X-Men / Shazam: Clash of the Multiverse mash-up by Paco Taylor
Respects (and apologies) to Alex Ross, the artist whose beautiful imagery was taken from two different comic book covers to create this mash-up idea that zinged me like a baby lightning bolt on Halloween eve. (See: Sugar rush)
What you see isn’t the original idea that hit me, calling for a Storm Halloween cosplay mash-up of some sort. But I’m very happy with the more organic place the creative process took the original idea and what came out of it.
As you can see, Storm of the X-Men stands in for Mary Marvel (aka Black Mary, circa 2007), striking an electrifying pose in front of Black Adam and Mighty Isis. The lighting bolt on the torso is a perfect complement to the little gold lightning bolt earrings that Storm was given in the early 90s, when her look from the previous decade was given a makeover.
If DC and Marvel were ever to revisit their Amalgam imprint of the 90s, which saw heroes from both comic book universes merged to create new ones, Storm––as is quite apparent here––would be a natural (and gorgeous fit) for the Shazam comics universe.
I'll leave it up to someone else to come up with a cool name for the new character. I needed a creative distraction from my writing duties, but now I've got to get back to work.
Oh, yeah! And shout-out to AsylusGoji91 for the Clash of the Multiverse logo. It was a perfect fit for this comic book cover-style fan art.
Original art: Alex Ross
Digital composite: Paco Taylor
Storm and Uncanny X-Men ™ & © Marvel Comics • Black Adam and Mighty Isis ™ & © DC Comics
Uncanny X-Men NOW #29 (Variant cover by Alex Ross)
Justice Society of America #25 (Regular cover by Alex Ross)