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Ryan Sook: Justice League Dark Annual #1 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 16 MAR 2013

Justice League Dark was a fantastic new addition to the Justice League franchise, thrown into the mix as DC went fist first into their big 2011 “The New 52” relaunch shake-up.

Officially, the Justice League Dark is a branch of the Justice League dedicated to dealing with mystical and supernatural threats. Its founding members include Deadman, John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Shade the Changing Man and Zatanna – in other words featuring a lot of characters who previously only appeared in the sister DC/Vertigo Universe!

2012 saw the release of Justice League Dark Annual #1, which continued the story being told in #13 of the main series, basically seeing the the Leaguers finish their quest for the Books of Magic. Written by Jeff Lemire with art by Mikel Janin, artist Ryan Sook was approached to produce this fantastic piece of cover art to wrap it all up in.

Ryan Sook: X-Factor #3 (Vol. 3) Cover (2006) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 16 JUN 2012

Issue 3 of X-Factor volume 3 was a Decimation tie-in story entitled The Big Bang, coming courtesy of one of my favourite comic scribes, Peter David. The synopsis from Marvel: With X-Factor’s forces divided between a client up on murder charges, riots in the streets of mutant town, and Monet doing a striptease, the only person who stands between a crippled Rictor and a would-be assassin is… Layla Miller?

In addition to handling the interior art chores, Ryan Sook also managed to come up with this stellar bit of cover art, featuring Guido Carosella aka Strong Guy and Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane!

Comic Book Art: Clark Kent kissing Lois Lane by Ryan Sook Comic Book Art | Comic Books 15 MAR 2012

American comic book artist Ryan Sook produced this peach of a comic book illustration, featuring everyone’s favorite news team locked in a passionate embrace. Yup, that’s Clark Kent and Lois Lane, doing their best to make the rest of the Daily Planet team feel a little uncomfortable.

Ryan has been producing comic book work for years now, having broken onto the professional scene back in 1998 with Challengers of the Unknown #15. Although he has done interior work in the past, he tends to concentrate on cover work, and as you can see from this piece, there is a reason why he is such an acclaimed comic book cover artist in the first place!