Adam Hughes' book, "The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes" is out this week. I was fortunate enough to pick up my copy when Adam came by Heroes Aren't Hard to Find in Charlotte. If you can't catch Adam at a signing, you can order it from Amazon, or pick it up at your favorite comic store.
The art in the book is fantastic and it covers Adam's entire career at DC, from the very fun Justice League stuff, to the amazing Catwoman covers that Adam did during the run of that title. There are a lot of full page covers throughout the book, and I have to admit I'm tempted to buy another copy, so I can remove some of them for framing.
I'm a huge fan of the Maxwell Lord Justice League, and I really enjoyed the section on the JLA, including some of my favorite covers from that era. Adam refers to the JLA as the Copyright Retention League of America, referring to the second tier status of all the characters in the book, which I thought was pretty funny. Let's face it, as much as I love those guys, they aren't exactly DC's signature heroes.
Speaking of humor, I think that's the most unexpected part of the book. If you are a fan of Adam, you expect the exceptional art, you may not expect his humor. It starts with the introduction. Adam discusses his attempts to get a NAME to write the intro to his book and how he thought he could get Carrie Fisher or Mark Hamill. Both of them ended up being too busy, so Adam writes the intro himself, and because of that it's one of the best, and funniest, introductions I've seen.
Each selection throughout the book is accompanied by Adam's behind the scene look into the artistic process. At times educational, other times humorous, you even get an iTunes playlist Adam used while creating those amazing Selina Kyle covers.
No, this isn't your average comic art book.
Highly recommended. Buy it now, you won't regret it.
'til Adam takes over the cover art for Power Girl.
Keep the Adventure Alive,