Photos: Indie Artists Make Superheroes Awesome

Walking around San Francisco's Alternative Press Fair (APE), it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the outstanding artwork. I knew I wanted to take some photos for my Comic Vine blog, but I had to decide how to choose what to shoot, when unique and eye-catching booths are everywhere.

So I decided to shoot some superhero art.

I won't deny it is awful to go to an indie press fair and only shoot superhero artwork, but I absolutely love how some of these artists interpreted my favorite characters. Here are some of my favorites, with links to the artists.

I Wish Zsasz Was Dead

(Medium Spoilers for Streets Of Gotham #11)
**Spoiler Space***
So in Streets of Gotham #11, it really looks like Damian Wayne slices Zsasz in half, Darth Maul style.  But he doesn't.  According to the Batbrat, he pulled the deathblow at the last minute and stopped short of severing Zsasz's spince.  That's nice.  But I wish he hadn't, and here's why.

Basically, I think SoG #11 was a great opportunity to get rid of a redundant character in a dramatic way that would give some more dramatic structure to Bruce's return.  I have no idea what they're going to do with Damian when Bruce gets back; I have a feeling he might die, and this makes me sad.  He's a great character BECAUSE he doesn't adhere to the same values and morals as the rest of the Batfam, and that makes him dangerous.  I'd much rather see him as an exiled wild card than a dead good guy.