The DC Comics Style Guide // artwork by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (1982) 

In 1982 DC published a guide to help professional and aspiring artists learn how to draw DC Characters properly. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez graced the pages of that book by offering the definitive renditions of these characters by the time. Most of them still hold up really well to this day (despise the New 52 and all their padding)    

Kingdom Come // artwork by Alex Ross (1996)

Shazam! // artwork by Chris Stevens and John Saberre (2012)

Shazam! // artwork by Chris Stevens and John Saberre (2012)

Shazam! // artwork by Bruno Oliveira (2012)

Shazam! // artwork by Bruno Oliveira (2012)

Shazam!: Cap’s Explains it All // artwork by Evan Shanner (2011)
I’ve wanted to post this one since it came out last year, it’s one of the greatest pieces of fan art I’ve seen describing what this character is all about. This is one of the few guys in the DC Universe who could wipe the floor with Superman and instead he looks up to him.

Shazam!: Cap’s Explains it All // artwork by Evan Shanner (2011)

I’ve wanted to post this one since it came out last year, it’s one of the greatest pieces of fan art I’ve seen describing what this character is all about. This is one of the few guys in the DC Universe who could wipe the floor with Superman and instead he looks up to him.

Captain Marvel: Shazam! // artwork by Carlo Soriano (2008)

Captain Marvel: Shazam! // artwork by Carlo Soriano (2008)

The Power Of Shazam! // artwork by Evan Shaner (2011)
Mock cover for a creator’s dream book for the recent “New 52” relaunch from DC Comics.

The Power Of Shazam! // artwork by Evan Shaner (2011)

Mock cover for a creator’s dream book for the recent “New 52” relaunch from DC Comics.

Captain Marvel & Miracleman // artwork by Mauricio Herrera (2009)

Captain Marvel & Miracleman // artwork by Mauricio Herrera (2009)

Captain Thunder (Shazam) // interior art for “Flashpoint #1 // pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Sandra Hope, colors by Alex Sinclair (2011)

Captain Thunder (Shazam) // interior art for “Flashpoint #1 // pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Sandra Hope, colors by Alex Sinclair (2011)

The Magic Of Shazam! // pencils, inks and colors by Evan Shaner (~DocShaner, 2010)

The Magic Of Shazam! // pencils, inks and colors by Evan Shaner (~DocShaner, 2010)