want to hug you cause you have just said possibly the best thing that can happen to the superman title not that its bad its ok so tis wil possilbly make it go from ok to awesome.

^5.

I am totally excited about this. When I saw how Superman looked under Rocafort's hands, I literally wanted to cry.

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#31 Posted by Izaiah (6266 posts) - - Show Bio

Brilliant art.

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#32 Posted by z3ro180 (8643 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare:

Rocafortsare is great and with the lobdell wtiting issue 0 and maybe writing the title full time this would make supes an awesome book.

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#33 Posted by Jake Fury (21934 posts) - - Show Bio

Supes may be interesting to me for the first time in years.

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#34 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: Me too I'm totally optimistic and I agree with you, Superman is an OK book right now, but its not enough for me. I am positive this is going to be crazily awesome starting #0

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#35 Posted by Jake Fury (21934 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's Rocafort's Jor-El cover:

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#36 Posted by Morpheus_ (30149 posts) - - Show Bio
Rocafort has worked on Superman before. Not sure why everyone's so impressed with something we already knew all of a sudden.
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#37 Posted by Suprman (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi: I think it may be used as a visual reminder that he is not Human, you know, while he may look like us, there are things that set him apart, like his heat vision.

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#38 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Rocafort has worked on Superman before. Not sure why everyone's so impressed with something we already knew all of a sudden.

Because everyone's trying to forget Reign of Doomsday :P

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#39 Posted by Morpheus_ (30149 posts) - - Show Bio
@Remi: LOL, sure, but the art was the least of that story's problems.
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#40 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio
@Suprman said:

@Kal'smahboi: I think it may be used as a visual reminder that he is not Human, you know, while he may look like us, there are things that set him apart, like his heat vision.

I know, but if they were gonna do that, I would prefer that it be consistent. Like it always showed in low light or when he was angry or something.
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#41 Posted by oraclefyre (944 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, does this mean he's off Red Hood and the Outlaws?

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#42 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Rocafort has worked on Superman before. Not sure why everyone's so impressed with something we already knew all of a sudden.

I would say because when he was working on Superman he wasn't given such free reign on his art and perhaps it wasn't as phenomenal as his art on Red Hood and the outlaw.

But over the course of the year and his fantastic partnership with Scott Lobdell, I think he really shined and when he came back this time, it improved leaps and bounds.

Comparing that photo of Superman to what he did a year ago.

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Action Comics #902

You can tell that he improved leaps and bounds. Perhaps at that time he wasn't the inker to his own work and he didn't worked with Blond the absolutely awesome colourist.

Now he is inking his own work and his partnership with Blond is matchmake in heaven.

But its funny how he can pencil and ink his own work yet managed to keep in schedule every single month.

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#43 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@oraclefyre: Yup. Sadly.

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#44 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@oraclefyre: Yup. Sadly.

This saddens me. Red Hood & Outlaws > Superman

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#45 Posted by ExtraLarge (274 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this from Final Fantasy?

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#46 Posted by Suprman (458 posts) - - Show Bio

Right now I'm just picking up Action Comics each month because Superman has been ok, Action has been Awesome, but I'm definitely getting this for the cover art cause it is awesome.

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#47 Posted by Suprman (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Well I see it a lot in the facial features and the red eyes, it's very similar to how Shane Davis draws Superman. Who's one of my favorite Superman artists.

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#48 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:

@sethysquare said:

@oraclefyre: Yup. Sadly.

This saddens me. Red Hood & Outlaws > Superman

Nope :P
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#49 Posted by buttersdaman000 (17770 posts) - - Show Bio

awwww yeahhhh

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#50 Posted by royale_with_cheese (752 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: How about Deodato and Adam Kubert?

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