Alex Ross is a comics legend for a reason. Apart from his unique style and his knack for story, he just knows how to do things right. He knows how to make it definitive. So it’s no surprise that when it came time for the people at Warner Brothers to make Green Lantern, they turned to Ross to help create the film’s look.
What Ross came up with, a series of paintings featuring Hal Jordan and the rest of the Lantern Corps in various poses, didn’t seem to make much of an impact on the final film, but we can hardly blame that on him. The good news is that if you’re in San Diego this week, you can check out Ross’ concept art at his ComicCon booth (#2419). If you’ve got a hefty chunk of dough on your hands, you can even buy some of it.
As much as we have to face that Green Lantern has been relegated to second tier superhero status, and is likely to stay there, it’s hard to deny that Alex Ross knows how to make Hal Jordan look badass. He even manages to incorporate those white gloves on the costume in an awesome way. These images don’t have the whole Hollywood streamlining thing going for them, but maybe streamlining wasn’t what was needed for the Green Lantern flick. Maybe it needed a little more Alex Ross bombast.
And if you can’t make it to SDCC this year, don’t despair. The good people at Comic Book Resource were kind enough to place previews on the interwebs. Click the jump to see the rest!