It’s just so easy to get cynical when it comes to artwork that features a well known super hero. I’ve seen so many comic book covers that try to pull it off, but it always looks so damn silly to see an adult jumping around in tights. It’s because of this reason that Alex Ross blows my socks off, he always manages to eliminate my suspension of disbelief with these old school cartoon characters brought to life. It’s not just the lighting and the powerful use of color, it’s the poses and facial expressions which make you feel like you’re looking at an super hero. Shown above is a sample from Comic Book Cover Portfolio No. 2: The Justice Cover Collection which will hit stores in September.