Alex Ross brings his characters to life, not just by using a photo realistic technique but through the emotions that he brings into his illustrations. On this cover for Justice Society of America Vol. 2: Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 you get a real sense of isolation and age in the man of steel. My hat is off to DC Comics for this cover, in another era this amazing artwork would have been rejected for not being upbeat enough or action packed, and the result is that we get something much more powerful and compelling.
DC Comics Preview for February 2008.