Thursday, April 15, 2010

Aaron Conley covers Flash 177

Original cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; DC 1968. Aaron Conley's website is here.


  1. A guy with a big round bright orange head was walking down the street with his girlfriend, and ran into a friend he hadn’t seen in years.

    The friend said, “Hey, it’s been a long time! What in the world happened to your head?”

    The guy said, “Oh, that. A few years ago I found a genie bottle in an alley. I rubbed it and a genie came out, giving me three wishes. My first wish was to be independently wealthy, which I happily am. My second wish was to have the most beautiful woman in the world. And, well, that explains my beautiful girlfriend. My third wish — and this is where I think I may have gone horribly, horribly wrong — was to have a big round bright orange head.”

    Source: The Amazing Johnathan

  2. You know, that original cover is so bizarre that I don't think any rendition of it could ever do it justice.

    The Flash...
    With a big, giant, round head.

    I'll have what Ross was smoking.

  3. Anthony V sez:
    That guy in the foreground with the hat is supposed to be Carmine Infantino. The original is one of my favorite covers of all time....
    I like the simple color choices which Aaron made...feels "hot".

  4. I love that in the original they went with the giant close-up instead of showing the Flash running. He looks like he could be straight off of an early EIGHTBALL cover.

  5. I agree with Richard J. Marcel, that original cover is far too awesome for any straight reinterpretation to add anything to it.

  6. Well, I like Conley's version for the new intense determination on The Flash's face, it cracks me up.

  7. Apparently big head Flash is a time-honored tradition. Here's a couple of other wacky examples.

  8. brilliant. I love flash's veiny head. it's so gross! i also like how the issue number at the top was changed for the date.

  9. The sweat really makes this one. LOVE IT.