Paolo Pantalena Does His First DC Comics Cover

I'm a big fan of artist Paolo Pantalena. Not only do I really like his work, I've worked with him. he was the artist on my first Zenescope series 1,001 Arabian Nights; The Adventures of Sinbad. In truth, I'm surprised he's not a whole lot more popular than he is.

On November 2nd, Paolo posted on his Facebook page that he was working on his first DC Comics cover.

On November 6th he posted the below image with no explanation. Possible a sketch to get ready for his new cover.


Then on November 16th he posted the below image with the text: " Here's my first DC comics cover for Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1" and linking to where you can pre-order it (here).


Then today he posted the colored version with the following text: "Final rendering of my JLA vs Suicide Squad cover by me and Arif Prianto"


Transitive Comics, the retailer the cover is for, also has two other variants of the cover, one without logo and the one below, showing a different color scheme.


About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.