I want to THANK everyone for the support and the kind words about this shot. It’s not just any page more, the whole superman scene is written for it. is a clear tribute to the manga that inspired me to start drawing and fight hard for what I believe in. #dragonball #justiceleague pic.twitter.com/51Mr5CVVIV
— Jorge Jiménez (@JorgeJimenezArt) June 10, 2019
Given Jimenez’s talent for rendering powerful, dynamic action scenes, it’s no surprise to learn Dragon Ball was a major influence on his art style.
For comparison, here’s a look at the final version of Jimenez’s page in Justice League #25:
And here’s how that iconic Gohan moment was recreated in last year’s Dragon Ball FighterZ game:
Does this homage have you craving a true Justice League/Dragon Ball crossover? Let us know in the comment below.
This homage isn’t the only big Dragon Ball news this week. E3 2019 brought us our first glimpse of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, an action-RPG centered around Goku and set during the classic Dragon Ball Z era. Check out the first Kakarot trailer here, see some hands-on gameplay here and then see what the game needs to do to win us over.
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