Sunday, October 12, 2014

Art Institute of Zwen: W.C. Cory Carani Legion Cover Recreations (2)

W.C. or Cory Carani, is a comic book artist probably best known for his lengthy run inking the Legionnaires comic series throughout the 1990s. Cory now uses his professional art and graphic design skills in video game design, but he still does a limited number of commissions each year at some smaller comic conventions in the Midwest. Each year he puts out a new volume of his sketchbook titled "Birthday Sketches for Friends" which contains some of his favorite commissions he has done over the past year. The price for the sketchbook also includes a sketch of your very own from Cory, which he will then complete and mail to you for your birthday.

Cory did this cover recreation of Adventure Comics #362 (left) in 2012 and published it in volume 3 of his "Birthday Sketches for Friends" sketchbook that he had available at comic conventions in 2013. To the right is the original cover by Curt Swan & George Klein. You'll notice that Cory swapped out some characters in his recreation, with Phantom Girl and Chameleon Boy replacing Superboy and Cosmic Boy respectively.

You can check out Cory Carani's published art work starring the Legion of Super-Heroes in the pages of:

Legion of Super-Heroes Annual (1989) #6
Legionnaires (1993) #21, 23, 24, 26-55, 57-65, 67-78 and Annual #2
Legends of the Legion (1998) #2
Legion of Super-Heroes: Secret Files (1998) #1

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