19 comments on “Dan Hipp’s Justice Leaguers
  1. I don’t know… These scare me, and not in a good way. They feel way more Crime Syndicate than Justice League.

    I really like the artist’s style, just not with these particular subjects. With that said, I’d totally read a Solomon Grundy comic drawn in this style… It could even feature the JLA, and would provide the proper context for such a radical shift in illustrative tone.

  2. Thank you for reminding me why I hate Dan Hipp. Overhatched, over-”grim” designs where everyone has the crazed eyes of a crack addict in withdrawl. Like Robert said, they look scary in a bad way, like they’re all about to kill you and not quite humanoid. If he tried to claim it’s stylized, then it would be less the practiced decision of a real artist & more the excuse of a lazy hack.

  3. I think these are fantastic! Love the style, love the aggression (they actually look like they could kick ass!) and I LOVE that Wonder Woman costume!

  4. Hipp’s Dr. Fate is not included?! I know he is a JSA member, for the most part; but he has been on the JLA squad.

  5. I see Leinil Yu and Mike Mignola influences, but it’s original and energetic. I like the subued colors and I agree with Gordon about Aquaman’s equipment. Lovely illustrations.

  6. Love that Wonder Woman. I agree that if this were the JLA, it’d be the most aggro and awesome JLA ever.

  7. I think they were just showing a few examples while directing you to the site for more, Philippe. Flash and Batman were left out, too.

    philippe: Hipp’s Dr. Fate is not included?! I know he is a JSA member, for the most part; but he has been on the JLA squad.

  8. I’ve re-authorized Mela’s comment to point out precisely how NOT to contribute to this site or the comics industry as a whole. Disparaging anonymous comments are a waste of your time and everyone else’s. It’s fine to criticize the work we run here at P:R. What is NOT fine:

    1) Negative comments directed at the artist rather than the art.
    2) Calling someone featured here a “hack.”
    3) Being hateful rather than constructive.

    Not only is Mela wrong (I believe, demonstrably) to think this artwork is unoriginal and not very, very cool, but her comments are unproductive, unhelpful, and unwanted. I reserve the absolute right to delete, censor, and, as in this case, repost with criticism any and all comments from people who hide behind anonymous masks, while the rest of us don’t. If you mean what you say, write your name next to it, and link it to your site.

    Comics professionals are a smaller community than you think. Welcome to a very small spotlight, Melanie. I spend a considerable amount of time trying to make comics a more welcoming place to everyone, and this kind of nonsense is not welcome on my site.

  9. Dean:
    I’ve re-authorized Mela’s comment to point out precisely how NOT to contribute to this site …. this kind of nonsense is not welcome on my site.

    Having just now read Mela’s comment (a few days after my own futile attempts at posting a response to this entry), I’m thinking my remarks got lumped in with her anti-Hipp tirade. I used similar wordings to her post (although with a diametrically opposite sentiment), so I can see how neither of my two comments got approved. Still, I tried to make clear that I really actually loved the illustrations for the very reasons that Mela hates them (crazy eyes, crack addict, over-”grim”, etc).

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