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This is something new that I've been working on this week.  It's a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice painting, based on the cover image for ICONS: The DC Comics and Wildstorm art of Jim Lee.  All credit goes to the original artists.

Let me know what you think!

Jeremy Roberts
Freelance Digital Artist
Contact: JPR001@Gmail.com
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Marshall-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!!  :O
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Bandicoot317 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome! !
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting how Batman takes up most of the picture.
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
So what if he does? If it wasn't for him, the DC Extended Universe wouldn't have been given any second chances. Superman had TWO chances to save the DC Extended Universe and he blew it.
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I know. It's just ironic given that these days, DC's one 'Powerhouse'
is the one guy WITHOUT superpowers, while the guy actually called SUPERman has become a joke.

(Seriously. Can't anyone make ONE Superman videogame that DOESN'T suck?!)

All things considered, Batman is DC's new "Superman."
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Exactly. Let's just hope that when Superman returns, he will finally be the Superman we all know and love. I didn't feel anything during his [SPOILER ALERT] death when he sacraficed himself to kill Doomsday. And he goes and murders Zod instead of sending him to the Phantom Zone. I want the Superman who is hopeful and not always complaining and whining. The only reason I accepted the emo Superman in Man of Steel is because he was introduced to the world. Of course people were going to fear and hate him. But then it was repeated in Batman v Superman. Batman only had one scene in the movie and he already won the love of many fans. Sure, he was an extremist but you gotta admit, the warehouse scene was excellent. Not to mention him actually being a detective. Even Wonder Woman is a little better than Superman here and she was given little screen time. Her accent sounds so goddess-like, while she is a real warrior in battle. Superman was just terrible. Like I said. I hope we will eventually get the Superman we know and love from the comics. Maybe even base him a little off the Superman from the DC Animated Universe, serious but not a douche like in the New 52. 
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The reason I feel Batman V Superman failed as much as it did,
was that in retrospect, it's more of a Fanfiction, that an actual movie.

I mean..It's Batman Vs. Superman, but with 'The Dark Knight Returns',
a prelude to Justice League, aaand 'The Death of Superman' because "we needed a cool looking climax."

(So, pretty much several different DC storylines slapped together with scotch tape.)

Batman Vs. Superman would've been enough (and, that IS what we paid to see)


The reason Doomsday killing Superman here had NO impact like in the comics,
was that when it happened in the comics, Superman had already been in hundreds of comics.

We KNEW who Superman was, and really felt it when he died defending Metropolis.

But, here..Superman died after just TWO movies.
(And, This wasn't even a genuine Doomsday. It was some clone of Lex Luthor and Zod,
 which is a ripoff of Superboy, and Nuclear Man!)


Oh, and speaking of Superman NOT being being in-character as you say.
Did you have a look at Lex Luthor in this movie??

I'll be honest. In the trailers, I thought I was looking at The Joker,
and thought: 'Hey, what's Joker doing in this movie??'

but, he's Lex Luthor??, LEX. LUTHOR. the calm, cold businessman Lex Luthor.

Do me a favor, man. and just imagine Clancy Brown from the DCAU
saying all of Lex's lines from Dawn of Justice. and, tell ME if that sounds like Lex Luthor to you.


I also agree that Superman probably SHOULD be more like his DCAU counterpart.
(I loved how in that show, Clark Kent was ever bit the detective as Batman is.)

Fact, ALOT of people prefer the Batman/Superman crossover in the cartoon,
than this very movie simply because the two didn't hate each other for no reason.


To be honest, I feel that DC shoehorned this whole Justice League prelude subplot,
so they could compete with their rival Marvel, and their successful Avengers films.

I mean..I am glad that Wonder Woman is getting her own movie.
but, I wish they'd released it BEFORE Dawn of Justice, so her appearance in that would have more impact.

(It's like if Marvel released Thor AFTER The Avengers.)
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Trust me, I couldn't agree more with how wrong the casting was for Lex Luthor. He would make a great Joker or Trickster. I mean, Luthor is supposed to be this charming, charismatic and smooth talking villain, who is secretly a sociopath but also a genius. However, these two DID have perfect motivations for hating each other in Batman vs Superman.

Batman saw Superman as an alien threat who, if he looses his mind once, could wipe out the entire human race since he has seen many good guys gone bad (Hint: Harvey Dent and many more) so he couldn't take the chance. Superman saw Batman as a criminal who thinks he is above the law, murdering his enemies, torturing and brutalizing them so he decided to bring Batman to justice. That was the perfect plot summary to why these two should be fighting. Then it ends up to just Eisenberg manipulating Batman and Superman to fight each other by kidnapping, "WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME!?!?" and blackmailing Superman to kill Batman. Also, the conclusion to the fight could've been done so much better. 

