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Catwoman 67 by AdamHughes Catwoman 67 by AdamHughes
The cover to CATWOMAN 67, with the original 'Dr. Strangelove' lettering that DC shot down. I thought it was cool, and fit the feeling of the issue...

Thanks to urdsama for the Russian translation at the bottom. It reads "Catwoman - Out of Time".

When I handed it in, DC asked me what the Russian phrase was at the bottom, and I told them it read: "Marvel Comics blows dead bears".

They thought I was serious.

***Just for the record, Marvel Comics does NOT, in fact engage in ursine fellatio (living or dead), I just said that to scare my editor for 2 seconds. I grew up on Marvel Comics; in fact, I was a Marvel zombie before the term was coined.
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:iconadrianomediano:
AdrianoMediano Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incrivel!
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:icondemonstash:
DemonStash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your work makes me go AH! at times, other times I just really like it.
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:iconalsketch:
ALSketch Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol May I say you have some amazing and humorous stories.
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Is she running or power-walking?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Whatever works for you.
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:iconblackfox13:
blackfox13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
"Marvel Comics blows dead bears" Had me Loling quite a bit....thanks.
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:iconboyann:
Boyann Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Dead bears... PRICELESS.
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:iconsiwanll:
Siwanll Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like those two characters on the background xD They're too evil xD
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:iconwhune:
Whune Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
"with the original 'Dr. Strangelove' lettering that DC shot down. I thought it was cool, and fit the feeling of the issue..."

lol the idiot editor/s that ever think they know better - about anything visual - than a an artist that is legendary in the industry.

OK some artists... maybe;
but not the AH!
You're KNOWN for your practically perfect compositions

...
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:iconsigmund-b:
Sigmund-B Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I figure your editor needed a change of pants after that joke XD
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:iconmagicflavoredcrayon:
MagicFlavoredCrayon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Pshaw. Silly DC. The font's so cool... >_>

Russian letters! :D Yeeeee!

The whole thing is amazing. I love the coherent "dark/Soviet/reddish" theme you have going on ^_^ Stunning work, as always...
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:iconpimply1995:
pimply1995 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
She said, " F*@# that! I'm out!" Amazing stuff!
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:iconkiripop:
kiripop Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Pretty, I especially like her expression and the ornate rooftops in the background.
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:icondsantiag:
dsantiag Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love this design! You did well!
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:iconivanvalladares:
IvanValladares Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love the lettering!.
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:iconidolhands:
idolhands Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
OMG, that is so cool how you got her whip looking like a tail! I've seen the character a bazillion times and that's the first time I've related those two things in that way.
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:iconaronmorales:
AronMorales Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
"Marvel Comics blows dead bears".

Beautiful work, and really nice renders of Hammer and Sickle...
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
There's a Pfeifer involved in Catwoman?

Oh and I don't get the whole Marvel Vs DC.
I read mostly Marvel but I love Batman, grew up with the DC toons.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
The whole Marvel VS DC thing is a sometimes playful, sometimes serious rivalry between the two major American superhero comic publishers.
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well duh.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I'm sorry, you said you didn't get the whole Marvel-DC rivalry thing, and I was trying to explain it to you, as I thought it was a genuine question you were asking.
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
We Aussies aren't so literal. I mean "I don't get" as in "why the fuss"?
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:iconejmorges:
EJMorges Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You hate Marvel.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Not at all. The Marvel joke was the first thing that popped inmy head that would strike the terror of litigation into my editor. If I was doing Russian on a Marvel cover, I probably would've told my editor the translation was "DC Comics gives rotten head". I'm an equal opportunity trouble-maker.

:-)
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EJMorges Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude I know it was a joke, man I was just bustin' your balls . . . Marvel hater. . . . :P

There's a whole lot of crotch talk going on here . . . hmmm. . . . balls . . . head . . . uh. . . . rotten head. . . fellatio . . . I think there's a theme here.

All that aside, I can't imagine anyone rejecting anything that you've done. This piece is so beautiful I want to put down my drawing stick and never work again. I mean what's the point when there's you in the world! :D

You're an incredible talent and I can't wait to see what comes of All Star Wonder Woman! You on interiors again is like a dream come true for me . . . you Marvel Hater.
EJ
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, You scared the editor? You scared me too xD I had to finish reading everything, then I calmed down than laughed :P
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:iconjon-wood:
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
In Soviet Russia, poster looks at you!

Wait, it's actually looking at me. Gah!
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:icondavidyardin:
davidyardin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional
Marvel Comics blows dead bears :laughing: oh dear.

I had trouble getting some old logos, and text on one of my recent Ms. Marvel covers too... maybe I should have tried writing a cryptic message about DC. :laughing:
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:iconmindflenzing:
mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet the look on their faces while they pondered the implications (legal and otherwise) was precious.
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:icondiul:
Diul Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
lol!! great!! and i love the joke you made to your editor! ahahaha
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:iconluqkhyjonas:
luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The sky is not limit do AH ^^
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:iconbpisek:
bpisek Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
C A T
Woman
67JUL07
:or how I
Learned
to Love
the BAT
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Selina: Pardon me, just passing through!!!
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:iconchronicle-l:
Chronicle-l Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
nice the reds to the hammer, the star, the background and the sicle, this gets the msg across quite easily in such a simple yet elegant manner
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:iconheart-of-the-sun:
Heart-of-the-Sun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
The Russian says "woman from..." dunno what the last word is.
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:iconheart-of-the-sun:
Heart-of-the-Sun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
You probably knew that though.
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:iconkalisto-ka:
Kalisto-ka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I think, that "Женщина из времени"
Woman from time.
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:icondanvolodar:
danvolodar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
That's not how you speak Russian.
I mean, that doesn't make even faint bit of sense.
Абсолютно.
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:iconheart-of-the-sun:
Heart-of-the-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Oh, I think you're right. You didn't have to translate for me though (but I'm sure non-Russian speakers appreciate it).
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:iconkhaamar:
khaamar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love this one's composition and design.
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:iconzebes:
ZEBES Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist
ridiculously stylish and gorgeous!
adam, you're the man =D
and russian stuff are normally interesting to see
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:iconerislei:
Erislei Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
this made me smile for so many reasons.
Thanks : }
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:iconenmity88:
EnMity88 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Kick-Ass!
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:iconrennee:
Rennee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Hi!
Awesome!
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:iconmasterofpointillism:
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Just the artist's comments alone were enough to make me Fav this! LOL ...
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:iconmntl:
MnTL Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it would be funnier if the russian phrase would say "mark millar lick goats"
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:iconjhames34:
jhames34 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I, for one, KNEW Marvel did not engage in such activities...if they HAD I would have seen them at the meetings.
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:iconnibblekat:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic. Amazingly Epic.

And HAAAAAR about the bear blowing.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Are you kidding me?! I looked at this cover and thought "Alright...a major comic publisher has finally gotten smart about letting creative logo/type design happen." Guess not. I was going to buy it solely on seeing this cover and design.

Great job on it anyway.
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UltimeciaFFB Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Run Selina, run

I enjoyed "Marvel Comics blows dead bears" more :XD:
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