When an artist can do a Golden Age parody/tribute cover so well that it makes you do a double-take, s/he is pretty damned talented. Charles Holbert Jr. is a gifted illustrator who can do that and a whole lot more. I’m crushing on his gallery right now.

His Golden Age Hawt Girl cover, above, tips a hat to yesteryear with a modern flourish. Eye-popping and fun, this piece gets an A-plus for the details, like the faded edges and pen scrawl.

I’ve never seen an interpretation of Hellboy as a woman, but I sure do like it.

Josie and the Pussycats as head-banging, stage-searing hellions? Yes, please.

This Teen Titans cover-like illustration is tremendous. Note how Raven’s cape dissolves into ink and surrounds her teammates. Now that’s what I call having someone’s back.

Finally, I really dug this close-up of Atom Eve. She may be wearing pink, but the glowing fingertips and the don’t-try-nothing-stupid facial expression are a far cry from frilly. Sugar and spice but not that nice. Rock on, Mr. Holbert.

10 thoughts on “Squee! of the Week: Charles Holbert Jr.’s Gallery

  1. That Teen Titans “cover” is just gorgeous. Izzy’ll love you forever for that one. For someone who only ever saw 3 or 4 episodes of the show, it’s hard to believe what a fanatic she is.


  2. Love all of them especially Hell Girl and Josie and the Pussycats!
    This artist is a great find! Thanks ever so for sharing him! :)


    1. You are now officially the coolest 2 women on the entire web. She loved the picture. Boy however was a bit more keen on the Wonder Woman collage from yesterday. I keep forgetting he’s in high school now and I’m not having an easy time with the whole teenager thing.


        1. Thank you. I’ve found some of the most amazing artwork on this site. I just hope to one day have the honor of my work gracing your pages some day. It may be a few decades, I’ll warn you now.


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