Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine

Illustration for article titled Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine

Pop artist Des Taylor blends his fascination with 1950s pinup art and animation-inspired superhero designs to imagine the retro-style magazines Marvel and DC characters might have graced in the sixties and seventies.

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Taylor does a nice job giving these Bruce Timm-esque characters a slightly older feel for his "Live" (in lieu of "Life") magazine covers. I must say, though, I prefer his Rosie the Riveter version of Wonder Woman for a magazine cover to the sex kitten look.

Live Cover Collection [Des Taylor via ComicsAlliance]

Illustration for article titled Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine
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Illustration for article titled Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine
Illustration for article titled Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine
Illustration for article titled Superheroes grace the covers of Life Magazine

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lightninglouie
lightninglouie

The Carol Danvers one could look a little more '70s-ish — chunkier logo, more modern fonts, UPC bar in the corner. (Although it would be a lot uglier, so maybe period accuracy isn't the best idea.)