I agree. They should've at least made the Batman and Wonder Woman movie afterwards, then made this movie. Then they could do the other solo superheroes like Green Lantern, Cyborg, Aquaman and the Flash before making the Justice League movie. Remember how much we all geeked out to see all the Marvel characters meet for the first time in the Avengers. We saw their movies and their solo adventures, so seeing them again but together was the best thing ever. The DC Extended Universe is corrupted right now. If it wasn't for Batman, there would've been no second chances. 

And also, I am a DC Fanboy. I love DC so freaking much. I love all the characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg (Yes, I know he is controversial for replacing MM but still, he is awesome), Green lantern, Red Hood, Riddler, Aquaman, Doctor Fate, Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor, Joker, Zoom, Vandal Savage, Shazam, Black Adam, the Flash and so many more that I would have a top 30 list. I barely know that much about Marvel. The movies are what got me into Marvel. If it wasn't for Hugh Jackman, I would never had become a Wolverine fan. If it wasn't for Spider-Man, I would never have loved Green Goblin. If it wasn't for the MCU, I would never had been curious to explore more about those characters. However, it took the animated series and millions of comics to get me into DC. The DC Extended Universe needs to fix itself if it is ever going to have a future. 
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I see your point over their reasonings..even if they ARE a bit hypocritical.

Superman: "Batman is a vigilante who thinks he is above the law."

(And, how many international laws have YOU ignored, Superman?
 or, does your superpowered might Literally make you right?"

Batman: "We don't know anything about Superman.
                and, if there is even the slightest chance he is our enemy, we MUST act!"

(Says the man who just recent added a minigun to the dash of his car,
 and likes to "Bat-Brand" the criminals that he captures which MAY lead to their deaths.)


I've stated very early on that the difference between DC, and Marvel's film series is 'speed'

Mainly, as much as Marvel wanted to make an Avengers film from the get-go,
they took their time making solo films first, so that by the time they do release The Avengers,
viewers are familiar with the core members, and are emotionally invested with them.

DC's Justice League is a rushed project.

They shoehorned the prelude into what should've been just a simple 'Versus' film,
putting in characters that we are suppose to  be excited for, but know little to nothing about.

Watching Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy doesn't tell me alot
about who the DCEU's version of Batman is, and why he's gone Frank Miller on us.

(What is Robin's story, anyway? Which Robin IS it?!)


Is Aquaman a "Xenophobe" like in the Justice League cartoon?,
or is he more like Thor, and is a friendly hothead with responsibilities.


Is Flash ANYTHING like how we've seen him on the CW TV Series??
or, is Flash pretty much DC's 'Spider-Man', and just a kid looking up to Batman.


If this is literally a Comic Book Film Serial race, than Marvel got off to a good start,
whilst DC actually stumbled at the starting line, and is tripping over it's feet ever since.


Regardless, I'll still see Justice league. and, HOPE that it is at least passable
(Superman had BETTER appear in it, because honestly. What Justice League roster exclude Superman from it?!)

I'll admit, DC may be getting too into their New 52 Continuity
with having Cyborg as a core member, when everyone are still more used to
associating Cyborg with the Teen Titans, alongside Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire.

If that is the case, then I hope to see a solo Shazam film soo-
Oh, wait. that's right. They ARE making a Shazam movie.

(Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is even portraying Black Adam!)
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know. The Rock even admitted that he is a fan of Black Adam so it really warms my heart to know that the actor loves the character he is playing to put full commitment into it. I know Shazam would be a very fun movie. 

Well, according to those questions, I do think that those questions you just asked, "Is Aquaman a xenophobic antihero?" Yes I think he is. "Will Flash be like Spider-Man?" Ezra confirmed that his character is a smart but naive yet optimistic character who looks up to his hero, Batman. I wouldn't want Flash to be like CW's Flash because I hate that show. I first saw Wally West's Flash so it would be great to see his kind of character on the big screen. 

