Over at Wizard’s website, Kaare Andrews talks about his upcoming Spider-Man: Reign series, where he does Dark Knight for a more friendly, neighborhood superhero:
Using a combination of digital colors, 3-D models and inking with a nib, Andrews aimed for a unique design for Reign which he describes as “that ‘80s kind of dirty, ‘ugly art’ style.”
“I remember when my cover was leaked to the Internet a couple people on message boards were like, ‘Who is this?’” jokes Andrews. “One guy was like, ‘Man, that’s just some crappy fan art’ [Laughs]. Maybe, but that’s the style of the book.”
For those who don’t think that it’s going to be Dark Knight enough, look at the narration on one of the preview pages: “I look into those eyes and all I see is myself. Old. Weak. Beaten. My cupboards are bare.” Good soldier. Brave soldier.