The first story I ever saw with Cyborg was Justice League: Doom. You see, here is a little and most dumbest story of how I became a DC fanboy. Jim Carrey is my favourite comedian. I never used to be a fan of Batman. When I saw his name in the credits, I gave Batman Forever a shot. He was hilarious as the Riddler, and got me curious into Batman. I went online and saw these Arkham videos on the Riddler walkthroughs. I began to grow more in love with the character. Then i saw every Riddler episode in the Batman shows, "Batman: The Animated Series", "The Batman" and "The New Batman Adventures". That's when I got more into Batman. I decided to follow more up on the DC universe and watched the Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited shows. I began to read the comics and now I am an ultimate DC fanboy. Now back to Cyborg. I first saw Cyborg. I decided to watch Justice League: Doom and was fascinated by Cyborg with him and the Justice League. Then I watched Justice League: War. I was more into Cyborg. Then people started yelling at me because they first heard of Cyborg from teen Titans. I decided to watch the Teen Titans show for Cyborg, and I can see why people would hate Cyborg for replacing Martian Manhunter. 
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gienlee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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Blackout2012 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
Rated M, for Martha.
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Ailthron65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work too bad I can't say the same for the movie
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MARVELOUSDEE1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
DOPE, LOVE IT!!!
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Solid-Sun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Excellent. My excitement for Justice League grows by the day.

FAV'D
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Denzil007 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
nice work
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crowbrandon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i love this movie, amazing work!!!!
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome
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TJMacs2008 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student General Artist
That just blows my mind! There's no justice, I tell you - none.
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You know what i love most about this picture, the fact that batman is in front because he the right leader of the Justice League!
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jaredwebb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
amazing!
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Saber-Cow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
somethings off with Sup's face. But the other two look great.
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1422awoods Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Pure Awesome!
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Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Cavill, Affleck and Gadot.
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7thReaper Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Batman in the front? *Thumbs up*
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NBVega Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic. And you've got Batman right where he belongs, up front! ;D
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brewsterart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is great
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H4Dhero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great picture! Looks professional! I can hardly wait to  Superman Vs Batman next month! :)
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mgreczek Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Much better than the movie !
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stephbadbadger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
when i first saw the trailer of three of them standing together i literally yelled *and very silently since i have neighbors* out: TRINITY HAS BEEN FORMED!!!!!!!! aw gosh, i seriously can't wait until the movie comes out! :D
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AI-100100101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
I just hope and prayed they don't screw up the movie
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JS2080 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
This is a great piece of art!!
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Ezzy-as-it-is Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
SO EPIC
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PJavelin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Incredible artwork.
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Igotmo4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Excellent love the mood of this piece!
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ZillaMera Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Man, I sure hope the movie is as good as this pic!!
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Serafina-MIAU Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genialne. Bardzo ładnie ci wyszła ta trujka bochaterów ale jako wielbicielka Batmana powiem że najlepiej wyszedł Batman
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Monomakh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Awesome, great work!
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Pedro357 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
O_O amazing colors and texture for a very good ambiance !
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GameTagger457 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some heroes are born...

Some heroes are realized...

And some heroes are forged...

whose who? ;)
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Tearid Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Small critique: In all honesty, I think your eye placement in this piece wasn't very well done. Affleck's eyes make him appear as though the space between his brow and his eyelids is far wider than what it would normally be, Cavill's face looks as though it's been improperly positioned on the head of a man with a different facial structure, and Gadot's eyes, to me, seem too large and her right eye is tilted in an odd way that gives me an "uncanny valley" feeling.

I've seen your other artwork and absolutely adore it, so please don't take my critique too negatively (especially since I can't even come close to your level of talent). Being a professional artist, I feel as though you should improve over time in any way you can, and as much as I love your "Dawn of Justice" tribute, I'm certain you could improve.

Overall great work! Your textures, coloring, and attention to detail astound me. The light source placed behind the trinity really gives them that POWERFUL glow, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Zack Snyder using this for marketing his film.

Keep up the awesome content! 
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TheHolyDead Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
You Art is beautiful 
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cgnet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
nice artworl
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gibbs615 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2015
There have been many WB animated batman/superman movies before but THIS is the first Live-Action one ever!:D (Big Grin) 
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sonofnight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! That's that Dawn of Justice! I can't wait for the movie!
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Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
awesomeness, pure awesomeness, and I like how Wonder Woman looks.
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Klemensduffe99 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
thats one of the greatest things ive ever seen on deviant, just amazing :D
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Malkamok Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The fabric texture rendering is beyond belief. I'd be extremely curious on how you painted it!
Hats off, great work.
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StaticBat83 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Beautiful work. Love it.
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MasonRJaymesVII Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how spot on Gal Gadot looks even though this came out way before the trailer.
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